As the former mistress of a notorious crime boss, Angelica Barnes struggles to lead a normal life—but it seems that every avenue she takes is filled with pain, mayhem, and danger.
Angelica Barnes has been released from prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, having served a five-year sentence for being complicit in the illegal activities of her ex-boyfriend, Robert Santiago. She’s a convicted felon, and integrating back into society hasn’t been easy—that is, until she accepts an offer she can’t refuse and moves to New York City. But her hopeful dreams of a better life are shattered when she winds up having to fall back on her past life—pole dancing—to make ends meet. Unbeknownst to Angelica, Santiago is waiting in the shadows, choosing the right moment to reel her back into his grasp. Unable to defend herself, Angelica becomes a prisoner in his posh house in the Hamptons. However, the murders of Angelica’s ex-husband and his cousin have Santiago’s name written all over them, and she realizes she might be his next victim. With the help of a friend, Angelica executes a daring escape to be free of him forever. But will she ever really be free?
Suzetta Perkins is the author of In My Rearview Mirror, Silver Bullets, Hollywood Skye, Behind the Veil, A Love So Deep, Ex-Terminator: Life After Marriage, Déjà Vu, Nobody Stays the Same, and At the End of the Day. She is also the cofounder and president of the Sistahs Book Club. Visit SuzettaPerkins.com to learn more.