Monday, April 21, 2014

A Song For Us - Review


Oh... my... gosh! I did not think that the White Trash trilogy could possibly get any better than White Trash Beautiful.  Boy, was I wrong on that one! 

I seriously think that A Song For Us is my favorite book in the trilogy. Now I loved Cass and Tucker to pieces and thought that their story was great.  And I'm not sure that I can even say that I liked Eric and Sarah's characters more than Cass and Tucker (don't get my wrong, the characters are amazing!!).  But what really set this book apart for me was the healing process that the characters went through.

Both Eric and Sarah come from painful pasts that have shaped the adults that they have become today.  But are those pasts holding them back? Can they face the past in order to heal and move on from it? A Song For Us is not quite as gut-wrenchingly emotional as White Trash Beautiful was, but there is still so much emotion there.  I know that whenever I pick up one of the White Trash books that I am getting ready for an ugly cry session.  At the same time, it is so therapeutic to read this series!  That's what I love about it... your heart will break right along with the characters, but you will heal with them as well.

After focusing so much on Cass and Tucker in White Trash Beautiful, I was excited to get to know the rest of Damaged and their touring partners, Filth, in White Trash Damaged. Then having Cass and Tucker take a backseat while we really got to know and understand Eric was refreshing. Very rarely have I seen a series that is able to change character perspectives between books yet keep the story flowing well, but Teresa Mummert breaks that mold.  The White Trash trilogy is one storyline, but we get to see more about the actual characters along the way this way.  This is one of those books that even a 5-star rating doesn't seem good enough to describe it.  So I'm giving it a 10-star review. :-)

In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Trash Damaged, Cass and Tucker have finally found their happily ever after, but can Eric, the band’s brooding drummer, ever let go of his past and find love?

From a small-town boy with fantasies of superstardom to rock star on tour with the suddenly famous band Damaged, Eric’s life has not been an easy journey. Now he struggles to let go of his past of physical abuse, a past that still haunts him. His anger is causing him to spiral out of control and he risks losing everything he has worked so hard for.

Only one person has ever gotten him to open up about his past: Sarah, the lead singer of Filth, the opening act on their first national tour—a fellow rocker with a confident façade that masks her own painful secrets. But their bands’ rocky past and Sarah’s tumultuous relationship with her bandmate and boyfriend Derek force her to keep Eric at a distance. As their friendship begins to grow into something more, Eric has to find a way to let go of his tortured past, or it could jeopardize his only chance for a happy future...

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About Teresa Mummert:

I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

Twitter: @teresamummert

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