My life isn't exactly easy. My dad has anger issues, and my mom drinks too much. When I'm at home, I spend most of my time locked in my room, trying to avoid the toxic environment.
I have two things that help me escape. My art, and Colt— our college basketball teams best shooting guard and my best friend with the emotional depth of a tree. He cares for nothing but basketball, his dad…and me.
We've been best friends for years. If he's not climbing through my bedroom window at night, I'm climbing through his. It's a habit that started the day his mom died, and we haven't spent a night apart since.
But we're just friends. Nothing more.
Our dating relationships are equally disastrous. Colt's tendency to say inappropriate things, and my inability to trust makes dating other people hard and exhausting.
The truth is there's only one person I trust, one person I'm comfortable with. And that's Colt. No one else. He's been my first everything.
My first friend. My first hug. My first date. My first kiss.
But what if the lines blur and we become more than friends? Will I find my happily ever after…or will I lose my best friend?