If there is anything Verity Puckett knows best, it's science. So, when she happens upon a young Russian man trying to plastic wrap a knife wound, she launches into a lecture on synergistic infections. However, that young man just happened to be Vladimir Popov, the 21-year-old leader of the Russian mafia, and he quickly became infatuated with the quirky kindness and intelligence of such a dainty girl. Now the pair faces the inevitable struggle of answering the question "can we be something?" as their strings of fate become one. But the bond they develop will be tested as threats arise and the realities of Vladimir's leadership set in.
Adelaide Johnson willingly sacrificed her freedom for the life of her family at the age of twelve. She becomes Nanny to the Blood Knights, the most feared gang in the country. Instead of being forced into prostitution, she reads to the sick and cares for the children, somehow keeping her innocence and naivety intact while living in a gang house. Six years later, Romano, the gang leader, is looking for a bride. He stumbles upon a girl he instantly knows will be perfect to raise children with. Her name is Adelaide Johnson.