White Trash Beautiful

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Teresa Mummert

Narrated By: Grace Grant

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2013

Duration: 7 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

"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 god forsaken shit hole. I've made peace with that. That doesn't mean I'm going to lay down like a doormat and let every cocky prick in the trailer park have his way with me." Cass lives a depressing life in a small trailer park in Eddington, Georgia, with her mother and abusive boyfriend Jackson. She works hard to barely make ends meet. But everything changes when Tucker White, the lead singer in the band Damaged, walks into her diner. He tries to show her that there is more to life than the hand she has been dealt, but Cass soon learns that being with Tucker will come at a high price.

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  • Tamika Garrett

    *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS* I really, really wanted to love this book! I didn't. Gaaah! I honestly tried. Promise! So, the story revolves around Cass Daniels who is basically living a dead end life. She works in a diner, lives in a trailer with her drug addicted mother AND her drug addicted boyfriend Jackson. One day while working, in walks a gorgeous stranger named Tucker White who happens to be the lead singer of an up and coming band. Said gorgeous stranger/lead singer proceeds to sweep her off her achy, swollen feet which is problematic due to Mom and Jackson shooting up back at the trailer park. As you can probably guess-angsty shenanigans ensue. Now...my problem is not with the story itself (or the offensively stereotypical characters). My problem is with Cass. Dear God, I loathed her! Okay, totally ignoring the fact that she's got A LIVE-IN boyfriend (I hate love triangles), but Jackson is an absolute jerk! Not only is he mentally, verbally, and physically abusive; he's also a rapist. Literally 85% of the book is spent defending her loyalty (codependency) to Rapey through flashbacks of their teenage years when he was "all she had". Anyway, an explosive confrontation, a selfless decision, and countless tears segues into a sequel.