Set in New Jersey, The Certified Sisters is centered on the lives of five twenty-something African-American women and the world of prevarication, penitence, passion, pain, pleasantry, and pleasure that they exist in.
He’s her first and only love. Unfortunately for levelheaded and even-keeled Tarah Washington, her plan to keep it that way till death do them part unravels after she succumbs to temptation in the form of Maurice, her seductively handsome and charming co-worker, resulting in her Ivy League educated fiancé Lewis McKay calling off their wedding and prompting her to engage in some heavy-hearted soul searching, trying to figure out if it’s simply the wrong time in her life for Mr. Right, while picking up the pieces.
Sassy and unchaste Janelle Williams is persuaded by her grossly undervalued self-worth to settle for the role of her boss’ other woman with the hopes that she will eventually be elevated to the woman.
Stylish, single, and sheltered Renee Evans has all the trappings that a trust fund can buy and the headache that demanding and out of touch parents can induce, which has her longing for a chance to live a regular life.
After her boyfriend walks out on her again, Leah Anderson is a woman who’s fed up and looking to shed her subservient and plain Jane persona and harden the soft spot she has for an undeserving man.
Quirky and tech savvy Marie Wilson is conflicted with striking out on her own for the first time and relocating with her mother to another state, leaving her boyfriend, job, and friends behind.
Friday nights at Club Certified is their opportunity to get their groove and drink on and get away from their realities for a few hours. It’s a routine they have been following since they were teenagers. But as their age and responsibilities grow, so does the realization that, eventually, they will have to make the transition from being the life of the party to life after the party. They just have no idea of exactly when that will be.