Barry, age 35, moves from a western state to the Midwest after having spent time in jail for being accused of raping an underage girl, who played him for a fool, making him believe she was in her mid-20s. He meets Patsy, who plays on his sympathies as the abused ex-wife of a small-town farmer. He thinks they have a lot in common, and she gets him a job at a retirement home as an assistant director, which is what he studied for while in prison, but Barry and Patsy falsify his records a bit.
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Cheri was a stripper, when she met her husband, Spike. Spike was a biker and a customer at the strip joint where Cheri worked. She got pregnant soon after they met, and she convinced him to marry her. Cheri quit being a stripper, but Spike didn't quit going to the strip clubs. Their marriage lasted for a few years, but after the son they had together died in a horrible accident, things began to fall apart, and Spike got into gambling, Spike was never the same; things were never the same.
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Gabbi loves her wine almost as much as she loves her men. But being the attention whore that she is, she couldn't hang in there when her marriage needed mending; instead she ran to an old high school sweetheart, making up stories that her husband abused her so all would feel sorry for her. When friends would confront Gabbi with their disbelief of Travis' abusiveness, she would say that he put on a good act. Gabbi got what she wanted - for a while.
Penny always envied her friend Amber, but lost touch with her over the years. Amber comes to visit and confesses to Penny that she had killed her own children by letting them drown. Amber let her children drown, and then blamed it on her husband, who was drunk and didn't remember what he did or where he was, and so was convicted of the heinous crime.
Justice Gray has done it again with this new story unfolds with its suspense and intertwined web of romance, lies, sex, crime, and a plethora of unusual events as they once again climax, and convey deep emotions, and vivid erotic images. What starts out to be romance and a happily-ever-after life for Trish, ends up with her losing all and going through a series of failed romances, calculating that all men are jerks, which ultimately leads her to self-destruction.
Gretchen has learned through her own experience that men are worthless and has chosen a lifestyle of drinking, smoking, and gambling. She loses her house and sells her belongings to support her habits, leading to the destruction of herself and others.
Have you ever vacationed with a friend, only to realize that you have to babysit her, as she seems incapable of following instructions, and expects you to take care of her? Does this make your vacation miserable? Then you will love this novel. Jeannetta is offered a free vacation from Dee. Jeannetta has a difficult time getting Dee to the airport on time, as she is hung over from the night before. Dee is missing. Jeannetta decides to finish her vacation by herself.
Friends Failing Forever is a story of how Gina, the never-ending party-seeker, constantly needs a caretaker - or babysitter - for herself and her young daughter. Also how her BFF, Cassie, decides she can't be that person anymore, and leaves Gina out to dry - dry up, hopefully. Periodically, Gina tries to better herself - like getting a job from which she later gets fired, as she gets angry at a child. Cassie, in contrast to Gina's hooker-look, is attractive, stylish, well-educated, and employed, and prefers to keep it that way rather than party with Gina.
Enticed to Evil is about a very dysfunctional family, and may look like other dysfunctional families that you know. Rick cheats on his wife, bringing his girlfriends to his own home. Vanessa turns a blind eye to his cheating for the sake of their son, David. David ends up falling for his father's latest conquest, Christie. Jake, Vanessa's new lover is.... Problems erupt between David and Rick.
Victory via Deceit is about a woman who marries her best friend; when she is diagnosed with hepatitis B, she questions Matt's fidelity. Money becomes tight, as Matt is in real estate and the economy is dwindling; yet after following him and discovering he has male partners he is spending money on, she wonders who she really married. They end up losing their house. Blair loses her job and begins a path of self-destruction, until Matt threatens to take their daughter away from her. What waits around the corner for Blair?
Patsy is bored with her husband and makes up stories of abuse in order to get away from him. She doesn't have much, but soon decides she can make lots of money if she prostitutes herself - first to men, then to women. Dirk and Patsy join criminal forces, with Dirk being Patsy's pimp; later Patsy plans to groom her daughter for teenage prostitution. Their high, rich lifestyle has them running out of money in a short time, so they constantly come up with ways to mooch off other people.