Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Review: Easy

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.


  1. Oooh, I really should get myself a copy of this book! The blurb makes it sound so promising, and your review just made it official.

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. I really enjoyed Easy. I don't typically read a lot of contemporary so I wasn't sure how I would like it...but...lip ring and all...I was hooked! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  3. Great review. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

  4. Glad to be of service!! I think Easy is certainly a great read! If you guys like it, you should try Losing It by Cora Carmack when it releases in a week or two - that one was EPIC!

  5. Excellent review!! I was already eager to read Easy, now I simply MUST get my hands on it lol <3

  6. Thanks for the recommendation, Jen! I have purchased this for my Kindle. :)

  7. I SOOOO can't wait to read this! Great review, Jen!!!!

  8. The emotional resonance in this book was stunning. He's just like his emails and in person - and the truth behind why was heartbreaking but I'm glad they healed together:)

    Tammara Webber is an awesome writer, and the book from Lucas' point of view will rock:)

    Lovely review:)

  9. I haven't got to read this but I have heard so many great things about it. Great review.

  10. "...but I felt like he was just too flaky."

    I thought I was the only one thinking that! I liked Lucas but I couldn't bring myself to love him because he distant. Their relationship seemed to be forced on him :/

  11. I really like this book, love the Lucas draws, defense classes and emails, I need read the Lucas pov now

  12. Sounds good! I don't know if I'll read this one or Losing It first :-)

  13. I must be the only one who didn't like this book. The story was good and Lucas was certainly drool worthy bur something just didn't work out for me. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  14. I haven't gotten into NA books yet so really, thanks for all the NA reviews. I've been seeing this one going round the blogs too so it's good to finally read a review of it. Although like you said, I might wanna go with another choice first and see if I like the genre. Thanks for the honest review!


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