Giving a man her all, just for him to flaunt his indiscretions in her face is not what Talia Wilbourn imagined for her life when she met Satchel ‘Satch’ Malone. After years of holding her head high amid the whispers and secrets, she finally decides to make a move for herself, only to be hit by another unexpected blow. Being the bigger person once again, Talia stands by Satch when a deadly situation arises. She never expects that walking away with only the clothes on her back and the money in her secret account would place a target on her back.
Marsean comes to town to pay his respects to a business partner. However, when greed and envy start to affect his business, he prolongs his stay. He meets Talia, fully expecting the opposite of what her vibe gave off. Realizing that things are never as they are told and hardly ever as they seem, he decides to get closer to her in an effort to find the truth. The one thing he doesn’t count on is that the more truth he uncovers, the more questions arise.
Toxin’s grief over his best friend has to take a back seat because business has to be handled first. In honor of his best friend, Toxin refuses to allow anyone to take advantage of Satch, even in death; regardless of who it is.
Auntie Ethel is the poster child for misery loves company. She’s lived off her nephew’s money and penitentiary chances that he took without regret. Now that he is no longer among the living, she feels that everything her nephew owned and worked for should go to her and no one else. And there’s only one way to make that happen.