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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Posted by Irish in 5 Stars, Review, Young Adult12 Comments

Review: Easy by Tammara WebberEasy by Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart,
Also in this series: Breakable
Published by Berkley Books on 06 November 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, New Adult, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Breakable

Place(s) Traveled to: Unnamed, Texas

First Line: I had never noticed Lucas before that night.

For a while now I’ve been hearing about this book called Easy by Tammara Webber and ever where that I’ve seen it mentioned its all been high praise. I’m always wary about hyped up books and then when you add in that it was self-published well I was even more hesitant. But I’ve recently read some really excellent self-published reads and so my hang ups with that form of publishing are diminishing. And they’ll continue to lesson the more I read books like Webber’s Easy.

Easy falls into that emerging category called New Adult where the characters are older than high school (often in college or recently graduated) but aren’t quite fully in the adult genre. New Adult is that bridge that’s been missing in books that brings teens into adulthood. The story takes place on a college campus and the main character, Jacqueline, is dealing with being dumped by her boyfriend. Not knowing a ton about this book before I picked it up (other than people were loving it) I thought it might be a cute, contemporary romance about a girl moving on and finding new love. And while that is part of the story that is just a very small part.

Easy was a darker story than I was expecting and dealt with some serious issues for both of the main characters. The story was told from the POV of Jacqueline but through her eyes and ears you got to learn all about Lucas as well. And Lucas…oh….wow…if ever there was a swoon worthy character! I just loved him so much. He was such a contradiction  He looked liked your bad boy sort but underneath the trappers he was just so much more. I loved the relationship between Jacqueline and Lucas and I loved all the secondary characters (well except for K and B) and I just loved this whole story.

I had made the mistake of starting this book late and right before I went to bed and I only intended to read a couple of chapters. Well, before I knew it I was at the end and the clock was telling me it was way too late at night for me to be up. Easy just sucked me in and I couldn’t stop reading until I hit the end. Then when I finished it I wanted to flip to the beginning and start it over again. I know this is a book that I will re-read and its a book that I already wish I could read again for the first time. It was so well written and plotted out and everything about it just felt so real.

If you’ve been on the fence about this book for any reason then hear me know when I say to stop hesitating and buy this book. Easy was such a fantastic story that it was hard to decide what to read next. I loved everything about it and now want everyone I know to fall in love with it as much as I did. This is a must read and a definite contender for October’s Top Twelve pick.


12 Responses to “Review: Easy by Tammara Webber”

  1. Jim Dean

    Great review – Lucas is wonderful, isn’t he?

    Tammara’s Between The Lines is also well-worth checking out. And I agree there’s some brilliant self-published stuff out there, if you can find it!

    • Irish

      I plan on checking out her other books soon. And there is more and more really good self-pub stuff out there…its just wadding through all the crap to get to it. lol Thankfully there is the internet and lots of reviewers out there to help determine what is and isn’t worth a readers time.

  2. A Tale of Many Reviews

    I’m currently reading this myself. I’ve been meaning to read Webber’s work for a long time but sadly just now doing so. Glad to hear you liked it and your hang ups with self-publishing are diminishing. Some of my fav authors are self-published or are now traditional and self-pub. 🙂

    • Irish

      I’m still wary of Self-Pub as there is still a lot of bad out there and authors that go a little bit crazy with bad reviews but thankfully that last bit does seem to be lessening. =) I’m looking forward to reading the rest of Webber’s books now as well.

  3. Reading Angel

    I have had this one sitting on the shelf, but I think I will finally move it up. You’ve convinced me I want to read it sooner rather than later 😀

  4. Jane

    Because I’ve been living under a rock these past few months (years?) I’ve never even heard of this book, but as soon as you said New Adult, I’m all over it. Thanks for your good review! Hopefully I’ll like this as much as you did!


    • Irish

      Its one that I’ve only recently started to hear a lot about and I was worried about the hype. So glad that it lived up. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

  5. Sarah

    I own this book on my Kindle. Ok, this is going to be airplane reading as I head down to Florida. Excellent review Gail!

    • Irish

      Easy will be a great read for your plane ride! Its so engrossing. I really liked it and hope that you do as well. =)

  6. Vivien

    I’ve been trying to get my hands on this book for MONTHS. Literally. I’ve heard nothing but good things. I need it!