Saturday, September 15, 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Title:  Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Jacqueline and Lucas
Release Date: May 2012
ISBN: 978-0985661816
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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.

(Mature Young Adult/ New Adult)

My Review:
The girls from Chick-Lits have been talking about how good this book is for months and I finally broke down and moved it to the top of my TBR pile. They were totally right....this book is wonderful!

This book follows two college kids....Lucas and Jacqueline. Jacqueline has just been suddenly and unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of 3 years and she's still the point where she wasn't paying attention to her surroundings when she left a frat party and was attacked. Luckily a stranger came to her who mysteriously knows her name although she has no idea who he is. It's Lucas. Over the next week, Jacqueline starts to realize that Lucas is all over the place in her world and she becomes more curious about him. He's a guy who's always watching her...not in a creepy way, but she definitely has his attention, but he doesn't seem real anxious to do anything about it.

As the story develops, you see more and more of Lucas's secrets. You discover that he's truly an amazing guy, but he's also one who keeps his distance for so many valid and heartbreaking reasons. Can I just say here that I loved him?? He's definitely your classic bad-boy persona (tats, lip piercing, artist-type) but he's such an incredibly sweet and thoughtful guy. And scarred....oh yeah, this is a guy that just breaks your heart. He went through the most incredibly horrific emotional trauma as a "child" and the fact that he's not completely mental after that is amazing in and of itself. There's a single scene late in the book that reveals just how much that affected him and...
I dare you to read this book and not fall in love with this guy...OMG!

Then there's Jacqueline who is just a normal teenager, trying to survive the emotional turmoil of it all. This poor girl just cannot catch a break. First, her boyfriend is a douche....seriously, he breaks up with her simply because he "needs" to sleep around!?! Yeah, I wanted to hit him...a lot. Then she is almost raped and the whole trauma of being stalked by this guy that she knows. She doesn't understand what is going on with Lucas who runs hot and cold, because he isn't telling her everything...or really anything. She does have a single high point...her flirtatious emails with her econ tutor Landon...I think those were my favorite thing in the book. Then she also has less than supportive parents...hello, they leave her to spend Thanksgiving alone after her boyfriend dumped her (she was supposed to be going to his house originally for TG, so they made other plans....then didn't cancel them when she got dumped.)

There were scenes in this book that were just so sweet especially toward the end....certain ones, I know I will reread over and over again. It was just a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

1 comment:

Kim Muhl said...

YAY!! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book as much as I did!