For 19-year old Deliverance, it started out simple enough. Met him in a bar, kissed him in the bathroom, did more in the car and don't ask him his name. Then it backfires when you see him again. With his wife.
Deliverance Braxton is the son of the Archbishop at Calvary United Church. He reads his Bible, he prays every day. He teaches about Jesus and about loving the Lord. And he's sleeping with a married man.
Aubrey Cole teaches no sex before marriage to the youth at Calvary. A great speaker, a bright mind he earned the prestigious CHRISTIAN OF THE YEAR Award at his church for his teaching of remaining a virgin until marriage. And he's excited to be honored. Until he finds out that he's HIV-Positive.
Lion is a man's man. He takes care of his family. He has a beautiful daughter that looks just like him, and a wife that loves him to death. It's a pity that he doesn't - and can't - love her back. He's still in the closet and does the dumbest thing any married man can do: he starts to fall in love with another boy. But after a world wind romance starts, all his secrets finally start to catch up with him.
Summer never felt like a girl. She hated sleepovers, and rejected anything that her parents tried to force her to try, just because she's a girl. She's tired of being just that - a she, and decides to take the bold step of renaming herself, using the male pronouns, challenging not just herself, and her family, but her entire church.
These four boys, friends, lovers and enemies secrets start to tangle and constrict one another, until it's finally revealed that none of them are saints.
The second book in the B L A C K M E N series.