Vanella Morris has
risen to the highest height of happiness in Cleveland, Ohio. Adding
to the success of her career and wealth of friends is a great
relationship with the love of her life, Alton Goode. However, as the
saying goes, with every rise there is bound to be a fall, and she
believes that the fall in her relationship will be her own fear of
commitment. Vanella believes that the surest way to ruin a good
relationship is to get married. So when her man proposes, she is
heartbroken when she cannot convince a pro-marriage Alton to skip
the wedding and just live together.
While working to salvage her relationship, the emotional bond of her
family in St. Louis, begins to unravel. As she battles to boost up a
dejected brother, a self-destructive sister, and an emotionally
battered mother, a family secret emerges and tragedy results.
Ironically, this secret inadvertently shatters the foundation of
Vanella's fear of commitment.
During this tragedy, Vanella receives support
from an unlikely source – her first love from college who had once
committed an unforgivable sin. Professing his love for her, he seeks
her forgiveness and desires to rekindle their interrupted
relationship. Vanella discovers that she still has feelings for him,
and quickly finds herself in the same predicament as with Alton.
However, the question remains of if she can get beyond her O-theory
to marry the man that she loves.