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First in a stunning new trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Teresa Mummert.“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 withFirst in a stunning new trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Teresa Mummert.“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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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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White Trash Beautiful Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-07-16 06:13

    Simply put: White Trash Beautiful started off strong and then things went wrong. Oh look, I rhymed! :)Simply put another way:White Trash Beautiful is the first Teresa Mummert book I've read. What attracted to me to this book when it popped up on my GRs feed was the cover. Therefore, one point for a great cover.Teresa Mummert did write a very sweet tale. My biggest complaint about this book, however, is that it was not well developed. We never really found out much about Tucker (our rock star hero). Yes, he was a rock star and he did not come from a good home. That's about it. That's all Mummert brought to the table when it came to Tucker. I would have liked to have more of a back story on this hero. Cass, our heroine, was a likable enough character. She was at a dead-end job, living a life that was going no where. She knew this. She focused on this. LOTS. She fixated on this so much that I got a little bored of all the pity parties she threw herself. There was a whack load of those. In all fairness, she was trying to get out of the life she was living by working hard at her job and saving what she could. I hated the part where she had to give up her hard-earned money to bail out her stupid ass abusive boyfriend, Jax, once again. I didn't know if I want to punch him in the face for allowing Cass to pay his debt or kick HER in the vagina for parting with her money.The insta-love connection I dealt with. The relationship between Tucker and Cass was very sweet. Perhaps if there was more to the book and the connection these two characters had with each other was a little further developed, I would have given White Trash Beautiful a higher rating.Overall, I did enjoy the story and Mummert is a good writer. It just left me wanting a bit more.

  • Teresa Mummert
    2019-07-18 07:13

    Special extended edition with over 100 pgs. of added content!

  • Molly McAdams
    2019-06-20 05:24

    What can I say other than this completely shocked me coming from Teresa? When she sent the ARC to me I was ready for some kink...and maybe another main character like William Honor that I could drool over for months. Did I get that?? Nope...I GOT SO MUCH MORE! This was unlike anything I've ever read from her, and while I would be terrified to jump from writing erotica to this, she nailed it. White Trash Beautiful was an incredibly moving story and I felt like I was right there with Cass. You feel all her emotions to the point where you're connecting with her so much, you feel like you are her - but at the same time you're standing off to the side being her biggest cheerleader screaming that she DOES deserve the life Tucker can give her. Oh Tucker - what can I say about Tucker? He's amazing? I want him in real life? I will give up William Honor for him? Yeah - I know, I said it...he's THAT good.DON'T HESITATE IN BUYING THIS!!! Yes, it's not her usual style, but I'm serious when I say it's her best book to date! And don't worry...there's still some good heated scenes ;)

  • Amanda
    2019-07-15 13:27

    Just a little pleasure reading... I got hooked after reading a sample chapter.Cass works at small town diner located near the trailer park that she calls home with her drug addicted mother and boyfriend. She feels trapped but isn't looking for anyone to save her. Then one day Tucker White walks into her diner and into her life. Will she take a chance on him or stay in her grim situation out of a misguided sense of loyalty and obligation?This story was just okay for me. It is described as gritty, but the drug abuse and domestic violence were a little too gritty for my taste. Cass is only a marginally likable character. The way that Tucker falls so quickly and hard for Cass is unrealistic in my opinion. However, there is one redeeming aspect of the story, and his name is Tucker. I have to give the author credit for creating such a swoon worthy character. I could quite possibly entertain the notion of reading the sequel just to find out what the future holds for Tucker.

  • Alexis *Reality Bites*
    2019-07-20 13:10

    Spoiler Free Review- Quick Review3.5 STARS out of 5Genre: New Adult-Contemporary RomanceHELP ME GOD I WANTED MORE TUCKER!WHITE TRASH Cass knows something better is out there but DAMN it's hard to see when you live in a run down trailer park working a dead end job at Aggie's diner. Only to come home from said dead end job to a junkie mother and an abusive boyfriend. How the HELL is she supposed to escape this? Can she? Hmph, is it even worth a try?According to Tucker White you can escape. According to Tucker White she has to try.Cass Daniels life changed the day Tucker waltzes in to the diner where she works. He is the front man of a band called 'Damaged'. He Instantly takes a liking to Cass. She's not having it. She is use to guys passing through the small town of Eddington thinking they can get some local tail. Waitresses are pegged easy for the picking. But not her, not now, not ever. But she misreads Tucker. That is not his aim. His goal is to show her that the world holds more than dead end jobs and trailer parks. He wants her to know that she is beautiful and should be treated with respect at all times.Tucker wants Cass to live not exists.ThoughtsI felt like something was missing in the story it took a while for me to fully connect with Cass. And Tucker remained a bit of a mystery til the very end. I think what I wanted was a little more depth within the characters... I didn't necessarily feel the passion. And Tucker...we do not get to know him well as a person. And it made the story-lines come up just a bit short for me. Others may feel different, so if the summary sounds like something you would like give it a read!My Ratings Characters- Some good. Some bad. Some just plain old sad.Writing Style- Fair to GoodPlot/Storyline- GoodSteam Factor- Medium/Moderately SteamyOverall- I liked it! Give it a try!Now go forth and read. Then tell us all about it on Goodreads!

  • edzkie♥§*.*§♥
    2019-06-28 09:36

    ♪♫♪I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy taleI'm not the one you'll sweep off her feetLead her up the stairwellThis ain't Hollywood, this is a small townI was a dreamer before you went and let me downNow it's too late for you and your white horse, to come around♪♫♪Uploaded with ImageShack.usMy first from this author. And first line from the book got me hooked. Cass believes she's one of the white trash. Accepted her fate & her excess baggage mother & abusive boyfriend Jax, both addicts. They lived in a trailer and she works in a diner across her home. She learned that nobody will save her, except herself. Tucker is the lead vocalist of Damaged. When he met Cass in the diner he was drawn to her. Wants to protect her and share what he have with her. They stole moments to be together. And even the hectic schedules and road concert Tucker makes an effort to met and be with Cass. She was torn to be with the man she loved and the people who always been there for her. Sometimes we don't know what we are missing until we find it.Makes you dream again of knight in shining armor but now he's a rock star with black shirt, worn out pants and riding a motorcycle.♥

  • Wanderlust
    2019-06-20 12:13

    Cover & title - 5 out of 5I wonder sometimes if something is wrong with me when i read a book which loads of people like but i hate. I didn't hate the book exactly but i did dislike the writing style. It had the same flaws that bugged me in the honor book - it seemed immature, rushed & a bit disjointed. God did i hate Cass i wanted to It turns out i am not a very sympathetic person. Her pity parties where often & annoying. Tucker was ok, i don't know why but i couldn't get over the fact he basically bought her affection (well it felt like that for me) & i hated how he would perk her up only then to leave again. Cass this is the worlds smallest violin & it is being played just for you.I wouldn't recommend this book & I would abso-fucking-lutely never read a book by this author again. Click here for my book review blog

  • Kristen Mazzola
    2019-07-05 07:32

    I am blown away. I bought this book with no idea what it was about or the author. It was on a goodreads list and I figured I'd give it a try. Let me tell you that I am so thrilled that I did. From the first page, Teresa Mummert had me hooked with the main character, Cass's, heart wrenching story of being stuck in a less than idle life (to say the very least). This is a modern day fairy tale with grit and honesty that I recommend a thousand times over!!!

  • Christy
    2019-07-03 10:23

    I love Tucker! Okay, now that its out of the way back to the book. I enjoyed this book, it was an emotional read at times, you really felt for Cass. I was happy with the ending, but I wish it would have given me just a little bit more. It almost ended too abruptly for me. I hear there is possibility of a second book? Bring it on!

  • Alana ~ The Book Pimp
    2019-07-18 10:24

    It's with a heavy heart that I give this 3♥'sBoils down to: I cannot stand Cass. I find NOTHING redeeming about her and have trouble feeling sympathy for her, her self-perpetuating situation, and her pissy attitude. Cass sucks (like a hoover vacuum) and Tucker- dude, goes into a diner in a trashy neighborhood and apparently thinks, "Hey, that girl, with the bruises. She's the one for me, I won't quit until she's mine." OK, he's hot and a rocker, but overall I didn't even like him. Didn't feel love, all I felt was hopelessness. Like reading the story was like beating a dead horse, over and over. I went with 3♥'s initially, but I might even go down to 2. *Edit 7/19/13*You know... the more time that goes by, the less and less I liked this book. Can anyone say Insta-Love? Totally unexplained insta-love with this 'white trash' girl that even has an attitude the size of Texas and the self esteem the size of an electron. Arg! Not even the 'rock 'n roll' hero is making up for this nasty 'after-reading taste'. I've decided to drop this to 2 ♥'s, because the memory of the book gets more sour with each passing day. *Edit 8/3/13*Okay... it's a little less fresh, so maybe I can explain myself a little more. This book involves domestic abuse, drug abuse, emotional and verbal abuse... it's just abusive all around. I know there are females out there that are doormats. I've met one or two. I have a hard time with such characters. When they make a real change, and bring themselves up in some emotional story, I can accept that and enjoy it. But I didn't see change. I saw doormat. Many have enjoyed this book, and for them her 'change' was evident but it did not appeal to me. I'll be the first to admit, I love me some rock 'n roll hero in a romance. Tucker... he's hot. We get that. He talented, we get that, too. He falls for Cass in the space of seconds or minutes, apparently. I don't find fault with his actions, he did some romantic things. But his past is mostly an enigma, and we just don't get as much insight into Tucker. I have a really hard time with how fast and how hard he fell, honestly. Now, this wasn't my original idea, but someone else mentioned that this was "Cinderella meets the Rock Star." Rock Star- yes, Tucker fits that bill. But Cinderella? Cass doesn't come across as some diamond-in-the-rough. She may be pretty, even beautiful when cleaned up, but I was not impressed with her personality. Cinderella, my lily white bottom.I feel like I'm just beating a dead horse at this point. Just thinking back on the book makes me groan with recollection. I will most definitely NOT be continuing the series. I can't bring myself to continue the torture. I received a free eBook via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Although... something is hinky because I can't seem to find it on my list ANYWHERE in NetGalley. Hmmm...

  • Leea
    2019-07-02 12:13

    Well I wrote this amazing review and poof - gone!Seriously?3.5 starsAll of my sadness and regret washed over me as I struggled to simply let go and just live in the moment. The pain of my life was crushing, and I knew deep down I had made a mistake by stepping out of it and letting myself believe I could have more.In far off place filled with magic and love a young girl dreams of a day when her Prince Charming will ride up on his beautiful white stallion and take her way from her sad and heartbreaking life. He's take care of her, love her unconditionally and never leave her. I was not that girl...Cass is not that girl either. Life has showed her that you make due with what you have. Dreaming big just ends up breaking your heart and it's best to just focus on today, just get through one shift at the diner. Until the day that Tucker White, lead singer of Damaged walks into the diner and sits at one of Cass' tables. He not like anyone she's met before and she feels this connection to him right away. Problem is Tucker starts making Cass dream those big dreams again. White Trash Beautiful is the first book in the Beautiful Series by Teresa Mummert. I found myself engrossed in this story and read this book in one day. I had to know what was going to happen to Cass because I felt and instant connection to her. For me she just jumps off the page and although she's tough on the outside with a quick mouth you know deep down she's hurting. He represented everything I wanted in life. He was freedom, he was a fantasy. A dream that played inside of my head since I learned how cruel this world could truly be.Tucker White is defiantly swoon worthy but he's not your typical tatted up semi bad boy who's the lead singer in a very popular band. Tucker wants to protect Cass from Jax her abusive boyfriend. This is where the story looses is reality for me and becomes about the fairy tale. Tucker is just too perfect and too understanding. Don't get me wrong, I loved him and what he does for Cass. First off he's not a alpha male that just takes her away from her abusive boyfriend and strung out mother but lets her make her own decisions. That journey is painful to read but in the end Cass really has no choice and follows her heart. “Please don’t regret me, Cass.” His voice was barely audible as he ran his thumb over my cheek, catching the stray tear that had betrayed me. His words unleashed a floodgate. I didn’t regret being with him. I regretted letting him into my heart and knowing he would be ripped out very soon. It was too much to take. My complaints about this book are minimal. I felt that Tucker White was too much like a knight in shining armor. Their relationship started off and went very fast. The ending was wrapped up too perfectly even though it's left open for another book. I also, felt that what happened to Jax and Cass mom felt emotionless on Cass part. In closing, I really enjoyed White Trash Beautiful it was deeply moving and you instantly are connected to the characters. Cass is complicated, damaged and beautiful. She's full of despair because life has beaten all the hope out of her. If you're looking for a Realistic Fiction book with some romance that is not dysfunctional, than White Trash Beautiful is a great choice. I've very excited to read the next book in the series and try another book by Teresa Mummert.

  • Aму
    2019-07-08 12:36

    To begin, there are a few things that did not seem to settle well with me. So instead of writing in my usual review style, I'm going to go the route of breaking it down into 'BadNews & GoodNews'.And oh yes. Like 'Hush Hush - Finale', there was a list of things I jotted down while reading..WHICH was done with exceptionally fair remarks! (Okay, not really. It was more like pounding my keyboard in an angry writing rampage.) Bad News:- Cass's vocabulary reminded me of an ecstatic 5 year old. "This is amazing!""Where are we going?""Oh no, no, no!""Wow!"Yep. This is her initial reaction to EVERYTHING Tucker had to say or show. Add in a few "Hi." and you have most of her conversations with the Rock-God. Obviously I noticed her dialect would suddenly improve some whenever she would lose her temper with Jax or her Mother, however, it always ended with the same two words: "You promised!"- The sex is completely cut off, ending when it starts. (Should have been shelved as YA.)- In the first few chapters (AFTER their first date and she finds out he is a singer): Did Tucker not have even the slightest bit of dubiosity that Cass wanted him because he was a singer? Yes 'I' know her character wasn't shallow like that, however, she calls him a prick and accuses him of enjoying the sight of her being manhandled - then suddenly she shows up at his show and he's not a prick? You mean to tell me this man had no doubts about ANYTHING between them? Too good to be true or in need of more emotions other than optimism.- I did connect on a very small scale with Cass though not enough to feel any real emotion for her when I know that I should have. - We didn't get to know Tucker well enough, and find out his motivation for falling for Cassie.- The logical reasoning that the character's had behind some of their conclusions just didn't seem to make any sense. Example: When Tucker automatically assumed she was pregnant. To me it seemed like he already had the thought planted in the back of his mind that she was even before the vomiting. Does that make sense? I mean the man literally leaps from the bathroom to get a pregnancy test and comes back with 3! His reactions throughout the book seemed unbelievable and I felt that I was really missing something.- Why did Teresa keep mentioning the hurricane as if it were to play a big role in the book when all that came from it was a drizzle of rain?__________Good News:If words could kill, I would've died a hundred wonderful deaths from the candy-coated idioms that came out of Tucker's, not mouth, but his alluring orifice. (Damn. That even surprised me at how sexual the simple word mouth could be phrased.) “I know they’re not white and technically we are not riding on them, but this is the best I could do on short notice.” *heart sinks like the Titanic*The irony of having one character with a vocabulary that could coax death and one that reminded you of things children yelled at ChuckieCheese.__________I really wanted to love this book, I truly did and it upsets me to say I didn’t. By the end it was so predictable I was rolling my eyes as much as Cass. Could I put it down? No, but then again I do have weird tick whereby I have to finish a book. *eye twitch* Did it wow me at the end? No.

  • Catarina
    2019-06-29 10:10

    Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars This is the story of Cass and Tucker.Cass is a waitress, lives in a trailer park with a junkie mother and even junkie shit-ass boyfriend. Her life is bad, really bad. (And she reminds us that every 5.7 seconds.) She believes that her life will never be more than that and that’s her sad destiny. Tucker is the lead singer of Damaged, a rock band starting its rising to stardom. One day he has a concert close to Cass’s town and goes to the dinner where she works at. He immediately sees her bruises and knows that he has to be the one to saver.He sees that she is much more than just a beautiful white trash girl.This book had a lot of potential. And I mean: A LOT. After all, the hero is a goddamn rock-star! But there was something missing. The book took spend too much time with Cass throwing pity parties for herself and a lot less time than it should focusing in their relationship. And when that eventually happens it looks too forced and too fast. Even the steam and the romance in this book was a lot less than it should have been. There was a few really good moments but unfortunately very apart from each other. I was undecided between two or three stars, but in the end, I’m a sucker for rock-stars.What can a girl do? *ARC courtesy of NetGalley on behalf of Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Isamlq
    2019-07-06 10:33

    WHY? Why? WHYYYYY? There's so many things wrong here that I. Just. Can't. I mean where should I start? Do I go with the doormat of a lead who just takes takes takes it all? Or the knight in shining armor who pops out of god-knows where? And did I mention he's a rockstar? Or do I go with the act... that little makes sense here... his why for her, or his why for him. Or the craptastic situation she's in? And how all she really does is cry? There's a girl, see... and she's sad and lonely and in the crappiest of situations. Then there's this hero, see... and he falls in love with her... because... because.. I simply cannot fathom why he falls for her! So we have her and we have him and a push-pull, push-pull that ensues of him loving her and of her trusting him. And then eventually, of her jumping ship then coming back again then the other then the other. I just... what? What the eff did I just waste my time on?Silver lining? The best thing about this was the blurb... and then nothing.

  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2019-06-28 09:15

    I really wanted to like this book but the instalove was totally unrealistic. Cass is trailer park trash and has a druggie for a boyfriend and a mother. Whilst working a shift at a diner she meets Tucker White who happens to be in a famous band.He instantly falls in love with her and there is absolutely no build up at all but he saves her from all that is her shitty life and they live happily ever after.Unfortunately I couldn't take this book seriously which a shame because the author does write good stories.ARC provided by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jenn
    2019-06-28 13:15

    There’s a quote that begins the book:“I’m not naïve. I know I don’t get the happily ever after. My knight in shining armor took the highway detour around this godforsaken shit hole. I’ve made peace with that. That doesn’t mean I’m going to lie down like a doormat and let every cocky prick in the trailer park have his way with me.”This book was really hard for me. First off, there’s the title: White Trash Beautiful. It really just rubs me the wrong way and I can’t really put my finger on why. I’m pretty sure it has to do with the ‘White Trash’ part. But I shook that feeling off and went ahead with the story.White Trash Beautiful follows Cass, a girl stuck in a life she can’t get out of. She works as a waitress at a local diner during the day and at night she goes home to her trailer where her boyfriend and mother live. Cass is the sole source of income for this family. Jackson, her boyfriend, is an abusive druggie and her mother is an addict. Both rely heavily on Cass to provide for them.Tucker is the lead singer of an up and coming band. While on tour, Tucker comes through Cass’s town and ends up at her diner. Sparks fly between them almost instantly and the two become connected, finding different ways to be with each other.Going back to the opening quote, all Cass does through the entire book is lie down like a doormat and let people have their way with her. Her boyfriend beats her almost on a daily basis, rapes her when he wants sex, takes her money to buy drugs, basically controls her life. And her mother is no better. But instead of getting out, she stays. She lets them control her and belittle her. Instead of leaving for the better world that she wants, she complains. Constantly. Every page was filled with her whining about how horrible her life is and how she’ll never get out.Enter Tucker, who I initially liked. He really wanted to be the knight in shining armor. He was sweet and kind. He saw how Cass was treated and believed that she deserved more (although I honestly couldn’t see why). He showed her there was more to life than where she was now. But no matter how much he tried to help, she kept going back to Jackson and her mother. Even after she sleeps with Tucker.And this is where I lost respect for both of them. Please break up with your boyfriend before sleeping with another man. Shame on you both.After this, I pretty much gave up on the book. Everything that followed after that read like a horribly predictable soap opera. From Jackson finding out, to the “dramatic” way that Cass is forced to leave – predictable. The way the author deals with Cass having to leave her mother – WTF? And the ending…Completely unbelievable and unrealistic. I do not recommend this pity party. I received an e-copy of this novel from the publisher for my honest opinion and review via Netgalley.This review can also be seen here at my blog.

  • Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
    2019-06-28 13:25

    Review on Belle's Book BagThis is my first book from Teresa Mummert. I had never heard of her or White Trash Beautiful before. But once I saw her Tweet about the book, I was hooked on the name alone~then I saw the cover~then I read the blurb and chapter 1~then I saw that Teresa saw Adam Levine as Tucker and I was a goner!! ;) LOL I had to read it. So when Teresa contacted me about doing a review, I was all over it. White Trash Beautiful was so much more than I expected. I am having trouble putting my thoughts about the book into words. It was such a dark story filled with a ton of angst and brief glimpses of light through a romance of hope and love. This was not a fun or easy read and it was hard to read about Jax, Cass and Cass's mom. It was hard to see them struggle and to watch Cass try and hold everything, including herself, together. Jax's character was just sad to read as was Cass's mother. I also felt bad in a way for Tucker, it just seemed like there was a whole lot of story waiting to come out about him that was going to be just as sad. I loved Tucker and I especially loved how he treated Cass. Cass, on the other hand, I didn't feel treated Tucker that great at all and I struggled with liking her character. She went back and forth with her feelings for Jax and Tucker and while I got it, it also made me just want to shake her. LOL I was a nervous wreck reading White Trash Beautiful because I kept waiting for something bad to happen. My heart ached through the sad and happy moments in this story. I wanted Tucker and Cass to get their HEA. White Trash Beautiful is another book that wore me out with all of the emotions that it brought out in me. I liked the ending and am thrilled to know that this is a series that will continue on with Tucker and Cass. I can't wait to read more about them and see how their relationship progresses. So, even though White Trash Beautiful was dark, edgy, emotional, and sad, I didn't want it to end!! I didn't want to leave Tucker and Cass. Definitely has a place in my keeper pile to be reread and I will definitely be looking for more from Teresa. 5 out of 5 rating.***ARC provided by Teresa Mummert~Thank you so much!!

  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    2019-06-27 09:38

    The story has an interesting premise, and with the right person writing it, I think it would have been a fantastic read. I'd not read anything from this author before, but her writing leaves something to be desired. The story wasn't long enough to be fully fleshed out, and the characters, especially Tucker, were lacking depth as well. That said, it wasn't an awful story. It just could have been so much better.

  • Maggie Lane
    2019-07-10 13:30

    I was lucky enough to receive a ARC of White Trash Beautiful..I recommend this book to everyone!!!! The characters were great and very true to life..I consumed every word of this book in a few hours was not able to put it down...

  • Noor ♾
    2019-06-21 11:10

    More like White Trash Meh.

  • Jennifer
    2019-07-17 10:09

    5/26/2013 :**ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**I am doing a ReRead of this book because I received an ARC copy of the new expanded version of this book and wanted to see if I still felt the same way about this book. Review to Come : RATING CLARIFICATION : 4.5 StarsI'll start by saying that after reading the new extended version of the book I still Love this book. Teresa Mummert is a very good story teller. This book is so different then the other books of hers that I have read. This book had me still feeling many different emotions. I smiled, I yelled, I cried and I swooned. Tucker is still an amazing Hero. I could totally feel his love for Cass. I loved that he stuck by her side even when it didn't seem like he was going to. I will say that Cass kind of annoyed me a little more the second time around. What she was put through with her Mom and Jackson, I just wanted to smack her upside her head and yell GET OUT!!!!! I am glad that by the end of the book Cass FINALLY realizes that she truly is worth all the happiness that comes to her.Now I am sure you are wondering why if I loved the book just as much the second time around I deducted a 1/2 star from the 5 star previous rating. Well my reasoning is just this....I feel that if you are going to rerelease a book with more storyline added that the book should stand out even more. I didn't feel that way with this extended version. I felt that the additional information wasn't that beneficial to the story line. In my own opinion I felt this was a case of people stating they wish it would've been longer so, so more story was added. I guess what I am saying is that this is a case of don't fix what isn't broken. I thought the original version was already AMAZING, so I don't think more story needed to be added. But that is only MY opinion. I do look forward to the rest of the books in this series. I am interested to see where Cass and Tucker's relationship will go after this book.9/20/2012 : I thought this book was Excellent. I truly enjoy Teresa's books. This book was very different from the Honor Series, but i did enjoy this just as much as the Honor Series but for different reasons. This book had me feeling a range of emotions. I thought Tucker was fabulous and I did like Cass. Even though I wanted to smack Cass every now and then. I did understand her self doubt though. I am just glad that things worked out in the end. My only complaint would be I wish it was a little longer. Although I did see that there will be another book:) Can't wait to see how the story continues. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good love story!

  • Nic
    2019-07-10 11:28

    I was so excited when I heard that Teresa Mummert had another novel coming out, I am such a hug fan of her work. I absolutely love the characters she creates! With a title like White Trash Beautiful, how could I not be intrigued! Believe me when I tell you this is another great read from Teresa!Cass, a beautiful young woman, stuck in a tragic life with almost no way out, accepting her life for what it is, until she is in a place to be able change it. Cass has grown up fending for herself with no one caring about or loving her. Tucker lives a crazy life and just wants peace; wants to be a face in the crowd. When he meets Cass he is instantly drawn to her but when he gets a glimpse of her life, his need to protect and take care of her takes over. I love that I felt like I was a part of the story, I could envision how miserable Cass’s life was; how wretched her home was. I could feel Cass’s lack of self-worth, thinking that she actually deserved the life that she was living. If you are looking for your next great read and want something that just flows, White Trash Beautiful is for you. I couldn’t put it down; I had to know what was going to happen next. Thank you Teresa Mummert for another fabulous read!

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2019-07-01 12:09

    Meh. White Trash Beautiful has all the necessary tools for a potential kick arse story. Abused heroine with a drugged out boyfriend and mom, a dead in job, a potential white knight rock star hero. What we get is a harlequin-esque YA that takes every possible cliche and trope, spins it around a few times, then ends. I wanted this to be good. I wanted this to overwhelm me. I didn't want a foul mouth heroine who indecisive nature causes her to cheat, lie, and eventually allow her beta hero to whisk her away; but only after the requisite confrontation and devastating moment. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.

  • Robin - Wicked By Design
    2019-07-08 08:34

    I was blown away by this book. This is a bit different from Teresa's other books but just as fantastic.We have the sweet and determined Cassidy who has been dealt a crap hand in life but does her best to persevere and make things better while being told and believing herself that she isn't worthy or deserving of any more.. but that doesn't stop her from desperately wanting better.Then we have the sexy and strong Tucker who see's the beauty and strength in Cass as soon as he meets her and has no desire to let her go.It was a delicious mix of angst and romance that won't disappoint.

  • JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
    2019-07-13 08:33

    Loved it!!

  • Jillian Quinn
    2019-06-26 12:17

    While I’ll admit that the title threw me a bit, I was hooked from the first page of this book. Teresa Mummert is one of my favorite authors and she has yet to disappointment me. Cass is the kind of three-dimensional character you look for in every book but seldom find. Everything about Cass and her life are real, from the trailer park she lives in with her mother and abusive boyfriend, Jackson, to the daily grind she goes through just to survive. I don’t know what it’s like to be starving and not have enough money to eat, but I do know what it’s like to live with a drug addict. The need to get high overpowers every single ounce of their humanity to such an extreme they will do anything for the next fix. This part of the story is felt from the second you meet Jackson until the bitter end.Parts of this book were so real for me it was almost traumatic because I knew exactly what Cass was going through. The lying, stealing, sudden outbursts, threats of the police and drug dealers who want their money, and the physical and emotional toll this takes on a person dealing with an addict is so real in this book it practically jumps off the page. My stomach hurt during parts of this book, almost as though I were reliving it, feeling Cass’ pain through her words. Add to the fact it’s not just one junkie but two and that would’ve been enough for me to start packing. But Cass has nowhere to go, no one to help her, and despite the money she’s saving to leave her miserable life, she can never get ahead as long as Jackson’s around. In every way Cass is a survivor. And it doesn’t help that she has her mother to support since Jackson hooked her on drugs.Cass works as a waitress in a diner right outside of her trailer park, where she’s sexually harassed by men passing through town looking to score. So when she meets Tucker, she assumes he’s another guy looking to hookup before he moves on. But Tucker is different, sees something in her that makes him want to help her, even though she’s rude to him their first few encounters. She’s not used to anyone wanting to help her, only take what they want and leave.Tucker is relentless, eventually wearing Cass down when he convinces her to go out with him. It’s not exactly a date, but it’s the beginning of their secret affair. I love that throughout the series the song Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd is mentioned because it’s my favorite song that I listen to a few times a week. And Tucker is everything I’d wish for—a good looking, tattooed lead singer of a band. Hello, I mean is there anything hotter? No, probably not. This is in every way a Cinderella story, except the prince is a rock god and that’s way sexier than an actual prince. Unlike my normal books, this isn’t full of sex. It’s more about the characters, the issues they’re dealing with, and this super cute romance that left me in pieces when it was all over.Check out my review on my Rant and Rave About Books Blog: https://rantandraveaboutbooks.com/201...

  • Allison
    2019-07-11 13:17

    This book was terrible. I can't believe so many people actually liked it that it's sold at Target. I'm seriously shocked that this is so popular. No part of this story was developed. It seemed like a first draft- Like somehow the author's planning stages got published. Nothing about this made any sense. Cass- annoying as all hell. Self-pitying. Her situation was totally self-perpetuated. She was a cheater- I know your boyfriend is an ass, but you're still cheating. Honestly, it wasn't even really a book. It was like someone wrote down a daydream they had after finishing a standardized test in high school. "Man, I'm bored and finished with this test, but I can't get up and leave so I'm going to sit here and daydream that a rockstar loves me for no reason."Tucker liked her for no reason. There was zero reason for them to be IN LOVE. The whole book seriously reminded me of the Aaron Carter daydreams I had in middle school. Aaron was my boyfriend (just already, no explanation as to why we liked each other or how our relationship developed- just like White Trash Beautiful) and he came to pick me up from volleyball practice one day and all my friends were soooo jealous because he's so hot and famous. We left in his limo and he took me cool places and told me he loved me. Then I got to stand on the side of the stage at his concerts and he bought me a mansion. Of course we lived there together and I never had to worry about money or anything at all. Aaron was totally faithful to me and my life was perfect and crap because I was 13 and DAYDREAMING. See? If I had a drug addict mom, an abusive boyfriend, and lived in a trailer this would pretty much be the same plot as (and as well developed as) White Trash Beautiful.Just fracking awful. Terrible book.

  • VEL
    2019-07-20 06:25

    Received White Trash Beautiful as an ARC via Netgalley through Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books.4 starsCass Daniels, lives in a trailer park with her drug addicted mother and her high school drug addicted boyfriend Jax. She spends every spare time she has working at Aggie's Diner, a greasy spoon diner, getting leered at by old men. Cass is used to taking care of herself while her mom and boyfriend take everything she works hard for, she puts up with the beating received from Jax. He wasn't always like that, he was loving & caring until drugs took him over. A life & fact Cass has accepted as she'll never be anyone important.Along comes, Tucker White, a butterfly-worthy eye candy, tattooed, bad-ass lead singer of the rock band Damaged. He see's something in Cass that he just cannot shake off, something beautiful, something haunted, something special. Cass however, has no idea who he is, but can Tucker finally be the person that makes Cass feel worth something more?Although Cass & Tucker have a sweet endearing relationship, Cass came across just that little bit immature and the continuous references of being white trash, living a crap life with no prospects for the future, got a bit tedious and dragged the book just that little bit. I also would have preferred just a little bit more passion when making up after arguments or when the two characters are in the middle of emotional moments. However, you are drawn and connect emotionally, with the tradegy & loneliness that has been bestowed on Cass and you do pray that she gets her prince in white shining armour. Tucker is everyone's swoon worthy must have boyfriend. We see glimpses of his past tradegy, but he over comes them and defines his life and keeps this storyline going! I hope the next book to follow will introduce much more of Tucker, he made this book for me!A great little romantic book, with some sad, abusive & gritty moments. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

  • Mariℓina
    2019-06-21 12:38

    I don't like to castigate books but some can't stop but screaming in your face "trash me", "trash me"..This one falls in the category above..I liked the story a lot until i couldn't take more of this nonsense..The beggining is quite good, the story is very appealing, it contains some interesting characters and a few good scenes.. And then well..The author struggles to make us understand why Cass stays with that monster Jax but i just can't see it.. She loses consistancy because she turns into a weak girl, she hides like a child and let's him abuse her, any chance he gets.. She knew he would never change his ways..After a point everything feels rushed, the characters get blurry, the story fills with holes and the reader wants to dnf it..This had the potential for something memorable.. A story to go viral, but i'm afraid something didn't work..I hope the next one in the series will be better..THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK- I liked how Cass and her mother found their way to each other again..- The characters were harder in the beggining and suddenly they change why no indication.- Tucker needs a background..- The writing is good until a point around the middle..- Cass was a likeable character for the most part, but in the end she was pathetic, she kept holding out for a scum and she didn't appreciate Tucker as much as she should.. She wanted for the whole book to run away but she couldn't make her mind until the last few chapters? - The ending is ridiculous..- I liked how strong she was at the beggining..

  • Juls
    2019-07-02 07:35

    There were two things in this story that I didn’t like and they were at the end. Don’t want to say what they are because that would give away the story. I'm also not a fan of the author, hate her honor student series but I actually liked this book. I loved Cass. She was such a caring person. She has a lot of baggage but she just does what she needs to do to get to the next day. She was in a sucky situation but I really admired her for sticking around. You know, the more I think about the story the more I realize why the ending was so crass. I think without those obstacles she can properly move on. Cass doesn’t trust Tucker. Who would? Especially the life she’s lived she doesn’t give that away to anyone! He comes into her life but she’s not letting him have it easy. But he wont give up. He’s determined to have this girl however he can get her. I really liked the fact that Tucker was a rock star but that still didn’t make Cass think that much better of him. She saw him as a person and treated him as such. And Tucker, he may have been her knight coming to rescue her from her horrible life and even with her attitude and coldness to him he saw the girl he could love. Some parts were very cheesy but overall a very cute read.