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
Tru Blue is an emotional story about one man's fight to save his family. Truman has experienced a crap deal in life but he has always strived to protect his family. When he finds his siblings living a life that no one ever should, he steps in to save them. Truman is a man that I wish this world had a lot of real versions of. He's protective and caring, qualities that women crave. He is a great character because he is willing to sacrifice himself just to protect the ones he loves.
Gemma is Truman's love interest. She happens upon him one night when he needed help the most. She gives him a hand and instantly a connection is created. She tries to distance herself but how can you stay away from a guy that looks so that caring for his baby siblings? I loved them together, even though it seemed like their relationship was an uphill battle. In the end it was worth it to see these two together.
I enjoyed this book. It was an interesting read that was not only held together by the main characters but the secondary ones too. My only issue is that I felt the ending was too rushed. It was as if the author met her page quota and had to rush the ending. I would have loved more development there. Maybe taking the readers through a better explanation of how everything was "solved". Other than that it was an enjoyable read.
3 out of 5 Stars
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