The Chef is Here!
As a person who never seemed to have life evolve in her favor, Renee Foxjoy spent years feeling undeserving of positive outcomes and opportunities. Ready to throw in the towel on love and a substantial career, her fate changes when she meets the captivating, yet mysterious Norman Holly.
Surviving one hardship after another, Renee’s luck surges when an opening arises for a position working as a personal assistant for superstar recording artist Vereen Dubois-Gold. Redirecting her perception of life with a glass-half-full mentality, Renee dives deep into the lifestyle most women desire. Maintaining a closet full of high-end merchandise, complements of a sizeable bank account, the perk of traveling around the world for free was all Renee imagined it would be.
A year into her tenure with Big Voice Records, Renee finds herself in a downward spiral, struggling to cope with pain, depression, and PTSD. Unaware of the surprises and secrets unfolding before her eyes as she tries to heal from her past, Renee stumbles across The Pleasure Chef, who helps her battle the cruel realities of her situation.
What’s done in the dark comes to light, leaving Renee to survive the hurricane of deception landing at her doorstep, alone. Unable to distinguish lies from the truth, Renee must determine who is a frenemy or foe between the people she trusts the most.
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Lacking accountability, Blaine Hamilton is sitting front and center on what seems like a never-ending rollercoaster, as poor judgment results in a sudden move from East St. Louis. Relocating to Chicago, there was hope for a lifestyle change, new career, and hope that her future husband would be waiting to erase the deceit filled path she left behind. With a fresh start ahead of her, Blaine relies on her cousin, Bella, to sort out a mess of dishonesties attached to deadly consequences.
Before she can fully grasp all the Windy City has to offer, Blaine’s web of treachery catches the man of her dreams, or so she thought. The charismatic, handsome, yet cocky Javier Jones rattles Blaine’s world, increasing the fire on an already simmering pot. While manipulating her secrets, the past swoops in undetected, punishing everything she’s touched since her arrival. Refusing to be honest, Blaine hires a private investigator to tie all loose ends, by any means. Searching for a way out of the madness she created, ultimately, Blaine has to come face to face with the past she thought would never grace her present.
Stand them up, count them slow, make sure you have your dominoes in a row. Remember what you say, remember it all, after the first lie, the dominoes will fall.