A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion.
A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal.
Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
©2012 Tammara Webber (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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 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."
This story didn’t have witches and warlocks, or vampires and werewolfs. It didn’t have lords and ladies, or a perfect billionaire obsessed with a stupid annoying woman. It had humor, romance, and drama, all in a nice mix with regular people. The story was very intense at times – disturbing because it was realistic, but very good. The female character had a brain, and wasn’t a compulsive liar or a complete fool like almost every female character in modern romance books. I knew I liked her when she blurted out the truth about missing class to her professor. I am a mature female, but I listen to all types of books. I tried City of Bones because of the buzz about the movie, but it didn’t work for me. This story was an unexpected pleasure and I liked the characters a lot. I have downloaded the other books by this writer.
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
I love listening to audio books!
Easy is one of the best books I've ever listen to. I highly recommend this book. Its a book you will listen to over and over again.
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.
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