Today has been an awful day of patients dying and others trying to die. As a veterinarian you have to learn to deal with the death but today all the other stuff in life just piled on top. I ended up at Olive Garden with Misty eating dinner and donuts! If you haven’t tried those Olive Garden donut things you are missing out. Because of this terrible day I have decided not to post a blog about Walking Disaster and instead treat you to a book that I was given recently by the author at the suggestion of Heather. This book was read about a week ago and I just needed a good time to share it with y’all. I really enjoyed it!
Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer
Blurb: 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…
Rating: 5 Stars
I am amazed by this book… I really never expected this. The emotion in this book ripped me apart at times. Travis’ spirit and determination was inspiring and I adored his character. I started this book thinking it would be about a player who finds love with the hot girl Kat, as hinted at in the blurb. I never really felt like Travis was a player. “I should get some kind of award for my mad skills in bed”. He was a sad young man who had too much responsibility at a young age. He handled it as best as he could. His mom, I hated her at the beginning but at the end I felt bad for her and was glad she was trying. Zoey was another story, there were times when I absolutely loved her. “That girl was hotter than a sidewalk in July”. She wanted to be a social worker, those people get serious credit in my book. But then there were other times, like her boy friend at the beginning and her very judgemental views of Travis and even her quick abandonment. I just wanted to slap her! The story was great and rarely do we get stories in male POVs. Travis’ life was heartbreaking and no one should have to go through what he did. I loved it! The book does have a HEA so no worries to anyone I may have bummed out during this review. It is a fantastic read and I am so glad I read it!