Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #ContemporaryRomance THE GRITTY TRUTH by @Melissa_Foster

The Gritty Truth (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor, #7)The Gritty Truth by Melissa Foster

4.5 stars

When Quincy Gritt was a teenager he was introduced to drugs; he lost six years of his life to his addiction. He eventually found a strong enough reason to stop taking them and now he’s been clean for two years. 

Determined to be a better person, Quincy now hosts narcotics anonymous meetings, mentors a fellow addict who is in recovery, and holds down a regular job. He also has a family support system to give him lots of reasons to stay clean. 

Roni Westcott is a dance teacher who recently lost her Grandmother, her last living relative. It took time to grieve but she had the support of her best friend Angela and the regular texts from a sexy admirer.  

Roni and Quincy have been text friends for a while but Quincy is determined to take it further. However, he knows that he will have to be honest about his past if he wants to keep his girl, and he fears that the honesty will be the reason that she walks away. 

This was a sweet romance which also dealt with the darker side of drug abuse. I thought that the serious sub-theme was written well while the main focus is on the romance between Roni and Quincy. I do enjoy reading all the about the Whiskeys and their extended family, and the work that the Dark Knights do for their community is always commendable. I shall look forward to the next book in the series.

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Book description

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?

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of #ContemporaryRomance TRU BLUE by @Melissa_Foster

Tru Blue (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor, #1)Tru Blue by Melissa Foster

5 stars

Tru Blue is a contemporary romance and is book one of The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor series. This is the story of mechanic Truman Gritt, who went to prison to save his brother; now, six months after his release, his brother needs him again.

Called to a crack house in a seedy area, Truman finds his brother Quincy and two children―a baby and a toddler, starving and sitting in soiled clothing. Truman rescues the children, letting Quincy know that he’ll be there for him too, but he’s got to get off the drugs first.

Truman vows to take care of his family himself, which is why he’s in the supermarket in the dead of night, confused over which nappies and baby formula to buy, with the two small children.  Gemma Wright, another late-night shopper, offers practical help. In a show of gratitude Truman offers to mend Gemma’s car, earlier dented in a hit and run.

A lovely romantic story about a man willing to take on two children and raise them as his own while battling with his own demons from the past. We are shown glimpses of Truman’s artistic side, and his artwork was described so vividly that it felt real, and I wanted to see it. The romance between Truman and Gemma is perfect and the two children are adorable. If you enjoy romance with well-written characters and you want to fall in love with a new series, then I recommend getting this book today.

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Book description

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, 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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