After her mother dies in childbirth Lashay Murphy is raised by her grandmother and aunt who have made her feel like a burden her entire life. With the truth kept just out of her grasp Shay is taught to keep her head down and stay out of the way, leaving her defenseless and inexperienced. Being young and naïve has her tripping, tumbling, and falling mercilessly in love with a man unworthy of her heart. Deep down she knows she deserves better, but the grip he has on her makes it almost impossible for her to walk away.
Shay meets Asada Benjamin, who has a chip on his shoulder after his mother leaves his dad alone to raise him. Growing up with an absent mother hardens Asada’s heart and forms his opinion that women are selfish and untrustworthy. Both Shay and Asada assume the worst about each other; he assumes she’s just another hood girl scheming to make a dollar and she assumes he’s just another guy handing out lies and heartbreak.
Will Shay and Asada see each other for who they really are or will a revelation from Shay’s past ruin their foundation before it’s even built?