This whole sordid adventure started out as a harmless prank on the part of Lucinda's parole officer local cop Matt Harding played by John Cassavettes look alike Nick Mancuso. Playing a practical joke on his friend Clay, who's been divorced for some six years, Matt has him set up with his parolee client Lucindia feeling that he and Clay, as well as Lucinda, will get a big laugh out of the whole deal. It turns out that Clay ends up going ape-sh*t over the shapely and hot as a pistol Lucinda, who was some eight months pregnant at the time, and before you can say Jackie Robinson the two were hitched, married, in the biggest social event that town had in years.
Grateful to her husband at first for all the things that he's given her together with her new born child, from her previous husband, Britiany,Clair Marie Hooker, Lucinda turns as rotten as a months old container of spoiled milk as she starts going on a spending spree leaving Clay in debt, over her extravagant lifestyle, tens of thousands of dollars. Lucinda really goes overboard when she starts to turn the screws on Clay's young and handsome, like his pop, son Nick, Michael Woolson, who despite all of Lucinda's trying resist her very sexy and aggressive advances which must have taken superhuman self-control on Nick's part.
Clay smelling a rat when an acting scared and concerned Lucinda tells him that she's getting obscene and threatening phone calls has Matt tap his, and Lcinda's, phones. It's then when Clay finds out that his very greedy and ungrateful wife is trying to seduce and screw his innocent and very confused son Nick, who has a study girlfriend Samantha played by Cody Tucker, behind his back and decides to cut the two-timing hussy out of his will. As it turned out Lucinda gets to Clay first not only leaving him dead with a bullet to his left temple but his totally innocent son Nick implicated in his fathers murder.
The movie "Vows of Deception" was pretty good for the first half but started to really lag after Clay's body was discovered in his mansion by Lucinda. We were giving the runaround to if Clay's death was a murder or a suicide. All the evidence seemed to point to the obviously innocent and framed, by Lucinda, Nick. Still it was hard, even if you fell for Lucinda's frame-up, to see how Nick could have knocked off his old man.
The two, Nick & Cay, were always getting along fine and only Lucinda's lies about her step-son was the only evidence, if you could call it that, against him. Nick for his part was such a good and feeling son that he refused to bring out Lucinda's infidelities towards his father and his rejections of his step-mothers efforts in trying to get him romantically involved with her. That in itself would have easily cleared Nick of Lucinda's ridiculous charges of murdering Clay, but Nick kept it under the table in order not to soil his fathers good name and memory.
****SPOILER ALERT****In the end it was Matt, who felt very guilty for having him introduce Lucinda to Clay, that broke the case wide open by finding the murder weapon, Nick's gun, where Lucinda hid it. This before she could plant it on Nick, or in Nick's home, in what Lucinda called Plan B that would have iced Nick, with a murder rap and conviction, and had her get off Scot-free in her husbands and Nick's fathers murder.