Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armour. 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. . . .
When I first saw that cover...I thought two things; one- this is going to be an epic love story, two- this is the most gorgeous cover EVER. I had heard about the book for quite a while in the bloggersphere, but didn't know anything else other than the title; and speaking of the title, that was one of the reasons I knew this wasn't going to be a mushy-kind of love story, that it would have some depth but not too-good-to-be-true kind of stuff. And the blurb just blew me away and drew me in at the same time. I was expecting a kick-ass heroine, an amazing backdrop for the novel in a Southern town (which I love...) and an epic love story...and I may just have got it...
Ah, reading this book felt like listening to a Taylor Swift album; in the BEST way, (because, she's a lyrical genius, btw) and it just gave me a way to relate a little more as well.
Cass was a headstrong, feisty and strong lead character. It serves her good in some aspects, but when Tucker is introduced, she's not too keen to take his help, though he hadn't yet to give her a reason to doubt him at all. He sees nothing but amazement in Cassidy, and I wished she saw that a little earlier!
She's a waitress, stuck at a dead end job with a drug-addict Mom and an abusive, horrible boyfriend and she had dropped out of High School; she thinks she knows where she stands in the world and takes it as it is, when...there was so much more out there for her. It was pretty dark and intense before Tucker walks into the diner and from then, White Trash Beautiful takes a whirlwind in another direction.
“I know I don't get the happily ever after. My knight and shinning armour took the highway detour around this godforsaken shit hole. I've made peace with that. That doesn't mean I'm going to lie down like a doormat and let every cocky prick in the trailer have his way with me."