Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway - Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff



Book 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



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.





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…



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Review of Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff

Reviewer - Fiona Wilson

Rating - 4 Hearts

This story is erotic in nature and features scenes of BDSM. It should be read by a mature audience only. Please be warned!

This book starts off as one thing then turns itself on its head and becomes something else. It reminds me very much of the film "Sleeping With the Enemy" with Julia Roberts.

Morgan is running from something, turning herself into someone totally different to who she has grown up as. Morgan becomes Riley, moves to a small town, finds a job, makes friends and even meets someone who could become very important to her.

Slowly her story as Morgan starts to come out, and it is a very shocking story. What Morgan went through in her early life is something no one should go through. She deserves so much more, and it seems like she can get the life she deserves at last.

But the author then throws in a curveball, and Morgan finds herself struggling once again. She has changed as a person though, and uses her new found confidence to change things in the situation she finds herself in.

For a while she muddles through, believing that this is her life. But a chance encounter throws everything up in the air yet again as she is thrown back in time once again.

During the first half of the story I really liked Morgan/Riley. I could see that her past had caused heartache for her, and I agreed that she deserved a new life.

But during the second part I found myself disliking her slightly. She finds herself in a terrible situation, one which she tries to deal with by bringing her past and her present together. A lot of the decisions she makes hurt people, and I didn't agree with some of those decisions.

However, for the story to work its way to its conclusion Morgan had to go through what she did. She had to make the decisions she did. And her past and present had to meet the way they did.

I loved this story. It was different in many ways to books I have read before in that the storyline was quite unique. One thing I did take from this is that everyone can change should the circumstances present themselves the right way. It is a difficult story to read at times due to the content, but if you work your way through it I assure you it is worth it.



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  1. wow fab review fiona thanks hon xx Natalie xx

    1. You are more than welcome! I loved the book