I have been looking forward to Quincy’s story from the moment I met him in Tru Blue. I knew from reading Tru Blue he had a horrible childhood with his teen years going on to adulthood being the worst experience of his life. Despite having this knowledge, I needed to learn about his past from his perspective and Gritty Truth delivered in this regard. The story turned out to be an emotional story that engaged the reader from start to finish. Tru Blue is still my number one book in the series with Gritty Truth coming a close second. It gave me all the feels and falling in love with Quincy and Roni came naturally.
Based on Quincy’s background, I expected an emotional read, and Gritty Truth did not disappoint. It was heartfelt, and I loved everything this story offered. I enjoyed spending time with the major characters and getting myself acquainted with every aspect of their lives. Quincy and Roni survived the terrors of their past, but they still carried the baggage associated with it. Quincy battles drug addiction daily and has reached his second year of being drug free. Roni had her dreams shattered but found a different outlet to use her talent. They were strong, determined and flawed individuals who made an adorable couple. They both had difficulties growing up, but seeing them discovering the beauty of first love and working through their issues made my heart leap for joy.
Quincy’s honesty, genuineness, kindness and thoughtfulness won me over. I admired him for revealing the truth to Roni, a moment which brought tears to my eyes, but what really tugged at my heartstrings was Roni’s unwavering support. She accepted him and never once did she doubt or judged him.
I had a blast revisiting with the Whiskeys. They are fun, non-judgmental, caring, always willing to help other and very supportive of family and friends.
Overall, I found Gritty Truth to be a beautiful and emotional story with characters who were easy to fall in love with. It ended on a beautiful note and had me eager for the next book in the series.