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.
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.