Darrin Bainbridge is your typical playboy in need of love, but not yet ready. He is a freelance journalist trying to break his big story. After a visit from his mother, Darrin gets an idea. He has heard all kinds of stories about “Hollywood” ministers who hold their church services on television, live in nice houses, drive nice cars, and have lots of money and women. Darrin is disgusted by it all especially when his mother Priscilla starts shouting praises for Atlanta Bishop Kumal Prentiss. Darrin decides to go to Atlanta, become a member of the bishop’s church, and expose him for the hustling fraud that he believes he is. He just never planned on falling in love with the Bishop’s daughter.
Darrin suddenly finds himself torn between his new found friend and his possible big break.
Darrin Bainbridge is a writer, and has been looking for his big break for quite some time. Even though he is living off of a trust fund, he feels he really needs to prove something to himself, and everyone else who doubts him. He knows he’s got it in him, and when he sees Bishop Prentiss on the television a lightbulb goes off. What preacher out there doesn’t have a few skeletons in their closet and how big would he be if he could expose them?
In order to get the details for his “expose”, Darrin moves to Atlanta and actually joins the church the Bishop is in charge of – Freedom of Life. He never expects to be so enthralled by the Bishop’s delivery, and becomes and active member of the church. He begins to wonder if this is one holy man that doesn’t have any secrets. Is it possible, or will he find out some information that could make his career soar but take down the career of someone he has come to admire?
Tiffany L. Warren is a technology manager who lives in suburban Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and four children. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Farther Than I Meant to Go, Longer Than I Meant to Stay
Thanks so much to Miriam Parker of Hachette Book Group for sending this ARC to me for review!