Imagine falling in love with a man, then finding out he was a killer…TRU BLUE is a sexy, dark stand-alone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance readers have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women’s fiction readers have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.
He wore the skin of a killer, and bore the heart of a lover…
There’s nothing Truman Gritt won’t do to protect his family–Including spending years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. When he’s finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother’s overdose, and Truman steps in to raise the children she’s left behind. Truman’s hard, he’s secretive, and he’s trying to save a brother who’s even more broken than he is. He’s never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he’s less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people’s lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Truman’s dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he’ll be faced with his toughest decision yet.
“Several emotional topics — such as drug addiction, abandonment, infertility and unexpectedly becoming a parent — are easily woven together without making the story feel crowded or overdone. Foster writes exceptional characters that keep readers thinking long after the book is finished… The dynamic members of the Whiskey family are the foundation that holds the group together and they are exactly the reason we’re taught not to judge. Let’s hope we hear more from all of them!” RT Book Reviews
“Sexy and Heartbreaking….I simply adored this beautifully written romance.” Tasty Book PR
“Ms. Foster, went for the gut with Truman and Gemma. Tru Blue is more than a romance, it is a story of love, a story of hope and a story of courage. 10 + stars.” Night Owl Reviews
“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner
“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
Overall Rating- 4
Reviewed by Jen
Before I go into my review I just want to take a quick second and discuss the cover of this book………yeah this cover makes some ovaries explode!! Hot guy holding a cute baby!! Seriously this cover alone had me wanting to read the book before I even read the blurb. you had me at the cover of this book before I even read the blurb Melissa Foster. Once I was able to clean up my drool and read the blurb I was even more hooked!
Tru Blue is the story of Truman Gritt and Gemma Wright. Upon being released from jail Truman is trying to get his life back on track only to be blindsided and taking one two huge responsibilities that he never even knew about- a younger sister and brother. Without batting an eye Tru steps up to the plate, only he has not a single clue what he is doing. While trying to figure out what a toddler and baby could possible need while in Walmart, Gemma stumbles upon the scene and decides to help out. Gemma sees Truman struggling and decides to bestow some help. After giving him some insights about parenting and helping him get the children in the car she realizes that she isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to this handsome man. Not knowing how to thank Gemma for all she helped him with Tru sees her damaged car and offers to fix it in return. Despite the initial attraction to one another Tru and Gemma could have never predicted or expected what was about to happen between them. Will the truths about their past be to much to overcome or will these two souls finally be given the happiness they both deserve and never thought they could have?
I love the way Melissa tells the story and the characters she developed. The characters emotions and feelings felt real and the chemistry was dripping off the pages. I love when finishing a book you can put it down with a smile on your face and feel good and that is exactly what this book does.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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