Wanting it All (Naked Men #2), by Christi Barth

3.5 enjoying the naked men stars!

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I have to do an immediate disclaimer they do not literally walk around naked.  Naked Men is the name of their blog and now pod cast. I am really enjoying the men in these books so far.  These guys have such a great relationship with one another, yet it doesn’t seem unrealistic.  They have been through a ton of crap together and know when to push each other and when to back off.

Let’s start off with Knox, first off I really enjoy his name.  Knox is a nerd, albeit a really handsome one now.  His friends talked him into joining the soccer team in high school.  It was the best thing that could’ve happened to him. Well except the accident, after the accident Knox decides to never be a one woman man. He has learned the art of loving a woman and letting her go preferably on the same day.  Knox has always had to fight for what little he has.  His mom worked two jobs to get them everything they needed so he’s using his brains to earn them top dollar.  He bought an old church and turned it into a space that he and all of his best friends can live in without running into each other often.  I enjoyed that his main goals in life were always supporting his friends and his mom.  Even though we didn’t meet mom in this book.. that would’ve been nice.  Knox is a super commit-phobe so when he meets Madison and starts to fall for her he doesn’t seem to know how to act or what to do.  Especially since Madison is a conundrum.  She doesn’t want his money, or to be lavished on. She is challenging the person he has always been. Knox had really great character growth throughout the book.  I enjoyed how he changed as a person.

Onto Madison… I hate to be mean but she was not my favorite character. In the beginning even though she is pretty smart she comes off as super naive.  That naivety doesn’t slack off at all throughout the book. I loved how she made everyone around her smile and become instant friends with them.  It was really good to get some female friendships in this book since the inner circle of girls seems to be growing.  I really wished Madison would’ve had more character growth.  The whole book it was her plan or the highway there was no leeway whatsoever . It was just a little over bearing, I would have liked to see her grow some into not such a planner.  Throw some caution to the wind, not plan so much.

Obviously their chemistry is off the charts in this book.  I just couldn’t get a good connection to either character.  However just because this was not my cup of tea doesn’t mean it won’t be yours.  I mean this book has a 4.17 rating on goodreads! So my lack of connection is not common.

This book is to be released Aug 9 2016. Thank you to Christi Barth, Loveswept and Netgalley for furnishing me with this copy for my honest review.

goodreads link here

book blurb…

ebook, 224 pages
Expected publication: August 9th 2016 by Loveswept
Original Title Wanting It All
ISBN13 9781101965214
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 über-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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