Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Review: Easy by Tammara Webber


by Tammara Webber
Release date: 6th November, 2012
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages: 310 (paperback bought by me)
Summary from Goodreads:

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. 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, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

I just finished reading Easy and I have to tell you, guys, now I understand why the big fuss. It is good. It holds the perfect amount of drama, romance, hotness and misunderstandings to make the book irresistible.

For starters the plot evolves around one of those things that sadly are still very taboo in our society: rape. I bet most of you flinched after reading the word. I know I did. Not just because it makes us, women, feel vulnerable but also because we know when its mentioned it comes with a lot of pain, rage and depression.
That's why, after reading Easy, I felt the need to thank the author, Tammara Webber. I really hope she reads this because I've worked with girls that were raped and I know the suffering they went, and go, through.
Ms. Webber did an amazing job portraying the different situations that could happen, not only to the victims but also showing how could the people around them react. And it felt real, all of it. The ones that supported the victim, the ones that tried to defend the rapist and the ones that justified the rapist' behavior.
As amazing as it sounds the last two do happen more often that I want to admit. And I don't understand it. Rape is wrong, is hurtful and no one, girl or boy, young or adult, deserves to suffer it.

But the author treated everything with elegance, from our main character Jaqueline who was about to be raped until a guy she didn't know saved her, to the romance that evolved from it. This knight in white armor has a name, Lucas. Despite his secrets, that are dark and very heart breaking, he is almost perfect. He doesn't only tries to protect Jaqueline but remembers her that what happened wasn't her fault and encourages her in the right moments.
Like many bloggers out there I have to say that we all need a Lucas in our lives. He is the kind of guy that brightens a room with his presence just by being there.

As for the supportive characters my favorite was Jaqueline's best friend, Erin. Very loyal, very strong, very protective; she didn't hesitate to stand by her friend no matter what.
Then of course we have Kennedy, Jaqueline's ex boyfriend how, although he tries to emend his mistake of breaking up with her he does it very poorly.
And the bad guy (very, very bad guy) Buck. He is the perfect prototype of the worst abuser: he could be your friend and then backstab you in a second.

The romance was well developed too, it wasn't the kind of "Oh, you saved me, I'm in love with you" thing, far from it, Jaqueline tried to forget that night with all her strength but somehow Lucas just kept appearing wherever she was. And he usually looked or said the right thing in the right time.
And let's not forget the making out. Because it happened, and I loved it. As I said, Ms. Webber did everything with elegance and these situations, after what happened to Jaqueline, are very delicate and Lucas was the perfect gentlemen.

Overall, I can only say that I'm ready to read every book that Ms. Webber has write so far, I'm sure I just found a new author to love and treasure.

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. Great review! I can't wait to read this book to find out what all the buzz is about!

  2. I loved your review. It said everything I forgot to say in my review and reminded why I loved the book so much.

  3. @Erin W: Thanks :D I'm sure you will like it as much as everybody else, hehe.

  4. @Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile: Aww, thanks a lot^^ Now I have to read your review, hahaha.

  5. Great review! I loved this book and it's like you read my mind, everything you said match perfectly the way I feel about this story. I review it too, but I also forgot to say a lot of thing and I'm glad you mentioned them, because everyone should know that the theme of rape is addressed in a really elegant way, so readers shouldn't be afraid of the book just for its theme.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Kar @ Pause Time

  6. @Kar: Thank you, really. To know that my review has some of the right things to that needed to be said makes me smile :D
    This book surely deserves allt he attention it can get.
    I'll make sure to stop by your blog and read your review too, hehe.

  7. I've seen this book going around the blogosphere, and everyone has said amazing things about this book. I have no idea why I've been waiting so long to read this book, but you're making me want to GO PICK IT UP RIGHT NOW!!! I need to move this up my to-read list!!


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