July 11, 2013

Review: White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert!

White Trash Beautiful
By Teresa Mummert
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Gallery Books


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. . . .

White Trash Beautiful is a story that, for me, was up and down and I didn't know how I felt about it one hundred percent until days later after reading it.

This story had so much room for a lot more and had so much potential. It has a great opening, good middle, and a pounding ending, but it was so predictable. There were times where I knew exactly what would happen next, so there weren't really any surprises for me. There were also a lot of moments where I found certain turn of events to be too easy and too convenient leaving me thinking really? Just like that? I guess wanted a bit more of a struggle, drama, and emotion.

I also could not get a feel for Tucker and Cass’s romance. Honestly, at times I felt like Tucker felt bad for Cass and that is why he was giving her any attention. It wasn't until almost near the end that I started to believe he really cared for her. Cass makes a lot of stupid decisions when it comes to her mother and Jackson, but you can’t help but feel sorry for her. She has been through so much and you sort of get her. It all makes sense why she lets the things in her life happen to her. She deserved someone like Tucker in her life.

Overall, there were just too many little issues I had with this book that it weighs out the positive. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it enough to finish it, but sadly it did not blow me away like it did to so many readers. It’s a great read if you’re looking to zoom through a book. You can definitely read it in on sitting at the beach, or a long car ride.

If you've read White Trash Beautiful, I would love to know what you thought of it. Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I read it at the end of last year. I have a soft spot for tragic situations like Cass's and I liked the story. My review is on goodreads... http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/426078265


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