Author: Tammara Webber
Easy is a New York Times bestseller – a must-read in the New Adult genre for everyone who loves Slammed by Colleen Hoover or Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Deeply romantic and utterly gripping, this is not to be missed.
“I took a deep breath and exhaled it slowly before turning around. It was Lucas who stood there. His gaze was penetrating, not wavering for a moment, and my pulse hammered under his silent scrutiny.
I couldn’t remember the last time I’d been so full of pure, unqualified desire.”
Lucas is the stranger who saved Jacqueline from an attack by a fellow student – she’d never noticed him before then, and now he’s everywhere.
But can Jacqueline trust him – or will the secrets he’s hiding come between them?
I’d heard a iot about Easy and I’m pleased to say it more than lived up to my expectations!
Parts of Easy reminded me in a way (and don’t take this the wrong way) of Legally Blonde – a girl who follows a guy to university without taking account of what she wants and her own life. It’s not an exact fit and Easy goes down a route which Legally Blonde brushes over once and in a completely different way – but I can’t help but see the resemblance.
Lucas. I know at the mention of this name – I’ll hear sighs and whoops etc. He is Jacqueline’s hero, right from the very first few pages he steps into this role and he doesn’t seem willing to give it up. He saves her from something which I wouldn’t wish on anyone and acts almost like her personal body guard throughout.
He’s there for her in more ways than one though and I loved how Jacqueline and Lucas played off each other and how their friendship developed, becoming more and more in need of each other as the book progressed.
But it seems a prerequisite of having a hero means we also need to have a villain and in Easy’s case that villain comes in the form of Buck. Grrr. He’s popular, can have any girl he wants and seems (to his friends) like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth. Ha!
Maybe on the outside he is that guy but there’s much more going on and let me just say this is one guy you want to stay as a far away from as possible, seriously, if he’s in the same room as you move to another one, preferably another house. Lock the doors and whatever you do. Don’t. Let. Him. In!
As much as I hated (did you guess?) Buck I can’t help but love how his actions showed how good Jacqueline’s friends (and Lucas) were and I hope that it encourages people to follow Lucas’ advice (self defence classes anyone?) and to realise that bottling up these kind of things doesn’t do anyone any good. Far better to let it out and stopping things like this happening again. To someone else.
Overall, Easy is an essential read for everyone (though perhaps not suitable for the really young) and one that will open your eyes to the feelings and emotions that can happen following these events. And if that’s not enough it has, well, Lucas (do I hear those sounds again hehe) .
Thanks to Penguin for sending me a copy