On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna meets Isaiah, a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It's not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world, whether she is ready or not.
Jazmin "Jazz" Welles is a confident, educated woman who thought her path in life was all laid out in front of her. But when she loses her job, and her longtime aspiring artist fiance decides they need to take a six-month break from each other before getting married, Jazz loses direction. With her life in turmoil, Jazz is forced to move in with her sister and brother-in-law and throws herself into endless activities in an attempt to find herself. While volunteering at an adult literacy program at a local community center, she meets a fellow volunteer, the handsome attorney, Kwame. As the two teachers guide each student toward individual success, they find themselves personally inspired and drawn into an unlikely friendship that surprisingly blossoms.
Pat has lost everything, his house, his job and his wife. He finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending 8 months in a state institution on a plea bargain. While rebuilding his life, Pat is determined to remain positive and reunite with his wife despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated...
Luke Garvey, a philanthropic entrepreneur, buys his uncle's Camp Pine Lake for sentimental reasons only to find himself as the new owner of a sinking business. Zoe McConnell, Luke's girlfriend from camp years ago, is the point person in her development firm assigned to convince Luke to sell his new land. When the two meet, they rekindle an old flame, and Zoe agrees to help Luke any way she can to save their favorite, childhood retreat.
Artist Clare Abshire shares a deep emotional bond with Henry De Tamble, a handsome librarian who travels involuntarily through time. Knowing they can be separated without warning, Clare and Henry treasure the moments they have together, imbuing them with the yearning and passion of two people imprisoned by time... and set free by love.
When her father accidentally breaks a valuable work of art at the Landry mansion, Belle is thrust into the life of Eric, the Beast. Trying her best not to be intimidated by his meanness, Belle agrees to work for Eric in an effort to repay him and save her father's job. She discovers there just might be more to Eric. Will she find the man within the Beast?
Ollie is a smooth and successful big-city publicist who has the life he's always wanted, until things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself an unemployed single father back living with his dad in the suburbs. But just when he thinks his life has hit rock bottom, a sexy, no-nonsense video store clerk enters his life and shows Ollie that sometimes you have to forget who you thought you were and acknowledge what really makes you happy.