I've always wanted to pitch in the major leagues, and I've spent my entire life pursuing it with singular focus. I'm one season away from graduation, from leaving to play college ball, and one step closer to living my dream. But then one kiss - a single kiss - changes everything. It's a kiss I don't want. A kiss I don't expect. From a girl I barely know.
Taylor Kinney is edgy. Tough. But I see her in a moment of weakness, feel her desperation and need when her lips touch mine. It's the kind of kiss that turns the world on its axis, the kind of kiss that overshadows every kiss prior to it. And it's the kind of kiss that has the potential to throw all my plans out the window. Because all I want to do is protect her, keep her safe. Even if it means putting myself in danger. Even though she repeatedly pushes me away.
I play hard in school, I play hard in baseball, and I play hard in life. And I plan to play hard for her. No matter the cost.