If something is plausible, it's reasonable or believable. Giving a deceptive impression of truth and reliability at such an early age is certain to cause you to believe what isn’t real.
Aquilla Chavez was raised by a loving father, and a brother who may have loved her a little too much. Aquilla was spoiled, adored, bringing cheer when disaster threatened a family. She was exposed to a life of crime all while, lovingly being sheltered and protected from it.
Will she ever reclaim the one man who she believes to be the love of her life? She didn’t want to be where she was forced to be. She wanted nothing to do with the person she was involuntary turned into. Aquilla had one goal, one goal that would save her from the catastrophic life she was suddenly thrown into.
She had to find him. She had to try, or was this the plausibility of a life she was meant to have? Was the life she was torn form the disastrous life? Could this be where she was meant to be? How would she ever know? What if he found her? What if she never saw him again? What if….She didn’t want to?
The author was right to state that this is not your typical HEA romantic story but dang it was a non stop read.
I would have never cam across this book if it wasn't for signing up for the tour and I am just happy I did. I can not describe the thrill ride and the emotional journey the author took me on but I do have to say I want to ride again.
WOW.... Quill got eye openers from beginning to end and on some notes I was like "OH HELL NO".... The twist and turns of the journey was what will have me recommending it to everyone and saying "I just can't describe it" as well.
This is definitely a MUST read to understand the way Jettie put this masterpiece together.
“Do you want to go for a walk?” Tua asked as they swayed in the water.
“Sure,” she replied, glancing up to see Julius still glaring at her. What the fuck? Who the hell did he think he was? He was worse than her father. She knew Julius would follow. She was expecting it. She however wasn’t expecting what was about to transpire.
Tua weaved his fingers in hers as they walked. She wasn’t sure about it. She didn’t feel the butterflies that Talin described when Salem touched her. He walked her behind a big boulder where he knew that Julius couldn’t see. He backed her up to the massive rock and moved slowly to her lips as he placed his hand on her naked ribs. Aquilla parted her lips for him, but wasn’t sure why when he kissed her. Her lips moved in sync with his but he never inserted his tongue. It wasn’t the sexy wet kiss that was described in the romance books that she read. It was a dry awkward kiss. Nope. No butterflies there either.
“Go home, Tua,” Julius demanded.
Tua abruptly backed away from Aquilla, dropped his head and got the hell out of there. Julius could break him. He wasn’t stupid or suicidal. Aquilla wasn’t at all upset with Julius. She was glad that he intervened. Maybe she didn’t like Tua as much as she initially thought.
Julius moved closer to Aquilla. She cautiously watched him as he placed his right hand above her head. He fidgeted with his belt with his left hand, like he was trying his best not to touch her.
“What the hell do you want a pussy like Tua Shumah for?” he asked.
“Julius, I’m eighteen and have only kissed two boys my entire life. You when I was like 12 and now Tua. That’s unheard of.”
“You don’t come from that side of the tracks, Quill.”
“Well it’s bullshit. I’m sick of living like this. I want to go live my life. I don’t want a bodyguard or my brother following me everywhere I go,” she exclaimed.
“I think you have known for a long time that I am not your brother,” he replied, moving closer to her. Was he going to kiss her? Her heart suddenly picked up a few extra beats right about the time that her stomach did a few summersaults. She could barely see his face in the dark.
“Who am I Julius?” she asked just above a whisper. His lips were so close. Did she want him to kiss her? Maybe she did. Maybe she could make a comparison between his and Tua’s kiss.
“Someday I will tell you,” he promised close to her lips. She could feel each word.
Julius realized what he was about to do and quickly backed away. What the fuck was wrong with him? His father would shoot him right between the eyes. “Let’s go home,” he said, turning away.
She followed confused.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
Website - http://www.jettiewoodruff.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/JaywoodJettie
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