Learning the Hard Way Carmen DuPr#232; knows she’s one fine-looking woman — and any man who insists on making a fool of himself over her deserves the heartless treatment she’s so good at dishing out. As far as Carmen’s concerned, being gorgeous entitles her to anything she wants: an undeserved promotion, expensive gifts, courtside Lakers tickets, and more. But the results of a routine medical exam threaten to knock this beauty off her pedestal — she might have to trade her looks for her life. Is a life without beauty worth living? Carmen’s not so sure — which is why she’s risking hers by ignoring her doctor’s advice. Then one day a very sexy stranger walks into her world, insisting there’s a whole lot more to Carmen Dupr#232; than what’s on the surface — and he’s dishing out some serious schooling in a few subjects Carmen knows little about — like faith and hope … and love.