Reader Question – The book where she is sold to a wealthy man that abuses her…

by Maryse on September 17, 2015 · 15 comments

in Reader Questions

Ohhh this one sounds like a psych-thriller and I’m always looking for more awesome ones… so let’s try and figure it out!

Kira is looking for this dark-kidnappy sounding one:

“I can’t remember the title of a book.  It is about a girl that gets sold to a wealthy man, he “abuses” her.  She grows up hating him, she runs away, loses her memory, finds love.  He finds her and they get to start over.  The Wealthy mans name was Drew.
Thank you for your help”

UPDATE BY KIRA —-> Underestimated IS the one!!!


  • Underestimated: Book One by Jettie Woodruff <— pretty unanimous that it’s this one! LOL! Thank you Ela and crew! (My review – it’s been years since I read it so no wonder my mind was fuzzy). ;)

If anyone else has any suggestions, I’ll add them too, ’cause we can never have too many dark-reads. ;)

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela September 17, 2015 at 12:10 PM

This has to be Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff. The husband is Drew!!!

Ela September 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM

I have to add, one of my all time favorite dark reads!!!!!

valeria September 17, 2015 at 12:12 PM

sounds like Underestimated (Underestimated #1) by Jettie Woodruff

Marcie September 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM

I agree with Ela definitely Underestimated. The story continues in Underestimated 2. Good dark series.

Maryse September 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Ahhh wonderful! Okay let me add it and I’ve emailed Kira, so we’re waiting her confirmation.

If anyone else has guesses, by all means. :)

Tina September 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM


Ela September 17, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Underestimated Too was good and told through Drew’s POV it mostly was the same story just in his POV but I liked it told from hers better…

Maryse September 17, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Okay Kira got back to us saying it’s not Underestimated… but she included more details for the book she’s looking for (I added them above, into the post)…

Anyone else?

Ela September 17, 2015 at 12:55 PM

I’m sorry Maryse but even with that update it sounds exactly like Underestimated! The Maine portion, the store, the cop, the neighbor, it’s all in Underestimated. Unless there’s a book just like it, which would mean someone is a counterfeit?

Maryse September 17, 2015 at 1:01 PM


Ela September 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM

And yes the girl was sold to Drew when she was 18, literally sold for money. Her dad was an addict, her mom left her with him when she was much younger.

valeria September 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM

yes sounds exactly like Underestimated! she moves to Misty Bay, Maine, Lauren is her neighbor sheriff in a small town by the name of Dawson, she works in a coffee / hippy store owns by Starlight, she (Starlight leaves for australia ) and Riley/Morgan It is in charge of the store. Drew goes to her school to give a seminar, and later goes to her house talks with her father and arrenged the whole thing for 30,000 dollars

Linda September 17, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Yep it’s Underestimated. Read all three in series. Outstanding story!!!

Maryse September 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Okay she just messaged back after looking again and realized it IS “Underestimated”!!

Ela September 17, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Glad that’s settled because it was just too big of a coincidence that everything pointed to Underestimated.

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