TITLE: White Trash Beautiful
AUTHOR: Teresa Mummert
PRINT LENGTH: 240 Pages
MY RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
PUBLISHED: July 9, 2013
RATING: New Adult
GENRE: Romance, Drama
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 book reached in and ripped my guts out, one page at a time. The intensity and detail of the writing was amazing and I couldn't, literally, put the book down. I stayed up late, read on the way to work and finished it during my lunch break. The characters were beautifully flawed, the scene setting dirty and believable and most of all, REAL.
Cassie's life is spot-on for her situation. Desperate, broken and depressed; accepting of her (forced upon) fate. She wants more, but doesn't believe that she really deserves it and therefore takes what's given to her and rolls with the punches. Literally.
Tucker is exciting, gifted and broken in his own ways, but he adores Cassie from the instant he sees her. He wants her to have better and strives to show her that she deserves it. Their lives are polar opposite, but they are drawn together despite it. And of course, when you have this much difference... fires ignite and they are stripped apart.
But the end gives you so much hope, that it makes it all worth it. In short, I regret nothing when it comes to devouring this book!
I was provided this book via NetGalley.com for an honest review.