Title: White Trash Beautiful
Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: Young Adult (Possibly New Adult)
Source: Net Galley
Goodreads Rating: 3.76 stars
My Rating: 3 stars
Summary (from Goodreads):
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. . . .
Typical kind of love story. Down and out girl meets famous guy and doesn’t think she’s good enough for him. He goes out of his way to show her she is more than good enough.
It was an enjoyable enough read but certain aspects annoyed me. The love interest isn’t developed enough for my liking. We know he ended up in a foster home and was taken in by the woman who is now his manager, but that’s all we really get. I might have enjoyed this more if we had alternating chapters to see from his and her points of view.
Also, Cass is kind of a glutton for punishment. She seems smart in some aspects but then just keeps going back for the abuse. I suppose that’s typical behavior for someone who’s abused but it didn’t sit well with me.
Good for a quick beach read but may have triggers for others who have been in abusive relationships/situations.