Author: Melissa Foster
Date Pub: Nov. 9th, 2016
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
POV: Dual, Third Person
TRU BLUE is a USA Today Bestseller
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. I AM IN LOVE WITH TRUMAN GRITT’S HEART!
Truman Gritt was an amazing, loving, tender, and awesome friend and lover. He would do anything for his family. He adopted his two younger siblings that he never met until the day his younger brother called him for him. The two kids were neglected by their mother who OD. He took responsibility. See, Tru had a past. He went to prison to save his brother from being convicted. He wasn’t supposed to be convicted of murder if his evil, drug user mother didn’t lie being raped by one of her regulars.
“He’d known tragedy, desperation, and destitution. He was a survivor, a savior to his siblings and mother. He should be crumbling, but his painful past had etched composure and dignity into his handsome face.”
Gemma Wright was born with a silver spoon but felt unloved by her parents. All she wanted was to have her parents attention and be loved. She’s owner of a princess boutique.
Tru and Gemma met when Gemma saw Tru was having a hard time buying food and baby stuff for his siblings at Walmart. Gemma offered help and Tru was cautious to accept because she’s a stranger. Being a kid-lover, she full force helped him. Then that started their mutual lust for each other. Gemma’s pushy but endearing.
When they gave in with their feelings, Tru put a stop to it because he wanted to come clean before they go beyond lust. He admitted his past and Gemma was taken aback and put a distance between them. Tru with his past thought Gemma’s out of his league, but that didn’t stop him from getting his happiness, finally. He wanted to be loved just like Gemma. These two were both have family issues. This factor why Tru wanted to be better brother/parent to his two kids. And Gemma not being able to produce kids on her own wanted to help kids be treated kids as she didn’t get to experience being a kid herself.
“In the perfect world,” she said softly. “We both have had loving parents, and you would have never faced what you did. We didn’t grow up in a perfect world, but you’re my perfect.” – Gemma to Tru
These two were perfect for each other. Tru was a perfect hero. He’s just that loving.
“Beneath all that rough armor was the kindest, gentlest, most loyal man she could ever imagine.”
This is a short story that will break your heart and as well as make your heart smile. ❤