Friday, 16 May 2014

A Review for White Trash Beautiful (White Trash Trilogy #1) by Teresa Mummert

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Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Finished Date: April 15th, 2014
Publishers: The Hot Bed
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance 
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
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. . . .

The Review: 2.5 Stars!

I’d heard a lot about White Trash Beautiful before I started it, so my expectations were pretty high, but I didn’t really connect with the story as much as I hoped I would. It was an okay read but I didn’t think it stood out compared to some of the other NA books I’ve read.

The story follows a waitress named Cass Daniels. Cass is trying to save as much money as possible so she can leave behind her drug addict mother and boyfriend, who are happy with their trailer trash life. Cass never believes she will amount to anything, because she’s been told so many times that are she’s nothing – then she starts to believe it.
It’s not until Tucker White gets Cass’s attention when he visits the diner she works in, and he’s determined to get what he wants….and he wants Cass. But can she leave everything behind that she’s ever known.

Cass was probably my main issue with the book. I didn’t really like her. I did not understand any of her reasoning’s for doing the things she does. She stands by her boyfriend even while he beats her and keeps feeding her mother drugs. He was an utter loser but she kept going back to him – even though she hated her life. Tucker was a life saver for her – without him she’s still be living in the life she hated, although I do believe she had the strength to stand up for herself, but she choose not to. I think the main reason I didn’t like Cass was because of how weak she was. I like to read about characters that are strong – not ones that are ready to give up. And Cass was one of them and the only thing keeping her going was Tucker.

Tucker was okay. He came on very strong to Cass from the get-go, I guess that was to show he had an instant connection to her, but I found myself rolling my eyes at the whole situation. The words that came from his mouth were very unrealistic and I just thought the whole a fairy-tale theme didn’t worked well…not for this story anyway.

In all, I’m sad I didn’t enjoy this more because as I said, I was really looking forward to it, but try it for yourselves and see what you think.

Thank you to The Hot Bed for giving me the opportunity to review this book, in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Michelle Chew said...

The story sounds promising from the blurb. Even though I haven't read the book, it seems a little unreal when Cassie kept going back to her boyfriend even though he is bad. I'll pick up the book in the library when I come across it. Thanks for sharing your honest review!