White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert
Publication Date: July 9th 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: NA Romance
My Rating: 3.0/5.0
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. . . .
First off, the copy of this book that I read was very badly formatted. I know that happens a lot with NetGalley titles, but it is SO SO distracting. Not that the formatting has anything to do with the novel itself, just thought I’d mention!
Second off, the synopsis says that Cass, the main character, is ‘headstrong’. Really, she’s not. At every opportunity, she ran away from her problems. Cass was quick to doubt everything that Tucker said to her. Okay, had had a good enough reason seeing as the rest f the people in her life had screwed her over, but this should have made her tougher, not a coward who runs away at the first sign of trouble.
I must admit there were certain parts that just broke my heart. Like when Cass miscarries, or when she finally excepts that she is loved, or when someone close t her dies.
(I’m really trying not to give spoilers away here! I can tell I’m doing a rubbish job!)
White Trash Beautiful contained difficult subjects to write about, including drug abuse and death, but Cass came out of it a more confident woman. It must be so horrid to feel as worthless as she did at the start of the novel, the pain that no one else really cared about her.
But then Tucker walked in and…I’ll leave you to read the book and figure out what happened!
Overall, I liked it but wasn’t a fan of how Cass was always running away and pushing Tucker out of her life when she obviously wanted/needed him.
[Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with a copy in return for an honst review.]