Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber



Publisher: Berkley
Released: 2012
Pages: 318
Source: Publisher
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis:

Jacqueline chose to follow her boyfriend to college instead of applying to a top-notch music school. Everything was going good until he broke up with her, and caused her to rethink why she followed him in the first place. Trying to get over the breakup, Jacqueline goes to a Frat party and ends the night by almost getting raped by her ex-boyfriend’s friend. Things would have been much worse if a stranger named Lucas hadn’t stepping in to save Jacqueline. Now Jacqueline is faced with catching up with school and trying to stay away Buck who keeps stalking her. Jacqueline starts emailing her economics tutor back and forth and the conversation seems to be moving in a different directions. At the same time, Jacqueline can’t get Lucas out of her head.

Review:

Easy had raved reviews, and I did enjoy the book but I didn’t love it. I thought it was entertaining but mostly predictable. Jacqueline was a strong character but she didn’t always react how I would expect her to. Her relationship between Lucas and the tutor was obvious. I really liked that this book took place in a college setting. I love books about college, because I feel like their few and far between.

The topic of rape was interesting to read about. I wish Jacqueline would have handled it a bit differently. I did find her choices realistic, and she was easy to relate to. I liked her relationship with Lucas, and I rooted for them to be together.

Easy was a good read about relationships, complicated pasts, and hopeful futures. If you’re looking for a fast read, I recommend this one. 

4 comments:

  1. Great review Jennifer, this one is in my tbr pile.

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  2. Knowing your taste in books from reading your reviews, I was not at all surprised at your rating for this one. From the reviews I read I think I would have felt the same way about this book.

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  3. I think predictable is more acceptable in YA books for some reason. I probably won't seek this one out.

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  4. I am not sure about this one, as I sort of have a dislike of predictable plots. I do agree that there aren't many books out there about college, so that is one thing that interests me, but your review leaves me feeling that I am not so eager to try this one out at this time.

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