After JFK was assassinated, Bobby and Jackie became even closer. Feeling as if they only had each other and with Bobby realizing that little Caroline and John Jr. didn't have a father anymore, the relationship that was simply brother and sister-in-law began to morph into a romantic relationship. Jackie trusted Bobby with her life even though Bobby, much like all the other Kennedy men, had been unfaithful in his marriage as well. Nevertheless, after experiencing what she experienced on the day her husband died, the only normal Jackie said she could find was being with Bobby. The whole book details their relationship and how it grew into a romantic affair that lasted pretty much until the day Bobby was assassinated.
Heymann goes so far as to say that when Jackie died in 1994, she was "buried next to her husband and the eternal flame and just a few yards away from the only man she may have ever truly loved," speaking of Bobby who is buried in the same area as JFK in Arlington National Cemetery.
The book was a real eye opener to the free sex/love movement that took place predominantly in the 60's in the political and Hollywood circles and the Kennedy's as well as Jackie after John's death were full participants in the craze. The reader however can't help but to feel the depth of pain and hurt that Bobby and Jackie, and later Jackie and the others would feel after the assassinations of JFK and RFK. This book captures those emotions and more.