Giving It All - Christi Barth

Giving It All

By Christi Barth

  • Release Date: 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 9 Ratings

Description

Christi Barth’s smoking-hot contemporary romance series continues as the five best friends who survived a tragedy as teenagers take to their Naked Men podcast to open up about women. In Giving It All, the group’s globe-trotting hunk discovers that you need to go home to find love.

Logan Marsh never stays in one place for long. Through his family’s foundation, Logan spends his days traveling to the world’s most dangerous places to deliver disaster relief, which really puts a damper on his sex life—until he reconnects with his high-school crush. Stranded together in the Caribbean, they enjoy a steamy fling that awakens feelings Logan has ignored for too long. But family drama calls him away from her sweet embrace . . . or so he thinks.

Brooke Gallagher loved being a home economics teacher and cheerleading coach. Then an unexpected tragedy forced her to take some time off. Now she’s back in D.C. and despite the intensity of her tropical encounter with Logan, she’s shocked to bump into him again. Logan’s dealing with his own issues (including a newly discovered half-sister) and he’s itching to get back on the road. More than anything, Brooke wants to be there for him. But first, he has to decide if love is enough to keep him in one place.

Praise for Giving It All

“I really love this series. . . . I am looking forward to what the future has in store for the Naked Men and finding out who will be next to fall.”—Book Angel Booktopia
 
“Can’t wait to read the next one. Highly recommend this series.”—Escape Into a Book Site (five stars)
 
“If you haven’t tried A Naked Men Novel yet, you are missing out on a seriously fun bromance!”—Thoughts of a Blonde
 
Giving It All is easily my favorite book of the series so far, and Logan and Brooke’s friends-to-lovers romance was a great read!”—Oh My Growing TBR

“Christi Barth’s Giving It All has it all—an incredibly sexy hero, a strong, lovable heroine, and loads of steamy chemistry.”—Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of the Returning Home series

“Poignant, sexy, and heartfelt, you’ll love Giving It All!”USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott

“A great read by the talented Barth . . . Readers will enjoy seeing characters from Barth’s previous Naked Men books and how they interact with Logan and Brooke.”RT Book Reviews (starred review)

“Compulsively readable and incredibly sexy, Giving It All is another fabulous read in Christi Barth’s awesome Naked Men series.”—Kate Meader, author of the Hot in Chicago series

“These Naked Men have truly captured me and I’ll be there for the duration. I can’t wait to see the next man fall.”—Sassafrass

Praise for Christi Barth’s Risking It All

“The perfect escapist read—sweet and sexy, with an ending that will remind you of all the reasons you love romance.”USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

“Smart, sexy, and flat-out fun, Risking It All is one story readers will have a hard time putting down. Christi Barth’s heroes will make you laugh, sigh, and swoon—what could be better?”USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Kincaid

“Barth writes the perfect blend of humor, pathos, and romance.”Library Journal

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Reviews

  • Another good Naked Men story

    4
    By Valkia12
    I have been enjoying the journeys of the Naked Men. This is the third, and it continues to hold my attention. Brooke has been struggling with a traumatic event and hiding from life. With a push from her family, she takes a trip and finds more than a respite. Logan is always on the move but is trying to return home to meet the sister he never knew he had. Hurricane Danielle brings this pair of friends back together and helps them heal. Misunderstanding, miscommunication, and secrecy make this a bumpy road for both, and as they came to understand themselves as well as each other, I had tears in my eyes. I recommend this book and the series. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
  • Giving It All

    4
    By Laura__F
    This is book three in the series but can definitely be read as a standalone. I haven't read the books that came before this one and I didn't feel the slightest bit lost. Ten years ago, Logan's friends were in an accident and thought to have not survived. Logan spent three days looking for them and due to his persistence, they were rescued. This event changed Logan's life. Logan goes into disaster areas with his family's foundation to help people rebuild. Detoured on his way home to meet his sister, Logan runs into Brooke, an old friend from high school. Brooke is on vacation trying to reset from a personal tragedy. When she runs into Logan, she figures a vacation fling is just what she needs to start to move on. Can the person you crushed on for so long just be a one-time thing? The chemistry between Brooke and Logan was palpable. Since these two were really good friends in high school and never acted on their mutual attraction, once they got together it was like explosions and fireworks. Brooke seemed to need more supportive people in her life. The tragedy she experienced was devastating but the people around her didn't seem to be all that helpful. Logan has a hard core hero complex that seemed to lead him to being short sighted when it comes to taking a more active role in the business side of his family's foundation. I loved that these two really supported each other and the goals that they had. I definitely will be adding books one and two to my TBR! *This is my voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*
  • Giving It All by Christi Barth

    5
    By Loves romance
    Logan Marsh is never in one place for long. His life's mission is to go to disaster areas to help those that can't help themselves. While on one of his missions, he gets an emergency call from his friend Knox. What he tells him throws him for a loop. Now he is on his way home from the Middle East, changing planes so many times he's lost track. Landing in the island of Dominica in the middle of a hurricane, to change planes, was not how he figured the last leg of his flight to take place. When all flights are cancelled, he tries to find some lodging and instead runs into his high school crush, Brooke Gallagher. Brooke is here to get her life back in order and snap out of the depression she's been in for weeks. Offering a place to stay at the resort she's booked in, is a win win situation. Reconnecting with Logan, who happened to be her best friend and secret crush in high school, is exactly what the doctor ordered. After a couple of hot nights with him, Brooke sees a light at the end of her tunnel. Now that they are both back in DC, Brooke is finally making decisions in her life, she wasn't able to face before, all thanks to Logan. Logan never imagined he was going to feel these emotions, now all he can think about these days is Brooke. He's in danger of possibly hurting her, since he knows that when the next disaster strikes, he will be leaving. I love the Naked Men Series. I think this is my favorite so far. I fell in love with Logan and his openness with Brroke. Their chemistry was sizzling. I can't wait till the next book in the series!
  • Fan Freaking-tastic

    5
    By Astroyic
    FAN FREAKING-TASTIC! Was thrilled to continue the Naked Men series with Logan’s story. Logan has been MIA in this series until now and I couldn’t wait to see who he was and how his story would unfold. Logan has lived a selfless, giving life, working for his family’s foundation as a disaster recovery specialist, helping around the world at smaller disasters that don’t receive international Aid. He had learned with his friends the ACS’s tragedy that one person can make a difference. When he learns that he has a half sister he never knew about, he drops everything and getting home to meet her became an emergency. But after 37 hours and many time zones, a hurricane has left him stranded on a Caribbean Island, where he runs into a good friend that he had a crush on in high school, Brooke Gallagher. Brooke was thrilled to be seeing him again and even though she had been sent on the vacation by her parents to help her get over her self loathing, self doubt and guilt, that she had been dealing with since the tragedy, being with Logan was just what she needed to help her forget. And since they only had now they decided not to waste it and enjoy a fling. But when they see each other unexpectedly in Washington D.C. time could be on their side or Brooke may end up with a broken heart. Loved the sizzling chemistry, easy rapport and their connection. There flirty and witty banter, fun and happy times as well as their lust and hot steamy nights made me unable to put this story down. Loved reconnecting with the other ACS characters and learning more about there relationships. What a wonderful story! Sweet, loving and oh so sexy and Hot! You need to read this series! It is FAN FREAKING-TASTIC! Can’t wait for the next one. Highly Recommended! I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC through NetGalley and to review and post a honest review.
  • I love these guys!

    5
    By Lynn B888
    4 1/2 STARS! If you haven't tried A Naked Men Novel yet, you are missing out on a seriously fun bromance! A group of five high school friends, bonded forever by a tragedy as teens ... now living the good life while enjoying the continued success of their Naked Men blog turned podcast. No matter how much they resist, one by one they are falling into their happily-ever-afters ... and with the third book in the series, we get Logan's story! Great characters, sexy connections and a genuinely fun time! An experience as a teen drove Logan Marsh to become the man he is today. He lives for the moment because he never knows when he will be off on his next life-saving mission at the next great disaster! He rarely finds time to be home with his pals, but he does a lot of great work with his family's foundation for disaster relief all over the world! Brooke Gallagher has recently suffered a life-changing experience and needs some time to simply find herself again. Imagine her surprise when she runs into her old high school crush on a Caribbean island! What better way to ring in a new chapter in her life than to have a sexy vacation fling! When Brooke and Logan wind up back home in Washington, DC at the same time after leaving their secret getaway, will they be able to find a way to make a relationship work or will Logan decide that love isn't worth more than his work?
  • Loved it

    5
    By bh313@hotmail
    Loved this installment of the Naked men series!! This is Logan's story and it's fantastic. Each of these books can be read standalone but you'll want to read them all! They are all well written and the characters carry over from book to book. Logan is the one ACS that we know the least about since he's been gone on a mission during the last two books. Now he's headed back ready to meet the newly discovered half sister. When a hurricane forces his plane down and an unexpected delay he finds himself face to face with the beautiful Brooke Gallagher. A girl from high school he had always crushed on is now a beautiful woman. The have an incredibly steamy fling and when he walks out of her life to deal with family issues, Brooke doesn't expect to ever see him again. Fate has different ideas though and before they've reconnected yet again. Brooke may want more than just a fling with him but Logan staying in one place is unlikely so nothing can ever come of it. Or can it?? Put this one on the must read list. I highly recommend it.
  • Christi Barth delivers another page-turner in this installment of the Naked Men series

    4
    By Jaymy M.
    I really enjoyed getting to know Logan and Brooke in "giving It All." Christi Barth delivers another page-turner in this installment of the Naked Men series. This book starts with a one-night fling on an island during a hurricane, with both Logan and Brooke at life's crossroads. They go their separate ways but are drawn together once they arrive home. Each knows about loss and what it feels like to be adrift from their life. Together , they find a little happiness. The question remains whether they can go the distance or will obstacles, long established patterns get in the way. I really enjoyed Logan and Brooke's journey, seeing them grow individually and together.