Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Release Day ~ True by Gwendolyn Grace

I never thought I'd risk my true... my everything, but one mistake can change lives. True love is undeniable... but is it forever?

Alex Turner was my true… my husband, the father of my children, the man of my dreams. But what happens when that isn’t enough anymore?

I knew something was different about Justin Rich. The way his eyes lingered a little longer on places they shouldn’t, his brazenness and suggestive double meanings excited me. I knew I was flirting with danger but I couldn’t seem to stop myself.

True love can make your heart soar. Secrets and lies can break it.

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My Review

4.5 stars

*includes hot sexual situations and the topic of infidelity*

Usually the word infidelity would make me walk away from a book, it's one subject I don't do well with, but after reading the synopsis I figured I'd give True a shot and I'm so glad I did.

True, as you would expect, is a very emotional read, one that takes you through the full range of emotion, love-lust-anger-hate-disgust-remorse-forgiveness, it has a bit of everything, an for an emotion whore like me, I was in heaven!!
If you can make me cry, and I mean ugly cry, or make me yell curse words at my kindle and or the author as I read I truly adore you!

Courtney & Alex, together 10 years with two children, they had the life they always dreamed of, a home, a steady job, happy healthy kids and each other.
Except they really don't.
Alex's job keeps him away as much as he's home, leaving Courtney home to handle everything on her own,
Eventually as you can imagine, their relationship becomes strained. Courtney feels as though she and Alex are drifting apart, they fight more, are colder towards each other when he's home, she's feeling emotionally neglected, which is one of the worst things you can do to a woman in my opinion.
Alex continues traveling and Justin, a friend of a friend, employee at Courtney's place of work, meets Courtney and immediately shows interest. Even though she's married Justin thinks he can be the man she needs since her husband isn't around to do so.
Now that Courtney has attention from another male, she's more concerned that Alex is cheating on her.
She has no proof, nothing that proves anything, yes one instance is questionable but nothing concrete, she is becoming suspicious of his every move, why? Because she is guilty, of what exactly, you'll have to read to find out!

This book. True literally ripped my heart out. I hurt for both Alex and Courtney, I understood where both of them were coming from, I didn't know who to hate or who to blame or how I wanted the story to turn out for most of the book. I hurt for every one involved from Courtney to their children and even a felt a tiny bit of  remorse for Justin.
The author did an amazing job if sucking you in at the very beginning and making you feel like this was happening to you, or at the very least you were standing in the same room watching it all fall apart.
The writing was perfect, leaving nothing out, nothing to question, just an amazingly well written story with characters your can identify with and an ending I hoped for!
I can't wait to read more from Gwendolyn Grace, one book is all it took and I'm a fan.



“Look, Courtney, about what I said earlier…”
“It’s okay. Really. You don’t have to apologize. I should have said something…”
“I’m not apologizing.” He reaches me in two strides and places his hand under my chin, forcing me to look up at him. “I meant every word of it. I like you. I like you a lot, Courtney. I just can’t stand by and watch you be with someone who doesn’t…”
“Shh.” I put my hand to his mouth. “Stop.” He shook his head, trying to move my hand. “I don't know what’s happening right now. Give me some time to sort this out. Okay. Please?”
Justin nodded and then lowered his head to plant a soft kiss on my cheek. When he pulled back his smile was full of understanding and hope before walking out of the front door. Why couldn't I stop myself from envisioning something more with him.
Oh God. What Am I going to do?


“Did you come like that for him?” Guilt broke through the post orgasmic haze as I focused my eyes on his face. The hurt and arousal taking turns flashing in his eyes. I answer his question honestly, never breaking contact.


When Gwendolyn Grace is not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. During the day she manages the office for a small maritime security company that fights pirates, just not the cool Johnny Depp kind. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember. True is her debut novel and hopefully the first of many to come.

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