Their relationship is far from perfect. Jason, a loner with no one who cares about him; is walking to his job when he sees a young girl being assaulted. He heroicly rushes in to "save" her finding out later its a new popular girl at his school named Mia. Mia offers James a deal he can't refuse(though poor Jason just wants to be left alone) that in exchange for his "protection" she'll pay him. To see what happens later in the story start reading Twisted Hearts.