Monroe has written another page-turner about human frailties. Trudy Bell's whole life has been low income, depressing, and unsatisfying. When a thug robbing her father's liquor store victimizes her, she decides not to return there. From her ailing father to her steady boyfriend, her life is missing quality things: passion and hope. Looking to start a new chapter in her life, she lands a job at the Bon Voyage Travel Agency. What she does not bargain for or understand is the conflict between her and the only other black woman at the agency, Ann Oliver. Ann's inconsistent behavior infuriates Trudy enough to seek revenge, yet Trudy covets Ann's glamorous life of fine clothes, world travel, and enamored men. Her emotional struggle sets her on a self--destructive path that becomes increasingly difficult to control. Trudy learns of Ann's deceptions only when she has to face the music of her own misdeeds. It takes another life-threatening event to help Trudy see the error of her ways and truly value the good things about her life.