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Who doesn’t love Naked Men? In Christi Barth’s irresistible series, a group of close-knit friends talk out their problems with naked honesty on a popular blog. Bonded by a high-school tragedy, they’re moving on from the past—and fighting for the future with strong and sassy women.
Griffin Montgomery helps people. As a teenager, he kept his best friends alive after their soccer team’s bus crashed in the Alps. Now, as a Coast Guard search and rescue pilot, he saves lives with reckless abandon—until he goes too far and earns a lengthy suspension. Working on the Naked Men projects keeps his mind busy, but Griff’s itching to get back in the action. That’s when he finds his latest rescue mission: a pretty wallflower who’s stuck in her comfort zone.
Chloe Widmore doesn’t take risks. As a professional letter writer, she gets enough excitement out of expressing other people’s emotions. So when the hottest man she’s ever seen invades her coffee shop, Chloe surprises herself with how much she wants to be with him. Routines make her feel safe. Griff makes her deliciously unsafe, in so many ways. But falling for him is one risk she might just have to take . . . whether she’s ready or not.

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Praise for 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

Risking It All delivers sexy romance, laugh-out-loud humor, unexpected surprises, and an unbreakable bond between friends. Christi Barth has written a winner!”—Tracy March, award-winning author of Should’ve Said No

“Something special happens when Chloe and Griffin meet. Christi Barth takes you on a journey of discovery you won’t want to put down.”—Vonnie Davis, author of the Highlander’s Beloved series

“I enjoyed [Barth’s] humor and clever use of metaphor [with] this group of successful, varied, intelligent, and witty characters.”—Books and Bindings
“I can’t wait for the rest of this series.”—Obsessive Book Nerd
“An entertaining read about ordinary people who’ve fallen in love . . . It’s a great start to what should be a good series—it’s not much to risk!”—Once Upon an Alpha
“Barth does an excellent job of giving readers just enough information about Griff’s teammates to whet our appetites. I definitely want to read their stories but this one stands alone with no problem.”—Xtreme Delusions
“The banter is one of the many highlights within Risking It All.”—Book Angel Booktopia

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

March 8
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Astroyic ,


This was a great start to a new series that follows five young men who ten years earlier had bonded together through tragedy. When they survived a terrible bus crash, in the middle of the Italian Alps, on their way to an International soccer tournament. Stranded, injured and with no protection from the bitter cold they set out to save themselves. As a way to stay close these five young men start a blog as a way to communicate to one another as they head off to different colleges. Their blog is named "Naked Men"

This is the first Christi Barth story that I have read and it definitely will not be my last. I was mesmerized by this story from beginning to the end. It had great lovable main characters in Griffin Montgomery and Chloe Widmore. As well as great secondary characters that add so much to the storyline, as we get to know a little bit about these five men and how they are living their lives. Can't wait to know more when each of them have their own story.

Griffin is a coast guard pilot now, who thrives on rescuing people in danger, like he did ten years ago on that mountain. He is also known to take risks to save lives. But after a close call as he battled the storm at sea, and a young boy that was rescued made a video tape and put it up on social media, he is grounded by his Commander. Chloe writes letters for a living, working at Busboys and Poets, she comes here to use the space. But as she sets out her laptop, pens and pencils and gets ready to start writing, she hears clapping and sees a ruggedly, handsome, blond man enter the coffee shop.

Chloe captures his attention, and when he starts a conversation with her, she pushes all his buttons. He is fascinated by her letter writing gig, her sexy sass, and her curves, asking her out on a date. Although she thinks he has a God complex with a side of dangerous competitiveness, he was Hot, and utterly masculine. The ignition of their chemistry deserved to be classified as fast. The air between them at dinner sizzled. And when he kissed her, it was the Hottest kiss she'd ever experienced. He was exactly what she was looking for, sweet, funny, sexy as sin, smart and fearless.

But they both have secrets and what will happen when these secrets come out. You will have to read to find out. Loved it. Well written and captivating.
Highly recommended.

Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Christine stalker ,

great story

Griff is one hot complicated alpha male. He sees what he wants and goes for it. Until he over thinks things. Then he's not sure what to do. He is always thinkng of other people. So glad his best friends make him see what he needs to do.
Chloe is one strong woman. She has a lot of personal baggage. She is drawn to Griff. She's not sure why Griff attracted to her. But she is willing to lay it all on the line and see where things go. Loved this story. Can't wait to read more. Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review

Valkia12 ,

Enjoyable first in a series

This was a fun read and a great way to begin a series. I love the concept of an all-male blog talking about feelings to work out their problems. In this story, both hero and heroine have had incredibly traumatic pasts, both still dealing with the aftermath in different ways. Griff is a leader, has been since his youth. He is also a risk taker and has been grounded for doing just that. When he sees something he wants, he goes for it in as direct a way as possible. Enter Chloe who is more of a quiet, watch-the-world-go-by girl, insulated in her happy world. Because of the other, they learn more about themselves and what they need to do to be together. The humor had me smiling throughout the story. Feelings were revealed in such a way that they tugged at my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I look forward very much to the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book. It is sweet at times and quite sassy at others. It also made me look at my own life for a moment.

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