All her life, Messiah's faced nothing but hardship, trials and tribulations. She's tried to work, pray, sex, sleep and smoke her problems away but she can't escape the gloomy, grey clouds hovering over her head. Just wanting to be happy, she's blinded by love; Messiah only sees what she wants to see - always building up to be let down and ultimately crashing. She craves love and admiration but doesn't love herself enough to know when it's time to let go of an old flame. Directionless, she coasts along through life numb, until she meets Shyhiem, the man who will change her life forever. He's everything she never knew she wanted, but everything that she absolutely needed. Without permission, Shyhiem marches into her life and turns everything upside down. He's rude, cocky, angry and devastatingly handsome. To the world, he's nothing but an ex-convict with a chip on his shoulder; but to Messiah, he's an angel sent down from heaven who teaches her how to love again. When Messiah finds herself wasting time, daydreaming about when she'll see or speak to him again, she knows she's in trouble. Love wasn't in the equation for her - especially since she still has feelings for her ex - and Shyhiem has a ghetto baby mother and two kids... Will their love prevail or will self-doubt, self-pity, and a sense of emptiness stop everything before it starts?