Margaret Wilson is eighteen
years old in 1969. The Vietnam War is raging. Her mother is dying and her
father is drowning in pain. She is sheltered, religious and completely
unprepared to fall in love with William Steele.
of his family’s legendary reputation, he’s rich, reckless and known for pushing
boundaries. He stands up to gossip by upping the ante, one rebellious night at
away Margaret’s innocence and puts her in the middle of a place she’s never
known. With William at her side, she can’t help but question her own boundaries
and the temptation to ignore them is running high. Then, one night, one poor
decision and Margaret becomes the one with everything to lose.
enough to hold it all together?
She and her friend set me up. Then they sent those pictures to my wife. Little did they know that she’d already left me and that I was devastated and ready to self-destruct. Because of her, I lost everything I ever wanted … the only hope I had. Now I will risk everything I have left to destroy her. It doesn’t matter why she did it, that she was hurting, or even that she was drunk. It doesn’t matter that she looks at me like she sees into my soul. Does it?
Jacqueline grew up in the rural
southeast and is the youngest child of a large and rowdy family. Reading was an
escape when there wasn’t much else around to do. She loves everything from
classical literature to true crime and everything in between. With her two
children grown and gone, she’s surrounded by a menagerie of adopted pets and a
two-legged thief who refused to give her heart back after a night of karaoke.
With a day job and a dream job, her writing is a steamy combination of real
life and seeking to answer the age-old question of what would happen if…and
then characters come along and completely derail the plan. Letting them have
their say provides plenty of sleepless nights and an endless combination of
coffee and wine, but she hopes you enjoy their stories.