Also in this series: Taming My Whiskey , Mad About Moon , Driving Whiskey Wild , Truly, Madly, Whiskey, The Gritty Truth
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights of Peaceful Harbor #2
Published by World Literary Press on November 9, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Self Purchased
TRU BLUE is a USA Today Bestseller
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.
Other Whiskey Books:TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY (Bear Whiskey)DRIVING WHISKEY WILD (Bullet Whiskey)
Tru Blue is the first book of the Whiskey’s series and after reading the most recent release “Taming My Whiskey” I just knew I had to pick up all the other books and I remember when this book was released and all the love and praise for this book. And finally I grabbed up this book and WHEW it was so so good. Not quite as good as Taming My Whiskey but I still loved it almost as much. But the FEELS in this story was so captivating and I fell so quickly for the characters in this book. What I have become really impressed with is how character driven these books are.
“In a perfect world,” she said softly. “We both would have had loving parents, and you never would have faced what you did. We didn’t grow up in a perfect world, but you’re my perfect.”
Tru Blue begins with our hero who has been released from prison for commiting a crime he didn’t commit. Trying to protect his younger brother and mother. Truman has always been the rock in the family and has had to cover so many times for his mother who is a drug addict. But now he is free and working with the Whiskey family, trying to put his life back together and keep on the straight and narrow. Until he gets a call from his brother and he finds their place of residence and finds his mother dead, his brother high on drugs and two children who are his siblings that he knew nothing about. An infant and a toddler living in a place dirty and not fit for an adult let alone children. He takes them out of there and instantly falls in love with these two innocents and willing to take full responsibility for them.
“If there’s one thing I’ve realized with Kennedy and Lincoln,” he said quietly, “it’s that whether they’re yours in the traditional sense or not doesn’t matter. The heart doesn’t care about bloodlines or birth parents. It just seems to know how to love in the same way our lungs know how to breathe.”
But while at a store trying to find what he needs for his babies a young woman reaches out to help him out. Gemma has always wanted a home and a family. She might have grown up with wealth but she always craved love and affection which she never received. Then she stumbles into this hot beast of a man who is gruff around the edges but is so tender with two little children and she instantly falls hard for Truman. But he has a past and a complicated life, will Gemma be able to put her reservations aside to open herself to love?
Beneath all that rough armor was the kindest, gentlest, most loyal man she could ever imagine. He wasn’t Prince Charming, and he wasn’t the type of man her mother would ever approve of. But he was real, and he was good, and at this very second, as he unfolded his massive, masculine frame and maneuvered around the bedrails he must have bought over the last day for Kennedy’s bed, he looked at Gemma like he’d just left a chunk of his heart on the mattress.
Tru Blue was such a heartfelt story and I fell so hard for this book. From the first chapter I was CAPTIVATED. Its books like Tru Blue that make me realize how much I love seeing children in romance novels. I know that this trope isn’t for everyone but I LOVE it when its written so well. These children are so stunning in their emotional vivid portrayal in the story and I couldn’t get enough of it. I was won so quickly over especially with Truman and his two siblings who just cling to him so quickly. We see how they have been so neglected they have been and my heart just ached for it, wanting to give them my love. As a reader you fall in love so quickly with the story. What I really admired was our hero. He was such a fabulous hero and I love how honest he is with Gemma. He doesn’t keep much from her and even though she does struggle with the truth, he keeps firm on who he is. He is such a solid rock despite all that he has gone through in his life. Gemma took some warming up to at times, especially in seeing how long it took her to fully accept Truman. But when she does let go of those preconceptions she becomes a solid heroine that you want to fight for as well.
She looked down at her sleeve to see if her heart had slid out from her chest. This man did not need to change. He was perfect just the way he was.
Overall I found Tru Blue to be a emotional roller coaster that gravitates the reader to these precious characters guaranteed to win your heart with such fierce devotion!!