Book Review May 26
White Trash Beautiful
by: Teresa Mummert
★★★★ 4 Stars
Blurb ~ 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. . .
*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest Review*
Usually books like White Trash are just my cup of tea. Starts with a damaged girl who is run-down by her surroundings, fighting to better herself but finding no way out. In comes hot biker bad-boy to save the day. White Trash Beautiful had all that and more. Cass however, is no fan of bad-boys. She attracts them and even lives with her junkie boyfriend and mother in a trailer park right behind the diner where she works. In comes Tucker who inserts himself in her life from the start. There were moments when you wanted to kill Cass because she stays with Jax yet still continues things with Tucker when life at home is so bad. She feels guilty when the fault is clearly not her own and works herself to the bone only to be walked all over. By the end of the story she may have ditched the trailer park but she never really gained a backbone.
Tucker of course is not just a bad-ass hottie biker, nope, he’s in a band, a famous band which Cass does not even realize. Luckily Tucker is just what Cass needs and the helpful hand to pull her out of the hell she lives in. At one point she walks in on her mother and boyfriend sharing a heroine trip in the bedroom. Surely not fun times. Of course that sort of lifestyle always has consequences and even though Cass herself isn’t involved she has to deal with the repercussions of her helping out her ‘housemates.’ Tucker continually comes through for Cass, even when he shouldn’t, a very commendable guy, even fighting with his band mates over her. Eventually the two have their own personal demons to face and though they work to get through it together it is clear there is more to the journey of Cass and Tucker.
Overall the story was cute and entertaining but not overly exciting. Even the action packed scenes were a little dull with Cass’s guilt hanging all over the place. Had she been a stronger character and not such a weak innocent little thing, the story overall would have been more enjoyable. As it was, I was pleased but didn’t have too many thoughts but to move onto something else.