Friday, July 05, 2013

Review: Easy by Tamara Webber

Title: Easy
Author: Tamara Webber
Publication Date: May 2012 (ebook edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade, Penguin USA
Goodreads

From Goodreads:
Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…


He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.




I told myself, this isn’t happening. My boyfriend of three years was not breaking up with me so he could bang coeds with shameless abandon.

Imagine your boyfriend want to break up with you just because he wants to do other girls while he’s young. What a [insert your favorite swearing here to call him]. That’s exactly what happened to Jacqueline. Her high school sweetheart and member of the popular crowd, Kennedy, broke up with her for the exact reason and now Jacqueline is nothing but a miserable wretch in her college.

Jacqueline doesn’t even want to go to this college – she just followed Kennedy when she applied here. Now she’s miserable, her grades are falling, and she has no friend outside of her Kennedy circle. Until her professor told her to do some tutoring with her assistant, Landon, and although the tutoring sessions are only held online, Jacqueline’s grades do improve. She also has some kind of friendship with Landon, although she has never met him in person.

Another guy attracts her attention – Lucas, the guy with bad boy looks that saved her earlier. Lucas, with his piercing gaze and mysterious attitude, perks Jacqueline’s interest. But Jacqueline doesn’t know, that Lucas and Landon might have the same secret, the secret they’ve been trying to keep from her…

Since characters are always my favorite aspect in a book, I will start with the characters in this book (whom I’m truly, wholly in love with). Jacqueline, high-five, girl! I’m so, so proud of her in the end. Jacqueline started off as a sad and miserable heroine, but she ended up becoming a heroine to look up to. She’s smart, she’s level-headed, and the most important, she knows what to believe and what choices to make. Her character development is very realistic, and it’s nice to have a heroine who doesn’t let romance interrupts with her dreams. Even after she finally has the happy ending she truly deserves.

Landon! Oh my gosh, there’s just something special with the guy who can bring smile to your face with his texts only, right? I love his witty replies, the way he teases Jacqueline, and his smart humor. I sure can’t blame Jacqueline for getting attracted to a guy whom she hasn’t ever met. And awwwww, Lucas. He might be the sweetest guy I’ve ever met. He asks permissions for everything, and he would never force you to do anything you don’t want to. Plus, he’s an artist! Lucas seems like bad boy you usually meet, but actually there are many things going beyond the surface. I assure you, there’s nothing like typical love triangle in this book.

I love this book so much, and I really wish that more people would read it. Even if you didn’t just endure a nasty breakup like Jacqueline, this book is a must-read. It’s smokin’ hot, it’s sweet, and it’s smile-inducing…. it’s Easy.

As for being somewhere you’re not supposed to be – maybe you’re here for a reason, or there is no reason. As a scientist, I lean toward the latter. Either way, you’re off the hook. You made a decision; now you make the best of it. That’s all you can do, right? On that note, I’m off to study for a statistical mechanics quiz. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to prove scientifically that your ex isn’t worthy of you, and you’re exactly where you should be.

LM




4 cups of tea!
This is such a lovely book! I still have a smile in my face when I remember this. :)



 

15 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to read this book forever but at one stage the ebook was way too expensive and I wasn't prepared to buy it! Everyone has been raving about it so I'm def going to have to give it a try. I'm finding that I enjoy contemporary novels more and more these days.

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  2. Easy was my fist NA read, and it was definitely the best way to get into the genre!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that there isn't actually a love triangle! When you mentioned both Lucas and Landon, I jumped to conclusions and instantly decided that I didn't want to give this a try anymore. ;) Glad that's not the case. It's great that the characters were all so easy to invest in for you. I'm on a strange contemporary kick at the moment, so I hope I can squeeze this in. Brilliant review, Hilda!

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  4. Awesome review! It sounds like I should check this one out. The boys both sound great, but I'm happy hear it's not a typical love triangle. I'm also glad the MC is someone to look up too in a way and grows as a character throughout the novel.

    -Lauren

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  5. Gorgeous review Hilda! I have heard so many awesome things about this book, that I'm glad that you ended up loving this too. Characters that work is a really big thing for me, so I have a good feeling that I could end up enjoying this book too, from juts how impressed you were by them!

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  6. I loved this too, Hilda! Jacqueline was so amazing in the way that she picked herself up and didn't let that jacka$$ boyfriend ruin her life. Oh Lucas, my hero! I want to read this all over again after reading your lovely review! :)

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  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Hilda! I really loved the message it gave about rape and women empowerment and the novel was very romantic!(; Lovely review, dear!

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  8. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed this Hilda. I had fun reading this too and I definitely enjoyed how the romance especially with things about Landon and Lucas played out. And like Keertana said, the message about women empowerment was really great and I appreciated it a lot. Great review, Hilda!

    *I didn't realized your back! I was a little busy last week and didn't noticed you had you first post in months! Anyhoo, just wanna say I'm glad to see you back! Looking forward reading more of your posts! :)

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  9. I loved this one too,Hilda! :)
    Easy is one of the first NA books that I read and I think it's one of the best too. Lovely Review!

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  10. I just finished Easy recently and like you, adored it! I felt so sorry for Jacqueline when Kennedy broke up with her since she followed him to another university. But Lucas was fantastic and I agree: he wasn't your typical bad boy... there was so much more to him and I feel for him instantly. The way he protected Jacqueline and was never pushy was adorable! Landon's emails were always amusing too and I'm glad there wasn't really a love triangle ;)

    Fantastic review, Hilda! I've really missed you but I hope you're having a lovely summer <333

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  11. I read this a few days ago, and I completely agree with everything you said! <3 It was enjoyable, sweet, with an awesome romance and STILL managed not to downplay the role of women in society. Something I find amazing!! Landon and Lucas were so sweet- at first I thought there was going to be a love triangle, but THANK THE GODS there wasn't one. :') Beautiful review, Hilda sweetie!!! It's always nice to read your lovely thoughts. :') <3 xx

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  12. I remember reading this book a few months back and drooling over Lucas (you're right, who wouldn't fall for him, right?) and connecting so much with the characters! Jacqueline's growth was incredible. I've missed your reviews, Hilda! Beautiful review. Glad you're back <333

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  13. Wow, amazing review Hilda! I love characters that cause laughter and its great that Jacqueline became a strong character. Love how you ended with "It's Easy"

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  14. While your review makes it hard to turn down I've yet to enjoy a new adult title =/ I'll keep this one in mind though if I ever decide to give the genre another chance =) Great review!

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  15. Yaay, character development and swoon-worthy boys! I guess I really do have to read this one soon!

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