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If “Keeping Your Head Above Water” was a person, Dante Poole would be its gold star poster child. Though he’s trying his hardest, it seems like wave after wave of life’s heaviest blows is determined to keep him under. From dealing with the wayward mother of his only child, to moving back into his childhood home with his parents, nothing comes as easy as it should, not even meeting the woman of his dreams.

Ava Jacobs is fresh out of a marriage and the last thing she should be doing is thinking about the man she literally hit with her car. In between putting out fires at her family’s business, and making sure she’s centered mentally, she keeps running into a man who makes her feel things she isn’t sure she can trust.

Can two people who are each navigating new worlds find a way to not only tread water but make it to shore and thrive together?

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Robert Gaines carried his family out of poverty and into a life most couldn’t even fathom—let alone dream about. Signing his name on the dotted line, allowed him to build an empire and give limitlessly to those he loved. Despite his public persona, Robert is regarded for less admirable reasons by his three sons.

When the curtain is peeled back…

Cornell, Morris, and Clark Gaines are three broken men who are constantly battling their individual demons, while making life bearable for themselves in the roles their father thrust upon them. Along with their status, comes complicated love lives with women who prove to be more challenging than their own dad.

Everything comes with a price…

An unexpected series of events set off a chain reaction that threatens to blow their lives apart. No one could have predicted just how much Robert Gaines leveraged to rise and maintain his place at the top. Scandals and secrets swarm as the three Gaines heirs attempt to hold on to their humanity long enough to figure out why their world has suddenly turned upside down. They’ll all learn that when making lofty deals, pay attention to the fine print because... the devil is in the details.

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You've been matched!


After spending the day feeling the love at the Cupid's Choice Valentine's Day Festival, head over to The Diamond Royale for Diamondville's second annual Lock & Key Blind Date Event. Find the person with your matching number at the mixer, get to know them over an opulent five-course dinner, and if things go well, get to know them in the biblical sense in the luxurious accommodations of the hotel. Remember, Cupid is also the god of carnality, so enjoy your weekend in proper fashion and be safe.


This is the story of 23 and 23.
Matched on paper.
Not so much in person.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Nailed It by Chencia Higgins

Defective by Diana W.

The Fix by AshleyNicole