Darren Coleman poignantly captures the experiences of modern African-American men, as he shows in this sequel to the Essence best-seller Before I Let Go (F0268). Now that Nate's life has been rocked by tragedy, he swears to change his womanizing ways. He has a new lady and has re-dedicated himself to his faith, but talking the talk and walking the walk are two very different things. Brendan is as sweet as a guy can possibly be, but so far all that's gotten him is a broken heart. So he swears off romantic commitment for good. And on the surface, Cory seems to have it all figured out. Yet his success in business and on the homefront may fall apart when his past comes back to haunt him.