But that’s not what he got.
He had to fall for the one girl he couldn’t have. The one girl he shouldn’t want. His best friend Aaron's younger sister, Charlee.
How could he not? She breathed fresh life back into his empty soul just by existing. Loving her was as simple as existing. He just did and nothing would change that.
If only he could convince her of that.
Charlee Cooper isn't interested in starting another relationship. The scars from her past left her feeling like it would be impossible to ever truly love someone. It was a part of her life she had come to accept. She has her daughter and that is all the love she will ever need.
When secrets from the past are revealed, the subtle sparks between Lucas and Charlee ignite into a fiery passion neither can ignore.
Will the heat destroy everything she is? Or will a chance at love prove the greatest victory of all?
- Original Title:Pitcher's Baby
- Author:Saylor Bliss
- Rating:6.7 / 10
- Publisher:Published April 5th 2016 by Prism Heart Press
The ball in my hand feels so light compared to the heavy bag of sand I had been tossing in the air moments before. I wrap my fingers around it, rubbing against the rugged threads raised against the soft leather. I love the way a brand new baseball feels in my hand before the first toss—before it’s been hit over and over again, abused by the batter. Right now, it’s perfect, easily molded in my grip. I toss it into my glove and relish the sound of leather hitting leather. This is my calming strategy, my way of focusing before I have to look out across the mound to Aaron squatted down behind home plate.
I take my position on the mound and look at Aaron, my catcher and best friend, to see which signal he’ll give me this time. I’m in total control of this. Barry Mendes, the first hitter up, is one of the best in the game, but he doesn’t scare me...