Friday, 30 August 2013

Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff.


Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff blog tour


Synopsis

Warning! This is not your everyday fall in love romance. This book contains disturbing situations, strong language, graphic, sexual content, some forced, some not. If it's your happily ever after love story that you are looking for, you should probably move on. If you are up for the ride, stick around and it may just turn into a love story after all.

Morgan starts her life in a bad situation, she doesn't really know what she wants out of life. She's never had anyone to look up to, or help guide her in the right direction. She had it rough, and never dreamed that it could get worse, however she finds that it can, and does.

She learns what real hell is when she meets the husband that she doesn't want to marry, but isn't given a choice. Can she escape? She can, and does only to wake up and find herself right back at square one

Alicia's review

Wow. This book is amazing. It's hard to put into words the emotions this book brings out in you. It's dark and very graphical but just blows you away. I've read dark books before and this is by far, the best I have ever read.

I want to start by saying the warning shouldn't be taken lightly. If you can't deal with reading about abuse then this book is not for you. Once you get over the darkness, the lightness shines through. 

I'm a little lost for words as to how to explain what this book did to me. It's not your typical romance but it does have an HEA. And what a twist to the HEA. It's a mind fuck but a totally good mind fuck in the end. 

This book is worth everything it puts you through from start to finish. The pains and emotions, the love and hate, the darkness and light. It all adds to the amazingness that is Underestimated. 

I definitely underestimated what this book would do to me. I figured its a dark book with twists and turns but it's so much more than that. So much more! 

I've been on rollarcoaster rides with books before but this book is completely different. Think around the world trip. Every destination brings out new emotions. Every destination holds new information that will make you hurt or love. Every destination will make you question things that happened or question what the characters do.

The book started a little bit slow in finding out the type of abuse Riley/Ry went through with her husband, Drew. I say husband but he didn't earn that title in her life. She was sold by her father to him. He treated her disgustingly. Truly horrible. That all adds the the story and conclusions in the book though.

So Morgan (confused yet? lol. Morgan is Riley. Riley is her new identity) was sold by her father to Drew as a sex slave. She went through hell for 6 years of her life but that wasn't her only hell. She was living in hell growing up with an abusive father too. 

When she finally breaks free and runs from Drew, she builds a happy life for herself. She meets Lauren, who is the best friend you could wish for. She builds Riley back up to have strength to stand up for herself. It's not just Lauren who does that...

In walks Dawson. Dawson is the towns Sheriff in the new town she lives. They become an item and fall in love. I love Dawson. He is a true gentleman. The type of book boyfriend you want the HEA with. 

After loads more twists, turns and events, Drew comes back into her life. Sometimes it takes standing up for yourself for people to truly see who you are. Drew really does love Riley. I didn't want her with him at first but the more I got to know him afterwards, the more I loved him. Sick and twisted, I know. I can't help it. Drew is just someone who gets under your skin.

There is a character called Derik that I should probably mention. He is part of Morgan's from when she suffered abuse from Drew. He also added to the abuse.

I'm not telling you any more. This is a book you have to read to understand how you can love an abuser and want the victim to end up with him. How you can forgive years of abuse but will never forget. 

I'll let you know that I never once thought my mind could be messed with as much as Underestimated has messed with it. It's blew me away. Book hangover comes to mind. Book coma comes to mind but what I'm really feeling is book death. I don't think I'll ever read another dark book that will even come close to how amazing Underestimated is. That's it. I've been ruined for all other dark books in the future. I know I will always end up comparing other books to this. 

Jettie Woodruff is a fucking genius! The way she sucks you in to the life's of these characters, the fucked up mess of the characters personalities and the journey you travel whilst reading the book is just outstanding. 

I feel mind fucked but in a totally awesome way!

I give this book 5 mind boggling dark stars.

Excerpt 

This could not be happening. It was like one of those movies that kept you on the end of your seat, waiting to see what happened. I went around the bus, and Derik was now right behind me. I shot back in front of the bus and took the next street to the right. I kept darting in and out of traffic, up and down different streets with Derik right on my tail.
I finally got out of the city enough to get some speed, still passing cars, illegally. I didn’t care. I would have loved for the cops to see me and stop me. They didn’t, and I was left to fend for myself. I was a few cars ahead of him when I came up on a sports car with the top down, full of young girls. They were yelling and having the time of their life, but they were driving too slowly. I knew I shouldn’t try it. I couldn’t see if anything was coming from the little knoll.
I darted around them, and I was right. I shouldn’t have done it. Neither I nor the city bus driver had time to react before my car was under his bumper. I don’t remember much after that. I could vaguely recall sirens, voices and the sound of a saw. I was hot. I was so hot, and I could smell smoke. Was the car on fire? Was I being cut out of the car? I didn’t know. I was drifting away. I felt my body becoming lighter and lighter as I floated into the dark.
I’m sorry, Dawson…



Author BIO 

Jettie Woodruff is a practicing physician and has been a Civil War buff for decades. No. Not really, she is not a doctor nor is she a Civil War buff. She is however a goof-off and has a hard time being serious for too long.

She does enjoy a challenge when it comes to her writing. She feels as though she needs to pull every emotion possible from her readers. She wants you to be pissed off, questioning your sanity, depressed, happy, and hopefully turn your mind from wanting to cut the villain into tiny little pieces to loving him by the end of the book.

Underestimated was her first dark endeavor. It was a goal alongside of writing a series, a standalone romance, a young adult, which she can’t check that one off. She tried she really did, but her mind just doesn’t work outside the gutter and it quickly became rated X.

Jettie lives on 163 acres in a rural part of Ohio. She loves living in Ohio, except maybe the snow, and the long winters, maybe the hot summers too, Ah, hell, she hates Ohio. She does love the land and the solitude of the country. She just wishes it was in a geographically in a better part of the country.

Jettie has two grown children and one who will be eighteen in a matter of days. YES!!! She has also recently just had her first, cutest ever, most adorable, granddaughter in the whole world. Her oldest daughter just hit her with the news that she will be adding another grandchild to the family in February. Although she is sure she will fall in love with the little creature, she still can’t say the G word.

Jettie enjoys reading as much as she loves writing. She has way too many favorites to list, but one of her all-time favorites from years ago was the Casteel series from V.C. Andrews. One of her new favorites is C.J. Robert’s, Captive series. Reading it gave her that needed push that she required to say the hell with what people think and write Underestimated.

By day Jettie is wearing business attire and managing a mattress store. By night she is in front of a keyboard or her Kindle, wearing, well let’s not go there. Underestimated was her fifth book published. The first one was just shy of a disaster, not that it was a bad book. People liked it. She just knew nothing about it, no revising, no editing, just a spur of the moment…. “Oh, I wrote a book, lets publish it.” Train wreck and a half. Her Star series was one of her favorites and is held dear to her heart. She is now working on an adult romance that should be live around the end of August, early September. She can’t seem to stay focused on it at the moment, due to a much needed Bahamas vacation coming up with Adam Levine’s walking around half naked, buying her drinks.

Author links:

Facebook | Website | Pinterest | Twitter | Amazon author page


Purchase links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK


There will be a tour wide giveaway where Jettie is offering lots of amazing prizes.
There is a Kindle Paperwhite with ecopy of Underestimated,
$40 amazon gift card with a signed book,
$10 amazon giftcard with signed book 
and 5 ecopies of underestimated.

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