This was my first book from this author and I loved it. I couldn't stop listening to this, went through it in 2 days. There was just something about it that just draws you in, I just loved the story and the characters
I am so overwhelmed with emotions. Easy is not only a great book that completely sucked me in, it contains a message that needs to be read by women everywhere. Loss, fear, betrayal, discovery, and love dominate in Easy. I am 100% glad that I read it.
The story starts out intensely, and I mean INTENSELY. I wanted to cover my eyes and cower away because it was just so REAL. The characters all feel like actual people. As the reader, I was able to experience life with them—from the mundane, to the exciting, to the terrifying moments.
Jacqueline is thrown for a loop after Kennedy, her boyfriend of three years, breaks her heart. Mending a broken heart isn’t exactly easy for her because most of her friends have ditched her and she still has a class with the ex. After missing two weeks of said class, she’s fallen behind and is referred to the class tutor, Landon, a guy she’s never met. After exchanging many emails with Landon, she starts to believe that there might be something more to their “relationship.”
Then there’s Lucas, a guy she met on a night she would rather forget. As luck would have it, oh-so-drool-worthy Lucas is in the same class with her and the ex. This just keeps getting better and better. Lucas is mysterious and SEXY, and quite possibly what Jacqueline needs to get over Kennedy. Little by little they get to know each other… this is where you insert SQUEE’s and fanning, lots and lots of fanning.
Love, Love, LOVE this!
"The way he kissed me felt like a brand. Like he was tattooing himself under my skin."
Secrets have a funny way of coming out when you really wish they would dissolve forever. But that’s where honesty can begin which allows you to move forward.
I cringed, I cried, I smiled, I swooned, and I cheered. READ THIS BOOK!
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
I really enjoyed this book and became invested in the characters and the circumstances they dealt with. Well-written with likable characters who are not without their flaws but nevertheless make you feel for them as the story unfolds. I felt anger toward the "villian" and proud of how the main character stepped outside her comfort level, acquired some new skills and was determined not to be his victim. I really enjoyed Lucas, the way he treated her, and the way their relationship and love grew. The events and the main plot thread are on the more serious, mature end of the spectrum within young adult offerings, and author Tammara Webber pulls it off very well! I thought the narration was very good. Definitely recommend!
I don't think I'd change anything; it is a relatively shallow, formulaic romance novel. It's like junk food for my brain - like chocolate, which isn't good for you in large quantities, but sometimes is just SO yummy . . .
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
I think probably the scene where Jacqueline comes to Lucas' house, and he's been asleep and is wearing glasses.
Let's not pretend this is great, deep literature. It is what it is. It has a slightly pointed message about date rape and self-defense. But mainly it's just your basic romance novel. It is not remarkable, but it is entertaining.
And Tara Sands is a wonderful narrator.
This was an addictive listen, and a good motivator for working out on the treadmill. Jacqueline and Lucas are college students and meet when Lucas interrupts her being attacked by another male student. Lucas remains mysterious, yet involved in her life. He's a Jack of all trades, legitimately having many different jobs on campus and showing up when Jacqueline least expects it. As their relationship blossoms, Jacqueline must make gains in learning how to protect herself emotionally and physically while slowly uncovering Lucas' damaged past. There were some cliché moments and a fair amount of predictability to the story, but I was still entertained by it.
This was my first time listening to an audiobook! I found it very enjoyable. The narrator, Tara Sands, did a fantastic job and the story was really good too. This story is filled with emotion, real-life issues, coming-of-age-ness, and romance. It starts off really intense, with the main character struggling to fight off a guy who is trying to rape her. Throughout the story, Jacqueline has to live with the consequences of not telling anyone what happened to her that night.
The characters were good. Jacqueline, the main character and narrator, has many issues to deal with early on in the story. She grows a lot throughout the novel and becomes a stronger woman. Lucas, the love interest, is awesome, like many leading men are. He is caring, strong, and Jacqueline's personal hero.
The writing was good. It's a bit hard for me to critique the writing, due to the fact that I was listening to the book and not reading it. But, from what I could tell from listening, the writing was well-done. The audio narration was very good. I was able to get into the story every time I turned it on and it was almost like I was reading it myself at times. The voice definitely doesn't take away from the story whatsoever.
I'm happy to say that my first audiobook experience was enjoyable! Listening to a book when you normally can't read, like when driving to work and getting ready in the morning, is totally awesome! Though I do feel that some of the storyline was predictable and not overly unique, it didn't really matter. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone unsure of which one to try first (like I was). The novel I would recommend to all you New Adult Contemporary Romance lovers out there -- this one is worth it.
Love a good romance
First time listener not bad
She did a good job
Yes, I was thinking that it would make a good movie when I was listening to it
The characters were interesting. It was predictable throughout.
I would have made it a little less obvious, but the plot moved along smoothly.
No, not really
My 21 year old daughter could not get enough of this book. The college campus setting and young love and misunderstandings are themes that this age particularly enjoy. As for more mature readers, I would not strongly advise this selection, although it was entertaining.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Did I just get smacked in face with an unexpected love story! OMG! I really think I did!
This was soo freaking good, I am a little shocked... I totally love, love, love the male character. Like alot. And you know what... I think I really like the female character too. OK... Yes! I totally got smacked in the face here.
The blurp does nothing for this book, neither does the title.
Lucas is a very well developed character, with some very well drawn out emotional issues. Think of a hot, smexy emo brainaic who is popular but very mysterious at the same time. Jacqulyn is the ex-girlfriend of the hot frat boy. I mean this is a love story, basic love story rules should apply... but not really. There is such a unqiue twist to the love story rules that I am not sure if this qualifies.
Having said that, this is a love story, smex could have been better, but it was good for this book.
They are college students, so no real life action, just college drama... but Lucas background is a real tearjearker... and what almost happens to Jackie...OMG!!!
Such a good book. I would not buy this book, but definately worth a free credit. Totally unepected though.
You know what...I really think its the Sands narration. I not sure is Tara is related to Xe, but she does a great job just like Xe... not as good as Xe, but a close third compared to Maby...
First of all, I want everyone who’s reading this review to be fully aware that a lot of content in this book is all about THE very things that I normally say absolutely NO to when reading a book. So, me giving this book 4 stars is pretty ginormous. Number one, I do not read Contemporary. Number two, I do not read anything that has Adult or New Adult content. And, lastly, I stay 100 feet away from anything that has to do with sexual assault. All of the peeps out there who have been trying to push me into reading this book really don’t know me too well. But even after saying all that, I actually quite enjoyed this book.
I listened to Easy on Audible on a road trip, and I only started listening to it because I was struggling to keep awake while listening to another book. I’m not going to tell you what other book I had to put on hold in order to listen to Easy, but I think everyone would die if they knew what book I set aside to listen to this one.
Anyways, the scene in the very beginning pretty much should have told me to run far, far away. But it didn’t frighten me as much as it normally would, and I was consumed into the writing style so that I kept on listening.
Easy was written with extremely well developed characters. Jacqueline is struggling with a previous breakup, then this horrible thing happens to her and then she grows into a very strong character throughout the story. Everything about Lucas is easy to fall in love with from his hot looks, to his funny, playful and protective personality. And then there are the several douchebag characters that were very well developed too.
Obviously, you can see that this book is full of all kinds of drama, so it’s a given that there would be a lot of tears shed while listening to this book. And yes, I sobbed! The best part of the story was the romance with Jacqueline and Lucas! The whole development of their relationship was extremely well done.