Easy, by Tammara Webber, reminded me of a cross between Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Flat Out Love by Jessica Park , and Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Considering those are three of my favorite books, that is saying a lot! (If you have not read any of those fabulous books, run, don’t walk to get them). This is in between a YA and full adult romance. Though it was missing hot sex, there was still some hot and sexy build up 🙂 I would rate this a 4.75 for story and a 1.75 for heat.
Jacqueline follows her high school boyfriend to his college instead of pursuing her musical dreams. The book begins after he dumps her after 3 years together. Jacqueline mourns for over 2 weeks and doesn’t go to class–falling dangerously behind in her Econ class. After working with the teacher, he assigns her a tutor, Landon, who she communicates with via e-mail only and gets very close to. Kennedy, the ex, was a frat boy and an ass. After attending her first frat party after the breakup, her ex’s friend, Buck, attempts to rape her, but she is saved by Lucas, a tatooed, pierced biker kid in her econ class. They begin to grow close as well.
The relationship between Jacqueline and Lucas was beautiful. I loved the story and I love the guy Lucas has turned into after the tragedy of his past. This is a beautifully written story that had so many different pieces that blended so well together. It’s about a young woman growing and changing. Realizing that her High School love may not be the love of her life, and that her dreams are important and she should pursue them no matter what, and that what other’s think and say isn’t always truth. This story also shows the aftermath of rape, the importance of reporting it, and the necessity of being aware of your surroundings and knowing how to defend yourself.
Well, reading this review back, it sounds too serious. The book isn’t. I enjoyed reading this story. I don’t like sad, overly serious books–this wasn’t. Though it covers some deep topics, it was told in a fun, easily readable, light-hearted, romantic way.
Though rape may be a hot button issue for some people to read, this is not the case here. It is discussed, it is feared, but is not portrayed in full. I loved this story, and would recommend it to anyone in about 11th grade or higher. Girls going to college–read this.
Purchase Easy by Tammara Webber
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