Monday, January 21, 2013

Review of Easy by Tammara Webber - 5 stars!

Happy Monday!

Easy by Tammara Webber was also a book which was firstly reviewed by Liis here on Me and Reading. Today I would like to share you what my thoughts of the book were. Enjoy the review!


Author: Tammara Webber
Title: Easy
Release date: 6th of November 2012
Published by: Penguin Group USA
Imprint: The Berkley Publishing Group
Genre: YA: Contemporary, Romance
URL: http://tammarawebber.blogspot.com/
Pages: 310 pages in paperback
Source: From Liis

Summary:

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.





My review:

I am glad, that I read Easy by Tammara Webber! It was a good change to many contemporary YA books and it dealt with issues like rape, dealing with your past and traumas and last, but not least trust. It was well-written, it caught my from the very first page with it's settings and characters. I will surely keep an eye on the books which are written by Tammara Webber, because this book definitely rocked!

Plot:

I loved the plot development.

You meet Jacqueline Wallace, a university student who is getting behind in economics after a sudden break-up from her boyfriend Kennedy. To make things even more complicated, one of her ex-boyfriend's friends - Buck  - is trying to rape Jackie after a party. Luckily Buck does not succeed, because Lucas is saving her.

Due to missed midterms in economics, Dr. Heller is giving Jackie a tutor, a guy named Landon Maxfield. Jackie is not able to attend tutor's classes, but they start exchanging emails and Jackie is improving her knowledge thanks to Landon whom she has never met. At the same time, Lucas seems to be everywhere around where ever Jackie goes to. Jackie feels connected both to Landon and to Lucas, until she finds out, that Lucas and Landon are much closer related than she could ever imagine.

Jackie hasn't told anybody about the attempted rape, until another girl in the campus is raped and Jackie needs to decide if she wants to come up front and tell others and the police what happened to her. Jackie also finds out more about Lucas' past and finally understands why Lucas has been so very protective of her. All the above leads to another set of events which might either end her relationship to Lucas or not.

I loved how the novel was written. It grabbed me, also emotionally. There were fair amount of surprises and lots of fascinating characters!

Characters:

I have to admit, that there were many relateable and lovable characters in Easy. They were sympathetic and you wanted, that things will work out for them, also for supportive characters.

I think Jackie was not only lovable, but also easy to relate to. I liked her strength, her eagerness to get over her broken heart (over for totally wrong guy in my opinion), her willingness to support Lucas even though it was hard for her. I admired her. She was passionate about everything she did and believed in.

Oh boy, did I feel for him. All the pain in his past what he had to go through. I wondered how did he manage to give so much thinking what he experienced when he was just a kid. He was smart, intelligent young man with a big heart and passion.

There were several other characters I want to write about. Erin, who is the best friend of Jackie, was a friend that everybody should have: loyal, passionate, lovable, supportive. Dr. Heller, who is Jackie's economics professor and who has dedicated his life to protect and love Lucas. I think the scenes when he tells about Lucas' past are very emotional and powerful and sad. Kennedy was so wrong for Jackie. Even though he was not right out despicable, he was weak, just like some not very trustworthy politicians who have no backbone whatsoever.

Generally:

Easy by Tammara Webber is a very good book, which will be added to my favorite 2013 list for sure. It's well-written and gripping with characters you will not so easily forget! Highly recommend!

5 Flowers!
5 stars!

Happy reading!





 

5 comments:

  1. That's what I've read in A TON of reviews, so I guess I was just expecting me when I read it. I was just bothered how Jacqueline could drop off the face of the earth for two weeks, and then come back and everything turn out okay (with school I mean). Haha, I guess I was just too judgmental. I'm really glad you liked it!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

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  2. I've read so many great reviews about this one, and it's been recommended to me more than once. Great review...you've convinced me to pick it up. Glad it's on your favorites list!
    -Jenna

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  3. I got this one for Christmas and haven't had a chance to read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I haven't bought this one yet but I definitely plan to - it looks like an amazing read and I've heard so many good things about it.

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  5. This story was effortless. My love for it was equally effortless. I cannot think of a more appropriate title, because it was so so so easy to FALL IN LOVE.

    Irene Jennings of Pocket Knives

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