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This is one of my favorite books that Melissa Foster has written. It is a little different from the Love in Bloom series but great none the less. Take a chance on Tru Blue and you will not be disappointed and probably have a new book boyfriend.
Imagine finding out you have siblings that are infants who are living in squalor and that your mom just died. You are now their sole caretaker and have no idea what to do. That is what happens to Truman but he quickly gets help in the form of sweet sexy Gemma.
She helps him figure out what he needs and how to take care of his new found siblings. Knowing she can’t have kids of her own that she really wants, she helps Truman out and begins to become close to the kids and Truman.
This book is one of my favorites but is even better to listen to. The narrator does a great job of transitioning between a sort of grity Truman or Whiskey brothers voice and a more “refined” voice that Gemma and her family have.
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!
Fantastic story! My heart actually hurt for Truman. He such a good man stuck in a terrible situation and he comes out...STILL a good man. I loved all the characters in this book. I thought Gemma was amazing though I didn't like the fact that she was willing to lose him and the kids over illegal paperwork. At that moment the "prude" in her came out. Aside from that, Truman and Gemma were magical together. Sizzling!
This is another AMAZING story by Melissa Foster. I'm looking forward to reading more about the Whiskey's of Peaceful Harbor in the Love in Bloom series.
I no wonder you thought About this story for a while...it was fantastic. Wow it was emotional from the beginning, it tugged at every heart string I have. I laughed,cried, and loved along with the characters. Truman and Gemma were both broken people, but yet had a ton of love to give. Beautiful story I didn't want it to end. Please bring on the Bear. Lol, did he chase Crystal? Can't wait. I also want Quincy to find his match too.
Have you ever read that one book that touches your soul? True Blue is that book💕. It is powerful, raw and moving that brings you tears. Truman Gritt is that rare and unique individual who would go above and beyond to protect his family plus find someone like Gemma to love him for who is he. I was deeply touched by Truman and Gemma by the way they provide a loving and secure home for Lincoln and Kennedy. Melissa Foster is like a fine wine. She gets better in age. Absolutely loved and deeply moved. This book couldn't get anymore human then it is💕💕💕
Than a hard, rough, compassionate man falling head over heels in love with his children. Couldn't put my phone away and had to read straight through the story. Very deep and passionate. ❤️
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Holy cow I was drug through the emotional mud on this one! What a heartfelt read. I absolutely loved it! Two broken people finding love and family.
Truman Gritt is an amazing man and you can’t help falling in love with him. He is so broken, but so strong and he instinctively knows how to love even though he was never shown any love, except by his brother Quinn, who is even worse off than Truman. Their story will break your heart and the things that come out that they endured is enough to bring tears to your eyes. When Truman knew he wanted Gemma, he knew he had to tell her about his past. What woman wants to be with a killer, but he couldn’t go on without telling her the truth, or at least part of it. She wanted to be with Truman, but she had to have time to come to grips with his past. She wasn’t sure she could, but what she knew of Truman, he didn’t fit in the role of a killer. Not the man he is now.
Gemma Wright is a strong, pushy, quirky heroine! She is so funny and so endearing. She weaves her way into your heart with her sweet personality. She also has a heartbreaking past. She comes from a wealthy family and was raised by nannies. Her parents didn’t have time for her and she wasn’t given the love she so longed for until Truman. He gave her all of his heart and soul. They were amazing together and their love was so deep and you felt it all! Crazy good feels in this book!
I won’t go into detail about the book except to tell you it is such a bittersweet story of finding the love or loves of your life when you didn’t think it was possible. The secondary characters are developed and I hope that there are spin-offs of this book because the characters were so rich and developed that you wanted more. I also wanted more of Truman and Gemma. Their scenes with the children are so warm and loving, I got a lump in my throat listening to Gemma recount Truman’s love for those children.
Happily Ever Chapter's TENTH 5-Star Review of 2016 goes to Melissa Foster for TRU BLUE.
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There are not many books out there that I've read that have managed to rip my heart out and shred it to bits - let alone within the first chapter - but Melissa Foster's TRU BLUE evoked such heartbreaking emotions from the start that I was nearly afraid of what more was to come.
Gemma was raised by wealthy parents and lived in a gilded cage. Emotions were seen as a weakness, love was bought. All her life, she craved the freedom and love of her own making. Truman grew up in poverty, all but abandoned by his drug-addicted mother to raise his brother until he was presented a with a deadly threat not to come around no more. But loyalty and love for his brother ran deep; deep enough to serve six years for a crime he did not commit. One phone call turns his life upside down and inside out. His resultant actions draw light into his life. Although he's still fighting his demons, he's found a ray of sunshine to guide him and he'll do everything in his power to find his way and make things right, for everyone.
Oh. My. Gawd. Tru and Gemma are amazing characters. The are so well-developed, complex... compassionate. Their chemistry is explosively hot. The secondary characters, outside of their mothers, were enjoyable and extremely entertaining. The dialogue and cast interaction felt natural and believable. The plot started out with a punch to the gut and followed up by ripping your heart out and shredding it before handing it back to you. From there, there are learning curves and adjustments to be made. Compromise. Plenty of obstacles were presented, all were worked through in a mature and realistic manner. Melissa Foster provided the reader a movie of the mind, the writing style flowed in such a manner that allowed a mental visual to play while reading the story as it unfolded. There was no predictability, but I was mildly surprised that the plot did not go to certain directions and/or certain other obstacles that COULD have been thrown out there were not. The conclusion is solid and very satisfying. No loose ends were left open. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this emotional and dramatic broken, flawed hero and heroine to anyone who enjoys that type of trope.
Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.6 ~ Stars: 5
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Would you give up everything for your family and change your life, twice? Trumann Gritt. In this incredible story of love and family you meet Tru and learn of the sacrifices he made for his brother Quincy and then again for his siblings Kennedy and Lincoln. Along the way Truman finds Gemma to help him through his demons and his newfound life. Kennedy and Lincoln will grab your heart from the start, the Whiskeys will make you smile at their love for Truman and you will find yourself rooting for Quincy. You will not want to put down the story of "Tooman" and his family, it will leave you wanting more and a sheet fort with some Eskimo kisses!