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)
TRULY MADLY WHISKEY (Bear Whiskey)
DRIVING WHISKEY WILD (Bullet Whiskey)
WICKED WHISKEY LOVE (Bones Whiskey)
MAD ABOUT MOON (Jed Moon)
TAMING MY WHISKEY (Dixie Whiskey)
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
Customer ReviewsSee All
Deserves ALL the stars!
Don’t forget a box of tissue...you’ll need it for this raw, honest, utterly beautiful story. Quincy and Roni’s story is heart-thumping, sexy, romantic and will break your heart into pieces before it gets put back together again. Foster doesn’t pull the punches with The Gritty Truth. It’s the whole package.
Finally getting to know Quincy on a deeper level!
Finally getting to know Quincy on a deeper level! With Quincy’s story, I feel like this entire series has come full circle for me, as this series literally started with Quincy making a call to Truman. Throughout the books in this series I have loved getting small bits of updates about Quincy’s character development, and I was so excited when this landed on my e-reader! After making it through detox and rehab, Quincy is over two years sober and really thriving in his sober lifestyle by focusing on helping others in the same situation. When he meets Roni, there’s a sort of pull towards her that he can’t explain but it makes him want to try an actual relationship. Roni has a difficult past as well, growing up on the wrong side of town and losing her dream and career from an accident that changed the course of her life. When Roni finally stops fighting the feelings that she clearly has for Quincy, their relationship thrives and I was so excited to see them experience many firsts together that they so desperately needed. Without giving anything away – there are so many bombs dropped in this book it had me on the edge of my seat! This is one of the must-read books of the year for me. The ending was a little abrupt for me – I wish that we had gotten a little more from it, but it did give us the HEA both the characters deserved and needed. I hope we get more from this book world from Melissa as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and grown attached to this group of characters.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
The story of how the Whiskeys and all others have made Quincy and Roni a part of their family is as intense as the relationship between Roni and Quincy themselves. Love overflows in this beautiful story. If you have read any of the previous books in The Whiskeys series you know Quincy’s history. Whether you have or you haven’t, it is extremely powerful when he lays it all out for Roni. We do learn some new details and the incredible way they are weaved into this story by Melissa Foster is a credit to her writing. You will have emotional highs and lows as you read. The last few chapters are both heart wrenching and heartwarming. Truly a 10 star read.