ratings · Published: Sep 10th, 2011
To twenty-year-old Elaine Roberts, the red-headed soccer jock Joey Kinsley is a hot-tempered womanizer with a maddening ability to catch her eye. In Joey’s eyes, Elaine is an intelligent, unattainable, military boot donning beauty whose skin color he affectionately compares to the aromatic allspice powder. Joey fears for her safety when, without hesitation, Elaine becomes caregiver to her mentally unstable father after her mother passes away. Joey is the only one who knows the secret Elaine’s mother took to the grave. A scuffle between Joey and Elaine’s twin brother, Manny, escalates into a catastrophe that separates the Roberts family. As Elaine fights to reunite her family, she learns the history and depth of Joey’s admiration and must face that the lives of her brother and father, as well as her own, will have to change in order for love to grow.