Monday, January 6, 2014

[Book Review] White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert

White Trash Beautiful (White Trash Trilogy, #1)White Trash Beautiful

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. . . 

"I'm not naive. I know I don't get the happily ever after. My knight in shining armor took the highway detour around this godforsaken shit hole."

White Trash Beautiful is the reality based book that you know is fiction but you still know there there are girls out there like Cass who are going through the same thing. Living in trailer park with a druggie boyfriend, trying to make ends meet, and hopefully save up some money to live out in the city. The situation is so close to the truth, it makes your heart hurt while you read it.

"After being told for so long that I was worthless and no one else would want me, I began to believe it. I always put on a strong face for others."

Meeting Tucker in the diner has been like a fairytale where she meets the prince who will save her from her sad reality. But she knows that it cannot be true, even though Tucker keeps telling her that she is worth better then the life she has and needs to try harder.

"I don't care about where you came from or who is waiting for you at home. Tonight is just you and me, Cass. No one else matters."

Romance between Cass and Tucker was mesmerizing. Her pushing him away made sense and it broke my heart to try to hold on to something happy in her life. I was trying to figure out what was his reasoning behind being nice was but as the story went on, he was exactly how you want a hot rockstar be - charming and sweet. Not going to be my new favorite but I definitely liked the flow of the story and cannot get my hands on the second book.


  1. Excellent review, Ellie! I now really want to read White Trash Beautiful, I love stories that are fiction but seem very real anyway. With characters that have something that makes me root for them, and hope that they will find some kind of happiness despite how their life is right now.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. I completely agree! And I wasn't sure if I was going to like it at first but I definitely saw something in here. Thank you for stopping by love!

  2. Ohh, what have you done??? Now I have to go read this book right this second!!! Haha, I'd never heard of it before, but I'm a sucker for stories like this!! Have you read any of Katie McGarry's books? because it sounds like they are very similar!

    1. haha I'm definitely gonna have to check them out! But don't worry, you can just add it to your tbr list which i'm sure just as long as mine lol