I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tru Blue by Melissa Foster
Published by World Literary Press on November 9th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, New Adult, Contemporary Women
Format: eBook, Paperback
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
Imagine falling in love with a man, then finding out he was a killer…
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.
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.
Tru Blue is a sweet HEA about two people finding love after a difficult upbringing. The story centers around Truman Gritt, an ex-convict mechanic who suddenly finds himself taking care of the brother and sister he never knew he had. After his mother overdoses from drugs, Truman becomes a father to two kids and becoming a father overnight. Luckily for him, he meets Gemma that same night at the local Walmart. Gemma is a businesswoman with a soft spot for children. When she sees Truman struggling to buy supplies for the babies, she can’t help but help the hot stud out. Told from the dual perspectives of Truman and Gemma, readers will enjoy a heartfelt romance.
Of course it’s basically love-at-first-sight, but that didn’t bother me like it usually does. I actually found Truman and Gemma’s relationship to be adorable, and filled with many swoon worthy moments. What I enjoyed most about Tru Blue, was there wasn’t any extra drama popping up to tear the lovers apart. These two characters have enough baggage on their own that adds drama, and I was thankful one of the usual roadblocks (i.e. ex-lover, secrets, etc.) wasn’t thrown in for good measure. This added a level of realism to the relationship that often goes missing in romances.
Another aspect of the story I enjoyed was the Whiskey family. They seemed real interesting, and I can’t wait to read more about them in Melissa Foster’s future novels. Plus, Gemma’s partner, Crystal, was a hoot. I’d love to learn more about her, and by the way she flirted with Bear Whiskey I just may get my wish. Either way, I’ll definitely be checking out Foster’s other romances in the future.