Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff

Amazon Erotica Best Seller.. 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.

4.5 Star Review by Jen Hagen

Morgan comes from the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia. Poverty and welfare is the future that will be awaiting her after graduation from high school. Her parents are drunks who fail to take care of her and her little brother. When Morgan is 18 she is sold to Drew Kelley for $30,000 to become his wife.

 “I would like to say that my eighteenth birthday was the worst day of my life, but I had many worse days of my life.”

Drew is rich and tells Morgan that he will treat her like a queen as long as she listens to him. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Wrong…Morgan is living in hell. She is confined to the house, locked in a room for days, no friends, no ability to talk with the outside world, and every move and noise she makes is seen by the cameras that Drew has placed throughout the house. Drew controls her. Drew does nasty things to her. Drew hits her. Drew uses her as a sex slave. Drew is an ass. Drew has no idea what she’s planning…

From the very beginning we know that Morgan was able to escape from Drew. We are introduced to her as Riley. She has a fresh start thousands of miles away from Drew. There is no trail that Drew would be able to use to find her. Morgan has escaped her 6-year marriage from hell. Morgan is trying to feel comfortable in her new life. She has finally stopped looking over her shoulder. She now has friends, a job, and a lover.

“I had never felt so safe and secure before him, and I cherished the feel of his arms strongly around me.”

Morgan can never tell anybody the complete truth about the life she had for 6 years. She never reveals her true identity or the identity of Drew to her lover. Her friends unknowingly put her on the road to her past and Morgan is thrown head first into a whirlwind of her finding herself again. Morgan’s new persona is strong and capable of handling Drew. She still has her ability to perform evasive acts around Drew’s office and Morgan finds out the truth about her captivity.

“I was Charlie’s Angels, Cagney and Lacy, GI Jane, okay so I watched a lot of television. It was all that I had to do when I was a prisoner in this house.”

Morgan’s confrontations with Drew are undermining his ability to control her. I loved seeing the assertive side of Morgan.

“You probably shouldn’t underestimate me. I’m not as dumb as you think I am.”

**high fiving Morgan**

So what happens when the past collides with the present and a monumental question and its answer will affect the future of so many? It’s a collision that is worthy of reading to find out. I loved this book. It started slow but when the book took a turn at 40% I was definitely strapped in for the bumpy ride. And just when you think you have things figured out…BAM…it changes again. There were several times I wanted to get my slapping stick ready for Morgan. She made a few poor decisions that hurt people she cared about. I usually am not capable of reading a book cover to cover without sneaking a peek at the ending, but for all the times I wanted to peek I held back to experience the full amount of angst thrown my way. I think my chest pains continued for an hour after I finished the book. I continued to think about this for a full day after its completion and I questioned myself so many times. Why was I questioning myself?? I can’t tell you, but if you read it I’m certain that you will be questioning yourself also.

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