From Alexis Morgan, the bestselling author of such “heartfelt, touching stories” (Susan Mallery) as Always for You: Jack, comes another charming Sergeant Joe’s Boys novel featuring a proud military man with a lot to learn about love—and an irresistible woman with a lot to give.
When Sergeant Joe and his wife, Marlene, adopted Tino Gianelli as a teenager, the foster kid began to heal from his deep insecurities. Now, with a successful military career behind him and a good job as a contractor in the family construction business, Tino shouldn’t have any reason to doubt himself. He’s fallen hard for a beautiful heiress, and she seems to be crazy about him too. So why does he keep trying to hide his working-class roots?
Natalie Kennigan’s ideal guy is someone who will consider her an equal and his best friend, not merely a box to check on the road to success. Tino—with his down-to-earth personality, generous heart, and passionate embrace—might just be the one, at least until he finds out about Natalie’s family money and starts treating her like the typical rich girl who needs to be wined and dined. Natalie will have none of it. She won’t be happy until he accepts her for who she truly is—just as she wants to love the real Tino.
Praise for Always Be True: Tino
“A writer with a gift for seeing the hidden wounds of soldiers returning from war, Alexis Morgan has outdone herself in Always Be True: Tino. This sexy romance nicely spiced with humor sneaks under your guard to become something rare: a genuinely moving, even inspiring story that will have you both smiling and blinking back tears by the end.”—USA Today bestselling author Janice Kay Johnson
“I am a sucker for a strong, shy hero who overcomes his insecurities to win the woman he loves. Alexis Morgan delivers another winner with Always Be True.”—New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor
“I really liked this book. It was a great read.”—Books & Boys Book Blog
“Very refreshing. I absolutely loved Tino.”—Life of a Crazy Mom
“Besides really enjoying the story I liked visiting with the characters from book one. I’m really looking forward for Mikhail’s book, Love, Always and Forever out March 14, 2017!”—Romancing the Readers
“I loved the characters and found the romance to be really sweet. I am a sucker for military romances and I loved the opposites attract vibe with Tino and Natalie. These two couldn’t have been more different, but they just worked.”—Once Upon a Book Blog
“This is a really enjoyable series and I’m looking forward to reading about the third brother, Mikhail.”—All Romance All The Time
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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An emotional read for me, second in a great series
Hard to put down. This is the second in the series, but it stands alone with recurrent characters. I smiled. I held my breath. I cried. I wanted to smack Tino upside his head. Despite her upbringing, Natalie's feet were firmly on the ground because she cared so much about other less fortunate people, and I loved that about her. She had finally realized what she wanted and went after it. Tino was still trying to figure out life outside of the military, and he almost loses the one thing that would help him. I highly recommend this story and the series, and I look forward to more from Alexis Morgan.
I received a copy through Netgalley.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's a sweet, low angst contemporary romance with a small town feel and strong family bonds. It's well written with interesting characters and a good pace making it a perfect book for relaxing and simply enjoying a good story.
After the death of his father Tino Gianelli has left his military career behind and returned home to help his mother through the loss and his brother keep the family business going. He's not sure what direction his life will go but for now he's content. Then he meets the incomparable Natalie Kennigan. She's funny, beautiful, and sexy. Oh and an heiress to one of the wealthiest families around. The doubts and fears that plagued Tino throughout his rough childhood before coming to live with Marlene and Joe are resurfacing. He has nothing to offer a woman like Natalie so what could she possibly see in him. The thing is Natalie is one of the most down to earth people there is. She needs Tino to see her. Really see her and accept that he's more than enough for her.
As I said this was a very enjoyable book and one I am recommending to everyone.