Amina "Mimi" Washington was born in poverty and raised on the south side of New Orleans to parents who were not capable of raising a child. From a very young age, she has had to fend for herself. Young Mimi wants more out of life, and she wants a way out of the ghetto. Fate intervenes on her behalf when she meets one of New Orleans' biggest dope boys. When she falls in love with the mysterious stranger, everything in her life changes for the better and her future seems brighter. She will soon learn, however, that being a hustler's wife comes with serious consequences. Mimi decides to move to Atlanta, where she has it all: a beautiful family, fast cars, the finest clothes, and everything that she's ever dreamed about. How can a woman who has so much going for herself be so unhappy? With a man who's constantly cheating and her past rapidly catching up to her, she must figure out a way to get all those secrets out in the open-without taking a loss. Take a ride on this roller coaster with Amina Washington and uncover the Secrets of a Kept Chick.