Always Be True
Sergeant Joe's Boys #2
by Alexis Morgan
From Alexis Morgan, the bestselling author of such "heartfelt, touching stories" (Susan Mallery) as Always for You: Jack, comes another charming Sergeant Joe's Boys novel featuring a proud military man with a lot to learn about love—and an irresistible woman with a lot to give.
When Sergeant Joe and his wife, Marlene, adopted Tino Gianelli as a teenager, the foster kid began to heal from his deep insecurities. Now, with a successful military career behind him and a good job as a contractor in the family construction business, Tino shouldn't have any reason to doubt himself. He's fallen hard for a beautiful heiress, and she seems to be crazy about him too. So why does he keep trying to hide his working-class roots?
Natalie Kennigan's ideal guy is someone who will consider her an equal and his best friend, not merely a box to check on the road to success. Tino—with his down-to-earth personality, generous heart, and passionate embrace—might just be the one, at least until he finds out about Natalie's family money and starts treating her like the typical rich girl who needs to be wined and dined. Natalie will have none of it. She won't be happy until he accepts her for who she truly is—just as she wants to love the real Tino.
Tino is the second book in the Sergeant Joe's boys series, it can be read as a stand-alone, although I highly recommend reading the first book, Always For You: Jack, it was excellent.
Tino is the middle child of the 3 boys adopted by Sergeant Joe & Marlene. He has been out of the military for a short time and isn't quite sure of his direction in life...yet. Natalie comes from money, although you wouldn't know it by her actions, she is head of her Grandfather's foundation and is currently supervising the remodeling of the local community center - by supervising I mean she is right in on the action like everyone else. Tino's Mom is trying to point him in the right direction and suggests he volunteer his carpentry skills to the community center. Coming from opposite worlds may just through a wrench in the relationship these two are trying to form...Natalie's Ex may just get in the way too.
Always Be True: Tino was a very sweet story without much angst or conflict. The perfect "feel good" story for those looking for a book that will just brighten your day.
USA Today Best-selling author Alexis Morgan has always loved reading and now spends her days imagining worlds filled with strong alpha heroes and gutsy heroines. She is the author of more than thirty books, novellas, and short stories that span a variety of genres: American West historicals (as Pat Pritchard); paranormal and fantasy romances; and most recently, contemporary romance. Alexis has been nominated for numerous industry awards, including the RITA© from the Romance Writers of America, the top award in the romance genre.