The Gritty Truth

    • 4.7 • 44 Ratings
    • $7.99
    • $7.99

Publisher Description

A fun, sexy, and emotionally riveting new standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. THE GRITTY TRUTH is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!

Recovering drug addict Quincy Gritt has fought his demons. He’s confessed to his crimes and conquered his addictions. He’s finally ready to go after sweet, sexy Roni, the gorgeous brunette who won a date with him in a charity auction five months ago and has been putting him off, and driving him wild, ever since. 

Dancer Veronica “Roni” Wescott worked hard to escape the seedy area where she was raised and followed her dreams to Julliard, only to have them shattered in the blink of an eye. She fought hard and regained her footing, but then the rug was pulled out from under her again when the grandmother who raised her passed away, leaving Roni feeling adrift in a world she knows very little about outside of dance. And then there's Charlie Hunnam–lookalike Quincy Gritt—the man whose late-night texts pulled her through her grief and have been setting her heart aflutter for months.


Quincy pulls out all the stops, determined to prove that their friendship is only the beginning of what’s destined to be so much more. Romantic nights lead to smoldering passion and a deep connection too strong to be denied. But when Quincy’s past comes back to haunt him, can he and Roni accept their new gritty truth, or will Quincy spiral back into the darkness and lose the future he fought so hard to have? 

For more Whiskey love stories, check out Melissa’s other Whiskey novels.

TRU BLUE (Truman Gritt)






Don't miss RIVER OF LOVE (Sam Braden), the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!

The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed.

What Readers Are Saying About The Whiskeys:

"The Whiskey series has become my happy place...As a matter of fact this book is one of the best out of the entire series." - Britt, Red Hatter Book Blog

"The journey to Jed and Josie's HEA was all kinds of sweet, smexy and even ovary exploding goodness...Their bantering was fun, their heart to hearts made mine melt and the smexy was HAWT." - Kahea, Evermore Books

"I don't even have words on how spellbinding Jed's book is!!! Melissa Foster just brought the Whiskey series to a whole new level of excellence!" - Heather, Audio Loves

"From heartache to heartwarming, these bad boy bikers will cast a spell on your heart." - Isha, Hopeless Romantic

"In the way that only Melissa Foster can do, this book has ALL THE FEELS. [...] You not only fall in love with Jed and Josie, but even more deeply for the whole gang." - Cara, Goodreads

"I'm going to say that Jed has become my favorite...I loved every word of this book." - Cat's Guilty Pleasure

"If you've fallen in love with the Whiskeys like I have, then you will definitely be mad about Moon!" - Lisa, Goodreads

"From the moment Josie and Jed "Moon" stared into each other eyes, I was hooked! A remarkable page-turner." - Cathy, Goodreads

"I am Mad about Moon...such a melt your heart, bawl your eyes out, stand up love that Moon has for JoJo and her son." - Nancy, Goodreads

"Mad About Moon was the perfect title for this book because that is how you will feel when you are done reading this story. I fell in love with Jed Moon right along with Josie." - Christina, Goodreads

"This story captured my emotions and my heart from the first page, and kept me enthralled until the end. I was emotionally wrung out at the end!" - Pam, Goodreads

"Bikers, steamy sex, a strong woman, and a man who loves her and her little boy. There are some parts that'll bring tears to your eyes. I always thought TRU BLUE would always be my favorite but this one is right up there with it." - Whispers from Mountains

"I really loved the way (Foster) conveyed the sense of family throughout the entire story and the fact that family isn't just blood, it's so much more than that." - Janeen, Goodreads

"Melissa Foster always digs deep into her characters and brings out all the raw emotions. I would expect nothing less." - Helene, Goodreads

"I didn't want to put my Kindle down...I completely fell for Jed, and I didn't want the story to end!" - BCD Book Review

"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

"Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there. - New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent

October 7
World Literary Press
World Literary Press, LLC

Customer Reviews

Dawn Goveia ,

The sweetest story!

What a sweet love story! I love Quincy and Roni. They were so perfect for each other. His thoughtfulness to her brought me to tears so many times.,They both had to overcome so many things in life and it shows that with the right support even when you hit rock bottom you can find your way back to the top. I felt every emotion and moment with them that I had to stay up all night reading this one. I believe this is my absolute favourite In the series.

Canadian Girl Book Blog ,

The Gritty Truth

WOW!!!! Melissa Foster gives us an emotionally gripping and remarkably real story with The Gritty Truth.

I am struggling to put into words exactly how strongly I feel about this story. I experienced every single emotion and could not put this book down the minute I started reading it. Quincy and Roni are so perfect for each other and complement each other so well. They prove that even after hitting rock bottom, as long as you have the right support behind you, you can fight your demons. Quincy had me swooning and Kennedy and Lincoln added so much cuteness to the story.

For the longest time Bear Whiskey (Truly, Madly, Whiskey) has been my Whiskey and my favourite of all of Melissa's heroes and after reading Quincy's story he now has to share my favourite spot. I always love heading back to Peaceful Harbor to catch up with the Whiskey's and the Dark Knight families as they are the true definition of what a loving and supportive family is. I can not wait for Scott and Penny's story.

As hard as this is to say, as all of her stories are great, The Gritty Truth is the best that Melissa Foster has written to date. The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor is a MUST READ series!!!!

Sandy Sch ,

4.5stars-emotional and heart breaking

4.5 stars--THE GRITTY TRUTH is the seventh instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor, erotic romance series. This is recovering addict and bookstore employee Quincy Gritt, and twenty-four year old dance instructor Veronica ‘Roni’ Wescott’s story line. THE GRITTY TRUTH can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary but I recommend reading TRU BLUE for back story and history. Quincy is the brother of Truman Gritt (Tru Blue #1).

Told from dual third person perspectives (Quincy and Roni) THE GRITTY TRUTH follows the building romance and relationship between recovering addict and bookstore employee Quincy Gritt, and twenty-four year old dance instructor Veronica ‘Roni’ Wescott. Months earlier Roni’s friends bid on, and won a date for Roni at the Whiskey Bro’s bachelor auction with our hero Quincy Gritt but Roni struggled to make time for the man that stirred something deep within our story line heroine. Persistent and determined to get a date with Roni Wescott, Quincy makes plans to seduce our heroine starting with a surprise picnic in the back of his truck and a scavenger hunt where anything and everything is possible. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Roni and Quincy, and the potential fall-out as Quincy’s past is determined to destroy our story line hero.

Quincy Gritt is broken; a recovering addict who struggles in the face of past regrets, mistakes and the fall-out of his own mother’s addictions on the children she left behind. Revealing the truth to Roni may threaten everything Quincy had hoped for including a future with our story line heroine. Roni Westcott was a burgeoning star at the Julliard School of Dance but an accident destroyed her hopes for the future, as well as our heroine’s self-esteem. Secrets will be revealed; issues of trust must be addressed but the past refuses to let go when the truth comes to light, and Quincy, once again, must face the demons that destroyed his life.

The relationship between Quincy and Roni is one of immediate attraction when Roni’s friends ‘won’ Quincy at the local bachelor auction. For months Quincy and Roni danced around their attraction to one another as Roni battled between head and heart believing her scars would detract from a potential love. The $ex scenes are intimate, intense and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of colorful, energetic and familiar secondary and supporting characters including Whiskey patriarch Biggs and his wife Red; Gemma, Tru, Lincoln and Kennedy (Tru Blue #1), Bear and Crystal (Truly, Madly Whiskey #2), Bullet and Finlay (Driving Whiskey Wild #3), Sarah and Bones (Wicked Whiskey Love #4), Josie and Jed (Mad About Moon #5), Dixie Whiskey and Jace Stone (Taming My Whiskey #6); Quincy’s friend Penny Wilson and Scott Beckley; Dark Knights’ nomad Desmond ‘Diesel’ Black and Tracey Kline; Simone Davidson, as well as several characters with cameo appearances. Little Lincoln is priceless and ‘booful’ Penny and Scott’s story is next in the novella In for a Penny, and Diesel and Tracey’s story Running on Diesel.

THE GRITTY TRUTH is an emotional and heart breaking story of addiction and recovery; power and abuse; secrets, revelations, vengeance and love. The premise is profound and real; the characters are animated, impassioned, broken but healing; the romance is spicy, imaginative and flirty. Melissa Foster’s THE GRITTY TRUTH looks at courage, recovery, challenges, and acceptance wrapped in a package of romance and love.

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