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White Trash Beautiful (White Trash Trilogy #1)

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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 with
Paperback, 1st edition, 240 pages
Published September 2012
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Teresa Mummert
Jun 11, 2013 Teresa Mummert marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wrote, ebooks-i-wrote
Special extended edition with over 100 pgs. of added content!
Sep 26, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 her
Molly McAdams
Sep 17, 2012 Molly McAdams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 fee
Cora Tea Party Princess
Jun 01, 2015 Cora Tea Party Princess rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, new-adult
This was very almost a one star. The gorgeous cover saved it.

This book annoyed me so much. It infuriated me. It made me sigh and roll my eyes. I had to push myself to finish it. I hoped that it would get better at the end, but it didn't. Not for me anyway.

But I can see the draw of this book. The title is pretty excellent. And I think that a lot of people will like it. It's the kind of story that most Young Adult readers will probably lap up.

I found the writing terribly immature. It was like a th
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review- Quick Review
3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult-Contemporary Romance


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.
I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell

This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you and your white horse, to come around

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My 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
Cover & title - 5 out of 5

I 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 f
Kristen Mazzola
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!!!
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
It's with a heavy heart that I give this 3's

Boils 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 lov
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!
Jul 07, 2013 Catarina rated it liked it
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. H
Sep 23, 2012 Leea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well I wrote this amazing review and poof - gone!


3.5 stars

All 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 heart
Aug 19, 2013 Isamlq rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-galley

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 t
Elizabeth (Liz)
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.
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Review on Belle's Book Bag

This 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 putti
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.
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
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
Maggie Lane
Jan 05, 2013 Maggie Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Maggie by: Teresa Mummert
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...
Allison (Crazy Something Maybe Reviews)

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 reall
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 :


I'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 bo
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
Sep 18, 2012 Nic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
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
Robin - Wicked By Design
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
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
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 ...more
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
Life for Cass Daniels has been a series of bad events, her mother an alcoholic/junkie never cared with the revolving door of men in her life, her trailer she lives in with her mother and boyfriend is falling apart, and no matter how had she tries to get ahead it is fruitless. Her boyfriend who meant the world to her when they met, slowly let his path take turn dark and violent, not hesitating to hurt her in his wake. Cass has attitude and has always been treated like white trash and has zero hop ...more
Sep 21, 2012 Juls rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rock-star, hea
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 t
Jul 18, 2013 VEL rated it really liked it
Received White Trash Beautiful as an ARC via Netgalley through Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books.

4 stars

Cass 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 alway
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

Ok - in a lot of ways - really enjoyed this book. I really liked Cass --and I felt like the author did a great job letting you onto her head. That said- I felt like I knew pretty much nothing about Tucker - and I felt like Tucker knew pretty much nothing about Cass - so I had a hard time swallowing this connection they seemed to have. I
Guess its another case of insta-love -
Which never fails to leave me cold.
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Teresa Mummert grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania where she began dating her husband when they were only sixteen years old. They married at eighteen and soon moved to Louisiana as her husband began his military career. They are the proud parents of four children that they are raising in Georgia.
Teresa began writing when her husband deployed to Afghanistan as a way to cope with him being away
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“I know i don't get the happily ever after. My knight and shinning 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 have his way with me." - White Trash Beautiful” 11 likes
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