Jarrod first meets Sophia 20 years before when he is 15 years old. Jarrod is hungry and needs food. Sophia being around 8 years old, gives him fruit. Jarrod comes to her gate for the following 3 weeks. Each time he gets a sack of food from Sophia. Not once did either utter a word to one another.
Jarrod being the oldest of four brothers set out to find the secret service agent that has sent his youngest brother to prison for a minor crime the younger brother committed when he was only 10 years old.
Sophia is the secret service agent. She refuses all offers to help Jarrod find the agent. She can not expose herself. Jarrod resorts to kidnapping to get her cooperation. After all, Jarrod believes Sophia is the mistress of the agent.
Sophia learns a few hard lessions in the book. She learns first hand what years of hate and vengence can do to someone. Her conscience takes a beating for the things she has done to hurt people based on her need to hate. When she humbley apologized for the hurt. I felt her remorse and sorrow. She was not afraid to admit that she was wrong.