"If someone had warned Sand that being in love was so costly, she might have taken the oath to never fall in love. When her parents discovered her secret gay life in a shoebox full of love letters, they kicked her out of their house. Years later, Sand unexpectedly receives a phone call from a family friend, bearing the tragic news that her mother has passed away from breast cancer. At her family's request, she's asked to not attend the funeral. With so much agony already inflicted, Sand just adds this to the collection, turning to her liquid painkiller to temporarily ease the hurt. Over the next few months, Rene's "alone time" has allowed her a chance to evaluate her relationship with Sand, and it forces her to question her own sexuality. Recycled through the foster system as early as four, Rene is one who has become accustomed to change. Even falling for a banker, who just happens to be white, doesn't seem so far-fetched--until the day he proposes to her. She struggles to find a way to tell him that she's currently involved with another woman, but observing his gay-bashing behavior makes it difficult. While her heart says one thing, her mind says another, leaving her confused and secretive all over again. Although Sand and Rene face separate challenges, that is the least of their problems. The neighborhood's queen-pin, who everyone knows as Chyna, is not one to be played with. With her ears to the streets and her eyes on every dollar floating around Dallas, Texas, it's impossible for anything to get past her. When she propositions Sand and Rene, it's no strange coincidence. Only time will reveal who can really be trusted when your life is on the line."