Caroline McGill''s debut novel is a page-turning tale of lust, revenge, drugs, and murder that exposes the raw side of street life. If she hustled hard enough, she could stay ahead of the game. That was her life story. Always trying to make a dollar outta fifteen cent. . . . Street-smart Portia Lane traded in her church roots and college degree for sex-fueled stardom as Brooklyn''s hottest stripper. The hood respects her, men in suits open their wallets, her girlfriends-- Laila, Simone, and Fatima--have got her back, and the money rolls in. . . . Then Portia breaks her own rules and falls dangerously in love with one of her regulars, and everything about the Life comes into question. Jay is an ambitious music executive who''s a little bit thug, and all sexy--and Portia must genuinely change to win his trust and prove her love for him is not inspired by his wealth. But one way or another, Portia will pay the price for her tumultuous past.