Desi Warner is ready to end her life after an accident disfigures her face and destroys her modeling career. Instead, she goes back in time to 1974 to meet her destiny—R&B superstar Bernie Benson. Although her scars vanish, she and Bernie only have one month before a car accident will supposedly claim their lives.
The enigmatic singer ignites her senses, but her restored beauty is an illusion she can’t trust. Abandoned by his mother in childhood, Bernie has his own trust issues. Obsessed with completing his album, he’s just as hooked on his perfect singing career as Desi is to modeling.
Although they open each other’s eyes to different paths, change is not easy. When the fated day of the crash arrives, they must choose between life and perfection. A love that is deeper than perfect may be their only key to survival.
After the opening of her first solo painting exhibition in New York City, up-and-coming artist Penelope Wilde seems poised for success. But when she returns to her apartment and finds her long-term boyfriend in bed with one of her artistic rivals, her life begins to unravel. Alone, heartbroken, and without the financial support that helped sustain her, she considers giving up her artistic dreams and returning to her dreary Midwestern hometown. But just when she thinks all is lost, a seductive, mysterious black patron enters her life. She has never been involved with a black man before and his ambition, drive and passionate lovemaking overwhelm her. He sweeps her off her feet with promises to support her and provide her with a life of luxury and leisure. What she fails to realize is that he preys on young artists who are hungry for fame and fortune and she is merely a pawn in his chess game. Will she discover the hidden dark side of the man she has fallen in love with before it is too late? Or will her love blind her and lead to her death?