Rafael Devereaux is a successful proposal developer in corporate America. In his early thirties, Rafael is a fiercely handsome black Creole man with smooth, light caramel skin with jet-black curly locks who turns heads of both sexes and is secretly envied by many. He followed the plan set forth by his pious Southern parents: great career, nice home, cars, and marriage. He has it all! So why does he feel so empty?
Haunted by his unresolved sexual identities of the past, Rafael begins an introspective quest for truth and self-acceptance.
Cherie is an attractive, pretentious, and calculating woman, who is self-absorbed and married to two thingsRafael and her career. She followed the plan too and married the most eligible suitor she met while an undergraduate in Cal. Everything goes according to the plan until she is confronted with her ex-boyfriend, Kelvin, a retired athlete who holds a shattering secret that will eventually shake up the perfect world that Cherie has erected.
Michael is a deep-brown and physically solid man who grew up in the parishes surrounding New Orleans. As a search and rescue specialist, he witnesses firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and suffers the loss of his friend and endearing grandmother. He is deeply affected, impacted by the storm that displaces his parents and other family members as he sets out to locate them. In the process of his journey, he is also discovering things about himself, questioning the traditional values he was raised on. His character provides us with a deeply spiritual and thoughtful commentary on how Katrina forever changed the lives of its victims on every levelphysically, socially, emotionally, economically, and politically.
One girl will bring them all together in an unforgettable way!
Fast moving and an easy read, Eye of the Storm poses the philosophical questions about our place in the universe, our relationship with God, and the circumstances that define who we truly are.