Candice and Sarabella become friends in college, not troubled by their race. They see past the color of their skin. Sarabella is a wealthy white twenty one year old and Candice is a African American twenty year old. They both go to Fordham University in New York and are roommates that share their secrets and life while living as roommates. Sarabella has a boyfriend named Jonathan who wants to be a major league baseball player. He plays for Fordham University and is their top player. Johnathan becomes unfaithful to Sarabella. Sarabella struggles with taking him back, but because she loves him, they make it work. While Sarabella is growing into a woman, Candice is still trying to find her way in life. Candice meets a African American man named Olivier that she is smittened by. They go to a baseball game and they hang out together. Although Candice likes Olivier, she sees him as a friend and is in love with Broderick. Broderick is already in a relationship and is in love with his girlfriend. Candice sees that and begins to come to her senses. She realizes that being with Broderick is a fantasy. Candice sees Olivier as more than a friend at this point as she thinks about him and misses him. She starts to see him as a candidate for a potential lover. Olivier talks with Candice while on a trip to San Francisco and they agree to move their friendship to lovers. Their relationship blossoms and they enjoy each others company. Sarabella is wanting to become an actress and gets a part in Wind In My Hair where she stars as the main character. Before getting to the audition she is worried that she is too late to be auditioned and has a nervous breakdown but Jonathan calms her down and she makes it to her audition. She played the role well and got the part. As Sarabella is going after her dream Candice is doing the same thing. She wants to become a Cabaret singer and she performs as local clubs and sings. She meets a record executive at a cafe and he likes what he sees in Candice. They talk and she is offered a record deal and she begins to perform and travel with Charles.