Degrees of Deception (Paperback)
iUniverse, 9781491715000, 308pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
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Jackie Jones is a wealthy but naive college student from Texas who knows there are two things her mother expects her to obtain at Karrington University: a degree and a husband. Influenced by her row house roommate and caught up in the racy Washington, D.C, lifestyle, Jackie spends nearly all her allowance in one afternoon on a frivolous shopping spree. Fearful to ask her parents for more money, Jackie decides to follow through on an offer for what she thinks is a quick, one-time sales job to recoup the funds. She has no idea that her choice is about to land her in the hands of Nita Lockheart, the ruthless head of a coke party empire.
Trapped in a battle between her conscience and her desperate need for cash, Jackie finally gives in to temptation and begins hosting secret cocaine parties in her home. With her life quickly unraveling, she must do everything she can to retain her scholarship, end a dangerous and intoxicating love triangle, and reclaim her life. After more than two years of being beaten, traumatized, and manipulated, Jackie finally finds the courage to confront Nita.
In this suspenseful tale, a college student must face the consequences of a bad choice that will leave her wondering if there is any way to find the redemption she so badly needs.