Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

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Easy

  • By Tammara Webber
  • Editions: audiobook, ebook, paperback
  • Published: May 24th 2012
  • Genre: New Adult {Mature YA} Contemporary / Romance
  • Source: own copy (indie version)
  • 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.
    ~ Goodreads

  • Bomy’s Flutter: it practically read itself in flash-of-light speed

  • The first thing I’m entirely delighted about is this New Adult wave. Those of us who didn’t really connect with the teenagerish vibe of young adult couples are tremendously happy at this point. The book world cannot go back into its dark ages of denying us, I refuse to be beat back into the shadows of “if only I could believe this relationship…” when reading stories about young people.

    Now, the way the story was written sort of pulled me in and it seemed the book actually read itself in a jiffy. It’s one of those odd time-vortex moments where you just sat down with a book and suddenly it’s over and you “lost time” as in you have no idea how it could be the time your clock shows. That’s how I felt after reading it, I only opened it to take a peak, get the feel of it, and then sometime later I had finished it and was confused about the time, lol.

    The characters were interesting, I liked Jacqueline though I had an odd mix of interest in what happened to her without actually getting emotionally invested in her. I’m not sure why, maybe a defense mechanism tied to how the story begins, like my brain put an instant barrier between us and it just stuck there despite the magic working there. But the point is while I had an odd reaction to Jacqueline I was completely invested in following what happened to her and wanted only the best for her.
    Lucas was pretty much the picture-perfect crush material. Sort of badass but considerate, smart, cool but not detached, charming and protective without becoming possessive (which I would have been ok with within limits, lol). Kennedy was sub-par material, sorry, bigshot wannabe. I loved Lucas’s character, his voice, everything about him. He had that byronic hero vibe that I’m known to love repeatedly and unabashedly.
    Their chemistry was awesome and the way they just fit together was beautiful to me, I loved them together, simple as that. I also felt the way the relationship evolved was entirely realistic thus believable to me, something I can’t often say about YA relationships. New Adult for the win, y’all!

    I was obviously thrilled at the first person narrative from Jacqueline’s POV, I love first person narratives as you well know. This new age group carries the awesome benefits of young adult storytelling and the realistic chemistry of more like adult relationships, situations and reactions, which is the best of both worlds for me.
    The story flowed beautifully, it was very accessible and charged with tension and emotion, but also a sweetness that I kept going “Awwwww!” over, a potent mix.

    As far as curb appeal goes, the cover was awesome and it spoke to me on first sigh, and that coupled with the blurb had me curious enough to do yet another compulsive buy a while back. Yes, it’s been sitting on my “shelf” waiting for me to make my wayward way to it, stop staring at me like I’m a space monkey. So many books, so little time, you know how it goes. But anyways, curb appeal, very strong it was. (Yoda fit of randomness)

    All in all, I highly recommend this read if you’re like me and often used to feel like there was something missing from those young adult stories. And if you read and liked Pushing the Limits (that I loved), then you simply must read this. I urge you to read it, enough said.

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