- Publisher: BET Books
- Published: May 1, 2002
Once an angry, abandoned foster child, television executive Vanessa Taylor is finally in control of her hair-trigger temper…until beginning an emotional search for her birth parents. Half-Jamaican, half-Puerto Rican Reina Williams sings like an angel and longs for freedom from her traditional parents’ stranglehold–and a body so heavy she has trouble breathing. Handsome fitness instructor, Chris McCuellen, seems to have everything a brother could want: fun work, a flashy coupe, and designer clothes. Everything except the truth about his mother’s mysterious death, and a love to call his own.
The friends’ reckless pursuit of independence and long-buried secrets takes them on a journey both troubling and life-affirming. For while they face ugly truths and shocking revelations that threaten their rock-solid bond, they also learn new lessons about strength, faith, and friendship that perseveres over time and troubled waters.