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
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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.