From the moment Lev Leokov spots the young woman hiding behind her hair in the middle of the gentleman's club, he can't take his eyes off of her.
For the very first time in his life, he is affected. Having been told his entire life that he can't process or understand emotion, he considers it a big deal.
When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn't hers, she falls apart. She's tired, lonely and hasn't eaten in days.
Lev offers her an ultimatum... A nice warm bed, a hot meal and a job, or the cops.
Mina takes her chances with Lev.
After all, a person with nothing has nothing left to lose.
I liked this book overall. I did have a few problems with it...mainly that the heroine was so naive..she lived on the streets for 7 years supposedly and I don't know how anyone living on the streets that long could be that inexperienced and naive. I liked the story line overall and the writing was great. I just had a hard time suspending my belief that she could be that good and naive and selfless after living so long on the streets. It was a bit fairy tail like in that regard. I loved Lev. He was a great character...they never really explained what was wrong with him, but it seems to me as if it described Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism). He was easy to like and it was interesting to see him develop over the book.