Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blog Tour: A Song For Us by Teresa Mummert

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 fa├žade 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...

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4.5 Star Review by Nicole Lorenzo

Eric is the drummer for Damaged and usually gives the impression of being a first grade A-Hole. He constantly gets into fights and stays closed off to almost everyone. He keeps all of his emotions bottled up inside until he can’t anymore and then he explodes like a violent volcano destroying everything within his path. The only person who seems to get him, to truly understand him is Sarah. Sarah is the lead singer for the band Filth and their two bands just finished up touring together. When Eric met Sarah he noticed a familiar sadness in her eyes, she was battling her own demons. They became extremely close friends, and even though Eric wanted more, Sarah’s relationship with her on again off again boyfriend Derek, stops Eric from admitting how he truly feels.

“Denying my feelings was a hell of a lot less scary than accepting how much I liked her… and yet would never have her”

Sarah looks like a tough Rocker chick on the outside, but on the inside she is still the scared young girl who fled her home and harbors a horrible secret. When she caught her boyfriend and band member cheating on her it was Eric from Damaged that helped her through it. With Eric she was able to be herself, they opened up about each other’s pasts and soon became very close friends. Most people found Eric to be volatile, but she understood him. When Sarah and Derek get back together Derick demands she cuts off all contact with Eric and she does, even though she misses him terribly.

“Some of the most beautiful songs come from pain”

It’s been weeks since the tour ended and since Eric last spoke to Sarah. When he sees her at Cass and Tuckers wedding he’s not ready for the onslaught of emotions that comes with it. She is with her boyfriend of course so there is nothing he can do except wish he was the one by her side. He finds himself trying to distract himself with Donna, the bands manager.

“All I want is for someone else to want me. No, I want someone else to crave me. I’m tired of sitting on the sideline while the asshole gets the girl. I want the girl.”

Seeing Eric again after all these weeks is like taking a breath of fresh air. But she notices a new intensity in his eyes that she hasn’t seen before. She also finds herself getting annoyed that he is spending time with another woman, which is odd. When a major fight breaks out in the club they are in, it’s Eric who gets her to safety not Derek. When they are alone later in the night Eric does the unexpected, he kisses her and even though she’s angry and upset with him for doing it… it changes everything.

“He was one of my best friends, and now I couldn’t be around him without thinking of his lips against mine.”

Eric took a leap and kissed Sarah, trying to relay his true feelings for her but she didn’t respond the way he had hoped. Now that he has gotten a taste he knows he will never get over her. As the days go on, he finds himself trying to find any excuse to get Sarah alone and the more time they spend together Eric finds hope that maybe they will wind up together after all.

“My next breath whispered her name and my heart beat to the sound of our song.”

Sarah can’t stop thinking about Eric and she feels extreme guilt over the feelings she has for him. To make things worse Derek is finally stepping up to the plate and putting effort into their relationship, even if it’s a little too late. When Sarah is with Eric she can be her real self, she opens up to him and tells him her darkest secrets of her past.

“I wanted to tell the truth and finally set myself free from the cage I kept myself in.”

The feelings that Eric and Sarah have for one another are undeniable. When everything implodes around them it seems that these two broken souls have no hope at being happy. Can Eric and Sarah break free from the cages of their past and have the happy ending they both deserve?

“The deeper your love, the harder you fall when it goes bad.”

A Song For Us is a beautiful conclusion to the White Trash Trilogy. I have loved Eric and Sarah since the first book, I just knew there was a story to be told there. It is very apparent that Eric and Sarah belong together but it just seems that the odds are against them at every turn. We see a little bit of the softer side of Eric in the previous books but here we get to see the real Eric. He is beautifully broken with a sad past and an extreme amount of guilt that threatens to consume him. Sarah deals with Derek because he is familiar, and she doesn’t feel like she deserves anything better. Her past haunts her and Eric is the only one who understands and truly loves her for who she is. Their story is filled with love and angst, sadness and hope. We get to see everyone from the previous books and enjoyed that immensely. The one character I couldn’t stand in the previous books but grew to love here was Donna and I would love to know where her story ends. Over all I loved this last book, Teresa Mummert has a true talent and a unique writing style, I can’t wait to read what she writes next!

 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.)

Twitter: @teresamummert

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