At Lucy's Burger Joint, young waitress Grace comes face to face with spiraling events that force her to choose between what's right and what's easy. Constantly at odds with her mother, Miriam — fierce, opinionated, and legal guardian of Grace's son, Jeremy — the two get caught in a fiery dispute between who deserves to have custody. Tommy, Grace's regular at the restaurant, provides insight and help with his detective background in guiding her down the path to victory against her mother, but at what cost when love gets involved? And if not love, then lust from Tommy's big-shot lawyer friend, Stan, who forces Grace into a corner, testing her desperation. Will Grace win custody of her son? How far will she have to go, and will she be pushed to revisit her dark past?
Inventive, timely, and modern, Ashley L. Calderón gives a close look at dysfunctional family relationships, the meaning of overcoming obstacles, and the sacrifices we must make to achieve our goal.