Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A
blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.
I would know.
They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full
minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his
for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a
dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger
brother Evan be the one to shine.
Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s
burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.
The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first
touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in
the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.
My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a
smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it
was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.
And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.
In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and
what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.