Best friends since they met at U.C. Berkeley, Vanessa Taylor, Reina Kingsley, and Chris McCullen have grown into confident, capable, well-respected professionals. Yet each is searching for something vital that’s missing from their lives.
Once an angry, abandoned foster child, television executive Vanessa is finally in control of her hair-trigger temper — until she begins an emotional search for her birth parents. Half-Jamaican, half-Puerto Rican Reina sings like an angel and longs for freedom from her traditional parent’s stranglehold — and from a body so heavy she has trouble breathing. Handsome fitness instructor Chris seems to have everything a brother could want — fun work, a flashy coupe, and designer clothes — everything but 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 even threaten their rock-solid bond, they also learn new lessons about strength and faith. . .and friendship that perseveres over time and troubled waters.