Surrounded by a family full of lights skins, 18 year old Yanni has heard countless times that she's not brown but "black" while her light skin kin is "golden", a wonderful creamy caramel color. Raised with conceptions favoring light skin over dark skin, Yanni enters college wanting to start anew. No more light skin vs dark skin. No more light skin equals beauty and dark skin equal unattractive. Instead she has creates her own equation: dark skin equals me. Adrian Revels, a white blue eyed boy, an artist in the making quickly sees behind her facade of confidence, snarky remarks and behind the walls she built firmly in stone over the years. The first to see beyond the color of her skin. Will he be the one to break those walls down and show her that ALL black is beautiful? But will everyone be so accepting and could she possibly open her heart to a white guy, when the guys of her own race don't want her?