Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Book Review: A Song For Us (White Trash Trilogy #3) by Teresa Mummert


A Song For Us
White Trash Trilogy #3
By:  Teresa Mummert
Published:  April 22, 2014
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content:  18 & Up
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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..


My Thoughts:


I have been invested in the White Trash Trilogy, ever since I read the first book in the series, White Trash Love Song.  The first two books in the  series are about Tucker and Cass.  In their story, we met Tucker's bandmates; the twins, Terry and Chris, as well as the moody drummer, Eric.  We also met Sarah, and Derek, who are from a separate band, Filth,  that they were touring with.  Cass and Sarah developed a very close friendship with one another, being the only girls on the road.  Sarah had a very dysfunctional on again, off again relationship with Derek, who cheated on her repeatedly.  Eric, the drummer from Damaged, also developed a strong friendship with Sarah.  In fact, he had stronger feelings than friendship for her, but never got the chance to tell her, before she got back together with Derek.

In White Trash Love Song, we get Sarah and Eric's story, told from their dual perspectives.  Sarah and Eric haven't spoken in months, because their bands are not touring together anymore.  Derek is jealous of Sarah and Eric's friendship, so she has stopped speaking to him in order to save her relationship.  Sarah and Eric see one another again, when everyone comes together to celebrate Cass and Tucker's nuptials.  Eric's feelings for Sarah have not changed.  They both miss each other's friendship, and have shared intimate details about their pasts with one another that they have not shared with anyone else.  It is easy to see what they share is very special.  Unfortunately, Sarah continues to stick out her relationship with Derek.  Everyone around Sarah can see that Derek is not good for her, except for Sarah.  He has cheated on her in the past, and even though she thinks that he is now faithful, he hasn't changed one bit.  He tells Sarah he doesn't believe in marriage, and it is pretty obvious that the guy has a wandering eye. 


Damaged's new band manager, Donna, has developed a friendship with Eric.  She knows that he is hung up on Sarah, but that she has a boyfriend.  Pretty soon Donna starts flirting with Eric, and tells him that maybe if Sarah see's him with another woman, she might realize what she's missing out on and see him in a different light.  Donna and Eric are both lonely and start to flirt and spend a lot of time together.  Pretty soon, things become complicated as Sarah starts to realize that she has feelings for Eric.  Sarah, Derek, Eric, and Donna spending time together for the week is a recipe for disaster, as the plot thickens, and chaos ensues.


I loved White Trash Love Song!  The plot was full of twists and surprises!  I've been attached to all of these characters since book one, and I loved every moment of spending time with Tucker, Cass, Sarah, Eric, and the twins.  The intimate friendship between Sarah and Eric was beautiful to watch.  They both had pasts that haunted them, and shared a special connection with one another, as they shared their lives with one another.  I couldn't stand Derek!  The fact that he was disrespectful and a cheater made me very angry.  I was also very frustrated with Sarah for staying with him.  She kept trying to deny her feelings for Eric, and was very indecisive when it came to making a decision about who she wanted to be with.  I loved seeing how Cass and Tucker were doing.  I had missed them, and it was great experiencing their wedding, and love for one another all over again.  This story made me very emotional, and had a lot of angst.  I cried a few times throughout the story, and my heart broke for both Sarah and Eric.  They both had experienced a lot of pain in their pasts, and as they were relieving the tragedies in their lives, I felt like I was going through their experiences right alongside them.     



My Rating:

I give White Trash Love Song, by Teresa Mummert, 4.5 Tragic, Emotional, Angsty, New Beginning Filled Stars!  This is a great series.  If you enjoy books by Jessica Sorensen, you will love Teresa Mummert!  They both write about damaged characters, angst, love, and healing from the past.





About Teresa Mummert:




Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates! TeresaMummert.com 




34 comments:

  1. Oh I must catch up on this series. I loved White Trash Beautiful, and felt Teresa really captured the emotional tension beautifully. I didn't realise this book was about different characters, I actually thought it was a 3rd book for Tucker & Cass. But I'm glad that it's a story for secondary characters, especially since I really liked Eric!!

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    1. Amy, you will love Eric and Sarah's story! You need to catch up! This is such a great series :)

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  2. This is a series that so many have loved and I've somehow missed. I can tell I need to fix that.

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  3. Great review, Lindy. I can see how much you care about the characters and how much this book moved you. I have the first book on my kindle and I'm going to try to read it SOON! :)

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    1. Thank You Brandee! Yes, the characters in this series mean a lot to me. I hope you read this series soon :)

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  4. Have really been wanting to read this, have heard great things!

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  5. this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I just recently read White Trash Beautiful and loved it. I really have some catching up to do! :)

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  7. this series look like a great series cant wait to read it thanks for giving us insight on the book

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    1. It is a great series! You're very welcome :)

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  8. I loved the 1st book and still have the second on to read on my kindle. Thanks for the chance to read this one

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  9. Teresa Mummert is a wonderful author. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  10. I love book by Teresa Mummert and I am so exited about reading this one. thank you so much for the giveaway :)

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  11. I haven't started this series but I really souls! It seems like a good fit for me. I'm so glad yu enjoyed, Lindy. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I've really enjoyed it :)

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  12. I haven't started the series yet, but it sounds pretty good! Great review! I do love Jessica Sorensen, so I may need to bump this up my TBR list!

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    1. Thank You Kim! It is a great series :)

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  13. Awesome review Lindy! I have actually read the first book in the series, but sadly I haven't had a chance to continue with it! I am glad you have stuck with it and I really think I'd enjoy White Trash Love song!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Thanks Naomi :) I think you'd enjoy it too, since you love sexy stories about hot rockstars!

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  14. Sounds like a really good series. I'll have to go check out the first book.

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win! This looks like a great series.

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  16. this looks like an amazing book. thanks for the giveaway

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