The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year - not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.
Matthew, however, can't seem to forget the pain his parents caused him and Racquel. Still, he wonders if maybe they'd been right, as fatherhood is not what he expected, and Racquel's behavior has become increasingly erratic. Matthew genuinely wants to be a good husband, though, and swears he'll never repeat his parents' mistakes. But when an old friend expresses her desire for Matthew, the temptation may be too great to resist....
Then, there's Dillon Whitfield - Curtis' long-lost-son - who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis' money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis's first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection - even if it means playing dirty....
As jealousy builds and secrets pile up, both of Curtis' sons will be pushed over the edge and forced to take drastic action. Can these two troubled young men find their way back into the Black family fold? Or will their family ties be undone once and for all?
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Did not like Audio version
Yes will read more of books, but the narrator didnt bring life into the characters
The Raquell storyline was a lil over the top and even though Dylan was psych he was pretty much an outcast the the Black family
More than one narrator
Racquell not give away but what did to Matt would have written different where her an Matt beat the odds in the end