Betrayed by her cold, callous mother and abused by her alcoholic stepfather, eighteen-year-old Simone Woodard is kicked out of the house like a bag of trash and left to survive on her own. While struggling to create a life for herself, her beauty and innocence captivate Kevin Kennard, a handsome, hazel-eyed felon with an addiction to all things illegal. For the first time in Kevin's life, real love has him rethinking his criminal path. But the action on the street refuses to take a backseat and pull Kevin into his worse nightmare. Simone's world crumbles but an unlikely ally refuses to allow her to wallow in self-pity. Slowly, she becomes the whole, powerful woman she was destined to be. But is her newfound strength enough to get her through life's brutal unpredictability?Two Tears in a Bucket is a soulful novel that reminds us how powerful and lasting the bonds of love can be, even among the harsh realities of urban life.