Title: White Trash Beautiful
Series: Book 1 of the White Trash Series
Author: Teresa Mummert
Date of Publication: 9th of July 2013 Originally 19th of
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Pages: 240 pages
Source: E-galley from Netgalley
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. . . .
****For the sake of not spoiling readers who haven't read it yet, STOP HERE****
When Netgalley approved my request, I was reading a bunch of things and decided to drop them because: A) I got so much emotions contained in me that I somehow need to breathe and escape the reality of life that I get to picture while reading the books; B) I'm so tired of the drama and reckless things the heroine kepts on doing. C) I am in need to feel every emotion the author wants to impart. I just don't see them coming or what the future withholds.
So I started off reading yesterday and I was able to finish it today. It was really hard to let go of a book once you started loving them. It just constantly haunts you until you sleep. I am currently feeling this one right now. Like, in the middle of the night I just want to sob because I have to wait and it feels like a lifetime before the sequel comes out. I just felt like
Half-way through reading, I decided to take a because, let's say:
"I am not feeling the way the character is feeling but I freaking like the story. I like how they are southern. Maybe they lack some spark, I actuallyy dont buy their drama. I need more emotional set-up that would totally break me. I need to feel the way they are hurting. Something is really off in this scenario. I just don't know what it is. But really the story is good so far."</blockquote>
I actually noted that one. That was what I said on the first part of my reading. Since it's just the start, I am somewhat stunned by how the "feels" improved. I'm actually feeling Cass, like, I put myself in that picture. I don't know when and where it started but I just felt it. I felt how she was bruised and battered, how everything she worked for was lost in one night. I felt her being in love like:
"I leaned against the door and took a deep breath. No one had ever cared. Not for years. Not my parents. Not my boyfriend. It was overwhelming.
Taking in everything what Ms. Mummert put through this book is soooo much! So, thank you for letting me experience this.
Second part, I was feeling like b*llshit. I wanted to throw my phone to my room's interior walls. I can't take in the emotions that just slapped me hard in the face! I was like:
WTF is that?
I just want to cry after that lovely night they celebrated together, they SPENT together. Everything she threw away because of that freaking bastard of a boyfriend she has. For effing God's sake! He treated her like a pig. Like an ATM machine. I know how she felt about not leaving him behind. She betrayed him and she felt like she owed him big time because of the fcuking protection he gave her.
Sorry, this review seems off. I'm struggling to verbalize my reaction [so it explains the GIFs].
After finishing it off earlier this afternoon, I just felt like smiling and crying at the same time. Tucker is just willing to give everything to her. He will choose her over his dream, will leave the band if he has to. He's so perfect I can just drool over him and wish he was real. I just want to die [though, seriously, I'd just want to be Cass].
Though I was a bit pissed when I started reading this, Teresa Mummert made my heart pound, opened my eyes in the reality of how poverty and abuse affect the lives of various people around the world; how not all people in poverty aims for a brighter and better future She pointed out how a once called white trash can become the Cinderella she thought she was. It has been a great read and an honor to experience having this for a short while. This will be a great guide and book for those who are abused (physically, emotionally, sexually), something that can cope up and help y'all. (:
Oh, God! I just want to read the next book.
the judgmental stars: 5 Friggin Stars
Labels: Abuse, Book Review, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Teresa Mummert