Laurence Marks was determined to be more than the life that was forced on her after her father was gunned down in front of her on her fourteenth birthday. With a mother that sought solace in a liquor bottle, Lala had to not only take care of herself but her mother to. When things get tough and the walls begin to close around her there is one person that she knows that she can turn to, her best friend Heart. Heart Quamere Strong live his life by his rules, being thrown away at birth killed something inside of him that caused him to look at life differently. He never had anyone to show him love so he vowed to never give it, until Lala comes in and occupies the space that he had condemned. The bond between Lala and Heart grows the more life throws at them and when things heat up so much that neither one of them can ignore their feelings, things become complicated. Will they follow their heart, or will life get in the way of what’s meant to be?