Candace thinks she has it all—a good job, a promising future, and a plan to get herself and her son out of the hood. But can she still make it happen when she gets involved with a young thug chasing street dreams?
Even with a good job, Candace is barely getting by, and raising her ten-year-old son is becoming more challenging by the day. Still, the quick-witted Candace has a plan. She’s focused on a big promotion with a healthy salary increase that will put her right where she needs to be.
Her strongest supporter is her buck-wild little sister Marci, who’s head over heels in love with a married man. Her other support comes from Prince, her son’s father, who is incarcerated but has her back no matter what. Still, not even the hustle she learned from him helps keep her straight on her paper chase.
Then she meets Chris—a pretty boy seven years her junior. Candace doesn’t know much about him, but his street-savvy swagger and seductive smile keep her heart racing. She should know better than to get involved with a man who’s tied to the streets, but Candace can’t bring herself to shake him off. And soon, Chris drags her down a road that threatens to end her career…and her life.