Another book review for you today, but this one I’ll be honest and say wasn’t what I was expecting. I often pick books for their covers and/or titles and won’t even bother reading a synopsis, Easy by Tammara Webber is one of those books and boy am I glad I read it!
This is one of those books where if I tell you more about it than the synopsis I feel it will spoil the book for you. Firstly I’d like to say the attack at the beginning of the book is dealt with very well. From the actual incident to Jacqueline’s feelings and emotional state afterwards. Too many authors include incidents of attacks or rape in their books and then the characters seem to forget that its actually happened to the 10 pages later – anyone who has gone through an ordeal like this will know its not the case at all.
I truly loved the characters in this book which is what made it such a pleasure to read for me. From Jacqueline’s personality (Which at times) reminded me of myself when I was in my late teens, to her reactions to information given throughout the book. She is a complexed character, but in honesty I can see so many girls relating to her or parts of her. This is what made the book an easy read I felt from a females perspective.
Lucas is just, well ‘sex on a stick’. Everything about him appealed to me, even when we found out about his past and other aspects. He’s a really likeable, bad boy who’s good – bit of a contradiction I know. He is gorgeous and the fact he had ‘ink’ (I have a thing for tattooed guys like many ladies do) really made him appeal to me more. Can I just say, the ‘coffee cup’ idea was very cool, never had it done to my but boy would that have made my day! (If you read it you’ll know what I mean).
Other characters you will meet along the way are carefully grafted into the story in such a manner it makes you feel they are ‘your’ friends, people you may know from your own personal world, or maybe would want too.
Easy is a lovely story of love, romance, hurt, pain, betrayal and other things I can’t mention without telling you too much. It does have something for everyone I feel. Under the YA (Young Adult) section, this book could also be classed as contemporary, modern and in some incidences I guess chick-lit. Due to content and the initial attack, I feel this book is aimed at the older teens and early twenty something crowd, however if you are older I’m sure it will bring back many a memory for you too.
I gave Easy by Tammara Webber 4 out of 5 stars, it came VERY close to getting 5 but I wanted more (Possibly more Lucas!) – I’m not sure how I could have gotten have gotten more from the story though. It was a 1 afternoon read which had me enthralled and glued to the pages as if my life depended on it! I loved the characters and will admit that Lucas was a big ‘pull’ in my loving this book too (If you can’t tell from my review)!
Lots of Love,