Socialite Elizabeth (Liza) Sutton, her husband, Joseph Sutton Jr. their three adult children, Eric, Veronique, and Cory are long-time residents of the Ocean View district of San Francisco, one of the few places where Blacks were able to purchase property after World War II. Ocean View was renamed to Lakeview in the sixties, when more African-Americans moved to the community from the Western Addition, Fillmore and Bayview neighborhoods, accounting for over half of the Lakeview residents, and establishing one of the most culturally diverse districts in San Francisco.
In the fifties, Elizabeth’s father-in-law, the legendary Joseph “Wolf” Sutton, purchased restaurants and nightclubs in the Lakeview and Bayview districts. One restaurant, El Morocco, was adjacent to the first campaign headquarters of California’s political powerhouse Randal Cunningham, who later recommended Wolf’s eldest grandson, Eric for a California Commission post.
The Suttons face a series of dilemmas that involve murder, blackmail, kidnapping and extortion, as they become involved with twisted minds that confuse obsession with love and power with success. The series begins with Veronique Sutton, Wolf’s granddaughter.
Veronique Sutton was voted the most popular girl in high school. This gorgeous, vivacious 29-year-old looks like she just stepped out of Hollywood. Her only dilemma is that she expects the opposite sex to look the same. Veronique knows how to attract a man, but doesn’t know how to keep one. The man she loves must be tall, handsome, upscale, and professional. And he must make her feel fire and passion. No lukewarm love for her. After making another bad choice, she gives up on finding her significant other…, until ONE WINTER NIGHT, when she meets two handsome business associates at her company’s Christmas party in Lake Tahoe. The sincere (and wealthy) Christopher Steele and the vibrant (and fiery) Jamal Stone. Both are handsome, upscale, and professional, and both are as different as night and day. Only one can help Veronique make the right choice for her future happiness. Which one will it be?