Desiree Washington is a 23-year-old girl with dreams of becoming a writer. But when the banking crisis turns her wallet upside down, she takes a job as a French tutor/nanny to the children of a wealthy superstar. There’s only one problem: She doesn’t speak French!
Her best friend Sean Minton has dreams, too, of becoming the next Kanye West. He’s a lawyer/music producer-in-training with tracks in his pocket and boys in his closet and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Global icon Bebe Jones is Desiree’s new boss. Once a ruling star of show business, her glitter is slowly fading, along with her marriage, and quite possibly her mind. What she’s after is happiness, but she’s looking for it in all the wrong places.
Her two young children, Jedda and Jordan Jones Chadwick, 9 and 6, want what all young children want: Mom and dad happy together forever. Sadly that’s not the case, and at such tender ages they react in strange and often scary ways.
Jasmine Jones, Bebe’s eldest daughter by husband #2, is a budding actress living in Los Angeles. At twenty-four she is beginning to break free from her mother’s shadow. But she is torn between her independence and the troubles at home and so jets back to Beau Reve, NJ every chance she gets.
And then there is Bebe’s household staff: Eunice, Henry, and Carmella, all keeping planet Bebe in orbit. But they are more than just mere servants. Each one has a unique link to Bebe. And some of those links are explosive.
Finally, there is Bebe’s third husband, Magnus Chadwick, the British hedge fund manager with the heart problem — he hasn’t got one. This fellow cares about one thing and one thing only: Money.
Find out what happens when the lives of these remarkable characters are laid bare in The Unraveling of Bebe Jones.