Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: Underestimated Box Set by Jettie Woodruff

Publication Date: 2/16/2015

Series: Underestimated #1-#3
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb:


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 it 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. 

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 a 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. 

Underestimated Too 

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 he 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 clich√© romance? Move on, this isn't the story for you. You want all the gruesome details? Stick around, and then you can judge Drew. 

An Underestimated Christmas 

Although this next book takes place over Christmas, it's way more than a Christmas story. Hang on... 

For all of those who are wondering what Morgan and Drew are up to these days, this is for you. You followed Morgan through her life of pain and then happiness in Underestimated. You followed Drew through Underestimated Too with his own trials and tribulations where he too found happiness in the end. 
Now read along with An Underestimated Christmas to find out if the happiness is still going strong. We pick up the story with Nicholas being nearly five and Wes being three. How do Morgan and Drew handle everyday life with a family? Will this Christmas be the best one ever, or the last? 
Never underestimate the ability to lose it all.


This isn’t your hearts and flowers kind of romance story. Jettie Woodruff has ripped the proverbial band-aid off of traditional romances and delivered a messy, bloody kind of relationship. Drew and Morgan’s marriage is far from fairytale and lingers more on the side of hellish nightmare side of the romance scale. Just when you think that Morgan’s life will have some semblance of normalcy… it’s gone. The dark twists and turns in this book will leave you on your toes and wanting to strangle various characters as it unfolds. There were so many times I felt murderous toward both of these characters as I was reading, but by the end of the book, I was okay with some of plot lines that transpired and with certain characters. It’s been a long time since a dark romance story pulled me in like Underestimated and I can’t wait to read more.

Underestimated Too

Underestimated Too shatters the thinly built patch on Morgan and Drew’s romantic entanglements. Drew’s past comes to light and the darkness hidden away amongst the painful memories are enough to scar you for life while bawling your eyes out for these fictional characters. I understood Drew so much more as I finished this book and felt his fear and pain. Morgan’s attempt to help him through his fucked up past only leads to more issues in their marriage. There were so many times I literally screamed at my kindle for Morgan to run or wiped away tears from the screen for Drew’s life.  Even the next morning, I was so emotionally drained that I had to wait hours before diving into the last book. Jettie has taken the dark horrors from Underestimated and magnified them times 1,000,000 in Underestimated Too. My heart still hurts from reading it.

An Underestimated Christmas

If you’ve read my other two reviews, then you know that Jettie Woodruff isn’t about to give us a very Merry Underestimated Christmas. Drew and Morgan are facing a foe this time that lingered hidden in the darkness. Morgan takes the focus on this story as the person who is fucking up their marriage, but Drew will never be prefect and adds to the issues as well. I will say that Jettie has broached a topic that many families fight about when it comes to the health of their children. I applaud her interjecting this plot line into her novel and giving readers the chance to see that people afflicted by this disorder can still live normal lives and be happy adults. As I turned the last page on the Morgan and Drew saga to date, it was a bittersweet goodbye. I hope that in the future Drew and Morgan make a re-appearance!

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