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…
“A series of struggles strung together with the occasional moment of joy that makes it worth going another day.”
This quote from Eric sets the tone for this emotional, angsty book that tells Eric and Sarah’s story. Eric is the drummer for Damaged, Tucker’s bandmate. He tries to drown his emotional sorrows in lots of liquor and lots of women.
“The deeper your love, the harder you fall when it goes bad.”
I loved Cass and Tucker from the first installment in the White Trash Trilogy and was looking forward to reading more about Eric’s story. He is a very loyal and protective character who experienced a terrible loss. He loves Sarah, but despite their attraction and genuine affection for each other, she chooses her boyfriend Derek over Eric. Adding to the drama is the fact that Derek and Eric are bandmates.
The author does not make her characters’ paths to happiness an easy one. Sarah and Eric must both confront some some terrible issues from their pasts before they can find their happily ever after. I loved reading about Cass and Tucker, who are two very memorable characters from the first book in this trilogy.
Although I was a little annoyed at Sarah’s behaviour in A Song for Us, I ultimately understood why she acted the way she did. There is just the right amount of steam and drama in A Song for Us. Although the story is a great conclusion to the White Trash Trilogy, I wouldn’t mind reading more about the rest of the band members!
(ARC provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.)
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.)