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.
First Line:"I had never noticed Lucas before that night."
Review:Easy was my first Tammara Webber book and I really liked it and truly get what all the hype was surrounding the book. Easy was emotional, deep, sweet and tragic all at once. The book dealt with rape, a guy with an incredibly dark past and a growing love.
I loved Jacqueline and Lucas, both characters had admirable traits. For Jacqueline it was all about finding herself, healing, and becoming stronger. Jacqueline was one of those girls that based her life decisions off of a guy so when Kennedy broke up with her she had to discover who she was. Then there was Lucas, wow this guy *sighs* he was as swoon worthy as they come, I loved everything about him. At first he was just that hot guy that Jacqueline had decided to use as a rebound but Lucas has so many layers to him you don't know what to make of him. He has secrets and damn it they are gut wrenching, I really felt for him.
Also there was a secondary character that I really loved which was Erin, Jacqueline's best friend. She is the epitome of what a true friend is. When she found out what happened to Jacqueline she stuck by her side and even though it killed her broke up with her boyfriend who you could tell she really cared for.
I loved the way Webber handled the topic of rape. She used a lot of care and in the end it was actually very empowering the message she sent. Overall Easy was an amazing read full of characters I loved and I highly recommend reading it if you haven't already.
Memorable Quotes ~“Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart” ~“The way he kissed me felt like a brand. Like he was tattooing himself under my skin.”