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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 spendsChristi 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 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 a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title....

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giving it all Reviews

  • Maddie
    2019-05-10 09:23

    3.75 Stars As this is an advance copy of the book reviews will be posted nearer to the release date!Thanks for ARC received for honest opinion, to the author, the publishers and Netgalley!

  • Dali
    2019-05-05 07:32

    Happy book birthdayA great romantic escape to curl up with!For the past ten years Logan Marsh has sacrificed family and friends to help those in. Knowing he’s on call for the next disaster to any part of the planet has also limited him to no-strings, casual relationships which worked well for him until he got stuck on a tropical island and ran into his high-school crush. Connecting like never before they enjoy their time together until family duties call him back. Will she be Logan’s big regret or will fate give them another chance?Brooke Gallagher loved her teaching job until a heartbreaking tragedy pushed her to quit and get away while she found something else to do. And while her serendipitous reconnection with Logan was fiery hot, he was clear they could have no future because the dedication to his help and rescue missions took him all over the world for long periods of time. But as they’re both back in D.C. they can figure out their own issues while keeping each other good company, right? What happens though when they realize they’re both falling in love? Can it be enough?Christi Barth provides just the right blend of sweet, sexy and fun in Giving It All. This is the third installment in the Naked Men series which is based on a premise I find very original. Five teenage friends forget a stronger bond after they manage to stay alive after a tragic accident. During ten years they stayed in contact through their Naked Men blog in which they shared between themselves and the world whatever troubled them. They each have their own successful careers but live together now continuing their amazing friendship along with a live podcast of their blog. Even though we knew about him, because his a disaster recovery specialist we hadn’t really met Logan before this book. He’s a great hero and not just because he’s drop dead gorgeous. He has all sorts of emotional layers. He tries to be a good friend and son. Wants to be a good brother. He’s definitely selfless and wants to make a difference. But he also faces death, destruction and loss. The latter being easy to forget because he made me laugh with his cheesy but romantic analogies… “You called me onion dip…”“It means you’re irresistible… It means that even when my heat tells me that I’ve had enough of you, that I should step away, I can’t. I need more. I crave me.”and flat out swoon and sigh when he took Brooke out on thoughtful dates and let out all his emotions…“I can’t stay away from you. Can’t stop thinking about you. Can’t stop craving you. Can’t stop wanting to share things with you. I can’t stop falling deeper and deeper for you. I don’t understand it, I don’t know how to deal with it. But I cannot resist you.”Brooke was also pretty great. She’s easy going yet strong, understanding, and nurturing. All requirements for teaching teens but also a perfect fit for someone whose mother was cold and uncaring. I really liked how she saw beyond the hero and into the man that needed some TLC of his own but stayed strong in her belief that she deserved a man that prioritized her. I enjoyed Brooke and Logan’s easy back and forth that came from their long history and their progression from friends to lovers. Of course they had a big roadblock to overcome. Logan had good reason for being afraid of letting people in. But he figured it out with the help from his friends and his love for Brooke. “We’re all scared of losing someone we love. But the real loss is if you don’t let yourself be happy. If you don’t let yourself experience true love.”Also a treat was catching up with the rest of the Naked Men, their significant others and other friends who we’ve met along the way. I’m eager to see what happens with Chloe and Griffin as well as get to know the rest of the gang. Giving It All is book #3 in the Naked Men series by Christi Barth. It is a standalone contemporary romance. Told from both points of view and has a happy ending. Author's pinterest board -> light, fun, sweet and sexy starsAmazon -> reviews * Stalk us on FaceBook * As well as Twitter * Pinterest Board for Book Teasers

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-04-28 11:32

    Slick's review:4.5 starsI have thoroughly enjoyed Christi Barth’s Naked Men series from the start, but Giving It All is my favorite to date. For some reason I felt that this hero was going to be a tougher nut to crack because the incident that changed them all and bonded them for life was different for him and given that he was MIA during the last two books (for the most part), that told me there was way more going on in his psyche than anyone suspected. I was correct in that assumption and because of that Giving It All was complex, emotional, and the relationship that resulted was deeper from the start making it all the more special.Logan Marsh will never forget the incident 10 years ago that almost cost him his four best friends or the fact that he was doing something he considered so very selfish when it occurred which is why he has spent the years since college devoting his life to helping others through his family’s foundation. Logan has spent years helping out in the aftermath of disasters worldwide and he treasures every life he’s helped save or make better and he mourns the souls he’s buried. Logan is man enough to admit that while he is gone he misses his dad with whom he has an amazing relationship with and his four best friends, but his job and the time he takes after each mission are necessary for him to be in control of the turmoil he still feels after so many years. On his way home to meet the sister he didn’t know he had, the sister who is now involved with his best friend who Logan knows for a fact is a man wh*re to the max, he is waylaid by a hurricane and runs into Brooke Gallagher, the girl he secretly crushed on all through high school.Right from the start I loved the easiness that Logan and Brooke had with one another, despite the turmoil raging inside of both of them, reconnecting seemed to give them both something to ease their minds if only a little. It was only supposed to be a tropical fling…but once back in D.C. their lives become quickly intertwined. To say their situation was unique is putting it mildly, they both know Logan will leave again, but neither one of them seems to want to be apart while they are in the same city. Add in pressure from friends and family and their situation gets more complicated by the minute. I enjoyed both these characters a great deal and felt they both did some soul searching and growing during this story. For Brooke it was a matter of accepting that she didn’t fail one person she possibly saved many from a lifetime of horrible memories, but for Logan it was much more. Logan had to come to terms with the fact that he had survivor’s guilt even though his friends survived and even though had the situation been different and he’d been with them, it could have had a far worse outcome. He had pushing people away to keep his feelings and emotions locked tight down to a science, but thankfully he had a whole lot of people who loved him enough to challenge him when we was being stupid.I love books where characters show growth and also find exactly what they need in their life to make them complete and Giving It All had that along with the witty, fun and often candid dialog the Naked Men are famous for, making this an excellent addition to this series.Review given for a voluntary review.

  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    2019-05-11 09:09

    4.5 StarsI absolutely adore this series and to be honest, it has made me an avid fan of Ms. Barth's writing. GIVING IT ALL is sweet, emotional, filled with humor and really great dialogue, and is the perfect book for a lazy day.Each of the Naked Men has been heavily influenced by the events of ten years ago, but for Logan Marsh it's a little different because he was indulging his 'selfish' needs when his friends went off and got into trouble. His persistence led to their rescue, but since then he has dedicated himself to search and rescue missions in disaster areas on behalf of his family's foundation. Logan is on one of such missions when he gets some personal news that has him on the next flight back home, but bad weather conditions necessitate a layover in the Caribbean, which ends on a positive note when Logan reunites with an old school crush.Brooke Gallagher grew up privileged but loves her job as a teacher at her old prep school, at least until a tragic happening forces her to take some time off. Now she's trying to heal and put her life together and her trip is a part of the process. Connecting with an old crush may not be exactly what the doctor ordered, but is just the temporary pick up she needs, especially as she'll be starting over in a new city once she gets back home.Logan and Brooke have one thing in common: their experiences have left them feeling guilty for not doing more and have also made them skittish about committing to anything or anyone long-term and a brief affair seems like the way to go, but spending every available waking hour together might be the thing to make them want more than that and they'll both need tons of courage to actually go for what they want. For Logan, the additional pressure to take over the administrative responsibilities at the foundation has him further feeling stifled plus a previously unknown sibling thrown into that mix creates a major upheaval for him. Will he be able to sort through all of these things and make the best choices for him? Or will he let his fears rob him of happiness?This book has so much going for it. The bond between the guys, the way they unconditionally support each other and the fun dialogue make you want to join them and for me, it is the best part of the series. The emotional angle was unexpected but still worked with the rest of the story and I like how Ms. Barth handled all of it. Despite what they were dealing with, Brook and Logan handled their complicated relationship in a mature, honest and upbeat way, with little drama and angst, showing growth through all of it. All in all, a really great read!Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

  • Sherwood Smith
    2019-05-01 04:21

    This third entry in the Naked Men series is thoroughly delightful. I inhaled it over a couple of afternoons, finding it difficult to put it down to attend to RL musts.We begin with a flashback to the disastrous trip to Italy for the five guys, fresh out of high school, on a soccer tournament when they were lost in the mountains bordering Italy and Switzerland. The emergency teams had almost given up but Logan, the one of the boys accidentally left behind, refuses to give up, throwing himself off a cliff in a desperate bid to force the rescue to continue. And despite a broken wrist, he is successful . . .A success that has taken an emotional toll on him, pretty much driving him into desperate and dangerous rescue missions on behalf of the foundation his father runs.Logan is on his way back from a particularly nasty one when a hurricane forces his plane down. And he happens to run into a high school friend, who also landed because of the hurricane, red haired cheerleader Brooke, who tutored him in Spanish . . . because she had a crush on him. As he'd had on her. She was his first female friend, and it's that friendship he needs now, though their attraction sparks even stronger than it had as teens.Brooke is there to escape as well, so as the hurricane kills power and isolates everyone, they decide to celebrate their old friendship with a no-strings fling. And of course the sparks turn into supernovae.Well, they both get back to D.C. and he finds one reason and another to see her again--which she is very happy to oblige. Meanwhile, we catch up with the other guys in the Naked Men group (the name of their popular blog), in various states of relationships.Logan and Brooke fit together so well, but both have emotional baggage to recover from, meanwhile Logan also has familial difficulties. I would have liked to have seen more resolution in regards to these difficulties (view spoiler)[ Brooke was devastated when one of her cheerleaders committed suicide and it turned out she'd been abused. There is no hint that there was any kind of follow-up to that abuse. Logan's mother is a nasty piece of work, and there is no resolution there, either. (hide spoiler)] But I reminded myself that this is a romance, so a certain amount of reality finessing is expected. (Like how they are all super rich and super gorgeous.)That said, Barth does a lovely job with humor, pacing, and emotional rollercoasters before a very lovely ending. Leaving me looking forward to finding out which of the remaining guys is up next for love!Copy courtesy of Netgalley

  • Escape into a Booksite
    2019-05-01 09:18

    *5 Stars* ARC kindly received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I love this series. The bond the ACS's have is an amazing friendship, and they themselves as individuals are all as quirky and loveable as each other.I really liked learning about Logan in this one, as he has been absent in the other books really. It was cool to get an understanding of him and how he lives his life and why, and also to see him with Brooke. I really loved her character in this one. She's a strong one that one.I loved learning about both her and Logan and also of course the appearance of my fave characters (lets be honest all of the other characters so far), from the other books and seeing how things were going for them. I'm actually quite curious about how things will pan out for our man Griff with Chloe. Thats one of the great things about these books. Even though each focuses on a different friend of the group, they follow on from each other in time, and we get to see the continuing relationships in the background of the other characters.Can't wait to read the next one. Highly recommend this series.Review also on my blog:EscapeintoaBooksite-GivingitAllAlso on Facebook:Facebook-EscapeintoaBooksiteAlso on Twitter:Twitter-EscapeintoaBook

  • Laura
    2019-05-08 11:36

    ***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***2.5 StarsThis book started out well, with an interesting premise and a fun "stranded in the airport/hotel" vibe. I liked it a lot as it seemed to be a light and flirty second chance.And then it moved to DC and it lost me a little. The light of the story changed to a lot heavier story and the balance of the 2 never totally worked for me. In this instance, I think I liked Brooke and Logan more as a casual couple than I did when they were a couple and together.I think the pacing was off for me and that left it as a little unbalanced overall.I sort of recommend this book, as I liked the characters, but overall it wasn't the most fulfilling story.***This and other reviews also featured on “I’m A Sweet and Sassy Book Whore”***

  • Tifferz
    2019-05-11 08:18

    3.5 Stars, 3 FlamesLogan has been dragged back to civilization before his mission to rebuild a fallen village due to many things. The main reason: a sister he never knew about is sleeping with his best friend who is a known player with no repeats. Luckily on the way back, he runs into his high school crush and they have an amazing night. With so much on his mind and hands, Brooke is a welcome distraction as is Logan to her. However, can they keep feelings and emotions out of it?As this is book 3, I knew this is the turning point in the series as it brings home the "lost brother" and reconnects so many characters. I have enjoyed the series so far but not so much as I love it and can get lost in it. Luckily, Logan was not such a womanizer as the first two guys which was refreshing. I think it was due to the fact that his father had lied to him about his sister, trying to get himself under control when he finally meets said sister, and trying to see that his best friend has changed. Brooke was a great match for Logan as she has a nurturing soul where Logan is a fixer. He is strong where Brooke is soft, she knows she will definitely be heartbroken as Logan has this need to help others instead of paying someone else to do it. He is gone most of the year so how can love keep him in one place? I was really rooting for them throughout the book and was surprised by the events that took place. I am excited for the next book as I have become invested in these men and what they stand for- friendship, helping others, loyalty, courage, honor, etc.I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.

  • Janet Robel
    2019-04-28 11:14

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The latest in the Naked Men series is so good! Logan has it going on just like the rest of the guys and his story is sexy. I'll be a bit sad when this series ends because I've enjoyed following from the beginning where each of these men fall for a worthy heroine which makes it all the more sweeter. Steamy read and perfect for contemporary romance readers. I recommend starting with the first book cause you don't want to miss out on a great series.

  • Kristine
    2019-05-01 11:20

    Original review can be found at stars** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**Giving it All is the third book in the Naked Men series but it can be read as a stand alone. Each book tells the story of a different "naked man." I have read all three books.For readers who haven't had the chance to read the first two books I'll give a little bit of background. The "Naked Men" are a group of five men who experienced a life altering experience as teenagers while on a soccer trip to Italy. This experience bonded them and solidified a tight and unwavering friendship. As the years went on they started blogging as a way to stay connected and talk about things happening in their lives from girls to sex, nothing was off the table. The blog became so popular that they turned it into a pod cast.So in Giving It All we were introduced to Logan who was mentioned by name in the previous books but otherwise absent and unaccounted for. He was always off saving the world in remote, hard to reach places. The book began as he was desperately trying to make it home to meet his baby sister that he didn't know he had. Unfortunately because of timing and hurricane season, he ended up stranded on the little island of Dominica. What was shaping up to be an annoying delay quickly changed when he ran into Brooke, his high school friend and secret crush, while leaving the airport. Brooke was fighting her own demons but together the two of them fell into old habits plus more with a no strings and mutual fling. He would be leaving on his next mission and any given time and she was moving out of State.A good romance would be nothing without complications, misunderstandings, changes of plans and all kinds of angst. Giving it All is no exception. When Logan and Brooke both found themselves back in DC indefinitely and spending a lot of time together, things definitely became complicated. What they both knew would inevitably end became more difficult when feelings started getting in the way.I thought this book started off super cute. The fact that Brooke and Logan were stranded in Dominica was part of the reason why. I was there a couple years ago and I am heading there again in a couple of weeks. It is one of the most beautiful, lush and under appreciated islands in the Caribbean in my opinion. Don't let anyone tell you any different! It was the perfect backdrop for a romantic beginning.I've said it in both of my reviews of the previous books but the "Naked Men" are not my favourite people when I first start reading their stories. They come across a little slimy and disrespectful to women. Kind of like they never outgrew their teenage hormones. They eventually win me over (when the love interest changes their ways) but it takes time. Logan was not quite as bad a womaniser and I was thankful for that. It made it easier for me to like him a little quicker. I did however find him to be a little immature at times and a little unappreciative of the things he had. Brooke on the other hand was a doll. I adored the two of them together.Giving it All was a cute and easy to read romance that I enjoyed curling up with for a few hours. It was nice to visit with the "naked men" again and get to know yet another one of them. Logan was one of the characters that intrigued me early on and I'm curious to see who is up next. Josh is still on my Radar!

  • Emma
    2019-05-09 05:35

    I really love this series. I know I've said it before but seeing the same incident from different perspectives is amazingly insightful especially the way in which it has defined each of the Naked Men.Giving It All focuses on Logan, the only member of the ACL that wasn't on the bus when in crashed in the Alps. Although, that brought its own set of problems, from a form of survivors guilt to a hero complex. Logan has held onto the belief that he has to continually prove himself and save people in perilous situations, by being physically in the disaster zone. Logan has very blinkered vision where helping people is concerned. It is this attitude and his belief he can't commit to a relationship that has left a void in his life. Especially when his friends are toppling like a row of dominoes. For all intents and purposes, Logan is living a life of selflessness but a the cost of not really living himself.Brooke has known Logan since high school and rocked a major crush on him, although the feelings were mutual, the timing was never suitable for them being together. So when they both end up in an exotic resort in the middle of a storm, it would seem that fate has provided them with a helping hand. Brooke is dealing with her own issues, having faced a traumatic incident in her career which has made her re-evaluate all aspects of her life. Carrying unnecessary guilt, exasperated by her ex, Brooke has lost herself to depression until her encounter with Logan brings a glimmer of hope to her future. Back in the US crosses their paths in more ways bringing them to a casual arrangement for the duration of the time Logan spends at home. With the connection between them and the companionship of the other Naked Men, Logan realises how empty his life really is and how much he is missing out on. I loved the way he accepted Madison into his life and felt protective of her from the start. It also made hom realise he needed more in his own life to feel fulfilled. The portrayal of the different ways a single person can make a difference to the world at large was inspiring. The saying 'when one door closes another opens' really does apply to Brooke, bringing her to a place in her life where true happiness and contentment is attainable - the only thing that would complete it would be for Logan to get his head out of his butt ;)There is a lot for Logan to deal with in Giving It All, from his discovery of a sister he knew nothing about, to true understanding of his parents and confronting his own form of PTSD from the accident in his teens, Logan's emotional growth is phenomenal and thanks to the women in his life, his little sister, Madison and his love for Brooke ;)I am looking forward to what the future has in store for the Naked Men and finding out who will be next to fall :)

  • Dawn
    2019-05-11 08:34

    This is Logan's book and he is headed home, from a disaster mission, as fast as he can to meet a sister he didn't know about. He gets stranded in the airport in Dominica and runs into an old friend from high school. He wanted to be more than friends but didn't have to nerve to show it or as her. Their friendship was easy and unbeknownst to Logan, Brooke also had a high school crush on Logan. Brooke has come to the island in purpose for a relaxation trip and to hopefully get out of this funk she cannot seem to shake since one of her students committed suicide. Her parents forced this on her. Now that she sees Logan again it doesn't seem so bad after all. Logan is stuck there because of a hurricane and Brooke offers her hotel. The connect again after ten years and Logan is more than happy to see her again. He just doesn't want to do something stupid and ruin their friendship. Once it's decided island affair it is and after he leaves, things will go back to normal.Logan is so mad at Knox for sleeping with his sister he is determined to defend her honor, after all, he knows Knox. The problem, it doesn't during the podcast. (Let the fireworks fly.) Logan's whole life is changing in this book though and he is feeling very suffocated. Brooke is the only person he can breathe around and he is falling pretty hard for her, even after knowing and telling her there was no future for them. She had agreed and actually told him first because she was planning a job and move to North Carolina. The job fell through do she has more time to spend with Logan and he is taking advantage of every minute he can get. He doesn't know it he'll even be there tomorrow. Logan-s dad wants him out of the field and Logan is fighting that tooth and nail until his father drops a bomb on him and it shocks Logan to a bit reality. Of course the guys from the ACSs are ribbing him in general fun and putting their two cents in so, it fits pretty wild..... But these guys love their family and do whatever it takes to keep it together. . Full five stars for this one. Logan, as you will learn in this book, has a specific reason for driving himself so hard and it's takes a bit to get it fully out of him. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Erin Lewis
    2019-05-17 10:10

    4.5 star review of Giving It All (Naked Men #3) by Christi BarthI read and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series and was excited to read Logan’s story.The idea of a group of men, who have been friends for many years talking out their problems on a blog as a premise was so intriguing. These men survived a horrific bush crash over 10 years ago, and their bond of friendship which was firmly cemented and has only deepened over the years.This is the story of Logan Marsh and Brooke Gallagher. Logan travels the world for his family’s foundation, never staying to long in one place. When a hurricane means he must stay in the Caribbean he is surprised to find Brooke who is there on holiday. Brooke is still trying to come to terms with the suicide of a student and is having a very difficult time. These two have history together as friends (both having a crush on the other and not knowing it) and after a hot and steamy re-connection in the Caribbean, Logan and Brooke go their separate ways, only to bump into each other again in D.C.This book was more of an emotional roller-coaster than the others in my opinion as Logan struggles to come to terms with the changes happening in his life including a half-sister he knew nothing about; Brooke wants to be there to support him in any way she can but the question is will Logan let her?Will Brooke be the one who finally manages to get Logan to put down roots? Or will Logan ruin his chance at happiness?I love the humour and the easy banter between all of the characters, particularly Logan and his friends. There was definitely a romantic feel to this book and I really love all the secondary characters. I cannot wait to read more about the Naked Men from Christi Barth.

  • Angelnet
    2019-04-26 03:33

    Giving It All is the third book in the Naked Men series by Christi Barth. Best friends since their schooldays these men survived a tragedy as teenagers and will do anything for each other. This installment features Logan Marsh, the hero of the group. He saved his friends all those years ago and now works for his father's foundation rescuing people from disaster zones.If you've been following the series (and I urge you to go back and read the others in sequence if you haven't!) Logan has just discovered that he has a half sister that he knew nothing about. Rushing back to meet her from his latest mission he finds himself stranded in a Caribbean airport unable to get a flight home due to an impending hurricane. On his way to try and find a hotel for the night he runs into red-head Brooke.Brooke Gallagher is a home economics teacher and cheerleading coach, or she was until tragedy struck at her school. On a short break to get her head together the last person she expects to see is her old friend Logan. The hunky soccer player she crushed on through high school but always ended up just friends. She is excited to discover that their old chemistry is still there and that Logan is as nice as she remembered.Logan's hero complex threatens to get in the way of their newly rediscovered friendship. Can Brooke show him what he hasn't realised that he needs?Supplied by Net Galley and Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.Giving It All: A Naked Men Novel

  • Heather
    2019-04-29 06:08

    Another amazing book in this series!! As with the other books in this series, we read about how the bus crash effected another member of the group. Although this was different, because Logan was the one who rescued the group so his experience was different as compared to the rest. We finally learn why Logan travels all over the world helping when a disaster strikes. Like with some of the other books though, I question the financial reality of some parts of the book. Brooke was a teacher who resigned following a horrible tragedy (one that you're going to want to have a box of tissues nearby when they finally get to the story of what happened) and suddenly quits her job. There's no mention of how she is surviving financially in a huge city like DC. She lives alone and appears to be unemployed but financial worry isn't really mentioned. Many people can barely afford to live alone in DC let alone on only a teacher's salary (even if it is at a private school). Overall though I loved this book. It was great reading about Logan's reaction to Madison and learning his dad's story of what happened with Madison and her mom. Can't wait to read the next book in this series! ** ARC provided by Netgalley **

  • Sassafrass
    2019-05-24 06:09

    *4+ STARS (not enough to round up)*GIVING IT ALL the newest book in the Naked Men Series, by Christi Barth was just so many things that I can't put it into words. The friends-to-lovers trope, the reunion of the ACS boys for the first time in the series, and sexy vulnerability that was Logan March was just too much for me not squee with joy. Seriously, this one was just about perfect.GIVING IT ALL is the third book in the Naked Men Series, and it could definitely be read as a standalone. But, I think to get all of the gloriousness that comprises the Naked Men, I think that it's better if you have read the previous two books prior to this one.So, this is the first time we get to meet the elusive Logan Marsh, the man that the Naked Men credit with their rescue so many years ago when they were stuck on a mountain in the Alps. But what we didn't know was how Logan felt about that. And that's what we get in this story. Logan had a hand in helping them, but it was his guilt for why he wasn't with them when the accident occurred that has shaped his life as a disaster recovery specialist. When he's sidelined from coming home from his latest disaster cleanup due to a hurricane, he runs into the an old friend who he had a crush on for years. Brooke Gallagher is nursing some wounds of her own. She's in the tropical location where she runs into Logan to help her escape from the pain and guilt that she's been carrying around for months. The fact that fate has landed her with her high school crush seems too good to be true. The two of them decide to have a one-night fling while they are grounded due to the hurricane. The night is magical and everything they both dreamed about as kids and more. When Logan leaves to go back home the next day, they both believe that their interlude is over, but life has other plans.Oh, I just adored this one. I've enjoyed all of the books in the series so far, but I have to say that this one has got to be my favorite. I loved the vulnerability of Logan's character. He was so clueless to how much his worth was not tied up in helping his friends or the other people of the disaster sites where he's deployed. I wanted to bang my head up against the wall sometimes when he was so short-sighted but I loved how he got it in the end. I don't think his growth is over by long shot, so I hope we get to see more of it in the next books in the series.Brooke was a great compliment to Logan's character as well. We see what she's dealing with and how she's not able to move past it as well. So, it was interesting to me that both Logan and Brooke were able to help the other but not able to use their advice to move past their own issues. I love that she was strong enough to take a stand at the end and put her feelings out there. Logan didn't handle it the way that I wanted him to (at first), but he came around just like I knew that he would.And lastly, I just loved the way the Naked Men was complete this time. It really did feel like something was missing when they kept talking about the MIA, fifth member. I was so glad that they were a full unit finally. These guys are the real draw of this series. Their banter, how they are able to talk to each other, the way they are bonded through so many different trials and stages of their lives. It's really just magic. This author is able to capture that it such an amazing way, it's what is going to keep me coming back for each new book in the series.My only complaint about this one is that it felt so unfinished. And maybe that was purposeful on the author's part, but I felt like I was left a bit hanging with Brooke and Logan's story. I hope that we see more a resolution for them. They definitely deserve it.No matter what though, I will be sticking with these guys. 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. *Advanced Reader's Copy provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

  • Christi Snow
    2019-05-12 11:19

    My Review: I have loved this series so much, but I had no idea just how good Logan's book was going to be. The Naked Men is a group of five guys who have been tied together since high school when their tour bus plunged off the side of an Italian mountain, leaving four of them wounded and stranded for three days. The fifth guy was Logan. He wasn't on that bus, because he'd been too busy getting laid, but he was the guy instrumental to saving the other four. It was his will that pushed the rescue crews on that final night when they would have given up. Logan pushed on...even after he broke his wrist and saved his friends. Something the doctors told him wouldn't have happened if they'd had to stay out there in the freezing cold elements for another night. Ever since that event, Logan has made it his life's work to save others. He works for his family's foundation and goes into disaster zones doing just that...saving lives. It's hard, gruesome, grueling work with long hours and even harder effects on his psyche, but it's his mission in life. He gives up the comforts of home, family and his friends to save others. He can't see any other way to live, even though his friends and family really wish he would try. They want him home...and honestly, he's gotten a little tired of missing out on all their life events, too. This time he's home for something different than just rest and recuperation. This time he's home because his long lost sister of 24 years just showed up, and before Logan even managed to meet her, his best friend and admitted man-whore, Knox, had swept her off his feet and into his bed. Logan is on his way to have a come-to-Jesus moment with his former best friend, but on the way there, he gets waylaid by a hurricane, and that's where he finds Brooke, the girl he crushed on all through high school. Brooke had a crush on Logan, too, but the timing was never right for the two of them and they were always just really good friends. Brooke has been dealing with something for the last few months and she's on vacation as a way to divert her attention from that trauma. A hot, just for a night or two affair with Logan seems like just the medicine to pull her out of her funk...and it works. It was just supposed to be a short-term affair, but these two were good friends for a long time in high school for a reason...they work really well together. When Logan gets home, he's dealing with a lot. With the tension between him and the guys over Knox's relationship with Logan's sister, it's easier for him to turn to Brooke for support...and yes, a diversion...than it is with the guys who've always been there for him. Like I said this book was awesome. I loved the relationship that developed between Brooke and Logan. I love friends to lovers stories and this is a good one because they're always honest with one another as only old friends can be. Logan was one of those characters that I just wanted to wrap into a big hug. The situation with his friends has seemed to leave him on the outskirts a bit. It's always been through his own choices, but there was a thread of loneliness that ran through his story that made me love him even more. Everything about this book was fantastic. I continue to love the ACS's and can't wait for the next story. Only two more to go. I'm going to be really sad when this series is over.I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • ButtonsMom2003
    2019-04-29 03:30

    I couldn't wait to read Logan's story.Giving It All is book 3 in Christi Barth’s Naked Men series. It can read as a standalone and Ms. Barth does a great job of giving the reader information they need from the first two books, but I think you might enjoy it more if you read least book 2 (Risking It All) which kind of sets up Logan’s story. I have enjoyed reading all of these books – it’s a great series – but after reading the first two I really couldn’t wait to read about Logan. In the first books we learned about the five guys who created the Naked Men blog but we never got to meet Logan Marsh. He’s the wanderer – always off helping at some disaster site but we didn’t really learn why until now. I can’t say anything more about that without giving too much away.Brooke Gallagher is a teacher still trying to recover from a tragedy that affected her deeply. Her parents send her to a tropical resort where she runs into Logan, her high school friend and crush. Logan is on his way home to meet the half-sister he just found out about and is stranded on the island due to bad weather. He and Brooke decide to have a no-strings fling while he waits for a flight home.Back in D.C. Logan is having a difficult time adjusting to his sister’s relationship with his best friend. Brooke finds him waiting outside of the house he shares with the other Naked Men. He hasn’t been able to make himself go in because of a fight he had with his best friend. Brooke decides to take him home with her to give him some badly needed TLC.There’s a lot going on in this story besides Logan’s relationship with Brooke. He has to confront his father about the sister he just found out about from his best friend. He has to come to terms with that same best friend, and former man-whore, dating his sister. He has to apologize and forge a relationship with his sister after really screwing up their first meeting via phone.It was great to finally find out why Logan can’t seem to stop going from one disaster site to another. I love that in each book we get to find out more about the Naked Men while still having the main story focus on the current couple. Giving It All is another one of those stories that touched all of my emotions. There are some really funny spots – like when one of the guys tells the rest the proper number of times to shake after peeing – and there are some really tender spots like when Logan’s dad tells him the backstory about his “new” sister and when Logan presents Brooke with a gift she never expected to get (it’s not a ring and you’ll have to read the book to find out what it is and why it means so much).This was just such a great book all the way around and I’m looking forward to reading the next one in the series.A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book. This review will be posted to Xtreme-Delusions dot com on release date.

  • Hannah
    2019-05-04 09:17

    ARC REVIEW Naked Men book three, and I have to say I think so far this one is my favorite. Logan is more complex than the other guys, he's not as selfish as some of the others guys seem, in a crazy way he is unselfish to the point of being selfish. Yes it's weird and an oxymoron but he has sacrificed so much to help others and his relationship with his father has suffered for it and his friends rarely get to see him anymore he's always off in some third world country helping them recover after natural disasters. But he's so dead set on helping other people his own life is practically barren but he won't give it up he has to be the one there helping or else it doesn't feel like he's helping at all. Logan's world has had a monkey wrench thrown in it when he found out about a sister he never knew he had, and rushing back to the states to try and repair the disaster of a first meeting when a hurricane strands him in the Caribbean. Brooke Gallagher needed a break from her life she went for a paradise vacation and got caught in a hurricane. Brooke left her home ec teaching/ cheerleader coach job at the high school after something tragic happened and she could no longer stomach the idea of being on influence on young people's lives and her boyfriend left her because if it. Logan and Brooke were really good friends in high school, they both had crushes on each other but timing was never on their side. But now years later both stranded on a tropical island together during a hurricane they agree to give into the lust. When they get back to D.C. Logan sticks his foot in his mouth and ends up with a black eye and no desire to stay at the house with the other guys. Brooke is there and offers him her spare room. Even though they both said what happens on the island stays on the island but when they get near each other they can't keep their hands off of each other. Brooke and Logan are trying to work through their own problems but Logan is a great listener and helps Brooke put things in perspective and vise versa, but Logan is a little bit more stubborn and he doesn't want to give up the way he is living to take over the company for his father and not for Brooke either. Overall, definitely my favorite of the three so far.

  • B.
    2019-05-12 09:37

    This is the third in Barth’s Naked Men series. No, the series isn’t about what you might be thinking from its title. It concerns five young men who are in a bad accident in the Alps while in high school and how that one crisis had an impact on all their lives. Now that they’re grown up, they had a blog and then a podcast called Naked Men which was just them discussing guy stuff. I’m not sure how many guys would hang around discussing topics like their relationships, but women probably enjoy thinking that they did.Giving It All is about Logan who has just flown back from Kazakhstan upon hearing that he has a younger sister he never knew about. That sister is Madison from Wanting It All. Logan works in disaster relief traveling to places where a catastrophe has ruined the lives of so many so that he can help them rebuild their lives. He’s a genuinely good guy with somewhat of a hero complex. On the way back while stopped on a Caribbean island, he happens to run into Brooke Gallagher, the girl he had a crush on in high school. They enjoy a fling during a hurricane because well, who wouldn’t? They bond in that one night together. They both return to Washington, D.C. where Logan reconnects with his four best friends and gets to know his new sister. And he and Brooke, of course, continue their fling. Nothing in this book is that surprising. The reader can figure out pretty quickly that these two former friends are going to fall in love instead of just having a fling. And he’s going to want to leave to return to disaster relief, but hate to leave Brooke behind.The fun is in the journey of following along as Logan and Brooke learn more about themselves and what they need to be happy and fulfilled in their lives. It was a plus for me that they do this while exploring unexpected sites in Washington, D.C. where I lived for four years and enjoyed revisiting some of these locations. It made me want to follow in their tracks and explore some of those hidden, romantic locations.This was a pleasant read about good people who happen to be sexy and falling in love. I enjoyed spending time with them.http://allromanceallthetime.blogspot....

  • ellieisuhm
    2019-05-03 10:12

    Final Score - 4.5 Stars!I have to admit ... once again the story took me some time to get into. It was slow paced for me, which isn't bad, but it was just filled with too much.Logan's story is a bit heartbreaking, but totally relateable, as is Brooke's. He's been gone on a mission and now he's headed back home, ready to meet his newly discovered half sister. A hurricane forces his plane down and an unexpected delay he finds himself face to face with the beautiful Brooke. Brooke is escaping from her life after a tragic event occurred. So, she's off an sabbatical of sorts, to decompress and find her happy again, when she bumps into her old friend from high school, Logan.Of course, they have an incredibly steamy fling, but both agree that it can be nothing more than that. However, fate has different ideas though and before they've reconnected yet again. Now, away from the island and back to their real lives, Brooke may just want more than fling with him but Logan staying in one place is unlikely.I loved the chemistry between Logan and Brooke! It was always there from their first meeting ... back in High School - to their reintroduction on the island! However, they were just good friend back then, with a chemistry they both ignore. I just wished things progressed a bit quicker in the revealing of their feelings - these two took forever to get on the same page. The road to true happiness is never smooth, of course their were bumps in the road, but in the end... MAGIC.Each of these books can be read standalone and are such a fantastic read - YOU MUST READ THEM ALL! The characters are all well written and the defining storyline of the books - the event from the Naked Men's high school trip - carry over from book to book. You don't want to miss out on this one - it needs to be on everyone's #mustread list. I highly recommend it.

  • Valeen Robertson
    2019-04-29 10:31

    Giving It All is a sweet, sexy friends to lovers story. Logan is a traveler, a giver. He works for his family's foundation, which gives aid to smaller disasters that normally don't receive international aid. He's always on site, literally working in the trenches, and isn't at home often. He finds out that he has a half sister that he didn't previously know existed, so for once, he's on his way home to DC to meet her. But, he gets stuck in the Caribbean on the island of Dominica, where he runs into an old friend from high school, Brooke Gallagher. They had been pretty good, platonic friends, during high school but hadn't seen each other in years. Their attraction is instant, and strong, and before long, they agree on an island fling, knowing they'll never see each other again.But, of course, fate has something else in mind and they see each other in DC and fall into their old easy, comfortable friendship again, except with benefits. Both are falling for each other, but don't have the guts to say it to each other. Brooke can't say it because she knows Logan always has one foot out the door just waiting for the next international disaster to flare up before he's gone. Logan can't say it because he's absolutely afraid of getting stuck in one place with one person because there is a whole world out there who might need him more.Brooke and Logan's chemistry is solid, both emotionally and physically and seeing them navigate their changing relationship is entertaining. Barth's writing is well paced with an entire cast of likable, real characters. I've got to read the entire series now that I've met them all.I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.

  • Carolyn's
    2019-05-09 09:17

    The Naked Men #5 man Logan Marsh has been AWOL and not in DC to witness the fall of two of his best friends to the curse of LOVE. Off the grid as a natural disaster rescuer, Logan is anxious to get back to DC to meet his half-sister Madison that he just learned about. Globetrotting to get home, Logan gets stranded in Dominca by a hurricane that has air travel grounded. Never in a million years would Logan think that the sexy woman he spies in the airport would be a very close friend he had growing up. Brooke Gallagher has experienced a recent tragedy that she can't seem to shake from her soul. Deciding to pack up from DC and move to North Carolina, her family convinces her to first take a trip to attempt to clear her head. Running in to Logan Marsh is quite the shock, and her childhood crush is soon in full force.Logan and Brooke decide a one-night tropical island fling is what they both need. Unbeknownst to either party, they are both living out their childhood fantasy and crush. Just this one time won't matter as Brooke is moving and they won't see one another again....WRONG! When the job falls through and Brooke will be in DC permanency Logan and Brooke must decide what it is they have together . While Logan is facing problem with his new found sister, a job that his dad is wanting to change and ground his in DC permanently all the while dealing with his absence from the ABS crew, Logan is finding little time to figure out what Brooke is to him.Brooke is dealing with guilt over a tragic loss as well as always feeling like no one chooses her. She and Logan have a lot to work out if they want to be together, if they even want to be together.

  • Book Lover
    2019-05-17 09:13

    A naked men series means something entirely different than what you might think. It refers to a blog started by Logan and his 4 friends -Josh, Riley, Knox and Griffin - featuring posts about real issues from a guy's point of view and/or experience.This group of guys bonded in high school. A life-altering event happened and strengthened their bond. Each one came out scarred in their own way, determined to follow what they took from it.Logan Marsh travels the world for his family’s Foundation, helping fix areas devastated by floods, earthquakes, etc. He is driven to always be at the sight of the devastation. He learns that he has a sister he never knew about and does whatever it takes to get back so he can meet her. He gets stopped on the way back by a hurricane and runs into an old high school friend/crush.Brooke Gallagher is a high school teacher. She lost one of her students to suicide and is struggling to get past it. She never expects to run into Logan Marsh in the Dominica. They were good friends and she harbored a major crush on him. The two start talking and easily fall into old routines. They decide to have a vacation fling since they will never see each other again. However, Brooke’s new job falls through and they run into each other in DC. They both have issues to deal with/work through before they can be together. I love this group of guys and their women! This is the third in the series. While it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading them in order. Still impatiently waiting for Chloe and Griff’s HEA! Josh and Riley are left and I can’t wait for their stories!

  • Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
    2019-05-01 05:10

    Probably my favorite so far in the series! Logan has been out of the country and not really involved in the previous books other than in flashback. He was an unknown but jumps into his story full force and gives us all the yumminess of being one of the Naked Men. Terrific friends to lovers trope but with the added twist that they haven't seen each other in 10 years. I loved the familiarity between Logan and Brooke. Time has passed but their feelings for each other have not changed. Good to see a strong heroine. She could have caved and said "ok, Logan, whatever you say..." But she stood up for herself. No The ACS guys stepped in with some tough love for Logan as well. Again--love the premise! So excited for the next couple of books. I feel like I don't know Josh or Ry as well and am curious as to where their lives will lead them. I also like that the story line with the previous couples is seen in each successive book. It's like and ongoing epilogue! Wonderful series!*Review copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.

  • Keep Calm Novel On
    2019-05-14 08:21

    NetGalley provided a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.Giving It All by Christi Barth is the third installment in the Naked Men series. It can be read as a standalone but the series is such fun. The men in the series bonded after surviving a near disaster. As well, they have a blog discussing their lives openly and honestly. An interesting perspective coming from a male point of view.Logan travels the world running his family’s foundation. Brooke unexpectedly runs into Logan and their journey is fast moving. They had known each other in high school and they have unresolved issues. The chemistry is undeniable between these two personalities. The author writes well-developed characters with strong and distinct voices. This contemporary romance is a delightful afternoon read. Logan and Brooke’s journey will not disappoint.

  • WiLoveBooks
    2019-04-29 04:27

    I've been reading these from the beginning and while they probably stand alone okay, the characters are so interconnected that I recommend starting from book one. I think this one is my favorite so far. We finally get to meet Logan! He is pretty fantastic. He's rushing home to meet the sister he didn't know about when he runs into Brooke, his old high school crush. Things get steamy and then he's off. But they bump into each other again and again and it is super sweet. He's always off to different parts of the world saving people so he doesn't think he can be in a relationship when he'll just have to leave again. Brooke understands. But they have a hard time keeping things light. I just really enjoyed this one.

  • Jaymy M.
    2019-05-08 07:28

    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.

  • Beebs
    2019-05-14 09:12

    Reunited friends to lovers story, I loved both of these characters. It took Logan a while to accept that life as he knew it had changed but once he did, he was all in. I would have liked some resolution between Logan's dad and Madison as that story thread still feels unfinished to me.Overall a lovely story and there are still two more naked men to go :)*Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Bernie
    2019-04-29 07:25

    Giving It All is the third excellent book in the Naked Men series written by author Christi Barth. Thanks to NetGalley and Random House-Loveswept for the advance copy.