Always Be True, Tino (Sergeant Joe’s Boys #2)

Author: Alexis Morgan

Publisher: Loveswept 

Rating: 3.5 stars

Buy Links:  Amazon 

Type: Novel in Series 

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Blurb: 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.


Review: Having read the first in this series, I was already acquainted with Sergeant Joe, his wife Marlene, and the three boys they’d taken in and adopted. It was exciting to see where son number two would go–and I’m really glad I found out. These sweet yet real stories touch us all with their ideal of a wonderful home for abandoned children who make them feel loved.

Tino Gianelli had enjoyed being an Army military police officer. After ten years in the service and deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he was ready to come home. Now, though, he’s got this restless feeling and can’t seem to settle down and make a decision about his future. This is unusual for Tino and no less frustrating for him than it is for his brother Jack and his mom, Marlene. So it would be nice if they’d can it and leave him in peace. In the spirit of compromise, though, he agrees to do one thing for his mom–he’ll go help at the youth center. Lo and behold, there he sees someone who might be part of his near future, if he can get her to agree on a date.

Natalie isn’t sure what’s going on with Tino, all she knows is that he seems to know more about her and who she really is after a couple of weeks than her ex-fiance Benton knew after a lifetime. As they tumble into love, she realizes that Tino is holding himself back because of her wealth. How can she prove to him that she doesn’t care?

Great romance about two people finding their path to the future together. Thanks!

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