Akiha thinks that she has married the man of her dreams. He loves her, and only wants to care for her. The only thing missing is a child. As far as she knows, they both want the same things in life. Until she discovers that not only are they not on the same page, but they are in different books. She finds out that he has been hiding something from her. Her confronting him starts a chain of events that she could have never seen coming from the man that she loved. Causing her to flee for her life and start over again. But can she ever really escape him?
Jericho has it all on the outside. A beautiful wife, successful career and seems to be living the American dream. But there is one thing in his pass that he has tried to outrun. He has done a good job of it until now. The facade is cracking. He's losing his cool and has finally become the one thing he has dreaded his whole life, his father.
Sequoia is a big-time drug dealer in St. Louis fighting for custody of his daughter, Amina. from her neglectful mother. Two different chance encounters with the beautiful Akiha have left him reeling. But he knows that there is something she isn't telling him. Once she shares her secret and her real reason for fleeing South Carolina to St. Louis, he vows to protect and care for this woman and her heart. But will he be able to keep the promise to protect her if her past comes calling.