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?
Melanie was the one that’d sent those pictures to his wife, but it was me who’d told her to get her camera ready. I’d been angry at my ex-fiance and took it out on Merrick, wanting to expose him for the cheater I thought he was. I never dreamed it would go this far – that he would vow to destroy me. I’d take it all back if I could, but the damage is done. My mother’s life’s work is at his mercy and he’s determined to make me feel the loss that I caused him. Still, the way he looks at me I have to ask myself, did my poor choices wake the monster…or the man?
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
I went into this book without any expectations, Jacqueline Sinclair is a new author to me. This isn’t a book I would typically reach for but I’m glad i read it. This book was quite unique, I’m not sure I’ve read one with a similar storyline.
Trinity makes some bad decisions one night she is out drinking with her friend Melanie. They decide to try and set up Merrick so they could send the pictures to his wife and expose him for the awful human being he is.
Merrick has a lot more going on than we knew about, he has been through hell and Trinity’s actions tip him over the edge. He wants to ruin her an her mothers business.
I loved Merrick, he had been through so much that my heart just broke for him. I had a tough time connecting with Trinity, her character just didn’t really appeal to me.
This book touched on a very sad subject and my heart broke during parts of it. The author conveyed Merrick’s pain through the book so well that I felt it alongside him. This was a really interesting story and I really enjoyed Jacqueline’s writing style.
Other Books in the Series
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.
William has it all. A product
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
The reality of his world sweeps
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.
Will their young love be strong
enough to hold it all together?
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.