Publication date: November 9th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
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.
“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
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.
“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
Truman Gritt – *le sigh*
I just want to start off by thanking Melissa Foster for writing these guys (Tristan and now Truman) that I instantly fall in love with. I mean… WHOA. I wasn’t sure she could top Tristan (no pun intended there) but Tru… *swoon*.
What can I say without spoiling the entire book? Truman ‘Tru’ is a convicted killer. Hes just released from prison and is now in charge of not only one but two small children. He is also all tattooed up. (Are you dying yet?) Gemma is a well to do, spoiled, somewhat elitist shop owner who should, in theory, hit it off with Tru about as well as oil mixes with water. However, everyone knows that when you drop oil in water and light hits it – you get beautiful rainbows. And that is exactly what Melissa Foster has done with these two characters – she took two things that had absolutely no business being together and created a beautiful rainbow of a story that touches on a lot of dark elements – infertility, addiction, imprisonment, real life issues that sucked me in as a reader and had me burning through the pages wanting more, more, more.
The secondary cast was amazing as well. I cant wait to see what spins out for them in the future. They were inter woven throughout the story just enough so that they didnt overshadow the main characters but I got a good feel for them and was left attached to several enough that I would love to see them as main characters in their own stories.
4.5 **** WickedGoodStars!
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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. 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.
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