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 and heartbreaking reading but so full of hope.
When you start this story, you are already overwhelmed by the emotional vibes.
Truman is a ex-con. Serving for a crime he didn’t commit, he tried to get in life on track despite all his shitty childhood and family. When his mother left him with two other siblings, he make his best to give them everything. Damn of that man isn’t swoon worthy. After everything he’s gone through, that guy was golden.He’s working hard, not afraid to show who he is, except to the gorgeous woman he met one night, Gemma Wright.
Gemma Wright is completely far away from Truman’s world and off limits.
Over protected for most part of her life, she is finally having her dream job, making kids happy and sharing the love. She has such a big heart and when she collides with Truman, No one could stop her to help with man with so much love but clueless when it comes to kids? A bad boy with a heart of gold.
From the start, I enjoyed how they clicked and how it steamy and tense it was between the two. I could sense it, like crackling in the air. They have a great dynamic. In spite of everything that could separate them, their lifestyles, people’s getting on their way, they remained strong together. Worked together like a team. Instead of breaking them, their past made them stronger.
Their story isn’t easy, they have a lot to learn from each other. And the author builds a great and strong storyline, making you feel, swoon, laugh and breaking your heart a little.
It was my first book by Melissa Foster and it won’t be my last. Not only she created something great with Tru and Gemma, an amazing connexion but also bringing some endearing characters, like the Whiskey family. Can’t wait to read more.
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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