Friday, November 2, 2012
Easy by Tammara Webber...
Published: May 25th 2012 by CreateSpace
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 15+ (Due to mature content and subject of the book)
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.
Wow... What a book! When I went into reading this book I didn't really know what to expect, I had seen amazing reviews about it and I also read the synopsis a long time ago and loving it, but by the time it got around to ordering it and having it show up on my door step I had completely fogotten what it was about. But that doesn't mean that my expectations were low, not by any means because I remember thinking how great this book sounded and when it came to finally reading the book I couldn't put it down.
The plot. I loved this plot! I thought that it was a great spin on the forbidden love storyline that is used so often. I loved that all of the contact with Landon was done over email so there was a lot of added mystery of trying to figure out who he was. I also loved Lucas's character and seeing how both of their relationships with Jacqueline developed over the course of the book.
The characters. I really enjoyed reading all of the characters in this book, I thought that they were all written very well.
I really enjoyed Jacqueline's character, I thought that she was a very relatable character who was also very strong, who coped extremely well with what she went through. I also liked seeing how she coped with the things that she learnt about Lucas and how she tried to help him through his greif.
I also really loved Lucas's character, sure there was some deception on his part at the start of the book, but other than that I couldn't fault his character. I loved seeing the interaction between him and Jacqueline and also seeing how he started to open up a lot more when his relationship with her developed and how he started to come to terms with what had happened in his past.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, it was a very fast read and a book that I will definitely be recommending to a lot of people and re-reading in the future.