Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1) by Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #1
Also in this series: Sweet
Published by Penguin, Berkley
Publication Date: May 25th 2012
Genres: New Adult
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A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
Rescued by a stranger.Haunted by a secret.Sometimes, love isn't 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.
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. 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, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex’s frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night–but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
Holy batballs, this book was good!
I really enjoyed this book and am super thankful to my besty Ames for turning me on to this author. I’m very wary of trying out self-published authors because I’ve had my fair share of pissed off self-published authors after reading my reviews. I’m actually not even accepting self-published authors for review but Ames assured me that this book was good and she’s never steered me wrong so I went ahead and got down to reading it.
So the story follows Jacqueline as she makes her way in life as a sophomore in college. She’s not at a performing arts college like Juliard because she followed her high school sweetheart to college, something that her music teachers and parents weren’t too happy about. But she’s in love and she goes anyway. When he dumps her so that he can sow his wild oats at college, two months into their sophomore year, Jacqueline finds herself single in a school that her ex-boyfriend is pretty popular at. It takes her two weeks to start failing a class for the first time in her entire life.
When she leaves a party by herself, she’s almost raped by one of her ex-boyfriend’s frat brothers. Before that could happen though, Jacqueline is saved by a stranger who would later because very important to her.
I really enjoyed Webber’s writing style, her words kept me invested in not only Jacqueline but the other characters as well. Jacqueline had a fabulous support team in her dorm roommate Erin and in Lucas. I really liked the way that Webber strung us (the reader) along with the whole who is Lucas and who is Landon and why are they the same person? I thought Lucas’ back story was heartbreaking and it made so much sense, considering the kind of man Lucas grew up to be. I heart that guy so much and was thrilled with the way that this story ended. The romantic in me was on cloud 9 by the time I finished this book and a little bit bummed that I had finished the story.
As a character, I loved Jacqueline. I thought that the way that she was portrayed and the way that she slowly came back to life after first the break up and then the attempted rape was done in a way that felt real and authentic. As frustrating as it was to see Jacqueline not report the incident to the police, it rang true with how I think that a person her age would handle the entire situation. As the story continued and the more that I got to know Jacqueline, I really came to like her character. She was strong and the way that Lucas was with her was so sweet, that I ate it all up. I loved it. I really loved the friendship between Jacqueline and Erin. Erin is one of those friends that you want in your corner, she does what she has to, to take care of the people she cares about and she takes stands that need to be taken. I admired the hell out of her.
I can’t recommend this book enough. To read it, is to love it I think and I don’t think very many people will be disappointed with it so really, do yourself a favor and get this book. It’s a good one.
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