Jewel Campbell leads a sheltered existence on the 'safe' north side of Dallas. The only thing she knows about the hood comes from TV and movies. Her best friend, Renee, is determined to hook her up and shake her out of her comfort zone. Roman Montgomery is a street-smart homeboy from the south side, with a ghetto-fabulous clingy ex-wife and a five-year-old son. Tired of the games and the drama, Roman is looking for a classy lady with no hidden agenda. He and Jewel share an instant attraction, but can they reconcile their differences?
Michele Grant is a writer, lover of all things purple, and speaker of mind. Her popular blog, Black 'n Bougie (blacknbougie.com) attracts over 40,000 visits a week. The blog won the 2010 Black Weblog Award for Best Series and was named a finalist in 2011 for the categories Best Writing in a Blog, Best Series, and Blog of the Year. She was a finalist two years in a row for RT Book Review's Best Multicultural Romance. Her articles have been posted on Essence.com, UptownMagazine.com, Blackenterprise.com, and ForHarriet.com. You can find her tweeting as @OneChele, on Facebook, at MicheleGrant.net, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.