Richmond, Va. Springtime --- new life, new beginnings. Flowers and trees begin to blossom; however, those aren't the only things budding as new relationships bloom for close friends and new acquaintances. Nicole Lewis, a professor at VCU, is a woman in love. Her first true love, the controlling and self-centered Douglas, suddenly disappears without warning. Just as sudden as Douglas' disappearance is the arrival of the handsome and successful Gerard Michaels. However, Nicole's guard is up, and she's suspicious of his intentions. Her best friend, Taylor Mundy, is busy with her educational pursuits and planning her strategic career moves until the suave and debonair Tre Posby moves to town. Focused, but unprepared and unaware of his motives as they unfold . . . Taylor struggles. Xavier Love, the highly-respected school administrator has a clandestine course of action that is eventually discovered by one of the local Universities' head basketball coaches, JaBari Jackson, who has a personal stake in the discovery. Yes, Richmond has more things blossoming this spring than the obvious.