Griffin Montgomery helps people. As a teenager, he kept his best friends alive after their soccer team’s bus crashed in the Alps. Now, as a Coast Guard search and rescue pilot, he saves lives with reckless abandon—until he goes too far and earns a lengthy suspension. Working on the Naked Men projects keeps his mind busy, but Griff’s itching to get back in the action. That’s when he finds his latest rescue mission: a pretty wallflower who’s stuck in her comfort zone.
Chloe Widmore doesn’t take risks. As a professional letter writer, she gets enough excitement out of expressing other people’s emotions. So when the hottest man she’s ever seen invades her coffee shop, Chloe surprises herself with how much she wants to be with him. Routines make her feel safe. Griff makes her deliciously unsafe, in so many ways. But falling for him is one risk she might just have to take . . . whether she’s ready or not.
The blog they started called Naked Men was absolutely perfect. To be able to read a post about random topics as men see them. The idea and the topics were quite funny. I liked Griff but wanted to knock him in the head a few times. His friends are a riot and I enjoyed how they made such an effort to spend time together. How they talked out the shocking yet completely hilarious issue that Griff has about Chloe.
Chloe Widmore (Griffin's love interest) had to deal with her own tragic events in her life. She loves to help people as well but she chose a less intense way of doing it. She's a professional letter writer. How cool is that? She's content with her table at the local coffee shop and her never ending supply of yoga pants and sweatshirts. I really liked Chloe. She doesn't dance around topics. She's straightforward and at times plain blunt. I loved that.
The flow of this book is quick yet slow. Does that make sense? Griff and Chloe's relationship is slow and sweet. It's definitely not a let's jump into bed after the first chapter kind of book. I actually enjoyed that. It gave me time to enjoy them. It was quick because it didn't take half the book for the characters to share about their pasts. Chloe was straight forward and even though Griff was a complete knob about it I reminded myself that he's a guy and sometimes that's the only excuse that makes sense.
The supporting characters. Knox, Riley, Josh and the elusive Logan or should I say the Naked Men made this book so much more enjoyable. What a great group of guys to have as best friends. Even the very opinionated Summer (Chloe's best friend) was fantastic. Christi did a fantastic job giving us just enough to make us want more of all the Naked Men as well as Summer. The rest of this series will definitely be on my watch list.