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Easy [PDF / Epub] ☄ Easy By Tammara Webber – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A New York Times and USA Today BestsellerRescued by a strangerHaunted by a secretSometimes love isn't easyHe watched her but never knew her Until thanks to a chance encounter he became her saviorThe a A New York Times and USA Today BestsellerRescued by a strangerHaunted by a secretSometimes love isn't EasyHe watched her but never knew her Until thanks to a chance encounter he became her saviorThe 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 apartOnly together could they fight the pain and guilt face the truth and find the unexpected power of loveA 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.


10 thoughts on “Easy

  1. Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister says:

    I Love Goodreads If it were not for this amazing social book reading way better than facebook network I would have never even heard of these incredible books that I've been reading And Easy is a prime exampleI absolutely adored this book It was sweet funny sensual with a touch of angst in all the right places I loved the characters and was able to build a close connection with them immediately The writing was AMAZING and the story flowed like a catchy songThere was a cute and wonderful twist that had me smiling like a fool This story also touches on the subject of rape in a very tasteful and classy manner all while undeniably conveying the seriousness of this horrid offense I was pleased to see that this issue was not glossed over and was handled with a delicate but effective grace that kept the story from taking a turn towards the dark sideAbove all things fun and enjoyable in this sexy read was an important message of personal strength forgiveness and hope This book has without a doubt become one of my unforgettable favorites  Book Stats ▪ GenreCategory College RomanceNew Adult▪ Steam Caliber Mild Very sexy buildup; fade to black finish▪ Romance Slow building and fun▪ Characters Lovably damaged Sexy mysterious hero ▪ Plot Slight angst Sexy emotional story Fun twist ▪ Writing Witty and engaging ▪ POV First person Heroine▪ Cliffhanger NoneStandalone▪ HEA? view spoiler Yes hide spoiler


  2. Tammara Tammara says:

    I'm the author of this YA MNew Adult novel


  3. Steph Sinclair Steph Sinclair says:

    Okay let's get right down to business Easy is one of the best books I've ever read I finished it almost two weeks ago and I still think about the characters because I was on such an emotional roller coaster fully immersed while reading It says something about a book that can do that do you Easy surprised me right from the start with a very troubling scene of Jacueline being attacked making my heart jump into my stomach And I'll admit to being worried about how Webber would handle such a delicate topic But I think she did it very well and touched on many of the myths that are attached to rape But Easy showed not only how a victim feels after an attack but how a family copes and how a community reacts And if there is anything I've taken away from the story it's that I need to enroll in a women's self defense class in the near futureThis book was filled with so many moments that just made me sigh inwardly or cheer on The playful banter between Jacueline and Lucas during their email exchanges was incredibly sweet The scene where the sorority leader gave that speech on rape had me in tears And the entire ending was just sheer perfection But I will give a warning to some There are a few disturbing scenes and if this is a trigger for you it may be best to skipIt's been a while since I've added a book to my all time favorites shelf This book was so powerful so amazing so emotional When Jacueline was attacked in the beginning I was likeThen she had to endure being harassed by that asshat again and endure shame from the student body I was likeThen another girl is attacked and that fucktard RUINED her and people were concerned about his reputation I was likeAt that point I needed to take a break because this book was tearing me up inside Some of this happenedOkay okay Maybe some of this tooThen Lucas and Jacueline get into a spat and I'm like WHY??????SORROWTHEN SHIT GETS REAL AGAIN and I'm likeBy the end of the book I'm in a glass case of emotions and I'm likeSo basically what I'm trying to say The highest of recommendationsMore reviews and other fantastical things at my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog


  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    Well this awkward Not one single friend rated this book less than three stars and I couldn't manage to rate it than one I feel like I read a completely different book from everyone else The only positive thing I can say about this novel is that it emphasizes the message that rape is never a woman's fault which is an important message But having a good message does not excuse awful characterization unrealistic plot points or poor writingWarning Incredibly long review that attempts to justify my outlier rating Brutal honesty aheadMy chief complaint about this novel is Jacueline's unrealistic reaction to being sexually assaulted In short it doesn't seem to have the kind of impact on her thoughts or behaviors that I would expect She shows no fear or hypervigilance except when she's face to face with her attacker she doesn't alter her behavior and she's ready to jump into bed with a guy only two weeks after the assault Instead of thinking about the assault or struggling to forget about it she obsesses over her crush Lucas and her breakup with her ex boyfriend Even her emotions directly after the assault don't ring true She worries that it was her fault but there are no accompanied feelings of misplaced shame or strong feelings of regret about her behaviorWhen Buck sexually assaults her a second time she doesn't even think about reporting him or show any concern for her safety with the exception of avoiding the stairwell where the second attack took place She even willingly goes to a party where she knows Buck is going to be and when he threatens her she doesn't leave the party Instead she proceeds to drink putting herself in a vulnerable position At one point she admits that the reason she didn't report him in the first place was that she thought that Lucas beating Buck up would prevent him from assaulting anyone again a ludicrous assumption made even ludicrous when he continues to threaten her and tries to rape her a second time Her thoughts are so unbelievably irrational that I couldn't connect with her character The other characters also lacked any sort of dimensionality Lucas the love interest is your classic brooding bad boy with a tragic past He even has tattoos a lip piercing and drives a motorcycle Beautiful women throw themselves at him constantly and crowds part for him like the red sea Women can't help pointing out how hot he is whenever his name is mentioned even at inappropriate moments like during a discussion about rape Following the fold of YA novels he has never had a serious relationship before though he's hooked up with uite a few women and he becomes obsessed with Jacueline before even having a single conversation with her He even fantasizes about taking her away his words not mine from her ex boyfriend and creepily stares at her in class all without talking to her once The side characters don't fair much better Jacueline's roommate Erin never steps out of the supportive best friend role Her chief purpose in the novel is to be Jacueline's friend and encourage her relationship with Lucas Aside from one other girl the rest of the females are jealous catty shrews who glare and smirk at Jacueline every time Lucas talks to her Buck is too stupid to live and unbelievable in his actions and motivation He was downright cartoonish in his villainy And then there's Benji the token gay friend whose friendship with Jacueline springs out of nowhere They have two lighthearted conversations and suddenly he's confessing that he's coming out to his father over Thanksgiving weekend The setting also seemed unrealistic partly because Webber gives almost no locational information The university is never given a name and the city and state where the university is located are never mentioned only that it's in the South which is a very large and diverse region The reader is also given little information about the characteristics of the university There's no indication of the university's prestige the size of the university the size of the town where the university is located the size of the campus or the make up of the student body in terms of diversity socioeconomic factors etc It's these sorts of details that make a setting come alive and they were sorely missed I also couldn't identify with Jacueline's college experience because her university didn't sound anything like any I've ever heard of She goes to a university where engineering majors are reuired to take economics where professors assign seating in large lectures with two hundred students where professors accept bad break ups as an excuse for missing a midterm where a single professor can pull strings to a get a failing student into the school where music majors take algebra There may be colleges where any of these things happen but they're not typical and taken together it was just hard to believe Jacueline's college was real There was a distinctly high school vibe about the school experience Pacing was also an issue There were far too many unnecessary scenes which did nothing to move the plot forward and the plot felt very disjointed Plot points were brought up or alluded to but never fully explored explained or resolved begging the uestion of why they were included in the first place Different plot points would be dropped at awkward times and forgotten about instead of being present throughoutLastly the writing was very unpolished There were a lot of awkwardly worded sentences and a few punctuational and grammatical errors I also thought many of the chapter breaks were oddly placed and some of the scene transitions were hard to follow particularly those leading up to the emails Also distracting was Webber's tendency to recap action that happened during a time jump between scenes While the dialogue wasn't terrible there were uite a few instance where the characters would over explain things At one point a character speaks for four Nook pages straight with only a one sentence break The novel was definitely in need of professional editingI would not recommend this book to anyone although clearly it was enjoyed by many There are far better books out there that portray the effects of sexual assault and trauma in a realistic fashion


  5. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    Wonderful Amazing 3I'm sorry everyone but this review will be full of gushing and little hearts and me being all crazy about a book I absolutely lovedSo there are like a million reviews for this one and I don't really feel like writing an extensive one because honestly YOU SHOULDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK BEFORE YOU START ITThat's how it was for me I went into this totally blind I had absolutely no idea what the book was about I think I read the blurb but it still gave me nothing And I am so glad for that Everything was a surprise and I loved it from page ONE which was a surprise because this was my first NA book and I didn't think I'd even LIKE it let alone LOVEAnyway I'll try to go through the most important things in the bookPrepare for a gush fest1 First scene in the bookLucas saves Jacueline from an attempted rape and that was insta love for me 3 He was all heroic and sweet and just awesome 32 The classes they take togetherShe sees him in class all the time and there are stolen glances everywhere and he keeps sketching thingsYes I know the stolen glances are so high school but they were sweet and they made me smile until my cheeks hurt like crazy D3 The dance in the discoThat was swoony and hot and I think I totally fell in love with Lucas there Such an awesome scene I'd kill to see it in his POV4 Something you need to know about LucasThere isn't one thing about him that I don't like I know he's written that way and sometimes it bothers me when the have no flaws but here it just didn'tAnyway he bites his lip a lot and rakes his fingers through his hair and has this half smile going on all the time For those of you who get irritated with those things you'll probably be so here but me NOPE I loved it all even with the lip biting and hands through hair and that half smile that rarely went into a full oneHe has a lip piercing and is tattooed over his arms and has a bike and he drawssketchespaints and teaches self defense class and is just UBER5 Something you need to know about JacuelineShe really DIDN'T go on my nerves At all It is pretty unbelievable because she's so young and well I am not a fan of reading about young people in books but there you go No getting on nerves from her So that's another reason I love this bookShe does cry a few times that I wish she didn't but oh well if I was 20 ish and went through attempt of rape and several other things I'd be a mess as well Anyway she just broke up with her boyfriend with whom she'd been for three years so she's a mess there too She starts noticing and avoiding Lucas at the same time LOL6 The sketching I loved every single scene that involved him sketching her especially the first one OMG it was amazing and wonderful 37 Her ex and the bad guyHer ex is a total jerk and I want to hit him in the balls like they did in the defense classThe bad guy is a total jerk and I want to rip off his balls like they did in defense class8 Lucas and Jacueline are so wonderful together 3I loved every single scene between them Every Single Scene9 There is something sad in Lucas's pastGosh I felt so bad for him I thought it was one thing but it turned out something completely different and even terribleI want to hug him like crazy10 The ending is great and amazing and wonderful and all sorts of mushy things I can think ofWell I don't think I need to say about it DOh yes it made me cry 3 And so end of gush fest DDDI completely and totally loved this book shocker right????Considering I am NOT a fan of either YA or NA I am surprised I loved it so much but I am also glad because this book made it to my best books everVishous thanks so much for recommending this to me Yes you have created a monster


  6. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    EDIT 21052013 I am putting up this teeny little paragraph up here since lately I've been getting a few semi irate to mildly disapproving comments expressing opposition to my thoughts regarding this book If you have been a victim of acuaintance rape or been sexually harassedassaulted by someone you were familiar with and this book helped you heal in any way whatsoever or you could relate to Jackie's actions then those are your personal feelings And it is perfectly okay to have your own opinion But since this is my review I take the liberty to judge the subject matter at hand from any and every angle I wish to And my problem lies with Jackie's unrealistic reactions to certain events behavior and her acute sense of low self worth Such heroines in any kind of literature do not help to boost the morale of our kind especially the ones who fall victim to sexual violence or violence of any sort Hope that clears up why I hated this book Now begins my former review Caution Read at the expense of having to respect someone else's views Reasons why you shouldn't read this book or why if you do you might get an overpowering urge to bang your head against the wall every 2 minutes while you're doing so Spoilers ahead but I'm not bothering to use the spoiler tags since unsuspecting readers should read this and stay the hell away from this bookiThe female protagonist is a shining beacon of stupidity and lack of common sense She is conspicuously lacking in self respect and a sense of self preservationShe is nearly raped in the parking lot while returning from a frat party one night by a drunken bastard But does NOT report that to the police in fear of the party getting busted And her peers blaming her for itGoodbye logic iiSaid female has second encounter with the piece of shit where he again tries to rape her but she still does not have brains enough to get off her ass walk to the police station and report the matter Because apparently in this author's world either there's no law enforcement agency or the heroine isn't intelligent enough to figure out the use of oneInstead she enrolls herself in self defense classes That's pretty good and all BUT JUST GO TO THE POLICE STATION ALREADYiiiShe basically lets a potential rapist walk all around campus with his head held high without doing anything about it except snivelling to herself She does not even tell her room mate what happenedInstead of doing the obvious she is busy pining for a random hot stranger with tattoos and piercings all over his body and makes out with him without even knowing him properly Apparently when it's him she forgets all about her attacker and the trauma of the assault And adding to the preposterousness of it all this random hot stranger is not only her economics class mate but also her econ tutorwho is supposed to be an upperclassman with whom she exchanges flirtatious mails but does not know they are one and the same person Uh what? He is an economics genius looks like a badass with a motorcycle works at Starbucks can beat the shit out of creeps and play the knight in shining armor to this brainless bimbo in distress I have never never come across anything so disgustingly cliche riddenIt is at this point that I gave up hope for this book It seems that 'rationale' is not the author's favorite word And I cannot believe that it has been nominated for Best YA novel of the year and Best Goodreads author Had it been possible to give it a 0 star I wouldn't have hesitated at allI wonder if the person who tagged this as 'realistic fiction' was being sarcasticPS Dear ladies who found this a really 'inspirational' story please don't be foolish enough to let all the sexist 18th century crap get to you There will never be a random sexy stranger who comes out of nowhere to rescue you from danger Use your brain and GO TO THE POLICE Never give your tormentor a second chance to attack you And keep a pepper spray bottle or a taser in your bag


  7. Kristen Kristen says:

    Huge 5 starsI really loved this story but not for the reasons I expected What I expected was an angst filled all consuming volatile romance between the hero and heroine What the author gave me however was far from that and much better Overall this book is about the heroine's journey to self awareness than about her romance with the hero Typically I prefer romance centered plots to storylines involving the heroine's relationships with multiple characters However this book not only delves into the heroine's personal growth and her relationship with other characters but also has one fantastic love story with a hot yet tortured tattooed hero who is also extremely endearing In addition the story is amazingly mature in dealing with sensitive subjects for a Young Adult book   Easy is a realistic captivating and simply fantastic book I highly recommend this wonderful story


  8. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    So some­body told me this book was like Beau­ti­ful Dis­as­ter but not com­pletely hor­ri­ble woman hat­ing and non­sen­si­cal I snorted thanked them for the rec and went on my merry waySo let me express this in the most calm and rea­son­able way I can Easy by Tamara Web­ber is fan­tas­tic and won­der­ful and that per­son was 100% rightI have to admit the book and I didn’t get off to a great start It begins with Jacue­line at col­lege bummed from get­ting dumped by her longterm boyfriend almost get­ting raped before Lucas res­cues her So for some­one who is adamantly against rape being used and glossed over just to fur­ther a plot or have the hero seem heroic I was decid­edly unimpressedBut it soon becomes clear that Web­ber has taken the topic of rape extremely seri­ously In fact by the end of the novel I was cheer­ing and punch­ing the air because this book was the best I’ve ever read an author han­dle the sub­ject for con­tem­po­rary readers Nor­mally in books where the female MC is almost raped and saved by the hero the rapist gets beaten up and left behind and the hero­ine goes on her merry way And some­times the rapist harasses her and the author cov­ers the trauma for the hero­ine until the rapist is killed by the hero in the final bat­tle and those two get to run off into the sunsetWhat a freakin’ relief that Web­ber takes it really damn seri­ously – even though the begin­ning of the novel would lead you to believe that she wouldn’t There was a point near the end of the novel where Jacue­line has to talk to a bunch of soror­ity girls about rape and I wanted to cry and cheer and do a lit­tle girl power danceSo I loved Jacue­line I loved Lucas I loved most of this book I thought it was well writ­ten and rea­son­ably well paced and you know what? Seemed like it was actu­ally writ­ten about col­lege kids who actu­ally do col­lege things I’m really glad I picked this one up It was indeed a really fun lovely read that I highly endorse Also Jacueline’s slap down on Kennedy was epic – right to the end She kicked seri­ous butt


  9. ♡Karlyn P♡ ♡Karlyn P♡ says:

    45 Wow really enjoyed it A kind of deja vu of 'Beautiful Disaster' but improved on all levels and without all the WTFery Better writing likable Hh smarter story line a hero who uses his fighting skills for good and a far fitting ending IMHOLucas Easy was such an emotionally deep story realistic in nature and had a wonderful steamy romance between a tortured hero who is obsessedpossessive over Jacueline and a heroine who must now come to terms with the choices she madeLucas was AWESOME A hot tortured guy who was obsessed and possessive of Jacueline but in a way that never crosses the line He defends and protects her from a violent sexual rapist on campus and gives her reason to believe that her decision to attend the college that her now ex boyfriend chose might not have been a bad decision after all If you like a hero with some tats a small lip piercing and rides a motorcycle you'll love LucasAfter the altercationJacueline finds herself drawn to Lucas He is a student in her economics class and oddly one of a few she truly trusts Because she is so drawn to him she lets her girlfriends convince her to play hard to get with him in hopes he could be a rebound man from her ex boyfriend Too bad he didn't take class very serious he spends his time sketching images instead of listening and taking notes JacuelineShe soon finds herself a bit torn between Lucas and her online tutor Landon Landon and her have never met but he is smart motivated and interesting They exchange a ton of emails and he becomes an invaluable resource and help so she doesn't flunk out of economics Campus Party LifeThe author did a great job portraying the reality of college life Partying studying flirting as well as the risks and how to protect oneself As much as I didn't agree with Jacueline's decision early in the story I do realize sadly how common that is The story has uite a few twists and kept me fully engaged all the way through While the subject matter is rather dark at times it never gets bogged down with the drama The main focus remains on Jacueline and her building attraction and relationship with Lucas The romance story was the best part and it never goes overboard on angst and self inflicted drama as BD was notorious forIn a nutshell this story really is about Jacueline's journey after making her rash decision to follow her boyfriendnow ex to his college Wonderful things happen for her too including meeting some great friends and the oh so hot Lucas She was a very likable character smart and deserving of good things Her chemistry with Lucas felt realI rarely read YA but this one is actually considered adult in nature and I agree Think of this as a blend of YA with adult material and some steamy sexual scenes mixed with some fade to black moments The make out scenes get super steamy hot but when it is than that it will fade to black The relationship is right for their age and maturity too I am so glad I took the chance on this one I highly recommend it


  10. Ari Ari says:

    So easy to like so easy to get lost into the story so easy to get to the last page and wish for 45 stars Sometimes you don't really  think  if a book is good or not it just works for you You simply start reading it and the action feels so natural that you don't stop until you reach the last page This is one of those storiesIt's hard to think of the reasons  why i liked it  so much and I'm not even sure if it matters because usually what i like about a book is not what others might like some books just work while others don't and I am always happy when i get to enjoy what I readThis being said I am not sure if these are my reasons to love it but I am pretty sure that you will enjoy them allJacueline is my kind of characterI liked her voice smart and funny her strong personality after what almost happend to her in the beginning of the book she still could pretend that her life was almost the way it used to; she still managed to keep her head up and confront whatever it was to confront Yes she needed a bit of time to recover but that only makes her human and that only makes me like her If I had to describe her in a few words I would say that she was really stubborn and she almost always knew what she wanted and how to get itEven though she still had some feelings for her ex she wouldn't have left him back in after that embarrassing break up that's the spiritShe also has a great best friend Erin a bit crazy but lovely nevertheless and this made me happy because I love to read about good friends that can be there for each other There was a lot of humor involved and that was also great because some topics were pretty hard to digest and my heart needed a few happy moments here and thereLucas  He is so sexy and mysterious and I loved how he seemed to play the same game Jacueline was playing that her friends made her play I liked that he was spontaneous and at times not as predictable as Jacueline wanted him to be Not to mention that he is very talented at drawing and I find this even sexy than his dark bad boy ish lookview spoilerHis secret broke my heart I could imagine his younger self suffering so much and not being able to change a thing to help It still gives me goose bumps I didn't expect it to be so horrifying but it was and I wanted to keep him safe to hold him in my arms forever and make him forget all the bad things in his life I guess I am saying a bit too much but I can't help it He is the main reason I loved this book and he deserves every single thought I have about him hide spoiler


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10 thoughts on “Easy

  1. Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister says:

    I Love Goodreads If it were not for this amazing social book reading way better than facebook network I would have never even heard of these incredible books that I've been reading And Easy is a prime exampleI absolutely adored this book It was sweet funny sensual with a touch of angst in all the right places I loved the characters and was able to build a close connection with them immediately The writing was AMAZING and the story flowed like a catchy songThere was a cute and wonderful twist that had me smiling like a fool This story also touches on the subject of rape in a very tasteful and classy manner all while undeniably conveying the seriousness of this horrid offense I was pleased to see that this issue was not glossed over and was handled with a delicate but effective grace that kept the story from taking a turn towards the dark sideAbove all things fun and enjoyable in this sexy read was an important message of personal strength forgiveness and hope This book has without a doubt become one of my unforgettable favorites  Book Stats ▪ GenreCategory College RomanceNew Adult▪ Steam Caliber Mild Very sexy buildup; fade to black finish▪ Romance Slow building and fun▪ Characters Lovably damaged Sexy mysterious hero ▪ Plot Slight angst Sexy emotional story Fun twist ▪ Writing Witty and engaging ▪ POV First person Heroine▪ Cliffhanger NoneStandalone▪ HEA? view spoiler Yes hide spoiler

  2. Tammara Tammara says:

    I'm the author of this YA MNew Adult novel

  3. Steph Sinclair Steph Sinclair says:

    Okay let's get right down to business Easy is one of the best books I've ever read I finished it almost two weeks ago and I still think about the characters because I was on such an emotional roller coaster fully immersed while reading It says something about a book that can do that do you Easy surprised me right from the start with a very troubling scene of Jacueline being attacked making my heart jump into my stomach And I'll admit to being worried about how Webber would handle such a delicate topic But I think she did it very well and touched on many of the myths that are attached to rape But Easy showed not only how a victim feels after an attack but how a family copes and how a community reacts And if there is anything I've taken away from the story it's that I need to enroll in a women's self defense class in the near futureThis book was filled with so many moments that just made me sigh inwardly or cheer on The playful banter between Jacueline and Lucas during their email exchanges was incredibly sweet The scene where the sorority leader gave that speech on rape had me in tears And the entire ending was just sheer perfection But I will give a warning to some There are a few disturbing scenes and if this is a trigger for you it may be best to skipIt's been a while since I've added a book to my all time favorites shelf This book was so powerful so amazing so emotional When Jacueline was attacked in the beginning I was likeThen she had to endure being harassed by that asshat again and endure shame from the student body I was likeThen another girl is attacked and that fucktard RUINED her and people were concerned about his reputation I was likeAt that point I needed to take a break because this book was tearing me up inside Some of this happenedOkay okay Maybe some of this tooThen Lucas and Jacueline get into a spat and I'm like WHY??????SORROWTHEN SHIT GETS REAL AGAIN and I'm likeBy the end of the book I'm in a glass case of emotions and I'm likeSo basically what I'm trying to say The highest of recommendationsMore reviews and other fantastical things at my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog

  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    Well this awkward Not one single friend rated this book less than three stars and I couldn't manage to rate it than one I feel like I read a completely different book from everyone else The only positive thing I can say about this novel is that it emphasizes the message that rape is never a woman's fault which is an important message But having a good message does not excuse awful characterization unrealistic plot points or poor writingWarning Incredibly long review that attempts to justify my outlier rating Brutal honesty aheadMy chief complaint about this novel is Jacueline's unrealistic reaction to being sexually assaulted In short it doesn't seem to have the kind of impact on her thoughts or behaviors that I would expect She shows no fear or hypervigilance except when she's face to face with her attacker she doesn't alter her behavior and she's ready to jump into bed with a guy only two weeks after the assault Instead of thinking about the assault or struggling to forget about it she obsesses over her crush Lucas and her breakup with her ex boyfriend Even her emotions directly after the assault don't ring true She worries that it was her fault but there are no accompanied feelings of misplaced shame or strong feelings of regret about her behaviorWhen Buck sexually assaults her a second time she doesn't even think about reporting him or show any concern for her safety with the exception of avoiding the stairwell where the second attack took place She even willingly goes to a party where she knows Buck is going to be and when he threatens her she doesn't leave the party Instead she proceeds to drink putting herself in a vulnerable position At one point she admits that the reason she didn't report him in the first place was that she thought that Lucas beating Buck up would prevent him from assaulting anyone again a ludicrous assumption made even ludicrous when he continues to threaten her and tries to rape her a second time Her thoughts are so unbelievably irrational that I couldn't connect with her character The other characters also lacked any sort of dimensionality Lucas the love interest is your classic brooding bad boy with a tragic past He even has tattoos a lip piercing and drives a motorcycle Beautiful women throw themselves at him constantly and crowds part for him like the red sea Women can't help pointing out how hot he is whenever his name is mentioned even at inappropriate moments like during a discussion about rape Following the fold of YA novels he has never had a serious relationship before though he's hooked up with uite a few women and he becomes obsessed with Jacueline before even having a single conversation with her He even fantasizes about taking her away his words not mine from her ex boyfriend and creepily stares at her in class all without talking to her once The side characters don't fair much better Jacueline's roommate Erin never steps out of the supportive best friend role Her chief purpose in the novel is to be Jacueline's friend and encourage her relationship with Lucas Aside from one other girl the rest of the females are jealous catty shrews who glare and smirk at Jacueline every time Lucas talks to her Buck is too stupid to live and unbelievable in his actions and motivation He was downright cartoonish in his villainy And then there's Benji the token gay friend whose friendship with Jacueline springs out of nowhere They have two lighthearted conversations and suddenly he's confessing that he's coming out to his father over Thanksgiving weekend The setting also seemed unrealistic partly because Webber gives almost no locational information The university is never given a name and the city and state where the university is located are never mentioned only that it's in the South which is a very large and diverse region The reader is also given little information about the characteristics of the university There's no indication of the university's prestige the size of the university the size of the town where the university is located the size of the campus or the make up of the student body in terms of diversity socioeconomic factors etc It's these sorts of details that make a setting come alive and they were sorely missed I also couldn't identify with Jacueline's college experience because her university didn't sound anything like any I've ever heard of She goes to a university where engineering majors are reuired to take economics where professors assign seating in large lectures with two hundred students where professors accept bad break ups as an excuse for missing a midterm where a single professor can pull strings to a get a failing student into the school where music majors take algebra There may be colleges where any of these things happen but they're not typical and taken together it was just hard to believe Jacueline's college was real There was a distinctly high school vibe about the school experience Pacing was also an issue There were far too many unnecessary scenes which did nothing to move the plot forward and the plot felt very disjointed Plot points were brought up or alluded to but never fully explored explained or resolved begging the uestion of why they were included in the first place Different plot points would be dropped at awkward times and forgotten about instead of being present throughoutLastly the writing was very unpolished There were a lot of awkwardly worded sentences and a few punctuational and grammatical errors I also thought many of the chapter breaks were oddly placed and some of the scene transitions were hard to follow particularly those leading up to the emails Also distracting was Webber's tendency to recap action that happened during a time jump between scenes While the dialogue wasn't terrible there were uite a few instance where the characters would over explain things At one point a character speaks for four Nook pages straight with only a one sentence break The novel was definitely in need of professional editingI would not recommend this book to anyone although clearly it was enjoyed by many There are far better books out there that portray the effects of sexual assault and trauma in a realistic fashion

  5. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    Wonderful Amazing 3I'm sorry everyone but this review will be full of gushing and little hearts and me being all crazy about a book I absolutely lovedSo there are like a million reviews for this one and I don't really feel like writing an extensive one because honestly YOU SHOULDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK BEFORE YOU START ITThat's how it was for me I went into this totally blind I had absolutely no idea what the book was about I think I read the blurb but it still gave me nothing And I am so glad for that Everything was a surprise and I loved it from page ONE which was a surprise because this was my first NA book and I didn't think I'd even LIKE it let alone LOVEAnyway I'll try to go through the most important things in the bookPrepare for a gush fest1 First scene in the bookLucas saves Jacueline from an attempted rape and that was insta love for me 3 He was all heroic and sweet and just awesome 32 The classes they take togetherShe sees him in class all the time and there are stolen glances everywhere and he keeps sketching thingsYes I know the stolen glances are so high school but they were sweet and they made me smile until my cheeks hurt like crazy D3 The dance in the discoThat was swoony and hot and I think I totally fell in love with Lucas there Such an awesome scene I'd kill to see it in his POV4 Something you need to know about LucasThere isn't one thing about him that I don't like I know he's written that way and sometimes it bothers me when the have no flaws but here it just didn'tAnyway he bites his lip a lot and rakes his fingers through his hair and has this half smile going on all the time For those of you who get irritated with those things you'll probably be so here but me NOPE I loved it all even with the lip biting and hands through hair and that half smile that rarely went into a full oneHe has a lip piercing and is tattooed over his arms and has a bike and he drawssketchespaints and teaches self defense class and is just UBER5 Something you need to know about JacuelineShe really DIDN'T go on my nerves At all It is pretty unbelievable because she's so young and well I am not a fan of reading about young people in books but there you go No getting on nerves from her So that's another reason I love this bookShe does cry a few times that I wish she didn't but oh well if I was 20 ish and went through attempt of rape and several other things I'd be a mess as well Anyway she just broke up with her boyfriend with whom she'd been for three years so she's a mess there too She starts noticing and avoiding Lucas at the same time LOL6 The sketching I loved every single scene that involved him sketching her especially the first one OMG it was amazing and wonderful 37 Her ex and the bad guyHer ex is a total jerk and I want to hit him in the balls like they did in the defense classThe bad guy is a total jerk and I want to rip off his balls like they did in defense class8 Lucas and Jacueline are so wonderful together 3I loved every single scene between them Every Single Scene9 There is something sad in Lucas's pastGosh I felt so bad for him I thought it was one thing but it turned out something completely different and even terribleI want to hug him like crazy10 The ending is great and amazing and wonderful and all sorts of mushy things I can think ofWell I don't think I need to say about it DOh yes it made me cry 3 And so end of gush fest DDDI completely and totally loved this book shocker right????Considering I am NOT a fan of either YA or NA I am surprised I loved it so much but I am also glad because this book made it to my best books everVishous thanks so much for recommending this to me Yes you have created a monster

  6. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    EDIT 21052013 I am putting up this teeny little paragraph up here since lately I've been getting a few semi irate to mildly disapproving comments expressing opposition to my thoughts regarding this book If you have been a victim of acuaintance rape or been sexually harassedassaulted by someone you were familiar with and this book helped you heal in any way whatsoever or you could relate to Jackie's actions then those are your personal feelings And it is perfectly okay to have your own opinion But since this is my review I take the liberty to judge the subject matter at hand from any and every angle I wish to And my problem lies with Jackie's unrealistic reactions to certain events behavior and her acute sense of low self worth Such heroines in any kind of literature do not help to boost the morale of our kind especially the ones who fall victim to sexual violence or violence of any sort Hope that clears up why I hated this book Now begins my former review Caution Read at the expense of having to respect someone else's views Reasons why you shouldn't read this book or why if you do you might get an overpowering urge to bang your head against the wall every 2 minutes while you're doing so Spoilers ahead but I'm not bothering to use the spoiler tags since unsuspecting readers should read this and stay the hell away from this bookiThe female protagonist is a shining beacon of stupidity and lack of common sense She is conspicuously lacking in self respect and a sense of self preservationShe is nearly raped in the parking lot while returning from a frat party one night by a drunken bastard But does NOT report that to the police in fear of the party getting busted And her peers blaming her for itGoodbye logic iiSaid female has second encounter with the piece of shit where he again tries to rape her but she still does not have brains enough to get off her ass walk to the police station and report the matter Because apparently in this author's world either there's no law enforcement agency or the heroine isn't intelligent enough to figure out the use of oneInstead she enrolls herself in self defense classes That's pretty good and all BUT JUST GO TO THE POLICE STATION ALREADYiiiShe basically lets a potential rapist walk all around campus with his head held high without doing anything about it except snivelling to herself She does not even tell her room mate what happenedInstead of doing the obvious she is busy pining for a random hot stranger with tattoos and piercings all over his body and makes out with him without even knowing him properly Apparently when it's him she forgets all about her attacker and the trauma of the assault And adding to the preposterousness of it all this random hot stranger is not only her economics class mate but also her econ tutorwho is supposed to be an upperclassman with whom she exchanges flirtatious mails but does not know they are one and the same person Uh what? He is an economics genius looks like a badass with a motorcycle works at Starbucks can beat the shit out of creeps and play the knight in shining armor to this brainless bimbo in distress I have never never come across anything so disgustingly cliche riddenIt is at this point that I gave up hope for this book It seems that 'rationale' is not the author's favorite word And I cannot believe that it has been nominated for Best YA novel of the year and Best Goodreads author Had it been possible to give it a 0 star I wouldn't have hesitated at allI wonder if the person who tagged this as 'realistic fiction' was being sarcasticPS Dear ladies who found this a really 'inspirational' story please don't be foolish enough to let all the sexist 18th century crap get to you There will never be a random sexy stranger who comes out of nowhere to rescue you from danger Use your brain and GO TO THE POLICE Never give your tormentor a second chance to attack you And keep a pepper spray bottle or a taser in your bag

  7. Kristen Kristen says:

    Huge 5 starsI really loved this story but not for the reasons I expected What I expected was an angst filled all consuming volatile romance between the hero and heroine What the author gave me however was far from that and much better Overall this book is about the heroine's journey to self awareness than about her romance with the hero Typically I prefer romance centered plots to storylines involving the heroine's relationships with multiple characters However this book not only delves into the heroine's personal growth and her relationship with other characters but also has one fantastic love story with a hot yet tortured tattooed hero who is also extremely endearing In addition the story is amazingly mature in dealing with sensitive subjects for a Young Adult book   Easy is a realistic captivating and simply fantastic book I highly recommend this wonderful story

  8. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    So some­body told me this book was like Beau­ti­ful Dis­as­ter but not com­pletely hor­ri­ble woman hat­ing and non­sen­si­cal I snorted thanked them for the rec and went on my merry waySo let me express this in the most calm and rea­son­able way I can Easy by Tamara Web­ber is fan­tas­tic and won­der­ful and that per­son was 100% rightI have to admit the book and I didn’t get off to a great start It begins with Jacue­line at col­lege bummed from get­ting dumped by her longterm boyfriend almost get­ting raped before Lucas res­cues her So for some­one who is adamantly against rape being used and glossed over just to fur­ther a plot or have the hero seem heroic I was decid­edly unimpressedBut it soon becomes clear that Web­ber has taken the topic of rape extremely seri­ously In fact by the end of the novel I was cheer­ing and punch­ing the air because this book was the best I’ve ever read an author han­dle the sub­ject for con­tem­po­rary readers Nor­mally in books where the female MC is almost raped and saved by the hero the rapist gets beaten up and left behind and the hero­ine goes on her merry way And some­times the rapist harasses her and the author cov­ers the trauma for the hero­ine until the rapist is killed by the hero in the final bat­tle and those two get to run off into the sunsetWhat a freakin’ relief that Web­ber takes it really damn seri­ously – even though the begin­ning of the novel would lead you to believe that she wouldn’t There was a point near the end of the novel where Jacue­line has to talk to a bunch of soror­ity girls about rape and I wanted to cry and cheer and do a lit­tle girl power danceSo I loved Jacue­line I loved Lucas I loved most of this book I thought it was well writ­ten and rea­son­ably well paced and you know what? Seemed like it was actu­ally writ­ten about col­lege kids who actu­ally do col­lege things I’m really glad I picked this one up It was indeed a really fun lovely read that I highly endorse Also Jacueline’s slap down on Kennedy was epic – right to the end She kicked seri­ous butt

  9. ♡Karlyn P♡ ♡Karlyn P♡ says:

    45 Wow really enjoyed it A kind of deja vu of 'Beautiful Disaster' but improved on all levels and without all the WTFery Better writing likable Hh smarter story line a hero who uses his fighting skills for good and a far fitting ending IMHOLucas Easy was such an emotionally deep story realistic in nature and had a wonderful steamy romance between a tortured hero who is obsessedpossessive over Jacueline and a heroine who must now come to terms with the choices she madeLucas was AWESOME A hot tortured guy who was obsessed and possessive of Jacueline but in a way that never crosses the line He defends and protects her from a violent sexual rapist on campus and gives her reason to believe that her decision to attend the college that her now ex boyfriend chose might not have been a bad decision after all If you like a hero with some tats a small lip piercing and rides a motorcycle you'll love LucasAfter the altercationJacueline finds herself drawn to Lucas He is a student in her economics class and oddly one of a few she truly trusts Because she is so drawn to him she lets her girlfriends convince her to play hard to get with him in hopes he could be a rebound man from her ex boyfriend Too bad he didn't take class very serious he spends his time sketching images instead of listening and taking notes JacuelineShe soon finds herself a bit torn between Lucas and her online tutor Landon Landon and her have never met but he is smart motivated and interesting They exchange a ton of emails and he becomes an invaluable resource and help so she doesn't flunk out of economics Campus Party LifeThe author did a great job portraying the reality of college life Partying studying flirting as well as the risks and how to protect oneself As much as I didn't agree with Jacueline's decision early in the story I do realize sadly how common that is The story has uite a few twists and kept me fully engaged all the way through While the subject matter is rather dark at times it never gets bogged down with the drama The main focus remains on Jacueline and her building attraction and relationship with Lucas The romance story was the best part and it never goes overboard on angst and self inflicted drama as BD was notorious forIn a nutshell this story really is about Jacueline's journey after making her rash decision to follow her boyfriendnow ex to his college Wonderful things happen for her too including meeting some great friends and the oh so hot Lucas She was a very likable character smart and deserving of good things Her chemistry with Lucas felt realI rarely read YA but this one is actually considered adult in nature and I agree Think of this as a blend of YA with adult material and some steamy sexual scenes mixed with some fade to black moments The make out scenes get super steamy hot but when it is than that it will fade to black The relationship is right for their age and maturity too I am so glad I took the chance on this one I highly recommend it

  10. Ari Ari says:

    So easy to like so easy to get lost into the story so easy to get to the last page and wish for 45 stars Sometimes you don't really  think  if a book is good or not it just works for you You simply start reading it and the action feels so natural that you don't stop until you reach the last page This is one of those storiesIt's hard to think of the reasons  why i liked it  so much and I'm not even sure if it matters because usually what i like about a book is not what others might like some books just work while others don't and I am always happy when i get to enjoy what I readThis being said I am not sure if these are my reasons to love it but I am pretty sure that you will enjoy them allJacueline is my kind of characterI liked her voice smart and funny her strong personality after what almost happend to her in the beginning of the book she still could pretend that her life was almost the way it used to; she still managed to keep her head up and confront whatever it was to confront Yes she needed a bit of time to recover but that only makes her human and that only makes me like her If I had to describe her in a few words I would say that she was really stubborn and she almost always knew what she wanted and how to get itEven though she still had some feelings for her ex she wouldn't have left him back in after that embarrassing break up that's the spiritShe also has a great best friend Erin a bit crazy but lovely nevertheless and this made me happy because I love to read about good friends that can be there for each other There was a lot of humor involved and that was also great because some topics were pretty hard to digest and my heart needed a few happy moments here and thereLucas  He is so sexy and mysterious and I loved how he seemed to play the same game Jacueline was playing that her friends made her play I liked that he was spontaneous and at times not as predictable as Jacueline wanted him to be Not to mention that he is very talented at drawing and I find this even sexy than his dark bad boy ish lookview spoilerHis secret broke my heart I could imagine his younger self suffering so much and not being able to change a thing to help It still gives me goose bumps I didn't expect it to be so horrifying but it was and I wanted to keep him safe to hold him in my arms forever and make him forget all the bad things in his life I guess I am saying a bit too much but I can't help it He is the main reason I loved this book and he deserves every single thought I have about him hide spoiler

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