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.
Mature Young Adult / New Adult
It’s no secret that I love Tammara Webber’s books and no, she’s not like my friend or anything though I wouldn’t object to that. She seems awesome and I looove her publication story. I can honestly say those agents that rejected her made a BIG mistake.
Easy is such an important book, IMO. The message is just so good for young women and yet this book is steamy and funny and the boy is super bad and super amazing. And the relationship feels real and authentic. I believed it. I believed Lucas’s struggle and I believed Jackie’s reasons for staying attached to her ex. I loved how her roommate supported her and the self defense angle. I’m thinking that maybe I need to take a class myself.
I think anyone who enjoys a love story will like this one but will also get much more than a romance from it. The writing is so good and clean and every time I though the author was about to steer me to a place I didn’t want to go, she totally came through and nailed it. If you don’t read romance but you know of a 16-25 (or older) year old women, I’d say get this book for them as a gift. It’s perfect.