Release Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
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.
This is going to be a mini-review because I've been feeling burned out lately. I'm still reading like a maniac but setting up posts and writing up reviews isn't very appealing for me lately so forgive me if I'm to stick to straightforward, short reviews for the meantime. Posting 5 or more reviews a week finally caught up with me.
A SONG FOR US concludes Teresa Mummert's hit contemporary new adult series, White Trash Trilogy. For all you Cass and Tucker fans out there, you'll finally get these two walk down the aisle and the scene TMummert painted for us was understated but very meaningful.. The wedding scene is also my favorite part in the book because it's the least dramatic and the most honest moment.
On to Eric and Sarah. Y'all know I'm not the biggest fan of angsty, passive aggressive novels because I don't understand why two people who are clearly in love need to go through a stressful and torturous push and pull. Eric and Sarah are a lot like that which frustrated me immensely! There were a LOT of moments where I was shouting at my ereader because it's clear as day that they are in love and all the arrows are pointing opposite the direction they're going. KIDS, man! LOL
Of course each have their own sob stories, which to be totally emphatic are quite heartbreaking, which explains why they're so emotionally unavailable. The resolution felt too abrupt because they spent more time trying to be apart than being together so my only reaction to the ending is finally. If there's a character in A SONG FOR US that I was rooting for, it would be Donna, Damaged former manager and Eric's "buddy". She became collateral damage in Eric and Sarah's tumultuous relationship and for her sake, I wish TMummert would write one more book or even a novella just for her.
I would highly recommend A SONG FOR US not just to fans of White Trash Trilogy, but to all readers who love angst-filled romance stories. TMummert will give you a healthy dose of that. Also, I think you can get away with reading A SONG FOR US as a stand-alone, Cass and Tucker's storyline doesn't overlap in this book although I still recommend you read their books because their HEA is very good.