Monday, September 5, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Wanting It All"

Wanting it All by Christi Barth
Publisher: Loveswept (August 9, 2016)
Series: Naked Men, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In the follow-up to Risking It All, hailed by Lauren Layne as “the perfect escapist read,” the heartthrobs of the Naked Men blog and podcast get a little too real about friendship, love, and sex. For one wealthy bachelor, the trouble starts when all three collide. . . . 

After narrowly surviving a bus crash in high school with his best friends, science geek Knox Davis resolved to become so successful that he could have anything and everything he wants. Now he’s ├╝ber-wealthy, a huge business success, and a notorious ladies’ man. Knox refuses to limit himself to one woman, but when his latest conquest—a blond beauty from the Alaskan bush—challenges his superficial ways, Knox begins to see the world through her eyes, and finds he likes what he sees.

A nurturer at heart, Madison Abbott wants to put down roots. She left Alaska to meet Mr. Right—and to track down Logan, the half-brother she’s never met. Instead, she finds Knox. Although the sexy-as-sin bachelor may not seem like marriage material, Madison’s starting to think that Knox is The One. But Knox refuses to settle down, especially once he learns that Madison is his best friend’s little sister. Now it’s up to her to convince Knox that she’s everything he really wants. 



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Reviews of Barth's Previous Novels:

Friends to Lovers (#3) -- TBQ

Up to Me (#1) -- Kame

The Reverse of Perfection (#2) -- TBQ


Pat's Review:


This is the second in a series about a group of high school soccer players and best friends who were in a bus crash in the Alps. They had to take care of and rescue each other. Ten years later, they live together as brothers and they'll never forget their bond. They also enjoy writing a blog called The Naked Men, and now a podcast of the same name.


Knox Davies, millionaire geek, womanizer, and inventor runs into (literally) a young woman outside a DC hotel and is immediately attracted. Especially after talking for a few minutes. She is in awe of all of DC, just moved from Alaska, starting a job at the library of Congress and thrilled to have met Knox. Her name is Madison Abbott and she is completely different than anyone he has ever dated. She keeps him on his toes and he is intrigued. He brings her into his circle of friends, tries to impress her with his money and extravagant dates. She isn't impressed. She likes him for who he is, not his money. Totally a new experience for Knox. Little does he know she's looking for a husband and he has taken over the number one slot! Madison is also on a mission to find a half-brother she just found out about, another reason for choosing to live in Washington, D.C.


When she is introduced to his brothers and their women, they happily accept her. He has become so attached to her his friends are very curious what will happen. Will their "man about town" settle down? Maybe, but he'll be kicking and screaming the whole way.


A sweet romance, lots of laughs and some sizzling moments make this a very enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next Naked Men story.


4 STARS! 


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Sounds like a good read, Pat! I've enjoyed some of Barth's novels before, so I'll have to put this one on my list. 



Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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