Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Tour for "Underestimated Too" by Jettie Woodruff

Title: Underestimated Too
Author: Jettie Woodruff
Genre: Adult Romance
Publication Date: March 15

WARNING. This book contains: explicit sex scenes (some forced, some not), intense situations not meant for the faint of heart, abuse, adult language and content.

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is, so they say anyway. Fortunately, Drew loves money. He wasn’t capable of loving anything else. The more money he made, the more he needed to make. Always chasing a deal, that was the most important thing in the world to him.

You rode Morgan’s side of the tracks. Now ride Drew’s. You know the things she went through, things nobody should go through. Is Drew sorry for his part in that? Probably not. He’s not sure things would have turned out the way they did had he been the cute little husband the critics expected him to be. He did do things that hurt her, and regretted a lot of his choices, but tortured himself, wanting to do them still.

You think you know Drew? You don’t know squat. You know what his wife has told you. She couldn’t tell you more than that, she doesn’t know that part of Drew. You want a sappy cliché romance? Move on, this isn’t the story for you. You want all the gruesome details? Stick around, and then you can judge Drew.

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What would you do if you were married to a monster? A man who beat you, sexually abused you, humiliated you, and kept you prisoner in your own home? A man that would be practically penniless without you. In spite of all of that, for some strange reason, you love this man. Maybe it's Stockholm Syndrome and you fell in love with your captor, or maybe you two are actually meant to be together, but life is fucked up and so is your relationship. So you love him, but you want the hitting to stop. What do you do? Seek counseling of course.

I loved how instead of just retelling the story from Drew's POV, the story continued and we got to hear Drew's side of things through counseling. Deidra is probably my absolute most favorite character in these books. Her no nonsense attitude is just what is needed to make Drew toe the line and finally start talking about the past.

We learn a lot about Drew's past, and his past does a lot to explain why he's done the things that he's done to Morgan. Does it make me like him any more? Nope, sure doesn't. I still hate his ass and I always will because in my mind, it is never okay to hit and sexually abuse a woman. I think Morgan is a fool for wanting to be with him, but if that's what she really wants, then by all means, she can have him. At least she's pushing him to go to counseling to try and make things better.

We get a lot fewer of the twisted sex scenes between Drew and Morgan, but that's not a bad thing. Where the big focus of the book is still on the past, replaying the scenes from "Underestimated" would probably end up being more tedious than exciting. And for me the reduced emphasis on their sex life helps to show the growth in their relationship. It's clear that it's not all about the twisted sex anymore.

Overall I give this book five out of five stars because it was well written, it surprised me with it's direction, and the characters are consistent and well developed. - Katie

Excerpt #1:

“You coming soon? The photographer will be here any minute. Do you really want me to dress Nicholas for this?”
“No way, we’re leaving now… Drew?”
“The moving guys left two boxes of papers here for me. Should I bring them home for you?”
“No, I’ll send Celeste after them tomorrow. Come home. Nicky will be awake soon.”
“Okay, but you just called him Nicky again.”
“You don’t have to point it out every time I do it.”
“Yes I do. I’ll see you in a few. I have to run Alicia home first.”
“You should stop and get us some beer. We’ll float around the pool naked after Marta leaves and NICHOLAS goes to bed.”

Writing is more than a passion for me. I write adult books, romance and erotica. I did recently try my hand at a young adult romance, but because of the gutter that my mind seems to fall into. It quickly went into rated R mode. I reside in Ohio. I love living in Ohio, except maybe the cold winters, and the snow, well maybe the hot summers too. Ah hell, I hate Ohio.

I love to push my limits in writing, fuel the senses and emotions of my readers. I have some great supporters and love them all dearly.

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