Life can bring you many ups and downs. What determines it and you is how you cope with it as a person. In Yemya's case, love determines her life. It controlled her actions, her thoughts and her feelings. It became her mentality. In A Lover's Mentality, Yemya is faced with many life changing decisions all the while learning the outcome of her mistakes in the process of maturing as a woman. Like all young women who are venturing out to find herself, Yemya encounters many obstacles between love and friendship. Yemya heart falls into the hands of Shame a dread headed, no real potential, soon to be baby daddy who's out chasing skirts type of man. Unsure if she is able to continue to hold on to what she think is love; or if her heart and mind strong enough to stand with her back against the wall. She faces many ultimate decisions living the life with the mentality of a lover.