WINNER -- Third Place for Fiction 2013 Indie Reader Discovery Awards
FINALIST-- New Fiction 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards
Named one of the best indie books of 2013 by IndieReader.com
From The Self-Publishing Review
“ ….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….
The book is well-written and well-edited. Pfeffer’s characters are nuanced and delightful. The story is nicely paced with a balance of tension and resolution that kept me turning pages. But what really makes this book lovely is harder to describe. Pfeffer shows enormous empathy and insight into the complications and humiliations of poverty and homelessness without ever seeming saccharine or preachy…. I predict you will be hearing more about this talented new author. “
Once upon a time, Travis Walker’s charm and sex appeal could get him anything he wanted. He had friends; he had school, and he had girls. Lots of girls. Then his dad went to prison. Now Travis has two jobs instead of school; he has an angry landlady, and the kind of women he once wanted are the last thing he needs. With his mom too sick to get out of bed, it's up to Travis to scrape together enough money for rent and food . . . all while trying to keep blind panic at bay.
Travis’s smile – and ripped abs – don’t work with the serious girl who gives out meals at the Community Center or the tough firefighters in the teen training program he's joined. Lucky for him, he’s a natural at firefighting. Even more amazing? He's learns he’s capable of friendship—not the kind with “benefits”, but actual friendship—with someone of the opposite sex. And this particular someone makes Travis believe falling in love might be possible, even for a player like him.
But the awesome new people in Travis' life think he's a regular high-school kid, not a dropout struggling to stay off the streets.
As disaster—and the truth—close in, will Travis be strong enough to fight for the future he deserves?
About Anne Pfeffer
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Published March 15, 2013
Romance, Literature & Fiction.