High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She's desperate to be accepted into a prestigious study abroad program in Spain so that she can see what life is like beyond the streets of Brooklyn. She wouldn't mind escaping from her strict (though lovable) parents for awhile either. But when the captain of the basketball team starts to pay attention to her after she's pined away for him for months and Cherise, her best friend, meets a guy online, Teenie's mind is on anything but her schoolwork. Teenie's longtime crush isn't what he seemed to be, nor is her best friend's online love.
Can Teenie get her act together in time to save her friendship with Cherise, save her grade point average so that she can study in Spain, and save herself from a potentially dangerous relationship?
Christopher Grant makes a stunning literary debut with this warmly told story about friends, family, and finding oneself.
Nigel Greer is one of the sexiest men in Miami. With a lucrative career as the doorman to the hottest nightclub in South Beach, a loving marriage to a beautiful and ambitious architect, and a plucky young daughter who adores him, Nigel has what most would describe as the perfect life. Without warning, his life unravels when his daughter falls gravely ill.
Nigel’s wife, Naomi, has secrets from her past that put her marriage and her daughter’s life at risk. An ex-boyfriend, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Adrian Bentley, may be in a position to help the family. As Nigel’s nemesis, his assistance comes with conditions. Everyone has something to lose. Tensions rise, tempers flare, and agendas clash as time runs out to save a life, a marriage, and an athlete’s career.