While growing up in Wisconsin, Taree transforms into the most dynamic black girl on her block, bright-eyed to a world that will eventually offer her both bountiful blessings and heartbreaking woes.
As she moves several times with her mother and brother, Taree welcomes her place as one of the most popular girls in her classes—and as a child prodigy. While nurturing her musical and writing talents, Taree finds her own means of expression, falls in love, and has all the normal experiences of a teenager preparing to embrace adulthood. When her life’s journey leads her to attend college in upstate New York and then Atlanta, vacation in Jamaica, and attain success as a musical artist, Taree convinces everyone she encounters that she is savvy, smart, and sensational. Although all the brothers love her, only one person has earned Taree’s heart. But who will he have to battle to keep it?
In this urban tale, a chocolate girl with big dreams embarks on a coming-of-age journey that leads her to places she never imagined, including into the arms of the one person who truly loves her.