Saturday, April 27, 2013

Novel Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Rating (Out of 5): ~4-4.5
Publisher: Penguin (Berkley)
Publish Date: May 24/November 6th, 2012
Spoilers?: Minor.

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

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.


This book was fantastic. I really quite loved it.
I was expecting to like it, though. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book, and I’m glad that I pretty much agree with it all. This was a really good book, and it went by much too fast.
Jacqueline gets assaulted one night, almost raped, but saved by Lucas, a boy in one of her classes but whom she never noticed before. Before that night, though, she’d gotten broken up with by Kennedy, her boyfriend of, like, four years.
I liked Jacqueline enough. She wasn’t my favorite, but she didn’t bother me, and I suppose I liked being in her head. I liked how she handled the situation of almost getting raped, particularly how she took defense classes afterward (even if she had to pushed to do it).
I hated the guy who did it, I didn’t like her ex-boyfriend at all. That’s really all I have to say about that.
I did like Lucas. He’s sweet and strong and nice and smart and just generally great. Another reviewer mentioned that he was too perfect, which I agree with. What with all of the stuff he’s capable of doing: being a tutor, a good cook, having a broken past life and growing up very well from it (even if he hasn’t fully moved past it), being a student instructor in a defense class, looking like a stereotypical bad boy, including lip ring and riding a motorcycle, but actually being very smart. Even the fact that he had his eye on Jacqueline before the incident and was there to save her twice. I mean, no one like this exists, okay? I would love it if it were true, but it’s rather unrealistic. And I’m okay with that, really. Even though I know he’s too perfect, I loved him quite a bit. I can overlook his too perfectness.
Now, about his broken past. I was not expecting his past to be quite what it was, and I can say that I’m happy about that. I liked having that a surprise, and I’m really happy with how unexpected the reason behind it was. It’s rather horrible, and I feel really bad for him because of it (in a, I want to hug and kiss and comfort him, way).
I liked Jacqueline and Lucas together. And I liked the sexy scenes between them, too.  I also liked the fact that they didn’t have sex right away, that Lucas pushed them toward not doing it right away, and that they didn’t have to have that in order to feel so close.
One thing that I know bothered another reviewer, and that I’ve noticed in several other books as well, is the fact that, during a sexy scene, Lucas got her off but wouldn’t let her return the favor. Now, it didn’t really bother me at first, but it did when I realized that it’s happened in several other books as well. And I don’t really understand the reason behind it. I mean, I understand that it’s romantic for the guy to put the girls’ needs before his own, but I feel that it makes sense for a girl to want to return the favor, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, and there shouldn’t be anything wrong with it.
I mean, is it supposedly romantic for a guy to get a girl off, whether by his hands or his mouth, but not when a girl does the same to him? Because I think that’s wrong.
Anyway. I really liked this book. I loved the romance, the whole book went by much too quickly. And I am planning to pick up another of Webber’s books, although I’m not sure when, or which one yet.

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