A fun, sexy, and emotionally riveting new stand-alone romance by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster. USA Today best seller 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?
The Whiskeys are perfect beach listens with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small-town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed.
My Thoughts on The Gritty Truth
What a powerful story Melissa Foster wrote with The Gritty Truth. Both Quincy and Roni have been through such trials and tribulations throughout their lives and it was heartbreaking. But the strength they showed to get to where they are now was endearing. I loved how they started off as friends and really got to know each other before becoming more. And I also loved their respect for each other when it came to honesty above all else, even if honesty might cause them to lose each other. I think one of my truly favorite things though was Quincy as a whole. I listened to Tru Blue a while back so I saw how Quincy was through his brother’s POV. And then his appearances in the following books gave me bits and pieces of Quincy’s journey as well. This book was two years after Tru Blue in their timeline and Quincy has come such a long way. He takes responsibility for his choices and he has really become a good man. Then again this book showed me that good man was always in there. He just needed time, support, the program and all the right reasons to let that man prevail.
The narration on this was really good. Jacob Morgan was spectacular as Quincy. He is so emotive in all his performances and I enjoyed how that fit with the highs and lows Quincy went through. Jennifer Mack also did a good job. I don’t hear her often but I certainly had no complaints.
OMG SO GOOD!
Quincy had a terrible childhood that resulted in him being a drug addict from the age of 14. When he finally hit rock bottom, beaten and dump at his brother Tru's apartment, he decided it was time to get clean and turn his life around. Now an adult and two year's clean, Quincy is finally living his best life.
Growing up, Roni's only dream was to become a professional dancer. She spent her whole childhood practicing to make that dream come true. One day while walking home from the store, a random bullet hits and kills an innocent driver which in turn hits Roni ending her professional career. Not being able to dance professionally anymore, she teaches.
It's the Whiskey's turn to host the annual Bachelor Auction and Quincy is a participant. Little does Roni know, her friends have pulled their money together and won a date with Quincy for her. Texting for months and becoming friends, Roni finally agrees to go on a date with Quincy.
Quincy and Roni are perfect for each other. Each have a past they are trying to move on from but when Quincy's past resurfaces and derails his recovery and the truth of Roni's accident comes out, will Roni and Quincy finally put it all behind them to get the HEA they both deserve.
Quincy is so swoon worthy! Great narration by Jennifer Mack and Jacob Morgan.
Audiobook Review…I cannot rave enough about Quincy Gritt’s story. I was listening to Jennifer Mack and Jacob Morgan read his story and tears were rolling down my cheeks. The story is hard, emotional, and wonderful. The narrators bring the fear, the strength, and the Gritt of the story to life. The love between Quincy and Roni is evident with every look, every word, and every touch. I could feel their love come to be as I heard their story be told.
Ebook Review…I have been waiting for Quincy’s story and it is finally here. Quincy has been a character in other Whiskey books, and I knew he had quite the story to tell. Never did I dream that Melissa Foster would take me on the ride she did while telling the story. I cried I cringed, I hoped, and I dreamed of Quincy and Roni. Both characters had a story to tell and their stories made them perfect for each other.
Roni and Quincy are both recovering. They are recovering from different things, but they are both working to keep their past behind them and find a future they can thrive and grow in. While texting for months, blushing when Roni sees Quincy, and keeping their distance from each other they shared their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future. Quincy was taking notes and making plans on his way to win Roni’s heart. The first date between them put all other first dates to shame. I swooned while reading what Quincy was willing to do for Roni. It goes to prove that you do not have to spend a lot of money or go to extravagant ends to impress someone, just take the time to learn what is important to them and make it work for you.
Melissa Foster is amazing, talented, and knows just the words to write to pull her reader deep into her characters' world. Pick up your copy of The Gritty Truth. Read the entire series of The Whiskeys.