Alina Ortega lives a sheltered but simple life with her negligent mother. The girl has never been to school in the 17 years that she's been alive and has never had the means to. She has no idea who her father is but the parade of her mother's drunken, male clients trailing into her house are enough for her to know that men are nothing but trouble. After being thrown out onto the streets one night, she meets the one man who appears to actually be worth something. Damien Traviz, the wealthy and already engaged dean of a prestigious high school, is more than willing to help Alina but it becomes clear to them both that she wants a bit more than he is willing to offer.