Tru Blue is a sexy, dark, standalone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance listeners have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women's fiction listeners have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today best-selling, 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.
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Easy to fall for Tru!
Alpha male, single dad, fiercely loyal, second chances at happiness, what is there not to love about this book? Melissa Foster has begun the Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor series. Truman is fresh out of jail and finds out his dead mother has two small children. Being a devoted and compassionate man, he takes these two in. He is determined to make a good life for them, and as he is attempting to buy them supplies, bumps into Gemma. And our story begins. I was so wrapped up in this book, and I tried to pinpoint what it was that drew me in so much. Gemma is a spoiled rich kid, but knows there is more to life than what is expected of her. Yes, I love that, but that is not the draw. Truman is an ex-con with a loyalty to family beyond all compare. That is not what pulls at me. It's the combination of opposites attracting, finding the good in people, believing there is something better and going after it. Foster has woven this story with such love, as we watch the kids flourish, such despair as we deal with hopeless situations and addictions and such chemistry found between Gemma and Tru, I was falling from the first chapter. It's a wonderful story.
Paul Woodson brings this story to life beautifully. As Truman, he gives us a lot of emotion as he works through his life challenges. He has an over protectiveness that is easily felt in his tone, and a warmth that makes your heart sing. As Gemma, he adds that sass and spark to the mix, as she too finds her way to an unexpected life. He extracts her personality and lets us have all the feelings this story has. It was a fantastic listen.
Exceptional audiobook - took my breath away
Melissa Foster always brings her characters to life, but the story of Truman Gritt took my breath away. Her words draw you into Tru's life so deeply you feel like you are actually there. Tru is an amazing mix of hard and soft as he is the protector of his family but is still vulnerable as he meets Gemma and accepts her help. Paul Woodson’s narration brought this book are me feel as if I were involved in every conversation. He also added humor as he portrayed Kennedy. This book is exceptional in both print and audio.
Love this story.
Tru Blue is a favorite story of mine. Foster turns pain into a beautiful love song with a haunting melody that captures the power of forgiveness, even at the price of hope. Truman is more than the label life has painted on his chest. He's a beautiful soul working through an ugly situation. The edition of Mr. Woodson makes the journey even more real because he gives an emotional performance through the eyes of an unforgettable character.