Natalia Houston was devoted to her marriage as husband was to the Marines. Having been together since teenagers, the couple had been through their fair share of challenges, but nothing insurmountable. At least, not until now. Hollis embarks on a prolonged period of alienation and detachment. Failing to resuscitate the passion after several tries, Natalia fears their marriage is on the rocks. Lost, Natalia’s hopes for reviving the romance are encouraged when she receives a beautiful gift, but the joy doesn’t last long when it’s attached to devastating consequences. Hollis becomes emotionally and verbally abusive, but it’s not long before he’s physically abusive. Pushed to the edge, Natalia attempts to separate, only to discover her husband’s filing for divorce. Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow… But it’s Devastating When the Man You Love is in Danger. Halfway across the country, Rose and Ellis Houston are head over heels in love. When Ellis leaves for six months, exotic black and Polynesian Rose holds on to their newlywed vows and eagerly starts planning their wedding.