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Book Title: Tru Blue
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Start Read Date: 11/9/2016
End Read Date: 11/11/2016
My Rating: 5 Stars
Review Submitted By: Korena for Alpha Book Review
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.
(Received ARC in exchange for our honest review.)
Emotional read that the author carries you through drug addiction, rape, murder, betrayal, and loyalty.
Truman gets sent to prison for six years for a crime that his brother, Quincy, committed. Quincy witnessed the rape of his mother and killed the boyfriend. Truman decided to take the fall. Their mother lied on the stand about Truman. Truman would not tell the authorities the real circumstances.
When Quincy called Truman one night after Truman just got out of prison, Truman found Quincy high from drugs, his mother dead from overdose, and two small children, his siblings. Truman took the kids and tried to make their lives better. While in Walmart getting supplies, Truman meets Gemma, a young lady with problems of her own. Gemma took to the caring of the kids and helped Truman what to get the kids.
Truman and Gemma had an instant attraction between them. Truman didn’t think Gemma would want a man like him out of prison. Once he opened up to Gemma and told her everything Gemma and Truman’s relationship took on a different level of love and honesty.
There were many characters throughout this story that I loved like Bear, one of the Whiskey Brothers, Crystal, Gemma best friend, and the little ones Lincoln and Kennedy. This story wouldn’t let go. I’m ready to read more of the different characters.
Reviewer’s Comment: This author makes the reader feel what the characters are going through. Her writing is phenomenal!!
Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)
How is the author’s writing? Great
Is there violence? Some Violence
Is there sexual content? Explicit sexual content
How is the story narrated? Third person
How would you describe the plot of this book? Full of surprises
What best describes the mood? Hopeful
How would you describe the pace? Fast
How would you describe the characters? Complex
Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers.
Comments from Melissa:
Hello everyone! I grew up in Maryland with my mother, a slew of wonderful brothers, and never a shortage of friends. I am passionate about writing, reading, living healthy, and helping others do the same, and enjoy just about anything outdoors (and anything chocolate!). I love to chat with readers and book clubs, and welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me. You can also catch me on Facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor.
Thanks for reading!
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