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….
Being a high school senior – for the second time – is hard enough. Add to that a dad in jail, a mom who is basically comatose and the constant fear of being evicted from a less than desirable apartment, and you have a small idea of what life is like for Travis Walker.
Travis is a notorious ladies’ man. His smile usually gets him anything he wants. He spends most of his time at a sleazy bar with his best friend DJ picking up easy women for even easier sex. Until one day Travis is forced to become the man of the family. Someone has to make money. Someone has to pay the bills. Unfortunately, Travis has to drop out of school to do it. Working for a brush clean up company was never the plan, but it pays the bills – at least some of them. During the four hour break in shifts, Travis decides to look for a second job. He makes his way to the community center, while looking for a job he inadvertently finds himself a new love interest, Kat. He’s instantly taken with her. After being given the cold shoulder, Travis decides to go through her friend Zoey. Only problem is, the more he gets to know Zoey, the more he likes her.
Girls Love Travis Walker was an effortless read told from Travis’ POV. It took me a while to really get into the book, but once I did, I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, if this book hadn’t been recommended to me, I probably wouldn’t have taken the time to read it. The title itself just doesn’t seem to fit the story. Yes, girls do love Travis Walker, but the story goes so much deeper than that. It’s about a family that falls on hard times and the son who does his best to hold everything together. It shows just how easy it is to keep falling down the slippery slope of poverty.
If you enjoy reading books told from the male POV, you’ll love this book. Anne Pfeffer does an excellent job of getting inside Travis’s head. She also paints such a beautiful picture of Zoey. I absolutely adored her character. The only gripe I have is with the ending. It was so abrupt. I would have liked to have seen what life had in store Travis, Zoey and even Travis’s mom.
This was my first time reading an Anne Pfeffer book and it most definitely won’t be my last. The story was so much more than I expected, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.