Release Date: May 25, 2012
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. 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, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.
Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.
Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
Excuse me if I go a little fan girl here, but EASY was a book that I have been impatient to read for what seems like forever. I fell in love with Tammara Webber through her BETWEEN THE LINES series and when I heard she had another book coming….and it was New Adult…well, let’s just say I kinda stalked her Facebook and blog for teasers, excerpts, and any little tidbit I could to last me until release day.
And then it came. (*cheers and virtual high fives*)
Seriously, Tamarra Webber is a gifted writer. She has the ability to grab you from page one and make you want to skip eating, sleeping, and even bathing—though luckily you can bring your Kindle in the bathtub with you if you are very careful. Yes, I did this—just so you don’t have to stop. And her love interests? DUDE, this is how you write teen males. They aren’t perfect, but they aren’t complete buttheads either. They are sexy and funny and smart and ….yeah. She does ‘em good.
I’m so happy to say that EASY proved to be no exception. It matched and then exceeded every expectation I had and believe me, I had some high ones. It follows Jacqueline through a turbulent year filled with changes and hurt, and girls, bring your Kleenex. Ms. Webber really tore at my heart with this one but every time she did, she would have someone…okay, mostly hottie Lucas…do something that just made it all better. And while all this was happening, she manages to teach all of us, in particular teen girls, some very important information that all women need to know.
Minor characters popped off the page. Dialogue was crisp and authentic. Love scenes (yes ladies, there’s plenty of them) freaking melt your e-readers. Suspense and tension and conflict from every angle. Tell me, people, what more can you want? Why aren’t you reading this book NOW? J
So yes, I loved this book. Can you tell? And I recommend it for anyone who loves YA Contemporary, who loves romance, who knows someone heading to college or someone who is heading to college (like I said, GREAT, NEEDED INFO GIVEN!!), and anyone who has ever had their heart broken. And if that doesn’t cover everybody, consider yourself recommended, too.
No, I’m not a paid advertiser LOL….just a huge fan in awe of some solid, emotional, sexy writing. Sigh….Note: Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations