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Welcome to my tour stop for Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer. This is a New Adult contemporary recommended for ages 16+. The tour will consist of reviews, with a few guest posts and interviews.
Rating 3stars (3.2)
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….
By the title I thought this was going to be the typical story. You know hot guy. He knows it. He's the bad boy. He's the girl chaser. That is until he met the one. She's smart and got her act together. She too good for her. However, there opposites attract and fall madly in love. You know...that story.
Well. I was right. It is that kind of story. LOL I bet you thought I was going to say it wasn't. Travis is all of those things and so is his love interest in the novel. However, he has more to him. Travis is dealing with a series of bad to worse events that happens to his family.
There is a saying that what you see is what you get. That is usually not accurate. Instead, what you see is just that what you see. There is usually much more behind the superficial. Travis seems to have it all so much so that women what to be with him and men envy him. Travis uses his charm as a way to escape the hardships going on in his life.
He thinks that he is doom to go nowhere and be a "nobody". (I hate the notion of being a nobody but in this case it's how the character feels) There are situations that Travis has ended up in he had no choice in. The way he reacted to those situations however, he could have and should have handle better. Lying and avoidance almost always makes a situation worse. Lucky for Travis being 19 is young enough to bounce back from most things.
There's a decent pace to this book. I think it took me two day of off and on reading to finish. The writing could have been more descriptive. It could have help connect the reader with all the character better. What the his apartment look like, the building, how did he feel when he neared his apartment building, what did his mom use to look like? Describing these things makes for a more involved read. In short, it was good but it could have been better. If you like Y.A. romance novels you mostly likely will not be disappointed.
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