Author: Teresa Mummert
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish Date: October 8, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a fiction fan.
- You're a romance fan.
- You've read the first White Trash book (White Trash Beautiful)
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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?"
My Two Cents:
"White Trash Damaged" is the continuing story of Cass. It's the second book in the White Trash series. I haven't read the first book, White Trash Beautiful, and I think it may have been a good idea in order to really get this book as I found myself missing out on some key points. Some of the things that happened in the first book are briefly discussed in the book and I found myself wondering about the first book. I will definitely go back and read the first book.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I really liked reading about Cass and Tuck's relationship. Much of the book focuses on their relationship in the face of Tuck's life as part of a band that is really starting to take off. Serious girlfriends don't always go hand in hand with rock and roll bands. Cass and Tuck have to navigate where and if they compromise in their relationship.
There is also the sidebar story of Cass's father coming back into her life. I felt for Cass so much. She really wants to have a relationship with her father as he has been out of her life for so long. This book explores the ties that bind within families.
Overall, I liked this book. I definitely want to go back and read the first book and I look forward to reading the final book of this trilogy.