Living on the Edge of Respectability by Suzette D. Harrison (USED)
Best friends since they met at U.C. Berkeley, Vanessa Taylor, Reina Kingsley, and Chris McCullen have grown into confident, capable, well-respected professionals. Yet each is searching for something vital that's missing from their lives.Once an angry, abandoned foster child, television executive Vanessa is finally in control of her hair-trigger temper -- until she begins an emotional search for her birth parents. Half-Jamaican, half-Puerto Rican Reina sings like an angel and longs for freedom from her traditional parent's stranglehold -- and from a body so heavy she has trouble breathing. Handsome fitness instructor Chris seems to have everything a brother could want -- fun work, a flashy coupe, and designer clothes -- everything but the truth about his mother's mysterious death, and a love to call his own.