This story starts of in Brazil where Daniela lives with her mother. In this world girls do whatever they have to in order to survive which is often prostitution. Daniela was sold into prostitution then was bought by an American named Finch who was later killed. When his friend, Ian, came to find him he found Daniela in Finch's house and learned Finch was dead. Ian stuck around, determined to find out what happened to his friend. In the meantime, he took care of Daniela.
Ian was ex-military with the skills to allow him to find answers about Finch. After losing his wife and twin sons, he had anger issues and drank too much. He worked to overcome these problems. Daniela was a strong girl and just lived the way she had seen women live all her life. It was hard for her to understand that Ian just wanted to care for her but not have sex. As Ian learned more about Finch's murder, he realized Daniela was in danger and he had to get her out of the Amazon so they went to America. This was a whole new world for Daniela that she learned to love.
Years later Ian had a mission to find a kidnapped American baby in Brazil. Daniela wanted to work with Ian and this was the perfect job since she knew the area much better than he did.
It was hard to read this story because it talked about a difficult subject that North Americans just don't have to deal with. I didn't like the characters at first but as I got to know them more I really liked them. It was very depressing at the beginning with what the women had to do to live. Both Ian and Daniela had very troubled pasts but where able to appreciate what the other had gone through.
After reading this story I wanted to go and save all the women and young girls in third world countries.
I received an ARC of this book from the author but I am voluntarily reviewing it as I do with all the books I read.