Monday 23 September 2013

Easy - Book Review


Easy – Book Review

Tammara Webber

NA Contemporary
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.


This was a fantastic read and one that I really enjoyed. While I’m not usually a fan of contemporary fiction, the characters had such depth and personality that I was just blown away. I can’t wait to read more books by Tammara Webber, as this one was a page turner!

The story follows Jacqueline, a university student with a broken heart. Still recovering from the break up with her long-term boyfriend, she ditches her friends and leaves a party early. Taking advantage of her vulnerability, another student attempts to rape her but is thankfully stopped by a handsome stranger.  

Still afraid of what would have happened if Lucas hadn’t rescued her, Jacqueline refuses to report the incident. Yet now she seems to be running into Lucas all over the place and as their attraction to one another turns into something more, Jacqueline learns that Lucas may not be the white-knight she thought he was. He has secrets of his own, but the more he tries to push her away, the tighter Jacqueline clings.

Lucas was never meant to be more than a re-bound, but no matter how hard she tries, Jacqueline can’t help but fall in love with him. But will his dark past ruin everything? Or can Jacqueline prove love conquers all…

This story captivated me from beginning to end. Not only is it a great love story, but the plot contains darker elements that will draw you in and make your blood boil in anger, while your heart will sing with compassion. It explores the issue of rape, but does so in a sensitive way, while leaving the strong message that the victim is never at fault and the best thing to do is to speak up about it. It is a book that will hopefully inspires girls to make good decisions!

Jacqueline is an average kind of a girl and an easily relatable kind of character. As the story progresses, you see her evolve from a meek and quiet girl into a confident and self assured woman. One who is set on moving on and forward with her life, refusing to be held back by her past relationships.

Then there is Lucas. An artist with tattoos and a motorbike, he is a total bad boy and heartthrob. But with a sweet, protective side that makes him utterly delicious! Still he is secretive and a little broody and Jacqueline’s reluctance to trust him is justified. Therefore it was nice watching how their relationship developed. It was a slow burn sort of romance with plenty of steamy scenes that left you unable to put the book down.

A thrilling story of love and trust, Easy is a gripping read! An overall brilliant book, 4 ½ stars!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh god, I loved this one so much! I read it and then waited maybe a week? Then re-read it. Glad you liked it too :)