Wednesday, November 16, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Tru Blue"

romance novel cover, contemporary romance, Tru Blue by Melissa Foster
Tru Blue by Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press (November 9, 2016)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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. 

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Pat's Review:

I have enjoyed Ms. Foster's novels since her first. Her latest contemporary romance has shot to the top of my Best of 2016 reads. It has honesty, love, sparks, and adorable children -- all my favorites.

Truman Gritt is an ex-con, imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, but accepting of his fate. To save his family, he went to jail. Recently released, he has settled into his job as a mechanic at Whiskey Brothers Automotive, run by a biker family and his best friends. After a frantic call from his (drug addicted) younger brother Quincy, he finds out he has two baby siblings who need rescuing . . . immediately. Without question, this big, burly, tattooed man takes control. He would do anything to keep Kennedy (sister) and Lincoln (brother) safe. Kennedy is a very frightened toddler, and Lincoln an infant. Filthy, hungry and confused they set off with Tru. He knows he needs baby supplies, so off he goes to a late night Wal Mart run.

Gemma Wright, owner of "Princess For a Day", a boutique for little girls' birthdays and events, is a night owl, in need of some ice cream and chocolate.  While shopping, she hears a baby crying and getting louder by the minute. When she sees the source, her heart melts. A sexy bad boy has a cart full of baby supplies, a toddler in the cart and a screaming baby in his arms. Her hormones won't let her walk away.

Purchasing car seats, food, diapers and clothes seemed impossible to Tru, but with Gemma's help it was a success. How could he thank her?  After getting the children settled in their new car seats, he sees her car, totally bashed in on one side.  Tru convinces her to bring her car to him at work and he will fix it, to thank her.  A relationship is forged. Both Tru and Gemma had difficult childhoods, but they want only the best for Kennedy and Lincoln.

This amazing novel is about recovery, strength, and love. It grabbed my heart and never let go. I want to know more about the whole little family. I can only give the highest recommendation for this novel, a must read.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! That cover though . . . It gives me feels. :)

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Until Next Time,


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