May 24, 2012
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.
I LOVED this book - start to finish.
It was as the title says, "Easy." Easy to read, easy to like. Don't get me wrong, it has more than it's share of drama, action, romance, etc... there was just something so effortless in the way that Tammara Webber writes, it flows so easily, I didn't want to ever stop reading it. I read it in just over a day - even sneaking a chapter or two in at work. Lucas is as perfect a hero as you can get. He's tortured and flawed, but has such a kind soul, it's impossible not to fall in love with him (and swoon more than a little bit). I dare any straight female to read this and not want him as her boyfriend. I know I did. And our heroine, Jacqueline, is great too. In the opening of the book, we see her nearly get raped, yet she doesn't become a victim. She stands up for herself, takes self-defense classes and becomes literally a kick-ass heroine. Loved her nearly as much as Lucas. I highly recommend this for any YA/Romance fans. I'm going right now to pick up her other three novels!
Easy: 5/5 stars
Cover: 4.5/5 stars
Audience rating: Mature PG-13 (sexual situations, mature content, language, violence)