Expectation is overrated.
Astoria Robinson has been loyal to a fault to her family, her career on the set of the nations’ #1 black TV Drama, Poison & Ivy, and her boyfriend, Jon. She had high expectations of their relationship. She expected his loyalty, she expected marriage, and she expected him to remain by her side. But when he relocates to Texas, disappointment is the only thing she comes to expect.
Relationships are overrated.
Dominic Wright has avoided relationships since breaking off a long-term relationship with a close friend. But he can’t seem to get the lovely Story Robinson out of his mind and he knows she’s worthy of more than a brief affair.
Reciprocity is overrated.
When Story’s ex returns and Dominic’s faithfulness is questioned, they’re left with a love affair that’s destined to crash and burn. Or maybe…love flickers beyond the flames.
Remy Jones knows she needs to change her promiscuous behavior. And she will…after this final weekend. A weekend that has her regretting her decision when a business investment quickly sours upon meeting a potential investor. The only thing standing between Remy and her dreams is the face behind the hook-up from her wild weekend.
Caden Miller doesn’t trust women. If they’re not playing games, then they’re trying to get into his pockets. Maintaining his focus on his business is the only thing that keeps him strong. But he finds himself rethinking his stance on not mixing business with pleasure when his weekend tryst stirs up feelings that he’s never experienced.
After Remy gives Caden something he can feel, he realizes that he’s just the man for her. But when a bad decision comes back to haunt Caden, he finds Remy slipping through his fingers again. It won’t be easy for Remy or Caden to navigate the circumstances of their initial meeting to get to the heart of the matter.
After a relationship full of lies and pain that resulted in loss, coffee shop owner, Calista Walker is disillusioned about the virtues of love. She’s accustomed to the attention men pay her, but she’s skilled in the game of avoidance. When a stranger walks into her coffee shop and makes it his mission to get his daily dose of her, she finds herself sliding down that slippery slope once again.
Breslin Walker has lived a rewarding life as a famous jazz musician. Returning home to South Haven, Maryland he realizes that he’s been missing something all along. And he finds everything he needs in Calista. However, building the life his heart desires with the woman of his dreams is proving more challenging than he expected.
Calista and Breslin quickly come to realize that love isn’t always enough to conquer all. Faced with challenges on every side from their age gap to their family connections, being rooted in each other is where they find their strength. Yet, a mind-blowing revelation forces them apart. How will Breslin convince Calista that love is enough when she’s so determined to let go.
Scarlett Nicholson’s career at LCP is on the rise, but it’s requiring long days and late evenings thanks to her boss’s new agenda. A night of fun is all she needs to break the tension building inside of her. An invitation to a celebrity VIP event leads to more fun than she bargained for when one night pulls her into a lurid affair that she can’t walk away from.
Former NFL tight-end, Quinn Knox has had his share of disappointments in life and he’s finally found contentment through his business ventures. Although he’s yearning for something more, it doesn’t seem to be his destiny to have love. Until a one-night stand with Scarlett Nicholson awakens dormant feelings that he thought were long dead.
A flicker of desire turned into a raging fire threatens to engulf them, causing their affair to go up in flames. Despite forces pulling at Scarlett and Quinn they’re determined to find a spark of happiness together. But when Quinn shares a secret, everything they thought they were is brought into question, and they must decide if their love is worth the fight. How can they walk away from the fire unscathed and with their hearts intact?
Love can be blind, but it doesn’t require you to be a fool. That’s the painful lesson Regan Stevens is learning. She knows she isn’t destined for a happily-ever-after with her long-term boyfriend, Cameron. Yet, no matter how much she promises herself that she’ll do better, Regan stays, because she’s not sure what better is.
Overwhelmed with grief, Justice Phillips knows there’s a missing element in his life, but he’s not sure what that is. When he relocates to Atlanta, he meets a kindred spirit in Regan that forces him to deal with repressed feelings. Justice cannot ignore their undeniable attraction and deeper spiritual connection; he’s found the missing piece to his puzzle.
Everything about their situation is taboo, but it isn’t. A shared kiss invites the question of how can something that appears so wrong, feel so right. How will Regan and Justice turn their illicit affair into something so beautiful that heals the scars of their pasts, and who will be most impacted by the pressure of their forbidden love affair?
With the weight of my past hanging on my shoulders, the last thing I need is a relationship.
I’ve been down that road, seen what it has to offer, and I’m not going back.
Until Sunni Washington.
Her return home is not what I expected.
She’s tapping into feelings I never explored before.
Feelings that will challenge the bond I have with my mentor and the respect I have for Sunni.
It’s becoming harder to ignore the temptation of a love that’s so taboo.
The love I feel is real, but is it enough to navigate the tumultuous waters ahead?
Love. Loyalty. Passion.
Those are words people carelessly toss around.
But not me.
I’ve loved Cree Douglas for a lifetime despite the scars and secrets he so carefully tucks away.
I just need one chance to prove to this tortured soul
That I’m all, he needs to heal his shattered heart.
His loyalty to my father is a nuisance, but it won’t stop the passion we share.
Although our love is on the cusp of a new dawn, I sense there’s a storm brewing on the horizon.
BEJEWELED: A BEAUTIFUL BLEND
Olivia believes she can have it all. A successful business and a loving husband. But his ex-wife is not ready to walk away, and continues to threaten any chance he and Olivia might have at happiness. When Olivia discovers she’s being stalked, secrets her mother took to the grave come creeping out.
The baby Nikki and Carlos have been planning is finally on the way. One problem…the paternity is at question, and Carlos is in the dark. To protect her secrets, Nikki’s ready to sever ties to both men that hold the key to her heart. But one half of her heart won’t let go, and the other half is willing to fight until the end. The birth of her child may lead to the death of her marriage.
One test has the power to determine the truth. One test will change their lives forever.
Deception will bring separation, and destiny will mend two broken hearts. And in the end, everyone must work together to create a beautiful blend.