Series: Naked Men #2
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: August 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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 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.
I don’t know that Washington, D.C. is the perfect place to go husband hunting but hey, that’s just me! For Madison Abbott, D.C. is the heart of all her plans to plant roots, meet her dream man and start a family, find the perfect job and connect with her newly discovered half-brother. But what she doesn’t expect is for nearly all the pieces of her ‘Grand Plan’ to fall into place almost immediately, which is what happens when she almost takes out a bystander’s eye with her selfie stick. That chance encounter opens the door to new friendships and ultimately leads to her brother but the biggest thing is that Madison finds everything she wants in a man in Knox Davis and she recognizes the void in his life that he has filled with the pursuit of material things because she has the same one.
Knox has come a long way from the geeky outsider who had to depend on handouts to a tech genius with a fortune to last several lifetimes, but his past has left him with a huge appetite for living life to the fullest which includes making his fortune even larger and enjoying every variety of females there is out there. Madison is a game changer for him in every way because his wealth does not impress her, she makes him want more than the usual one night stand from her and she challenges him in many ways, something he’s not used to.
I enjoyed this story so much, laughing out loud several times at the dialogue and interactions and my copy is filled with lots of highlights of my favorite quotes. One of the fun things is the banter between Madison and Knox, which left me with a huge smile on my face! Another thing is Madison’s boundless optimism and her refusal to entertain failure. The lifelong friendship among the guys as well as the brand new friendship among the women was also something to enjoy.
I’m really glad that less positive reviews of the first book did not discourage me from reading this one. If anything, I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading it too and for sure I will be looking forward to the rest of the series.