Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her relationship with a charming and deeply flawed private school teacher 15 years her senior appeared to give her the kind of power teenagers wish for, regardless of consequences.
"A Coming Of Age Story Unlike One I've Ever Read"
Travis Yardley thought he had everything he needed, but one look at Andrea Patterson shows him he was wrong. After a bad breakup, Andie is looking to start over and determined to put her heart on hiatus. She's working on her self-esteem, and she is not ready for the likes of Travis. He comes on strong, with all the energy of a guy almost 10 years her junior, which is exactly what he is. Even as Travis' troubled past catches up with him, he pulls out all the stops to convince Andie he deserves a chance.