Blurb: When young bride twenty-one year old Casey discovers her bridegroom is being brought up on rape charges, she concocts the plan of faking Wayne’s death and collecting his life insurance, believing the two will live happily ever after in another state until things go terrible wrong. This story deals with the twisted love and greed two people had for one another and the devastating consequences caused by their wrong and gruesome choices.
Excerpt: If nineteen-year-old Casey had listened to her mother, perhaps the slender freckled faced felon and her now divorced felon husband Waylon would not be sitting in a Texas prison. The way the auburn-haired Casey chose to make a new life for her and Waylon shocked the town and became forever known for being the cruelest and dumbest action one could do when one wants to do “all for the family.”
Candy will say she tried talking her daughter out of marrying the lazy drinking sandy-haired blue-eyed Waylon, but Casey was “starry-eyed head over heels in love,” so she thought.
Casey insisted she knew the seldom employed Waylon well enough to be his wife and allow him to be the only father her four-year-old son Matthew knew. Even though Matthew was conceived from an earlier relationship, Casey insisted the uncouth and chain-smoking Waylon treated him respectfully. “He loves me and Matthew,” Casey would say.
After a two month courtship, Casey married twenty-two-year-old Waylon Abbott. According to Candy, she hated Waylon and wanted everyone including Casey to know it. She told Casey she was making a drastic mistake by marrying Waylon, but said her eldest daughter, insisted the two were soul mates. “He’s the one,” Casey said.
In a simple backyard ceremony within the theme of Harley Davidson motorcycles, the pair exchanged wedding vows. As if something straight from the pages of American Rider, the bride wore jeans and a sleeveless Harley shirt. The groom donned black leather chaps and a vest embosomed with the famous cycle logo.
Their friends and relatives, who happily toasted them with keg beer, surrounded the glowing couple. The reception followed with grilled hotdogs and burgers as the main course. They received numerous wedding gifts and money, to help them on their way to a long and happy life together…or so the giddy couple thought.
Not just Candy disapproved of the courtship. Baby-sister Janie was as different from Casey as igloos are from tropical huts. Janie was known as the “pretty” sister and Casey the “plain Jane.” Janie thought Waylon a loser as most of Casey’s family did. She believed her big sister thought she was in love, because, according to Janie, Waylon was the first man to pay attention to Casey in a long time.