A Sexy Standalone Romance
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TRU BLUE is a sexy stand-alone romance written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.
"Sexy and Heartbreaking....I simply adored this beautifully written romance." Tasty Book Tours
"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
He wasn't going to fail them. Not now. Not ever...
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.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING about Melissa Foster...
"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
"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." --New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose (on Traces of Kara)
"Contemporary romance has found its new breakout author. Melissa Foster does not disappoint! Steamy scenes interlaced with strong family values. I have found my newest poolside favorite author." A Gluten Free Mom, reader review (on Sisters in White)
"Lovers at Heart is breathtaking beautiful and consuming love story that when you start reading it, you simply can´t putdown until you finish it." Rumpled Sheets Blog
"[Melissa Foster] belongs in the ranks with the absolute best with Chasing Amanda and Megan's Way.. Foster writes page turners and we can hardly wait to turn the pages of her next book." Yahoo Contributor
"Foster's latest novel is in the same league as books written by such authors as Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner, and Kristin Hannah."--Author Carrie Green (on Come Back to Me)
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 with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
Truman Gritt - the brother we all want
Would you give up everything for your family and change your life, twice? Trumann Gritt. In this incredible story of love and family you meet Tru and learn of the sacrifices he made for his brother Quincy and then again for his siblings Kennedy and Lincoln. Along the way Truman finds Gemma to help him through his demons and his newfound life. Kennedy and Lincoln will grab your heart from the start, the Whiskeys will make you smile at their love for Truman and you will find yourself rooting for Quincy. You will not want to put down the story of "Tooman" and his family, it will leave you wanting more and a sheet fort with some Eskimo kisses!
Amazing Cast ~ Dramatic Romance ~ Loved It!
Happily Ever Chapter's TENTH 5-Star Review of 2016 goes to Melissa Foster for TRU BLUE.
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Third person POV.
There are not many books out there that I've read that have managed to rip my heart out and shred it to bits - let alone within the first chapter - but Melissa Foster's TRU BLUE evoked such heartbreaking emotions from the start that I was nearly afraid of what more was to come.
Gemma was raised by wealthy parents and lived in a gilded cage. Emotions were seen as a weakness, love was bought. All her life, she craved the freedom and love of her own making. Truman grew up in poverty, all but abandoned by his drug-addicted mother to raise his brother until he was presented a with a deadly threat not to come around no more. But loyalty and love for his brother ran deep; deep enough to serve six years for a crime he did not commit. One phone call turns his life upside down and inside out. His resultant actions draw light into his life. Although he's still fighting his demons, he's found a ray of sunshine to guide him and he'll do everything in his power to find his way and make things right, for everyone.
Oh. My. Gawd. Tru and Gemma are amazing characters. The are so well-developed, complex... compassionate. Their chemistry is explosively hot. The secondary characters, outside of their mothers, were enjoyable and extremely entertaining. The dialogue and cast interaction felt natural and believable. The plot started out with a punch to the gut and followed up by ripping your heart out and shredding it before handing it back to you. From there, there are learning curves and adjustments to be made. Compromise. Plenty of obstacles were presented, all were worked through in a mature and realistic manner. Melissa Foster provided the reader a movie of the mind, the writing style flowed in such a manner that allowed a mental visual to play while reading the story as it unfolded. There was no predictability, but I was mildly surprised that the plot did not go to certain directions and/or certain other obstacles that COULD have been thrown out there were not. The conclusion is solid and very satisfying. No loose ends were left open. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this emotional and dramatic broken, flawed hero and heroine to anyone who enjoys that type of trope.
Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.6 ~ Stars: 5
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What an amazing story!
Holy cow I was drug through the emotional mud on this one! What a heartfelt read. I absolutely loved it! Two broken people finding love and family.
Truman Gritt is an amazing man and you can’t help falling in love with him. He is so broken, but so strong and he instinctively knows how to love even though he was never shown any love, except by his brother Quinn, who is even worse off than Truman. Their story will break your heart and the things that come out that they endured is enough to bring tears to your eyes. When Truman knew he wanted Gemma, he knew he had to tell her about his past. What woman wants to be with a killer, but he couldn’t go on without telling her the truth, or at least part of it. She wanted to be with Truman, but she had to have time to come to grips with his past. She wasn’t sure she could, but what she knew of Truman, he didn’t fit in the role of a killer. Not the man he is now.
Gemma Wright is a strong, pushy, quirky heroine! She is so funny and so endearing. She weaves her way into your heart with her sweet personality. She also has a heartbreaking past. She comes from a wealthy family and was raised by nannies. Her parents didn’t have time for her and she wasn’t given the love she so longed for until Truman. He gave her all of his heart and soul. They were amazing together and their love was so deep and you felt it all! Crazy good feels in this book!
I won’t go into detail about the book except to tell you it is such a bittersweet story of finding the love or loves of your life when you didn’t think it was possible. The secondary characters are developed and I hope that there are spin-offs of this book because the characters were so rich and developed that you wanted more. I also wanted more of Truman and Gemma. Their scenes with the children are so warm and loving, I got a lump in my throat listening to Gemma recount Truman’s love for those children.