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Book Review: Trying It All – Christi Barth ****

The latest in the “Naked Men” series by Christi Barth sees federal agent Riley Ness meeting his match. Organised, prepared and ever reliable Riley has got a bit of a reputation amongst the other ACS buddies. A workaholic who drops everything for his job at the National Transportation Safety Board, it is his way of atoning for the guilt he feels. The accident that claimed the coach driver’s life ten years ago could have been prevented and is the driving force behind Riley’s existence.

Summer Sheridan is the very antithesis of everything that he believes it. She lives for the moment, takes risks and doesn’t plan for a future that may not be out there. A survivor of a school shooting, Summer relishes life and everything about Riley winds her up. From his staid blue suits, inability to jaywalk and his Swiss army knife attitude, she finds herself sniping at him whenever the group gets together.

As this is the fourth book in the series we’ve got to know the bunch of friends pretty well. It is a tried and tested formula that works well for the premise of the story. Although this is Riley and Summer’s story you do get the interaction with the other friends as their relationships progress as well. Like the other books in this series it does get quite hot and heavy so is not recommended for younger readers or those of a sensitive disposition.

Supplied by Loveswept and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: May 16 2017. 268 pages.

Trying It All: A Naked Men Novel

Categories: 4 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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