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Review: Perfect Lie by Teresa MummertPerfect Lie by Teresa Mummert
Published by Self Published on December 17, 2013
Pages: 226
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes all rational thought.
That’s why Brock and I never had a chance. I had to start my life over. College was my chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but one person saw through my facade.

The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I still hadn’t healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew.

A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him

reviewMy thoughts…

What the hell did I just read? I don’t get it. Seriously. I finished this book last night and I’m still trying to figure it all out. I read the synopsis before I signed up for an ARC. The plot seemed interesting to me, but when I started reading it things just went downhill. I think I get where the author was going with this story, but from the description I was under the impression that I was reading a new adult contemporary. I’m not going to go into any more detail than that because I don’t want to give any of the story away and once you get towards the ends things take a really strange turn.

As far as the characters go I didn’t like Delilah or Lie for short. I understand she had a rough childhood and grew up under horrible circumstances, but I just couldn’t like her. She was constantly crying over something.

Abel. I liked him. Can’t say exactly why, but I liked him. I don’t agree with some of the stuff he did, but other than that he seemed likeable.

You know, I’m just going to stop right here. This here story is a complete mindfuck. I feel like I’m missing some very vital information where it’s concerned. Almost as if parts of the story were left out. I’m confused. Things were going on pretty good and them bam *shocker*

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Review: The Note by Teresa MummertSuicide Note by Teresa Mummert
on March 12, 2013
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
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Sometimes in life it feels like everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason. A relationship crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart. A change of plans can lead you to something you didn’t even know you were missing. You help others and discover that it was you who needed to be helped all along.

Jenn’s life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own misfortunes, alters her course and changes her perspective on life.

My thoughts…

This is the second book by Author Teresa Mummert that I’ve had the pleasure to read. I really enjoyed this story. She has a great writing style and I’m addicted to reading her books. Her stories draw you in from the beginning and keep your attention until the very end.

I loved both Jenn & Shane. I thought they were good for each other and good together. The attraction between the two of them was apparent from the beginning. Even though they didn’t set out to develop more than just a friendship in the beginning I was glad things progressed in that direction for them.

The secondary characters were all very interesting. In the beginning I didn’t care for Jenn’s sister Gail, but eventually I came to have a change of heart.

The sexual content is adult mainstream in nature. It’s not overly explicit. I will say that the hero and heroine have unprotected sex. I’m not really a fan of characters having unprotected sex, but I do realize that certain things happen for the sake of the story.

Overall, I loved Suicide Note. It’s an emotional read at time, but worth any tears you may shed while reading it.

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Review: White Trash Beautiful by Teresa MummertWhite Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert
Series: White Trash
Published by Gallery Books on July 9, 2013
Pages: 240
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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A word-of-mouth bestseller that’s captivating readers with its honesty, grit, and headstrong heroine, White Trash Beautiful is a story for anyone who has ever felt trapped in life, cheated by love—and longed for something more . . .

Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armor. She knows that girls like her don’t get a happily ever after. Not if you live in a trailer with your mom, work at a greasy spoon diner, and get leered at by old men. Maybe that’s why she puts up with Jackson—her poor excuse for a boyfriend, who treats her like dirt. Cass has learned to accept her lot in life. That is, until he walks into her diner. . . .

His name is Tucker White, and he’s different from any man Cass has ever known. Tall, tattooed, and bad-ass gorgeous, he’s the lead singer of the rock band Damaged. From the moment they meet, Tucker sees something in Cass he just can’t shake. Something beautiful. Something haunted. Something special. And he’s determined to find out what it is—if only he can get her to open up and let him in. . .

My thoughts…

OMG! I could not put this book down. I was drawn in from page one and it didn’t let me go until the very end. White Trash Beautiful is so emotional. I cried several times. To me it seems that books that make you cry are typically great reads. This one didn’t disappoint. I was able to read this one in one sitting. It was that good.

I loved Cass Daniels from the beginning. I felt so bad for her. To say she was handed a bad lot in life is putting it mildly. The poor girl was stuck taking care of her drug addicted mother and boyfriend. Although Jackson is considered her boyfriend in this book he seemed anything but. He was abusive towards her, constantly wanted money to buy drugs, and didn’t work. A real prize if you ask me.

Cass has a secret she’s keeping from both her mother and Jackson. She’s been stashing money away in hopes of someday moving her mother, Jackson, and herself out of the rundown trailer park they are currently living in.

One day while working her dead-end job at the diner, Tucker White walks in. Tucker’s the lead singer for the band Damaged. A band that Cass likes. She doesn’t recognize him. What she does recognize is his tattoos, bad boy persona and his startling good looks.

I loved Tucker. He took an interest in Cass immediately. There was just something about her that drew him to her. He wanted to know more about her and to also protect her at the same time. Of course Cass thinks he’s only looking for a good time, but boy is she wrong.

The attraction between these two is apparent from the very start. I found myself rooting for Cass. I wanted Tucker to sweep her off her feet. I wanted them to become a couple. I wanted her to have a better life than the one she was currently living.

The sexual content in this one is pretty much mainstream and not overly explicit in nature. If I had to describe it in a word it would be sweet. I really thought that things would be steamy between these two. You know the “ripping each others clothes off.” That really wasn’t the case. Not that it was disappointing, because it wasn’t. I just thought it could use a bit more passion.

There is going to be another book after this one that comes out in October. It’s entitled White Trash Damaged. I cannot wait to read it. I hope it’s as amazing as this one.

Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this story. It’s defiantly one of the best books I’ve read this year. 5 Stars doesn’t quite seem enough. There’s just something about a book that captures your attention from the start, and keeps you turning page after page to see how things will end up.

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