I stayed alone in Caroline's room that night—a girlhood room with twin beds and colored ribbons from horse shows. I stared at the ribbons late into the night. It wasn't just the play opening, or the moonlight flooding through the window, or the smallness of the bed. It was the knowledge that our rooms adjoined through the hall door and he was sleeping so near. It was the knowledge that a kiss we had shared near a field by some horses might change my life forever.
-from Come to the Edge
When Christina Haag was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister on Fifth Avenue. A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University, Christina and John were acting together in an off-Broadway play. It was then that John confessed his long-standing crush on her, and they embarked on a five-year love affair.