Audiobook Review: Tru Blue by Melissa Foster

About the Book

Imagine falling in love with a man, then finding out he was a killer...TRU BLUE is a sexy, dark stand-alone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance readers have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women's fiction readers have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today bestselling, 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.

My Thoughts

Well, I try not to judge a book by its cover, but holy exploding ovaries, people! Just look at it!!! It’s sigh worthy. Is it any wonder that Gemma fell for Truman?

The book is an overall light read, something that surprised me given the heavy topics addressed: imprisonment, drug addiction and death.  I think the topics were handled sensitively without having the story spiral downwards into a pool of angst.

 I found the romance between Truman and Gemma to be quite smooth sailing, with most of the drama coming from external sources.  In addition to getting to know one another, they learned to rely on each other; something neither felt comfortable doing with others. Truman was my favourite character. His steadfastness and commitment to his family never wavered.

I have no idea why, but I enjoy romance audiobooks narrated solely by men, and Paul Woodson does a great job in bringing Truman to life. The tone and pacing were spot on and his female voice was pleasant to listen to.

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.