Book Review - TRUCKER by JAMIE SCHLOSSER
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I really enjoyed this book! The connection between Angel and Travis is really special. In the end when she has no one he is there for her and she ends up having someone in her life when she loses the last person she has in her life. He gives her meaning in her life when everything seems to fall apart. This is a MUST READ BOOK!!
Reviewed by Jackie - Rating 5 Stars
Travis and Angel. A romance that started in the most unlikely of places. A hitch hiker and the trucker. I mean it could happen anywhere right? Their connection ran deep and their story was amazingly sweet. Good read.
Reviewed by Katy - Rating 4 Stars
Sweet, tragic, funny, sad and happy all rolled into one book. Admittedly, I normally like my male leads to be a bit of a jerk, more than a bit, actually. This book changed that for me. Travis is a super nice trucker driver. There is no stereotype surrounding him at all. Angel is an emotionally lost girl who is on her way to California. After both her father an aunt die, she's left to live in a foster home. She's endured more than one young person should have to endure. When she ages out of foster care, she has nowhere to go. She decides to find her mother who deserted her as a child. One day while Travis is driving down the highway he sees a girl hitchhiker. He's somehow drawn to her and decides to pick her up. That's when the book really becomes even more wonderful. Travis happens to be heading to California in a few weeks and offers Angel a place to stay since she has no job, money, or car to get her there. While they live together they go from strangers to friends. This book was wonderfully written. I look forward to reading more in this stand alone series.
Reviewed by Letty - Rating 4 Stars
ANGEL I know what you're whispering in the car as you pass me by. Hitchhiker. When you see me walking along the side of the road with my thumb out, you'll probably keep driving without giving me a second glance. You probably think I'm foolish. Naïve. You might assume I've made some bad decisions. You might think I'm too young to be on my own. You might be right. TRAVIS I love my job, but driving an eighteen-wheeler comes with a certain stereotype. When you hear I’m a trucker, a specific image might come to mind. Uneducated. Dirty. Perverted. Rough around the edges and a little bit dangerous. But the truth is, I’m not any of those things. In fact, I’m pretty far from it. You’d be surprised to find out I’m one of the good guys.
Excerpt from Trucker
I’d only been driving for about a mile when I saw someone walking along the side of the road in the distance. As I got closer I saw the backpack and blonde hair. She turned toward my semi before sticking her thumb out. “Shit,” I whispered, recognizing her right away. Even from a distance, I could see the hopeful expression on her face, and I felt something twist in my chest. What the hell did she think she was doing? Hitchhiking was dangerous. For a split second, I thought about not stopping. I could just keep on driving and forget I ever saw her. But just as fast, all the possible scenarios played out in my mind. All the things that could happen to her. All the sick, depraved people who could be the ones to pull over and lure her into their vehicle with the promise of a safe ride. I’d never picked up a hitchhiker before. Had never planned on it. But there was no way I could leave this girl out there on her own.