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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

Suds2u ,


Quincy Gritt tells the truth, even when it’s ugly, even when it hurts. He is on a road of recovery after a horrible childhood made survivable only by his older brother Tru and then his younger siblings Kennedy and Lincoln. He spent years running from himself and his actions when he was a teen. Now he is a responsible, good man. He has his past, but he is moving forward. Roni is the one that makes Quincy whole, but she has her own issues. Their paths have crossed before, but neither knows that. Author Melissa Foster weaves a story that is both sad and uplifting, scary and encouraging. She has done her homework on drug addiction and recovery, and she writes a believable story that will draw you in and keep you turning pages. I enjoyed seeing where the Whiskey’s are now, and I liked the slow growth in Quincy and Roni’s relationship. But when they finally came together, man the heat could burn you! This is a gritty story, not a light and fanciful one. If you’re ready for truth and family, love and the darker side of life, this story is for you.

Leisurely Hustling ,

Sooooo Good

What a wonderful story! Quincey and Roni’s story is heartbreakingly beautiful, passionate and raw. They both come from difficult pasts and are real and honest and have earned their HEA. Melissa Foster balances this emotional tale with her signature humor, fun group of characters and wholehearted love.

LKKtechie ,

Emotionally gripping!

Wow, so much to say about this newest book by Melissa Foster and not give away any spoilers! Gonna be tough. I was personally reluctant to read this because of two reasons, 1-I hadn’t read Tru’s book until right before getting this one and 2-I wasn’t emotionally ready to read them. But, I am so thankful that I did read Tru’s book and now Quincy’s. Such a beautiful story or recovery, love, and family. Who could want for anything more? Melissa does a fantastic job of writing. Her characters are beautiful, smart, sassy, sexy, and oh so loving. I forgot to mention they typically face very real troubles while managing to find love and the courage to overcome/meet their demons head on. This story is so full of love and support from family and friends, it is just amazing.

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