Sunday, June 10, 2012

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber


I've been a bad blogger.  I'm sorry, but I was literally swamped and overwhelmed with designing jobs, and editing, and still haven't managed to get much else done.  But I have been stealing a few minutes here and there to read, which has been awesome.  I haven't read much at all this year, because I've been trying to get my own stuff done, and reading too much while I'm focusing on writing gets my head all swimmy and dizzy...but I digress.

Today, I finished reading Easy by Tammara Webber, whom I'll be interviewing/featuring on NA Alley in another week.  :D



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.

-Summary from Goodreads.

My Thoughts:  So, what can I say about this book?  Well, to start:  WOW!

This book sucked me in from the very beginning.  I expected an angst-fest, based on the summary, but it was so much more than this.  Jacqueline was a great heroine, and her journey to becoming independent, more self-aware, and finding her inner strength was superb to follow.  At the end, I wanted to reach into my Kindle Fire and give her a Go-Girl High Five!

The hero, Lucas, was divine.  While he was battling some pretty horrible demons, he did it in all the right ways.  He was level-headed, rational, sweet, highly intelligent, and of course, sexy with his lip ring, tattoos (yeah, I dig a boy with tattoos) and long hair.  Better than that, he was a good person!  He was mildly obsessed with Jacqueline - not in a creepy Edward Cullen way - and did everything in his power to make her feel safe, to keep her safe, and better yet, teach her to keep herself safe.   Any guy who helps a girl to feel empowered is fab in my book!

The dialogue was awesome, Jacqueline's best friend was awesome and supportive, the story read incredibly smooth and the editing was fantastic (unlike other books I've read that are really popular - not that I'll name names).  

Seriously, READ THIS BOOK!

Oh, and if that doesn't convince you, I'll tell you that my sister gave it a ringing endorsement, too, and she's one tough cookie to please (although she likes some of those books I won't name, which maybe doesn't say much for her taste, but she's hardly alone there.  They've caught on like wildfire.)

4 comments:

  1. So many awesome books, not enough hours in the day!!

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  2. I've been a busy, over-whelmed mom these past few days myself. Still working on my laundry list and the perfect pic for my cover to send back to you. Hopefully be done soon. :)

    And this book looks like another must read to add to my list. Can't wait for my own summer reading to begin!

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  3. Looking forward to reading this book.

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