Zoe Shaw's childhood was anything but perfect. Zoe, her sister Pam, and their mother, Martha were terrorized by Otis Shaw. The man that vowed to love and protect them had become a drunken, abusive animal that took pleasure in their suffering. But when he begins to look at Zoe with lover's eyes, she finds herself taking drastic measures to ensure that he ll never hurt any of the Shaw women again.
A shot rang out in the dark and Cecily felt her body tense. Had she been hit? Was death the price that she would pay for wanting to be loved? Andrew and Cecily Connors appear to have the perfect marriage, but nothing is as it seems. Cecily is the long-suffering wife that desperately wants to be free of her abusive, adulterous husband.
After seven long years in state prison, Tameka Williams is being set free. Unfortunately, all of the anger and resentment that she's lived with during her incarceration are being freed as well. While Brook Mansfield-Banks was not pleased with the idea of her mortal enemy being released, she was ready to defend her family and show Tameka that she was no longer the naïve pushover that she once was.