In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.
Handsome and successful in his own right, Dontae Marshall felt as if he had it all. Especially since he'd found the woman of his dreams and proposed marriage to her, with one stipulation - a stipulation that caused Jewel to hand the ring right back. Add to that the fact that his father is out of prison and he now has to face his feelings for the man who left him in his greatest hour of need. And if all of that wasn't enough, his long-held secret is about to be revealed.
Houston Rockets' star player "Bad Boy" Joshua Keys and wife Bella Keys have weathered quite a few storms. Her childhood trauma and poor choices resulting from it. His fake paternity suits, fights on and off the basketball court, fights that always somehow seemed to center around Bella. Then there were the legal fees, the payouts, and the groupies. They made it through all of that. But when Bella brings home a child by another man, even one that Joshua truly adores, this couple can't quite seem to overcome that.
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