Yes I would. I felt it was easily relate-able. Anyone who's had their heart broken can connect with the characters.
The love story between the two. Awkward in their own ways but yet found wonderful things about each other.
The sense of an naive woman and at times the sense of innocents she brings to the character. A strong yet weak person.
It took awhile to get into for me. But once it started going and you started to really know the characters I couldn't put it down. Overall an enjoyable Sunday afternoon kind of read.
I wasn't really drawn to the characters but I understood them. The story was good like a chic flick I'd watch once & might mention to a friend. If you're into that listen to this book. The narrator did a good job.
This is my first time ever listening to an audiobook, other than the cassettes we all listened to in elementary school.
I absolutely loved it!
Tara Sands did a wonderful job narrating this book, and I think that is a huge part of why I loved it so much. The pace was fantastic and everything spot on as if I was reading myself.
The story itself was great, easy to follow and the characters were great as well.
A+ read, I highly recommend!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (new adult romance) - Easy is a contemporary romance which takes place on a college campus involving college students. There are some difficult issues and a lot going on besides just the romance...BUT...it is what it is, a college romance. I'm an adult with a grown child and it was still a great escape for me, but you may think differently. There's are classes, roommates, parties, fights, breakups, hookups, etc. Nevertheless, I loved it.
The story is told from Jacqueline's perspective. She is a music major who's just been dumped by her long-term boyfriend. She meets Lucas, who has kind of a bad-boy image, but he's noticed Jacqueline. He's sensitive, romantic, sexy...and complicated. They have some issues which must be overcome before they can have a relationship, but I won't spoil them in this review. I will say that I wouldn't have titled this book "Easy."
PERFORMANCE - She reads with good expression, and the "male" voice she gives Lucas is pretty good. Some of Jacqueline's female friends, however, sound a bit too bouncy or nasally for my personal taste. All in all, though, she does a good job.
OVERALL - This is Book 1 of the series, but it stands alone. I understand Book 2 tells the same story from Lucas' perspective and gives a bit more detail in some areas. Recommended for college-age listeners or older (like me) who are in the mood for a walk down memory lane and a romantic escape. There are quite a few makeout sessions that are romantic and steamy, but they don't really go anywhere. Then there are a few sex scenes where the concentration is on kissing and touching with only a minor reference to the actual act. Quite a bit of profanity due to the age of the characters, but it's not "overdone."
I loved the storyline. The hot, bad boy hero who is sexy yet sweet and caring. This is a wonderful love story. It is a bit deeper than the usual romance novels which is something I loved about this book. This book pulls at your heartstrings and will make you want to find a man like Lucas and never let him go.
This was a really good story with very realistic incidents. The characters were believable and lovable, especially Lucas.
I love romance novels and need to have stories that focus on a romance, and this one did, it just wasn't as prominent. However, I also love stories about family and self discovery. In this story, Jacqueline discovered herself for who she really is, not who she became with her ex-boyfriend and all his frat boy friends. It took a lot of work and some major incidents for her come into her own but she did.
And during all of this she has a crush on a bad boy with his own issues. And even though his growth his not as much as hers, Jacqueline gets him to a place where he can even try to think about healing. These two broken young adults help each other and love each other. They're so good for one another.
I really enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys love and healing.
In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!
Lovers of new adult romances will definitely want to check this out! (Yes, this is a new adult book, by the way. It’s about college students, should you want to know. The plot description above is kind of nonexistent.)
Be warned that this opens with a realistic portrayal of an attempted rape on a college campus. It’s not gory, but it’s uncomfortable to hear. It’s also central to the plot; our heroine needs to deal with all the jumbled emotions and whispered rumors that come from the attack, and from the fact that the attacker is still at large. I thought this was all very well done by the author. She’s got a sensitive eye for the subtleties in her character’s lives. Life is messy, and traumatic events are an added curve ball. The main character is a survivor though, well worth cheering through to the end.
But that’s not what makes this book so good. I loved the characters! And the ones I didn’t love were a lot like some people I remember from my own college experiences.
And the romance? Well worth the price of admission! Lucas has some demons of his own to work past, and is way up on my “good characters” list. Jacqueline and Lucas’s love story is sweet, sensitive, and just down right yummy. ;) I found myself making time to listen to this one.
Good writing, yummy romance, cheer-worthy heroine... New adult romance trifecta! Nice narration too. If this is your genre, highly recommended!