A Song for Us

Posted April 29, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A Song for Usby Teresa Mummert
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I received this book for free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Published by Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
A Song for Us Book Cover A Song for Us
White Trash Trilogy #3
Teresa Mummert
Contemporary Romance
Self Published

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...

“There’s just a person. She gets me. I ‘ve never met anyone like her, and I know she is the one I’m supposed to be with.”

A Song For Us was not your average Rocker Romance. What I loved about this book was how realistic it was. Teresa Mummert sugarcoats nothing and I love her for it. This was raw, gritty and very hard to read at times. It covered difficult subjects and didn’t skirt the issues by any means. We dove head first into the world of young love, success, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Eric is no good. At least that is what he has been told. He is ripped from the inside out over an incident from his past. He carries the pain and guilt deep inside of him and he releases it through waves of aggression and addiction. He keeps himself completely closed off to everyone, even those he knows love and care for him. His fear and pain will not allow him to form a close and healthy relationship, even if it is what he craves most.

Sarah is unworthy. Or at least that is how she sees herself. Dirty and damaged. All she wants is to feel, but when she is with Eric, she feels too much. She is still in a dysfunctional relationship with her bandmate, Derek and refuses to see the truth right in front of her.

As the reader, it is frustrating and painful to read how Sarah and Eric obviously want to be together but choose otherwise. It is painful to see that Eric has a healthy option but cannot make that choice for himself. It is difficult to watch them both reach complete and utter rock-bottom in bloody and tormented fashions. But is real. It is so real. As I read, I wanted to scream at Sarah. I wanted to scream at Eric. I wanted them to give up on each other! I really did. It was too much for me to take. I shook my head. I set my Kindle down. I walked away. But never for long. I couldn’t stay away. I was too committed to the story. I was drowning in their turmoil. I needed to know why they had so much pain and why they couldn’t stay away from one another.

As the book came to a close, I was astonished by how healthy and once again, realistic, by the direction of the storyline. It was not a bunch of flowers and unicorns. Not at all. I think I appreciated that more than anything.

5 Stars for this not so average, intense, rocker novel. Sex, drugs, fighting & don’t forget he rock n’ roll. This book requires whiskey strait from the bottle!

This ARC was given in exchange for an honest review

Buy the White Trash Trilogy:

White Trash Beautiful

White Trash Damaged

A Song for Us


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