The Gritty Truth (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #7) by Melissa Foster
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?
I was sucked into this author’s writing when I picked up Tru Blue. The stories in this series aren’t your easy going, boy meets girl, love at first sight, with a few speed bumps in the way of their HEA. Nope. These stories show the harsh, raw truth about the dirty side of life. Life isn’t east. It isn’t pretty, and these stories are real! If I could give this book, this series 10 stars, I would. They are just that amazing!
Quincy has had a hard life, has made some really bad choices, and makes no excuses for them. He knows he hit rock bottom, and is doing everything he can to become the man he wants to be, the man he can be proud of. It’s not easy, but it’s what he has to do, for himself.
Roni’s life has been one hard knock after another. Just when she thought all of dreams were coming true, she was knocked back down to the bottom. But hard work and perseverance pay off, and she has her life back on the right path. Dreams change, but she is happy.
Quincy and Roni are amazing! These two, hit me right in the feels! No matter what is thrown at them, they still make it work! My heart hurts for them, but at the same time, I know that the hard paths they’ve led, have brought them together, made them who they are. Their story is one about love, family, support, and overcoming life’s adversities. It’s a story that is real. An absolutely perfect! There just isn’t another way to say it!