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GIRLS LOVE TRAVIS WALKER
By: Anne Pfeffer Book
To nineteen-year-old high school dropout Travis Walker, women are like snowflakes–each one different, but beautiful in her own way. He can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he’ll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot. When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers, enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love for the first time ever. But he keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him back if she knows the truth about him….
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Awards: WINNER -- Third Place for Fiction 2013 Indie Reader Discovery Awards FINALIST-- New Fiction 2013
National Indie Excellence Awards Reviews: “ ….the title of this book had me expecting something very like a teen romance. While there is romance aplenty in this wonderful novel, Girls Love Travis Walker is far more than that…. “Little did I know that what I was about to read would have such a huge impact on me…. This book hit me right in the heart.” “I really loved Travis…. I cried and was scared with him.”
“This book will make you fall in love for so many reasons…”
Received the book from the Tour Host for an honest review
I loved this story! And the main character Travis Walker, in real life I would have admired him and have the utmost respect for him. Although the name of the book gave you the idea that you will come across a man that is into women, the plot will bowl you over. Yes, there are women who falls madly in love him, are crazy about him, even tells lies about him to boost their own egos, and yes he likes them as well. In the process he scores many warm nights in their arms but walks away with no thought of them again. It sounds typical male many women would say, but that was not the main focus of the story.
The main plot will grip your heart, leaving you helpless at times because you can not help him with his continues troubles. Taking care of a sick mother while his world falls apart. Trying to do the right things but back fires in his face with catastrophic results. You see how his selfish attitude turns into sacrifice, laying down his own comforts and life to help the people who needs it the most.
Young, strong, determined and proud he had all the capabilities to move forward but lacked in support from supporting characters and trust that cause him much heart ache. Believing he was like his father, that is a loser, gambler and prison inmate.
Infatuated with the firefighters he met, after a rescue attempt right in front of him, he enrolled into a program to secure his future and you see how this young man blossom into a mature adult. Befriending a young lady Zoey, who worked at the Community center, helping her in many ways through out the book and you are part of the beautiful romance that developed between them.
But it was a long road to travel, a difficult road that left a few tear marks on my cheeks and in the process of evacuation, loosing everything he owns you learn more about him as a person making his character believable and sincere.
Zoey's character was also strong, an independent young woman with a heart of gold, supporting him the best she can but at the end his pride almost cost them their relationship.
Fast paced and well written this story will keep your attention till the very last page. Highly recommended to all readers with a love for the unexpected within a romance.
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Excerpt from Girls Love Travis Walker:
Only fifteen minutes since I’d entered the halls of Perdido High School and already the beady eye of authority was upon me. I hadn’t even done anything wrong. Yet. “Travis!” Ms. Valenzuela called out to me from the door of the guidance office. Although she was getting old, maybe into her early forties, she hadn’t let herself go. She had great legs, which were hidden today by her lime green pants. “Yo.” I loped over and unleashed a grin that combined sincere remorse for my failings with my irresistible charm. She pursed her lips. “Don’t start with me, Travis.” I led the way to her office and took my usual chair while she sat at the desk across from me. “New picture,” I said, nodding to the updated photo of her two daughters. “Kelsi and … Julianne, right?” She struggled to keep back a smile. “Yes, Travis. Those are their names.” “Fifth and seventh grade, right?” “Yes, Travis.” Now she was smiling for sure. Maybe it was my blue-green eyes, or maybe my granite abs, but I could always get women to smile at me. Ms. Valenzuela opened my folder. “Six more absences since your last visit to my office. Plus numerous missed homework assignments. You’re this close to suspension.” She held up her thumb and index finger a millimeter apart. “I have to work, Ms. Val,” I said. “Gotta get ahead, you know.” I had a promising position as a bus boy at Jake’s Burgers. “How many hours are you working these days?” “As many as I can get, whenever I can get ‘em.” “You can’t cut back?” She knew she couldn’t push me that hard. My family’s sudden move to Los Angeles in November of my junior year, coupled with my erratic attendance at Perdido High, had screwed up my graduation credits. With all my former classmates in college, I was starting my senior year, again, at age nineteen. “I can’t get weekend shifts at Jake’s,” I told Ms.Val. She didn’t like me working there, but she should just be glad I wasn’t following in the path of my father, who knocked over a convenience mart a year ago and ended up in prison for armed robbery. Mom had gone to visit him, but I refused. He could rot there for all I cared. “You’ve got one school year left to graduate. I want to see you get that high school diploma, Travis. Or a GED at least.” Between her fingers, she rolled a pen. It was the cheap kind the school district bought that wrote for about five minutes before it crapped out on you. “Yeah, well, we’re about to get evicted,” I said, “so that’s kind of rearranged my priorities.”
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