We begin this book with our main character; his name is Paul. He is sitting in a running car in a closed garage. As his life comes closer to the end, he goes over in his mind what has brought him to this point in his life or end of life.
The readers will soon realize that Paul’s life truly began at the age of 19 when he left home and began his life at college. Here is where he first meets who he believes is the perfect woman, at least what in his mind has always been the perfect woman. She is by any man's imagination a very shapely, sexy beauty. They first became friends then after making love for the first and last time both realized that they make better friends than lovers. This woman would be part of his life for many years to come. In fact, it is her younger, less attractive, tomboyish sister who becomes Paul’s first real love. A love that proves that opposites’ do attract, a love of not only passion but fire. They will begin to build a life together with marriage, home, business, and plans. These plans, however, will come to a screeching halt when she suddenly unexpectedly dies.
After months of self-pity and the realization that he would most surely lose everything, Paul will be offered the financial opportunity to give shelter to a young Latino gang member from the Chicago projects named Rommel. This young man was to testify against a fellow gang leader in a murder trial.
This trial could take months before being scheduled. Paul thought this young man was no more than a useless hoodlum. They both had an instant dislike for each other. Over the course of the next five months, we once again see that opposites attract. Paul and this young man fall first in lust with each other then because Paul loves love he finds himself in love. The young man cannot accept their relationship and returns to the young lady he had been seeing. Paul once again finds himself alone. He decides to pack up and leave only to have his young lover return in the nick of time to accompany Paul in still another new beginning.
Our two lovers find themselves in Miami with Paul working as a bartender while our young friend finds other interest. Their relationship abruptly ends with the departure of our young friend. Even though, Paul knew, this relationship could never last it still hurt.
Paul now must once again start over, if you will. He finds an opportunity to work for a small family business; he is accepted by this family including the daughter, who is not only older than Paul but quite plain. This relationship turns into marriage. Even though there will never be the passion that he had with his first wife or even with his Latino boy, it was enough. It was safe and normal, and this is what Paul felt he needed.
While visiting a customer’s house, Paul was taken back by the husband. This man was everything Paul wasn’t. He was a construction worker with dirt under his fingernails. He loved his wife and their three children. In spite of the fact that nothing should have ever happened, it did. Paul found with this man the fire and passion he didn’t realize he still needed. This affair went on till Paul discovered he was to be a father. Paul’s construction worker wanted to give up his family so they could be together. Paul couldn’t, even though he loved this man. You see Paul now had what he thought he always wanted, what he never had grown up, a real family. He had a wife home a good job and the most beautiful little girl in the word.
For whatever reason, be it fate or God, Paul was not going to be happy long. His wife and little princess were both taken from him in a terrible accident. That was the last straw if you will, so Paul chooses the only recourse he felt he had; he did not have the strength to start over one more time.
Here is where the book ends, or does it.
The last two pages end again, with a twist.