Review: "White Trash Beautiful" by Teresa Mummert


 
 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 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 titleand 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."
 
I felt like this was a story inside a story, like the way things had already happened before the writing actually began; Cass had already been through so much, that she thought her story was over. But then Tucker walks in and changes that--and that's what I call a real love story, with a connection that you can feel through the pages, as if it were in 3D; like the raw emotion that was seeping through the book. It felt real, and that's why I love Teresa's writing style. Like, for instance, those books that are out there that you've picked up more times than you can count, because you want to make them make sense and connect to them, but the style just doesn't suit you? I felt the complete opposite with Teresa's writing, because there was a deep, passionate story that I loved and it was told as beautiful as the cover (did I mention how much I love that picture?! It's beautiful..).
I feel like this book is going to be a favourite. Cass was definitely a strong main character and she wasn't unlikeable, so that drew me in. Tucker was also so sweet, and he really cared for Cass and she deserved him in her life. Read it for yourselves to find out just what happens and if there's a happy ever after, after all...
If it wasn't obvious, this is 5 star book for me!
 
 
For fans of Katie McGarry for that rollercoaster of emotions and romance, you will ADORE this book!
*A HUGE thank you to the Publishers for letting me read this awesome book! As always, it was a fair and non-bias review!*
 
happy reading!
 
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