Cassidy grew up in a Christian home with her mother, stepfather and younger sister. On the outside she had the seemingly perfect life most people yearned for the simple fact that she was raised in a 2 parent household, but inside all she knew was secrets and pain. Before she got caught up into the whirlwind of deceit from her family life Mike came in and swept her off her feet and gave her everything she never had. Who would’ve thought a girl from the hood with no work experience and just a high school diploma could get a rich manto fall for her? Years later, with a 10 kt princess cut diamond on her ring finger Cassidy realized everything that glitters wasn’t gold. Everything came with a price and she was falling apart not only from the family secrets she held inside but now her abusive draining relationship. Giving her all into a man and clinging onto the street mantra Family First, she felt trapped to her situation because it was all she knew and without it she had nothing.
Hassan, born in Sudan with Ethiopian blood running through his veins he was the outcome of a foreign love story of two muslims who followed their hearts instead of the rules that was instilled in them through religion. His father brought his family to America to break away from their country and family fued to grow his business and family. The day of his 18th birthday his father was arrested and framed for a murder he didn’t commit. It was only right that the oldest son step up and be the man of their household and the King of his empire. It seemed easy going, but with the head cut off the body would fall and the people he thought was in his corner now became shady. Hassan not only had the weight of his family and expanding business to deal with, but a motherless daughter to raise and his family values to hold onto in the midst of contradiction and betrayal.
Life changes once Cassidy and Hassan cross paths. Two different people with very different backgrounds are drawn together because of their open desire to know what is outside beyond what they were given. Together they learned that there is a thin line between love and hate, and the true meaning of family. They both want a new way of life, and sense the meaning of really living and loving as their companionship grow but fear, uncertainty, and ignorance leaves them doubtful of taking that leap of faith to the other side