Easy by Tammara Webber is one of those books that’s on every Goodreads list for “Hot Book Boyfriends” or “New Adult.” I absolutely love these lists because I can find books I wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to and if it’s next to a book I absolutely loved, chances are I will love that book too. In short, I loved Easy.
He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…
The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.
Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.
A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.
I loved how realistic this story was. It had a heart-melting romance but it still had the gritty stuff — the kind of stuff that life throws at us that isn’t always pleasant. I especially enjoyed the various perspectives on sexual assault/rape. There were the people who thought it was completely wrong, the girls who wanted to keep silent and everything in between. This type of indecision is unfortunately what happens in real life (even though you should ALWAYS tell someone!). Don’t let this heavy topic steer you away. There is nothing too graphic and the romance between Lucas and Jacqueline takes center stage.
This book made me fangirl a little…okay a LOT. Jacqueline is (again) the epitome of a realistic 20-something. She gets dumped and doesn’t know how to feel. The whole story really captures the weight of major life decisions regarding career choice and love. Then throw in the gorgeous and mysterious Lucas and it heats up pretty quickly. Not to give anything away, but the dynamic between the hot guy in the back row and the smarty-pants TA was tons of fun. I really enjoyed that relationship building.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves New Adult. It’ll be just what the doctor ordered. With a (literal) hero and an easy-to-love, realistic heroine, I fell in love with this love story. It was easy.
STARS: 5 out of 5