Tru Blue (A sexy contemporary romance)

Tru Blue (A sexy contemporary romance)

by Melissa Foster

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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with her books.

TRU BLUE is a sexy standalone romance written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice 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. If you love fiercely loyal heroes, bikers, babies, and strong family bonds, this book is for you!

"Sexy and Heartbreaking....I simply adored this beautifully written romance." Tasty Book Tours

"Ms. Foster, went for the gut with Truman and Gemma. Tru Blue is more than a romance, it is a story of love, a story of hope and a story of courage. 10 + stars." Night Owl Reviews

He wasn't going to fail them. Not now. Not ever...
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.

"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

"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

If you love Tru Blue, be sure to read Melissa's award-winning big-family romance collection, Love in Bloom featuring:

Snow Sisters
The Bradens
The Bradens
The Remingtons
The Ryders
Seaside Summers
Wild Boys After Dark
Bad Boys After Dark
Harborside Nights

About Melissa...
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158365041
Publisher: Melissa Foster
Publication date: 11/09/2016
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 5,355
File size: 501 KB

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.

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Tru Blue (A stand-alone contemporary romance) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish it was longer. Very emotional and sexy. I loved all of the supporting characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! I would Love to find more books like this. It had ups and downs twists and turns , but the story never got lost. Loved the strong "family" .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Conviction, jail for a very long time, diapers and a unexpected stranger offering help. A path leading to forever love and protecting his siblings. An emotional story that you will not want to stop reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, Melissa delivers. This book had so many twists and turns as both Truman and Gemma fought against their personal demons, as they discovered what true love was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is byfar my favorite boook by this author. This book takes you through so many different emotions. Great read
chereen wilkins 3 days ago
## Loved reading this. Both Gemma and Truman were likeable characters as were the Whiskeys. Will definitely read again.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Love Truman and what a wonderful man he became despite his past. Gemma was great for Truman. The secondary charactors really added and look forward to their own stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story!!! This is the first book I've read by this author and I just loved it!! This is a must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful heartfelt love story! Tru and Gemma’s Story is so beautifully told by Melissa Foster! My heart just exploded with love for Tru! Hot, sexy, always trying to do the right thing! And Gemma his soul mate who fell head over heels in love with him! This has got to be one of my absolute favorite books by Melissa Foster! I also listened to the audible and fell in Love all over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story. I enjoy stand alone books that don't drag out in series. I have looked up other books by author. Recommend reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book; big brother of the family tries to save them all - Mom doesn't want anything to do with being saved. Tragedy strikes and big brother goes to jail - you'll have to read why and how this could happen, the story that Melissa weaves is truly lovely - heartbreaking - full of love and redemption - growing and feeling worthy. Finding something you didn't no you were missing or even wanted, until it falls in your lap and you'll do anything to hang on for dear life. Tru and Gemma have a fun start at Walmart; she isn't shy by any means but she knows her place, but she just can't let it or him go. She helps him when he is desperately in need of assistance; over days they see each other, a relationship grows, Tru doesn't think he is worthy - but they fall in love and the family that's left comes together - minus Mom!!!
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Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
Truman Gritt is a man that grew up in the worst imaginable situation.  He did everything he could to protect his younger brother from the life they were being brought up in.  When his mother dies and he finds out that he has a very young brother and sister he knew nothing about, he steps up and takes care of them.   Gemma had a privileged upbringing, but was never shown love.  As an adult, she makes it her mission in life to bring happiness to the lives of children, one party at a time.  Truman and Gemma both grew up in less than happy homes, but they have hearts that are limitless in their capacity to love.  Their optimism and acceptance of those around them are beautiful.  This book focuses on the concept that family is what you make it, not those you are born to.    This truly was an exceptional book, well written, with great characters.  I enjoyed every bit of it, and can't wait to see what happens next in the Whiskey world!
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WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The hits just kept coming for the poor characters of Tru Blue by Melissa Foster. There was so much going on in this story. You never knew when danger or trouble or another secret was going to pop up. It really kept the flow of the book going, and I finished reading it in no time. The ARC of Tru Blue by Melissa Foster was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this down!
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Tru Blue by Melissa Foster.....This is a beautifully written that will pull on your heartstrings. I was so glued to this book, I could not put it down until the last word. I absolutely loved Truman, this poor guy had a terrible childhood, but turned out to be a fantastic man. Gemma is a beautiful woman that grew up with money, but also had a terrible childhood. These two are looking for love and being able to trust other people again. This is a must read for an romance reader. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book by publisher.
libriamorimiei More than 1 year ago
I love the style and the stories of Melissa Foster, I've never read one of her stand alone and I was very curious. Another great story by this amazing author. The cover is really sweet. After spending six years in prison innocently, Truman is free again and his only thought is to take care of his family. He works as a mechanic and has the classic look of hard man but under the armor has a very good heart. One evening receives the call from his drog addict brother, their mother has died and has left alone her two children who were born while he was in prison, of which he knew nothing. Immediately he decides to take care of them even if he doesn't have any idea how to do. When Gemma saw him in difficulty intervenes to help him and will remain by his side to teach him to raise these children. Tru is a great character, he quickly becomes my older brother ideal. He's a great warrior, willing to do anything to help his family. Gemma is a generous person, always willing to help others. Together they are perfect, they manage to bring out the best in each other. It was a really enjoyable read, at times moving. The love story is very intriguing and romantic Highly recommended.
Woodsy23 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story dealing with very delicate and painful issues of addiction. The characters are so well thought out and the level of emotion that emanates from them is deeply touching. Fantastic all the way around and I look forward to reading more books with the other characters that were a part of this story.
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
Emotional. Heart wrenching. Powerful. Heartwarming. Melissa Foster has written a book that kept my emotions on a roll from the beginning to the end. It definitely draws on your heart strings while at the same time will twists your emotions all over the place. I was drawn into this book from the very start and could not put it down. It captivated me in a way that no other book has before. In the end you will have your heart strings tugged on, have tears in your eyes along with laughter and smiles. So many emotions put together in one book that causing an emotional overload. This is a magnificent story told in a spectacular way that you will not forget. This book is so addicting with the twists and turns with a mixture of romance thrown right in the middle of it. There were some twists that I did not see coming at all and then had to smack my head for not realizing it sooner. You will finish this book with faith and hope in love along with a sense of loyalty and compassion for people that give up everything for family and love. This was a book that captivated from the beginning to the end; each page I turned and wondered what was going to happen next. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in the book; some even more than others once you learn their history and what has made them the way that they are. This is by far one of my favorite reads this year.
Njkinny More than 1 year ago
Tru Blue had me intrigued after I read the blurb that promised a raw, emotional story with plenty of suspense and I wasn't disappointed. This is a story that tugged at my heart, had me feeling emotional reading about the tough lives of the protagonists and proud of them for facing all their unhappy problems with a brave face. I enjoy Melissa Foster's books and am a fan of her talent for writing a variety of books. She can write sweet romances with as much ease as soul searching intense romances. In this book, she shines with her frank, almost brutal portrayal of life. She shows that life is messy, heart breaking and cruel but still there is a hope for a better future. The world building is lovely and the scenes strike chord. I was left feeling a myriad of emotions after reading this book that will stay with you for a long time after. Truman is a man who went to prison for his family and still failed to help the one person he did all this for. Now free, his love and loyalty is again put to test when he finds about the existence of his too young siblings. With a dark past haunting him, I could not help but fall in love with him. He is everything a woman desires- protective, loyal, loving, independent and with a heart of gold. Gemma is again a strong character with a difficult past and I loved her sassy, nosy and strong self. The romance between her and Truman is both intense and heartfelt and makes for a very interesting read. The plot kept me glued to my seat throughout and had me eagerly turning pages. It is real, emotional, heartfelt and stands apart from the many romances in the market. All in all, I loved reading Tru Blue by Melissa Foster and give it 4.5 out of 5. Highly recommended to all adult romance lovers, this book will have you laughing, crying and then feeling motivated to conquer the bad in your life and grab the bright future just beyond. I look forward to reading more from Melissa in the future and hope to read the story of the Whiskey family who have had me intrigued ever since I met them the first time in River of Love.
AngelaMc1 More than 1 year ago
I am impressed! I thought I had found my favorite Melissa Foster book but I am not changing my mind. This has to be my favorite! Melissa writes books that are filled with emotion and I really connect to the characters. Truman aka Tru and Gemma are characters that I liked right away. I really like that the book is a stand alone and I did not feel lost. Their relationship moves pretty quickly. They both have pasts and secrets but Tru has a secret he has not shared with Gemma. Will it tear them apart or bring them closer together? The two of them are trying to make a happy family and this secret could ruin that. I really loved the book like I do all of Melissa's work. I can't wait for more from her!
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Melissa Foster fan. With every book of hers I read, I grow into a bigger fan. Tru Blue is another fabulous read! in this book Tru is very easy to fall in love with. Especially since underneath those blue tattoos is a warm and caring man. I also really like the combination of Tru and Gemma. I gent like it was love at first sight for them. Just like every couple they have their ups and downs. Which makes these characters even more believable. Like I said before, This is a great read. It's one that you don't wantto miss!