Easy by Tammara Webber
Published by Tammara Webber
Publish Date: May 25, 2012
Source: Borrowed via Kindle Loan
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex’s frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night–but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy. –(summary from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: YAY! I was finally able to snag this one as a borrow and read it and GOOD GRIEF I need to buy it ASAP. That is all.
Honestly, it wasn’t just the swoon-factor that kept me quickly Kindle-clicking away at Easy. The story was wholly fascinating and I found it realistic, which made me want to keep reading. But lately, as I’ve been reading more and more contemporaries, when you add just the perfect amount of romance-contemp with issue-contemp, I’m sold.
I liked Jacqueline and Lucas and Landon as characters.
If I’m being honest, though, it was Lucas that stole my heart. He was easily my favorite character and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Every time I found out something new about him, I liked him more and more. The thing is that even though he worked a ton of jobs and kept appearing in all of the places Jacqueline frequented around campus – and despite the fact that his home life was incredibly dramatic and hard – it was still very authentic for a college student and I never felt like it was too good to be true. Lucas ended up, of course, catching the eye of Jacqueline and the two have a fantastic slow-burn relationship that I will want to read over and over and over. NOT JOKING. There was a depth to Lucas that I really loved outside of his budding relationship with Jacqueline, and I love how the author kept revealing it to us in bits and pieces. Lucas was much more than just a hot guy in a book, and I can appreciate that so much. It made the swoons so much better.
All of the characters in Easy,supporting cast included, were fun and lovely and believable. The bad ones were sadly believable and just horrible, and unfortunately some of us have known losers like that in real life. The good ones were supportive and wonderful and fun to read, and thankfully most of us have the good fortune to have people like that in our lives as well. Overall, this book is cast superbly from the main cast to the supporting cast, and even the people that only appear in one or two scenes. I loved reading them all.
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There’s this other part of it that is a little more lighthearted and that is the college experience. It was fun to step back into the lives of these characters for a couple of hours and remember how life was back then. Spending the majority of time studying and working, and occasionally finding time to have a little bit of fun grabbing coffee or hanging out with friends – these moments in the story were so much fun. I loved them.
But…the romance between Jacqueline and Lucas was awesome and steamy and another slow-burn of awesome. GAH I LOVE THOSE, you guys. Because of what happened in the beginning chapter or two of the book, this is a relationship that began with nothing but respect – and from there it was just lovely. This author knows how to write a romance – in particular, a romance suited for a mature YA audience – and my only question is WHEN DO WE GET THE NEXT ONE PLEASE?
If you haven’t already read Easy, I recommend that you just do it. Just grab it and read it. It isn’t expensive and it’s easily available for eReaders, phones, computers. It’s WORTH ordering in paperback if you don’t have an eReader. I recommend Easy for readers that love contemporary romance, people that love the New Adult sub-genre/are taking the New Adult challenge, and love the SWOONS. Other than what I’ve said here, I can only gush and speak incoherently about this book.
New Adult Contemporary Romance
(romance-contemp + issues-contemp)
Swoon-Worthy Male Lead
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Easyby Tammara Webber
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