Taliyah Russo seems to be living the perfect middle class suburban life: supportive parents, good school, devoted friends...but appearances can be deceiving, and when her family's dark secrets come to light, the façade of perfection crumbles. Taliyah leaves Long Island to live with her grandmother in Red Hook Brooklyn, where she meets two mysterious, treacherous but alluring men who vie for her attention. Avery spends lavishly on her, wooing Taliyah with designer clothes, fast cars, and expensive jewelry. Demarco offers a sympathetic ear when she needs to vent.Caught up in the middle of a twisted love triangle, things get explosive when Taliyah ultimately makes the decision to recklessly ignore the rules of love and keep them both. Turning to these men for the love and support she feels her family has withdrawn, she is quickly pulled into a sordid underworld of drugs, theft and prostitution. As her life spirals out of control, Taliyah searches desperately for a way out of her increasingly perilous situation. A dangerous face-off between the two men results in tragedy for Taliyah. Will she survive to find freedom and love, or is it too late?