Hendrix Batemen is one of The Lucky Three, a trio of players who were not on the Titan’s team plane the night it crashed. Feeling as if he’s been given a second chance, Hendrix is determined to make the most out of his life, but that doesn’t mean he’s not suffering from scars that can’t be seen.
When I lost my Titan brothers in the crash, it was a mixed bag of emotions. I was devastated and grief stricken, but I also felt grateful to be alive. Yeah, that might cause a little—okay, a lot of—guilt, but now I’m determined to live each day as if it’s my last.
A night out with friends puts me in the crosshairs of Stevie Kisner—the devastatingly beautiful bartender with a sharp tongue and a fire in her eyes that lets me know she has zero tolerance for guys like me. I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge, so I’m not dissuaded by Stevie’s surly attitude. I’m not looking for anything particular from her, but I’ve made it my personal mission to put a smile on her face if it’s the last thing I do. And her persistent scowl let’s me know I’ve got my work cut out for me.
The more I learn about Stevie, the more I understand why she holds everyone at a distance. She’s faced adversities that not many have, and I can relate to the overwhelming desire to achieve something that sometimes feels unattainable. I’m determined to help her get what she wants from life, even if it’s only as unlikely friends. But, as many relationships do, our friendship starts to feel like more, and my reasons for wanting to make her happy are as much for me as they are for her. I just need to convince her that for the first time in her life, someone is worthy of her trust, and that someone is me.