See Me By Nicholas Sparks. This novel starts off with an unidentified male person wanting vengeance on Maria Sanchez. It then introduces the two main characters. Colin Hancock, who has in the past had a chequered history with the law. He is now seeking to change his life, earn a teaching degree and have his criminal record expunged. One rainy night he meets Maria Sanchez, who is a lawyer. From then on chapters are told alternately between Colin and Maria.