Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Title: Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
Pages: 310 pages
Format acquired: Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication date: November 6th 2012
Source: Purchased from Fully Booked
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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.

(Image and summary taken from Goodreads.)


Easy was the very first New Adult book I read, and it was what got me addicted to the genre. It is such a simple book but it has such a deep and passionate plot that you can't help but love it. And yeah, I'm going to say it, it was so easy to love this book. No pun intended. Tammara Webber creates characters that are both inspirational and relatable. This book isn't a fairytale but I can assure you that you will find the happiness that you are looking for... but that doesn't come without a price.

A few people might say that almost being taken advantage off isn't that big of a deal because you got away unscathed, but it actually is. No one should ever have to go through that, the fear of the unknown. Not knowing whether you'll survive; physically or emotionally. That kind of thing will always be on your mind even if it becomes only an afterthought, it will still be there. Which is why I was absolutely terrified for Jackie. She didn't deserve to go through that, no one does. Jackie survived, she exists but does she really live? It was really difficult having to read that and it was a huge slap of reality to my face.

Even though Jackie had to go through that she still managed to be strong and like I said, she survived. Easy is a very raw and emotional book and it was easy to get caught in all the emotions that surrounded the book. Jackie is a great character, she was strong but also a had a very vulnerable side as well. It was natural for her to feel scared but I also felt really bad for her because she did end up harboring some guilt in the latter part of the book even though it really wasn't her fault. It was sad reading about how she blamed herself but as the book goes by, you'll see how much she grew from the start. Gone was this fragile and defeated woman and now we have a woman who stood up for what she believed in even though there were people who tried to bring her down. It was really cool that Jackie took self-defense classes because instead of crying about what happened to her, she decided to take action and learn to defend herself. Jackie is a great girl and I was glad that she was able to find her spirit again, in the end.

Lucas was an enigma in the book. He was there, he was here, he was everywhere but nowhere. I'm kidding... but seriously, he was everywhere. Lucas wasn't just the really hot tattooed guy who saved Jackie when she was about to be taken advantaged of, he was her (it may sound cheesy) beacon of light. He's helped her in so many ways and he's guided her to a path of recovery. I love their quips and banter with each other because it's what cut through the tension and lessened the sad mood of the book. And can I just say? Lucas and his artisticness (<-- is that even a word?) is so swoony. His and Jackie's "tension" was also pretty evident in the book. The line between wanting to comfort and being more was really blurred and I was glad for it. Lucas was the very first New Adult guy I had fallen in love with (Tammara Webber and Lucas took my NA virginity) and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

I told my mom that I'd mention her in this review because she loooved Easy too and that she gives it her stamp of approval... (there you go, ma! You happy? Love ya!) Easy wasn't an easy book to read but it was easy to love, and that's all that really matters. Tammara Webber was able to create a story that just resonates and will reach into the very depths of you and make you love it. If you're still hesitant to try out NA, you should really read Easy because you will, without a doubt, love it.


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