Author: Tammara Webber
Rescued by a stranger.
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.
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. 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, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.
Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.
Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
Easy is one of those novels that everyone is going to love, it’s got a fantastic story line with awesome characters and a love story that is spine-tingling hot – really hot! The story deals with a very true and troubling subject – rape. Because of the subject, it’s a story that will speak to many people and I have to applaud Tammara Webber for taking such a difficult story and making it work so well.
I have to say, I was expecting a novel that was highly emotional because of the topic of the story, but while we did get some emotions from the main character Jacqueline, I felt she dealt with her emotions very well and was honestly quite a strong character. She did have a little break-down but, she picks herself up and tries to move on from it. Not many people could do that but it just proves how strong she was. And Lucas – swoon-worthy Lucas who is a very hot mystery. I was constantly asking myself “what are his secrets? What is he hiding?” and I have to say, it took me a few chapters to catch on who is actually was. He’s plays a role in Jacqueline’s life from the very first part of the story even if he doesn’t always to appear to be there. Also the scenes between Jacqueline and Lucas are very intense and addicting from the start. There’s something about them together that I just loved – they bring out the best in one another and really show each other what it really means to love. I just loved how connected I felt to these two.