Saturday, June 9, 2012

Easy by Tammera Webber ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)

My Summary:

Jacqueline - SO not Jackie anymore - cannot believe what a stupid mistake she made following her High School boyfriend to college.  She should have went to a music school like her mother wanted her to.  Kennedy has decided to sow his wild oats and has left her behind.  All their friends have decided to stay friends with him, her not so much. But J is strong enough to avoid Kennedy and get through this semester even if she avoided the class they share for weeks and now has to be tutored by the flirting Landon.  What she may not be strong enough for is dealing with the events of the Halloween party.  Those events are too hard to talk about but they did bring Lucas into her life.  Lucas who she can't seem to figure out.  Lucas who has some secrets of his own.  Lucas who has her forgetting to be upset over Kennedy.  Lucas who seems so unavailable. Lucas.

My Thoughts:

5 stars - Rocked my world

Okay so this book is contemporary romance that really fits that new adult category.  It has some serious themes in it and I will admit that I saw some of the story coming. BUT I loved this book.  Why? Glad you asked.

The characters make this book rock! Jacqueline let her boyfriend of three years decide where she was going to college.  As a musician and music major, she have gone to a music school but wanted to be near him.  I think this is a very normal teenage decision.  It would have worked except Kennedy decides he might need to play the field some in college - get it out of his system.  Too bad it leaves Jacqueline hanging.  But what I loved was how strong J already was at the beginning of this book.  Two weeks of missing classes and she was ready to pull things back together.  Then something else  happens that she really can't handle.  She makes some classic mistakes and tries to work through it.  But it's more than anyone can handle on her own.  When she finally lets her roommate in on things and accepts help from Lucas, I was yelling YES! Guess what it really boils down to is that J is real.  She's not perfect but she growing emotionally.

Then there's Lucas and Landon.  Love them both.  Lucas is HAWT, mysterious and hiding his own pain.  Landon is flirty, positive and ...um ... well kind.  Together they are just what Jacqueline needs to become even stronger than she is.

The mystery that is Lucas add so much to this story too.  He has a depth to him that I never expected when I picked up this book.  His pain has tortured him but it's Jacqueline he's worried about.  What really makes this story different and fabulous is that there isn't one set of problems to be resolved.  No this book is more like real life where everyone has their own set and the happiness comes from how those problems can be balanced between people that care about each other.  I'm talking genuinely holding each other up when nothing else will and not being selfish about it.  It's very well done.


So there is a scene in Easy, where Lucas & Jacqueline listen to a song on his iPod.  This is the song. 




 
 

I also have some favorite lines for you.  If you missed my swoon Thursday, there was a fabulous scene with Lucas and J that you should definitely read.  Check it out here.   
Here's a few more teasers for ya.

"Um, giving half the class an exhaustive summary every Monday morning - in lurid detail - of how much of an alcoholic skank you are? Isn't all that attractive, either.  Just sayin'." That's my boy Benji in J's Econ class coming to her defense.

...scooting into the center of the bed and watching him pull his t-shirt over his head.  I could put him on replay doing that and watch it all day..... Yeah NOT gonna tell you anything more about that one - hehe.

Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart

Not telling you about that one either - gonna have to read the book to find out about it.

Anyway, peeps you NEED to read this one.  I loved it.  I was completely stuck in it and read it in an evening.  Check it out.

 
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18 comments:

  1. I loved this book! Great review, Valerie!

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  2. I've been going back and forth on this one. It sounds like I need to get it! I'm glad it rocked!

    Old follower

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  3. *dies* Oh good lord you have made me need this book!! I am trying to stick to my book buying ban and you are making it pretty hard for me lol!!

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    1. Sorry to tempt you girl, BUT you so need to read this one.

      Valerie

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  4. Seriously, this was a fantastic book! I'm so glad you loved it!!!!! Loved this part too! "...scooting into the center of the bed and watching him pull his t-shirt over his head. I could put him on replay doing that and watch it all day..... " PERFECT! TW writes good love!

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    1. I know right!!! I LOVED that line so much!!!!

      Valerie

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  5. Oh man! I may have to veer off my schedule and sneak this one in. I'm DYING!!!
    Great review, Val!

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  6. Ooo I want! Just added this to the wishlist. Great review!

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  7. This looks like my kind of book! And even better, it looks like one my high school English students would love (especially the girls).

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  8. I LOVED THIS BOOK! Just finished it a few nights ago. So good!!

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  9. I absolutely loved this Book!!!!

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  10. I've heard SO many good things about this book, so I can't wait to read it for myself! I actually just got Slammed by Tammara Webber so if I like that one, I'm going to start reading the rest of her books.

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  11. I loved this book and think it's awesome how well it's doing on the Amazon charts. BTL series is my fav though. I adore those characters

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  12. I seriously think you came to my house, snatched my computer, opened up my kindle for PC, clicked on the book's tittle and completely read all my notes and saw all my highlights... THOSE little excerpts you've posted...are...just......
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    I NEED to stop reading this things or I'll just reread the book all over again and I have NO time to do that now..so if I give in you're completely to blame!!!!

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  13. This book was smokin' hot and I have zero complaints. Definitely a 5-star review from me! http://justbookinaround.blogspot.com/2012/06/book-review-easy.html

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  14. Great book book I give ten stars.

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  15. I'm buying Half Blood and preordering Cursed as we speak, but I need to spend $5 more to get free shipping so I figured I'd consider getting Easy. I decided to check out your review first though since you steered me right with obsidian lol. Great review! I'm adding this one to the cart right away. It sounds awesome and has all the components I look for in a contempt and it's New Adult genre!

    I'll def be checking out your reviews more often. =) You're awesome!

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