The Whiskeys Book One
My Rating: 5
Publication: November 9th 2016
Read: May 15th 2018
POV: Third-person dual perspectives
Series: The Whiskeys: Tru Blue; Truly, Madly, Whiskey; Driving Whiskey & Coming soon is Wicked Whiskey Love
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A few days ago I was looking for something to read off my TBR. I was determined to read a new author. I came across Melissa Foster’s Tru Blue. What a gem! I can’t believe this was on my TBR for so long. That said, I absolutely adored this book. While it is incredibly romantic, there are serious and intense moments dealing with drug addition, prison and even some violence. I won’t give anything away but I will tell you our hero, Truman is perfect. That’s right, you heard me. Yes he was in prison but when you learn his story, you will absolutely love this man. And talk about a swoon-worthy hero? I just found a new book boyfriend.
As I said, I’m not going to spoil any of this gem for you. You will appreciate that as you read and see how this amazing story unfolds. Yes, Tru Blue it is angsty and has intense moments. But drowning those intense moments are pure unconditional love given by Truman. Again I will say he is an amazing character. Truman is loyal, protective, and loving. In addition, Truman was the star of so many, swoon-worthy, ovary-exploding moments. I never doubted his heart. Not once.
From almost page one, I was engaged and could not put this book down. I love when I discover a new favorite author. And what is icing on this literary gem is the fact that this book is only the first in the series. I can’t wait to read more in this series and more from this author.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂