Summary from Goodreads
Easy is a New York Times Bestseller - a must-read for everyone who loves Slammed by Colleen Hoover and the New Adult genre. Deeply romantic and utterly gripping, this is not to be missed.
Jacqueline seems to have a knack for making the wrong choices. She followed her boyfriend to his choice of university, disregarding her preference. Then he dumped her. She chose a minor she thought she could combine with her music studies, but she's falling behind. And then, leaving a party alone one night, she is attacked. If it wasn't for the timely intervention of a stranger, she would have been raped. Now she must make a choice - give up and give in, or toughen up and fight on. Only the support of the man who is tutoring her and the allure of the guy who saved her from the attack convince her that it's worth fighting on. Will Jacqueline now have to make a choice between them too? And can she make the right decision? It's not easy . . .
(Mature Young Adult/ New Adult)
Paperback, 304 pagesPublished January 3rd 2013 by Razorbill
Easy was my first read of 2013 and what an amazing read it was, it has definitely set the bar very high for the rest of the year!
I think I actually loved everything about this book but the thing I loved the most was the super hot Lucas, who I was swooning over all the way through. Lucas is the sort of guy who really isn't what they seem on the surface! Appearances can be deceptive and when you scratch his surface there are lots of interesting layers to be explored!
The writing itself is simply amazing and the storyline covers a wide range of tough topics that some authors would steer clear of but Tammara Webber has tackled these darker issues wonderfully. I love it when I pick up a book and it really moves me, Easy has easily done that, I felt the emotion on every page! I really do think a new adult contemporary novel is all the better when the author actually writes about what teenagers go through in their lives, because lets face it - things are never rosy growing up!
Main character Jacqueline is a very deep, complex character that really did go on a roller coaster ride of a journey! She is one tough cookie who I think handles herself beautifully and really was a joy to get to know. Can I also just say, HOLY COW, what an opening Easy has! It really will have you riveted from the very first page!
Jacqueline is rescued from a very dangerous situation from a mystery guy called Lucas! From then on in Lucas is everywhere and Jacqueline can't seem to get him out of her mind. But Lucas has some skeletons in his closet, dark, shocking secrets that he won't reveal! The pair are seriously drawn to each other but Lucas doesn't let anyone close, ever, but Jacqueline isn't just anyone! But will everything in their pasts and present stand in their way of having each other?
Well, I definitely won't be giving anything away! All I will say is Jacqueline and Lucas' relationship is HOT and will have you dreaming of feeling like that about another person yourself! I seriously urge everyone to read this stunning book for yourselves as I really don't think it will disappoint!
Okay, I will stop babbling now! Apologies! :)
A BIG 5 Stars!
*Special thanks to Penguin for the review copy*