Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Review: White Trash Damaged

Title White Trash Damaged

Series White Trash Trilogy, book 2

Author Teresa Mummert

Release Date October 8, 2013

Rocker Tucker White saved down-and-out waitress Cass Daniels from everyone in her life who was hurting her—except herself. In the much-anticipated follow-up to White Trash Beautiful, Teresa Mummert’s New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Tucker and Cass are finally together, but does that mean they get their happy ending?

Living on a tour bus with your boyfriend’s rock band is nothing like living in a trailer with your drug-addicted mother—except for the drama. After all the pain and grief that marked the beginning of Cass and Tucker’s relationship, they’re finally building a life together—just the two of them, his three bandmates, some groupies, and thousands of screaming fans. And not everyone is as happy about the couple’s reunion as they are.

The last thing Cass wants to do is create friction within the band—especially when Damaged is on the brink of achieving the success Tucker has worked so hard for. She’s thrilled to finally be with a man who loves and protects her as much as he does. But how can she carve out a place for herself in this new rock star world . . . without being swallowed by the shadow of Tucker’s fame?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17571785-white-trash-damaged
Review

After reading and enjoying the first book, White Trash Damaged was a letdown. I felt like so much of the book was rushed and unresolved. The arguments between Cass and Tucker, Cass's jealousy over the other girls in Tucker's life... none of it seemed to come to a real resolution. Brushing those important issues off doesn't promote a healthy relationship at all and it felt a bad taste in my mouth.

As for the characters, oh goodness. Instead of liking Cass this time around, I was annoyed with her. All the jealousy and insecurities don't reflect how she was in the first book. In the first book, she felt strong, determined, and more independent. In this book, she felt weak and whiny. Tucker didn't seem much like I remembered him, either. In the first book, he would have done anything for Cass. This time around, he didn't seem to stand his ground as firmly as before (e.g. Donna). I did like seeing more of Eric, though! I feel like he's growing as a character and a person. I wanted more of him definitely.

In general, I wasn't fond of White Trash Damaged. Of course, I'll read the third book and I certainly hope it can redeem the trilogy for me.

Rating

3 out of 5 stars

2 comments:

  1. When does the third book come out

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  2. Goodreads has an expected publication date of April 22, 2014.

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