Title: White Trash Beautiful
(White Trash Beautiful #1)
Author: Teresa Mummert
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Rating: 5 Stars
A word-of-mouth bestseller that’s captivating readers with its honesty, grit, and headstrong heroine, White Trash Beautiful is a story for anyone who has ever felt trapped in life, cheated by love—and longed for something more . . .
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. . . . -Goodreads
"White Trash Beautiful" is a book that many have tried to write.
The perfect blend of heartache, romance, tension, grief, and triumph. This wonderful story grips both the heart and mind of readers from it's opening sentence and doesn't let go until the last word.
Cass is strong, beautiful, battered, and just trying to survive with her sanity and her heart in tact. But given the fact that she has to fight for every scrap of happiness and normalcy, that fight is not one that she is sure that can win.
Tucker, a white knight on shiny motorcycle. Of all the diners in all the world, he had to walk into hers. In Tucker she finds laughter, love, and choices. Choices that come with a price, and Cass must than decide if that price is too high, that star too high, and if she is truly worth it.
This book does not read like the first in a series. Though it is a scant 240 pages, the writing is very polished, the characters are very well defined and extremely likable, and the story flows and transitions seamlessly.
This book also manages to skirt the pitfall of predictability that can kill a novel like this.
There are plenty of secrets and wtf moments
Big kudos to the authoress in making her book a true romance. Instead of making things between Cass and Tucker all about the sex; she made their love affair all about the heart. The passion between these two grew from the seeds of respect and tenderness that is a joy to watch bloom as the pages turn.
This is a great read and this reviewer can't wait for book 2!