Ever since I read Safe Word by Teresa I have been wanting to read all her new stuff. White Trash Beautiful surprised me as first, it’s nothing like Safe Word and I think that’s refreshing as much as I LOVE the romance and yes, sex, I also like the wholesome, muted sex books as well. In WTB, we are introduced to Cass,who is the epitome of what you would think of a person who is, well white trash. Trailer, check, mom hooked on drugs and missing father figure, check, abusive man in her life, double-check and to top it all off she works at a local craptastic diner to help support her mom and drug addict/ abusive boyfriend. She has had a rough life, and has an ever rougher attitude to boot.
Cass was fine, saving her money so she could get the hell out of her life in search of something better. That something better was Tucker White, lead singer and front-man of a rock band called Damaged. They form a short of friendship despite her attitude, that Cass knows is dangerous because of her crack head boyfriend, Jax.
Still there is something about him that draws her in, and Tucker feels the same way. This book was heart wrenching in so many ways, because not only did it deal with physical abuse, but also drug abuse and it made me feel so very sorry for Cass. Even though she tried to put up a protective shield with her attitude, she still just wanted someone to take care of her for a change. Tucker comes from a somewhat similar background and he wants to take her away from her crappy life, to take care of her.
“It’s not your problem.”
“I don’t have a choice, from the moment I saw you , I didn’t have a choice. You come off so strong and brave and it’s obvious you are hurting. Someone is hurting you and no one is there to protect you.”
Tucker is every bit the rock star, tattoos and all(of course tattoos) but has the biggest soft spot for one person. Cass.
The ending was the explosive mess that I knew it would be but also very gut wrenching,which I didn’t know it would be. I can’t wait read White Trash damaged to find out the second half of the story and how they recover from such traumatic events!
Teresa Mummert did a wonderful job with this story, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine but then again, what life is?
You can pre-order the book here before it come’s out on the 9th of this month.
And because I loved the book soooooo very much, I’m going to give you a chance to sign up to win paper back copy of the book before it’s out! Contest ends the 8th, one day before release date, so hurry and enter below!. (US RES ONLY)
4 out of 5 stars