Book Review: White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert

July 11, 2013 New Adult Book Reviews 2

white trashTitle: White Trash Beautiful (White Trash #1) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Teresa Mummert
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: ARC
Pages: 240
Release Date: July 16, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: A surprisingly enjoyable and emotional read that I breezed through.

About the Book: Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armor. She knows that girls like her don’t get a happily ever after. Not if you live in a trailer with your mom, work at a greasy spoon diner, and get leered at by old men. Maybe that’s why she puts up with Jackson—her poor excuse for a boyfriend, who treats her like dirt. Cass has learned to accept her lot in life. That is, until he walks into her diner. . . .

His name is Tucker White, and he’s different from any man Cass has ever known. Tall, tattooed, and bad-ass gorgeous, he’s the lead singer of the rock band Damaged. From the moment they meet, Tucker sees something in Cass he just can’t shake. Something beautiful. Something haunted. Something special. And he’s determined to find out what it is—if only he can get her to open up and let him in. . . .

This is one of those times where a book surprises you with how good it is. I had no idea what this one was about and I was a little skeptical that I would like it because I didn’t really care for the cover or the title, but I’m glad I gave this a chance, because it’s a pretty interesting book. White Trash Beautiful is captivating, emotional, and gritty. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, and there were predictable moments and a few parts that annoyed/bothered me (particularly involving what happens after Cass & Tucker have sex), but for the most part, I really enjoyed reading this.

I liked Cass. She definitely doesn’t take crap from anyone and is pretty tough considering her home situation. At first, I really couldn’t understand why she was with someone like Jackson, a guy who pretty much defines the type of men I loathe and detest, but as the story progresses, you get flashes of their past together, all they went through, how he was always there for her and her mom, and how he eventually went astray. You really feel for her and her situation and I loved how Tucker came in and was her own personal escape from an otherwise crappy life. I really liked Tucker, but the thing that bugged me about him was that I didn’t really get why he fell for Cass. We get a peak at his life and history, but not so much about his character and motives. Oh, and that ending was pretty intense. Whoa!

White Trash Beautiful is a surprisingly engrossing read. It’s pretty short and I found myself breezing through the pages as I fell for Cass and Tucker’s romance and wondered if Cass would be able to break free from her prison and come out intact. I’m looking forward to the sequel and can’t wait to continue Cass and Tucker’s story.

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