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Wanting It All

(Naked Men #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  354 ratings  ·  173 reviews
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
ebook, 224 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by Loveswept
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Fun, flirty and sexy.
“You’re not shy… you haven’t eased back from me yet. In fact, you’ve put both your hands on my chest.”
“Maybe I wanted to check out the muscles that hauled me away from near-death.”
“Maybe we should start with exchanging names before you name my pecs.”

He was the perpetual nerd and charity case, however Knox Davis vowed to himself to lose his V-card, make so much money that he would never want for anything and enjoy all of life’s pleasures after he survived a horrific
Wanting It All, who wouldn’t, but what would you be willing to give up to find your perfect match?

Madison Abbott is in heading to Washington DC for a new job and to reunite with a big brother she never knew she had. She and her mother have struggled but made a good life in Alaska, now she is about to see the world. She is an honest to God, librarian and thrilled about her new appointment in the national library. Oh, did I mention, she’s planning on finding a husband.

Knox Davis was the geek who
Bette Hansen
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Naked Men series and it was fantastic! Each book is easily read standalone. Knox Davis and his high school buddies survived a horrible accident on a soccer team trip to Italy. One of Knox's fears was dying a virgin and he vows to correct that as soon as possible. Now years later he's living and enjoying life one woman at a time. He dates often and rarely repeats. That is until he meets Madison.

Madison is new to DC, straight from Alaska. She may have grown up
Sherwood Smith
May 22, 2016 added it
Shelves: romance

Copy received courtesy of NetGalley

Madison Abbot, a librarian from Alaska, has just moved to Washington D.C. for three purposes: to launch her career with a new job at the most prestigious library in the country, to find a husband, and eventually she reveals her third purpose in time for it to torque everything askew.

But first she runs into Knox Davies, one of the five guys doing the “Naked Men” blog, wherein men talk honestly about all manner of subjects. These guys are like brothers, having
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
A great story with a tenacious heroine.

Wanting It All is book 2 in the Naked Men series but it can be read as a standalone without feeling like you missed anything. The author does an excellent job of letting you know facts about the group of men that the series is about. Each title in the series is about an individual couple with appearances by the other characters in the group. I really enjoyed book 1, which was my first book by Christi Barth, but I loved book 2 which centers on Madison and
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Wanting I All is simply a truly fun story. The geeky kid who after surviving an horrific accident with his friends has come into his own promises to himself. No longer a virgin – triple check that. Make more money than he can ever spend – got that one covered too. Find the perfect for him woman and settle down… whoa there. Not in the plans. Until he meets Madison and his views on life make a sudden change of heart. She was supposed to be another one night stand right
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Wanting It All is the second book in Christi Barth’s Naked Men series and it was a completely enjoyable, fun and sexy story. I love the set up of this series, these men who have been friends since high school, survived something horrendous and to this day remain friends who are more like family. This hero is smooth, sophisticated, smart, and immensely wealthy and this heroine is brainy, brave, brash and a bit naive but they complement each
Jul 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Knox Davies had a tough time growing up. He and his mom were quite poor, had to wear hand me down clothing all through his school years, was the skinny, geeky, brainiac who never attracted girls, and who bullies stuffed in hallway lockers. While traveling abroad with the high school soccer team, he and his four friends are in a horrendous bus crash. If they get out alive, Knox vows to himself and to his friends he is going to use his intellect to become very rich, workout in a gym to develop a ...more
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love a good romance with a happy ending and that's what you'll get here. This group of guys are strong and funny and the women they choose have to be able to hold their own.

This is Knox and Madison's story. From the moment they meet all the way through there are fireworks, not with just the chemistry between them but their banter and their fights.

Madison had moved from Alaska to DC to do three things:

1. Find her brother.
2. Find good friends and put down roots.
3. Find a husband

So, you can
Heather andrews
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Madison there were times she was straight to the point, “I came here to bring the bread. But yes, I also came for sex.” Down went his zipper. “You don’t get to call all the shots. And my break from the Library isn’t that long. So we need to get to it.” I really loved this book Knox and Madison were perfect for each other.
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Wanting It All is the second novel I’ve read by author Christi Barth. It is also the second book in her Naked Men series. The great thing about this one, it can still be read as a standalone. Mind you, I loved the first book, so I wanted to read the rest of the series, but you definitely don’t have to in this case.

It is told from an alternative third person point-of-view, there is no cheating and yes, it has an HEA. There is some really great chemistry in this book, and I will say up front, it’s
Connie N.
#2 in the Naked Men romance series

Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What fun! Although I didn't totally love the first in this series, Barth has completely redeemed herself and built this into a very fun and enjoyable series. This time the characters are wonderful! Knox is the nerdy bullied kid of the soccer team who has turned himself into a wealthy, successful, gorgeous, bed-hopping hunk. Sounds like he'd be a jerk, but he's really not. He's
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

This is the second book of the Naked Men series. a stand alone book. The Naked Men refer to a group of friends that survived a horrible tragedy that bond them for life. They are truly brothers now. Naked men refers to a blog they started, where they can talk open and honestly. This eventually turned into a radio show as well as their regular occupations.

This book was about Knox. The biggest difference Knox has with the rest of the Naked Men
Christi Snow
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Review:
I do really, really like this series. The premise of the series is that these five men are tied together by a tragedy they survived in Italy in high school when their bus crashed in the Alps leaving them hurt and stranded for 3 days. Knox's pre-story of that incident is particularly bittersweet. His regret then was that he might die a virgin.

I love that and it makes how he's spent the last ten years such a good story. He's spent the last ten years making up for that in spades. He's
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars, 3 Flames
This is the second novel in the Naked Men series and I gotta say it was so not what I was expecting-in the best of ways. Sadly, I pre-judged book 2 on how I felt about book 1. As a book addict I know better but I did it nonetheless. Happily, though, Wanting It All blew my expectations out of the water!

The reason or prejudgment is I was afraid of a repeat of the first book. These men although sexy, committed to their jobs and their brotherhood, and funny have proved to come
May 13, 2016 rated it liked it
This series by Barth is fun, new, exciting and different. It's about men who survived a tragic accident and stayed in touch after by starting a blog. After reading book one of course I was interested in every member so as soon as this popped up on my kindle to review I had to start it!

Madison heads to DC from Alaska not only for a new job but to find a brother she didn't know she had until recently. Upon arriving and taking in the big city she meets a man who saves her and wants to spend time
Escape into a Booksite
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Eeee! This one was amaze just like the first. This is the next instalment in the Naked Men series, the story of Knox and Madison.

We start the book with a reminder of what happened to ACSs all those years ago and then we get into the chance meeting of Knox and Madison and things go from there.

Immediately I enjoyed their banter and knew this was gonna be a fun one to read. Also, having met the ACSs in the previous
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Wanting It All
Author: Christi Barth
Genre: Romance
Format: Ebook
Shelf: NetGalley
Pages: 224
Rating: 5
Heat: 5

Thoughts: I absolutely LOVED Madison, she could care less about Knox's money, she wanted to know the man, which is exactly how I feel. Money means nothing if you don't have someone special to enjoy it with. And talk about steamy, I think my glasses fogged up a few times. The fact that they were kissing minutes after meeting each other had me wondering at first, but the grab each
Nadine Bookaholic
Madison arrives in Washington DC to find the half-brother she only recently found out that she has when fate steps in and she bumps into Knox, I mean she literally bumps into him. Knox is taken by the beauty that is Madison and invites her to lunch which is out of character for the sexy nerd who is a true ladies man, a king of the one-night stand. Right away I could tell that this was going to be a great book, serendipity at it's finest. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Knox and Madison ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 stars

I don't know how I forgot about this series. I'm playing catch up but my goodness this is such a great premise! 5 high school buddies bonded forever due to a tragic accident. They start a blog to keep in touch and that then morph's into a podcast. Guys talking about issues that are important to them.

This is Knox's story. Because of promises and prayers made on that mountain years ago, Knox is not looking for a forever relationship at all. Madison literally falls into his life and BAM!
Christi Fowler
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Christi Barth. Although the second book in this series it can be read as a stand-alone. I really like author's writing style - that fact that both main characters were extremely smart made this book seem more intelligent than other books. The dialogue was quick and snappy and quite funny at times. At first I wasn't too sure I liked either of the featured characters but because I liked the author's writing I stuck with ti. I'm glad I did - both characters we ...more
Keep Calm Novel On
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
NetGalley provided a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Wanting It All is the sequel to Risking It All by Christi Barth. The Naked Men series is fun and flirty. Knox Davis has survived a challenging life including a bus crash that bonded him with his circle of male friends. Having overcome hardship to become a millionaire playboy with a reputation that follows he likes his life as is.

Madison Abbott has left her home in Alaska to find her happily ever after. By chance, Knox bumps
Janet Robel
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A wonderful addition to this series and I can't wait for the other guys to get their book. Knox is a great hero and his story gives us more insight into his friends' background as well as how the past has shaped his own life. Madison, however, is not my ideal heroine since she seems to have blinders on and is naïve in pushing Knox too fast and too hard when he has protested numerous times about not being
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review.
A sweet but sexy romantic novel. Pure escapism. The rich, gorgeous bad boy who loves women and doesn't commit to more than a few dates. The gorgeous girl who is different from anyone he has come across before, ties him up in knots. He is unaware that she is looking for a marriage and a family.
Easy reading, perfect if you don't want to think too hard. 4***
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
I got the ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I really enjoyed it :) don't be discouraged by the fact that it's the second book in a series, because it can totally be read as a standalone :) in fact, it was my first book written by this author, so you can trust me when I tell you that you will have no troubles getting all the connections and stuff ;) it was definitely a fun contemporary romance :) yes, there were small things that kept bothering ...more
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
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 ...more
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was worried about Knox...he's had a revolving door of women for so long that even while reading I was skeptical. I'm glad he proved me wrong...cause I really like Madison. Granted she was gung-ho to get married but she knew what she wanted in life and refused to let anyone tell her she couldn't have it...especially Knox.
I was a little angry at how Josh, and Riley kept telling Knox he would never be a one woman man...they shouldn't have been so utterly negative to him when it was obvious he
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Original review can be found at

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Wanting It All is the second book in the Naked Men series but it can be read as a stand alone. This book was about Knox where the first book was about Griffin.

I think I may have enjoyed this book a little better than the first book. It seems that the series is gaining momentum as it goes. I complained with the
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Knox is a successful entrepreneur but he hasn’t always been financially secure or comfortable in his own skin. As a teenager he was a geeky awkward kid who was forced to play soccer. That soccer team led him to play at an international tournament in Italy where he was involved in a bus accident. While in the cave with his friends he made a vow to never let life or opportunity pass him by again, especially when it came to women.

Madison is making her dreams come true. Phase one, job in Washington
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it

Follow up book to Risking it All, part of the Naked Men series about a group of men who survived a tragedy in their youth and formed an unbreakable bond, even now their friendship and bond is making them famous with their Naked Men podcast. Knox was a disappointment, sexy yes, a nerd yes and normally I like that but not when he leads woman on. He dates them until they are comfortable enough to have sex with him then he never calls them again; calling second dates leftovers. Or when he
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USA TODAY bestselling author Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series.

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