“This was a good book, the basis made me cry. ”PJ Martinez wrote this review Tuesday, July 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I LOVED this book. I really can't explain how much but let me just say that it's a beautiful story and I really didn't expect to like it so much.
The story, the characters everything is so real. Lucas is amazing, totally swoon-worthy. I liked Jacqueline, I loved Erin.
I also like the fact that it's not just a boy-meet-girl kind of story but there is an actual plot and an issue dealt with in the book.
I am going to read it again and maybe after that I could write a review that could do justice to the book.”
“This was a very good read. I read a lot of good reviews on this, so of course I had to read it:) It definitely kept you interested and wanting to read more. I just loved the whole book from start to finish!
Jacqueline was sweet, funny, and beautiful. She encountered almost being raped and was saved by the very handsome and strong Lucas. My heart went out to both of these characters. I just have to say that I LOVED Lucas, I know people were saying he was stalkerish, but I have to disagree. He was more protective of her and just wanted to make sure she was safe. Good thing he did because he saved her from being raped! What is wrong with that? I just pictured one hot guy with a little badness but sweetness too:) I think I might just had a crush on him, lol. I even cried a little for him when we learned about what happened to him. I'm glad that he found Jacqueline.
This is definitely worth your time to read, I know it was for me! Also, I really like the cover of the book, it was what made me notice this book:)”
“Easy is not a book I would typically gravitate to. I kept seeing it on blogs I follow and getting great reviews, so I thought I would give it a try. Man, am I glad I did.
I expected this to be a moody, dramatic and depressing book, knowing that rape plays a part in this story. I thought it would be more along the lines of Speak.
I was wrong. It' s not really any of those things. It's heartwarming, it's sexy, it's smart.
Jacqueline is a strong young woman. Determined to set her world back on track after the breakup from her long time boyfriend. After a terrible experience at the beginning of the book, she could break down. She doesn't. She's sweet, she's smart, she's stubborn, and she's a bit broken.
Lucas is this amazingly caring and protective guy. His story was heartbreaking and took me somewhere completely unexpected. His affection for Jacqueline is beyond endearing. He's like a big gooey teddy-bear wrapped in this hard bad-boy shell. But he too, is a bit broken.
There is a bit of cat & mouse chase/game that ensues and it was fun to read and oh so reminiscent of my adolescence. It put a smile on my face :)...see?
This story lies in the healing of these two amazing characters. Finding strength and love in each other. Learning to survive their pasts and their heartbreaks. It is such a wonderfully woven tale with some of the steamiest scenes I've read in a while. This is for sure mature YA, Lucas will get that blood flowing ~ trust me!!
Throughout the story the sexual violence is treated with care, delicacy and follow through. I found this so refreshing after reading a few books these past months that did not take quite this level of care. I appreciate how Tammara handled the situations.
I can't really put into words all that I loved about this book. I could not put this book down, nor did I have any desire to. It will stick with me for a long time to come and may be a future re-read. It's the first of Webber's books I've read but I will definitely be reading her work again. ”
“Why are all of the male leads in YA romances so stalker-ish? I didn't love this one. Emotionally damaged girl meets emotionally damaged boy. The end.”Angela L wrote this review Friday, June 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the upsides of having too many great bookish friends is they keep you updated with so many good books to read. And since I trusted my friends opinions about EASY, I immediately I grabbed a copy. (Girls, you know who you are! *winks)
Now don't laugh 'cause I just might be... the soft curve in your hardline.
Easy is one of those books that is so hard to put down once you started it. From the beginning I was sucked into the story and I found myself not wanting to stop reading even if it means bringing my e-reader to the toilet so I can pee (oops, excuse me *grins). I was reading it during our trip to the grocery store last night and even on the ride back home. And even while waiting for the food to arrive in the restaurant! It was that good. I enjoyed every minute of it.
After being dumped by her boyfriend of three years, she was attacked by her ex-bf's frat brother Buck at the Halloween night. If it wasn't for Lucas, she'd be raped in her own car. Suddenly, he was everywhere--in her economy class--sitting at the back row, and at Starbucks where she ordered her usual coffee. She can't deny that she's attracted to him, gorgeous, hot and sexy. But she also can't help but think about her mysterious econ tutor whom she haven't met except through emails. Landon Maxfield isn't just an intellectual guy but also kind and funny. She looks forward to his emails and found herself flirting with him.
Okay, so there's that two guys that made this book enjoyable and yummy to read. But what I loved most in the story is Lucas. Who wouldn't be? This guy had me swooning all over everytime he was mentioned in the book. Every revelation about Lucas made me so giddy to read more. And the tension between the characters builds up an exciting read. There's also a handful of romantic moments that made me swoon to the bones. Just great. If authors keep writing this kind of books, I won't be able to sleep at all! I finished it in one day and I want to read it all over again!
With amazing set of characters, intense plot and beautiful storyline, this book will keep you entertained until the last page. There is a whole lot of emotions addressed in this book, and the issue on rape, harassments and trauma were carefully tackled. The author made it realistic and believable, bringing out an emotional and touching story.
So if you're looking for a captivating book--fast, absorbing, enjoyable, and edgy--pick EASY. It will entertain you for hours and sweep you off your feet.
Warning: You should be a mature YA reader if you pick this book. Just saying... ;)
He stuck the pencil over his ear, looking unconvinced. "Mmm. What position would be the most comfortable for you?"
I couldn't say aloud the answers that popped into my head at that question, but the flush that spread across my face like wildfire gave me away. He caught his lower lip in his teeth, and I was sure it was to contain a laugh. Most comfortable position? What about with my head stuck under a pillow?
Thanks to my awesome Starbooks friends who recommended EASY. You girls always rock!”
“Wow. I devoured this book. I really enjoy this mature young adult genre. All the tension of a YA novel with a little more sauce. More sauce than I was expecting actually. I'd love to read this book again from Lucas' POV to clear up some of my lingering questions about his confusing behavior in a few instances. OK so maybe that's just an excuse to get more Lucas in my life. Overall - loved it!”Tanya B wrote this review Wednesday, June 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay, I’m going to try and be objective here. Easy by Tammara Webber is… a great book. I heard about Tammara through the New Adult forum on Goodreads. I didn’t start with Easy but her YA trilogy Between The Lines. I devoured it in three days: one book a night. When I turned the last page of Good For You (book 3), I directly purchased her latest (stand-alone) novel, Easy that had just been released (lucky me!).
And began another sleepless night…
What needs to be said first about Tammara Webber is the strength of her writing. It might not win her the next Pulitzer prize, but who cares… In my opinion, it is impeccable: fluid, strong, clean. She has a distinctive voice, and every one of her characters (whether Reed, Emma etc.. in BTL, or Jacqueline) sounds totally unique. That’s a sure sign of her competence as a writer.
I don’t usually like books that are trying too hard to deliver a “message.” Most of the time, it is heavy-handed and clumsy. Yes, Easy deals with rape, but not the ‘attacked in a dark alley’ story. It deals with this very fine line treaded by many, and those stupid words we often hear. “She was totally hammered.” “Did you see how she was dressed?” “She followed him into his bedroom, so what else can she expect?”. “She’s so EASY.”
Easy reminds us that: No is No, whatever the circumstances, whoever the girl.
Now, on a lighter note, I melted for Lucas. I usually don’t like tattoos. I’m not a fan of the ‘artsy’ look. I don’t fall for guys driving Harleys… But he’s a character I’ll keep in my heart for a long time. The relationship with Jacqueline unfolded in a realistic and sweet (and sexy) manner.
It is a New Adult / Upper-YA / Mature YA novel, not just for the topics it deals with, but also for the way the author handles them.
Easy is about empowerment and standing up straight for yourself by doing what is right.
“romantic quick read. great for summer. ”krisch wrote this review Tuesday, June 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.”