Book Review: Easy
By: Tammara Webber
Published By: Tammara Webber
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Page Count: 304
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
Audience: New Adult - Contemporary Romance
I am definitely feeling this New Adult genre!! I liked Easy, and it was an entertaining read. I didn't give it five birdies though due a number of factors. I think the most pertinent factor was that I just finished Losing It by Cora Carmack, which utterly blew me away. They were kind of similar in some respects and maybe if I had read Easy first I would have liked it better, but I didn't. So Easy has suffered the same fate for me as Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles did when I read Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry first... when you connect so much with one book, others kind of pale by comparison, even if they are really good.
That said I really did enjoy reading Easy, and I made time to hang out with Jacqueline and Lucas. They were a great couple, and Lucas has certainly done something for lip rings which I have never liked before, but I felt like he was just too flaky. He wouldn't call Jacqueline for days on end and she kind of let him get away with that - it drove me nuts!!
I actually really respected the heck out of what Easy had to say about rape and its victims though. I think that aspect really provoked thought, and I hope it helps someone out there to prevent such an awful thing happening. I loved how the self-defense was worked into the story, and Jacqueline's BFF Erin made me grin a bunch of times with her enthusiasm for groin kicking! ;)
I felt like the epilogue went a touch too far into perfectville, but I can't complain because I was reading this for a Happily Ever After, so I absolutely got what I paid for.
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.