You meet the characters in this book while they are coming out of relationships that ended horribly. Their relationships start with dating a person that is same race. Tammy is through with black men altogether and for good reason. She was the type of woman who looked past a man's demeanor and just fell in love with the man. Terrell is a genuinely nice guy who respects the gentleman's code, but when it comes to his racist girl, Tasha. He just can't win so they break up and Terrell starts to think that he could have been missing out on something on the lighter side of life. Now Penelope on the other hand is having no trouble in the relationship area because she is not in one, but you do see her reason why she loves black men and I got to say, it's very true. I wasn't even going to argue with her about that. Fast forward to nine months later and Tammy has done a complete move for a change of scenery. Still swearing off men all together except for one. She gets a phone call from her Mika with some bad news. Terrell is loving the whole date outside his race things and I can't blame him. After Tasha, I could see why. You also see how each of these characters start to become connected to one another.