Easy by Tammara Webber
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
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.
There was a definite disconnect with me and Easy. Amazon had 177 five ratings. I had nowhere near the reaction of these reviews. And definitely could be that my head just wasn’t in the mind set for this book. The writing was excellent. It was the subject of the book is where it lost me.
I think I will revisit this book later. After finishing the first two books in the Slammed Series by Colleen Hoover the subject of this book may have been too much of a drastic change.
I had such an adverse effect from this book that it was off putting. Even as I continued to read I was seething from one incident in the beginning.
They say 3 out 4 women have been sexually assaulted. Murder is the first, second, third thing on my mind. I have a little sister; I just want to protect her. After the party I saw Jacqueline as my little sister. I wanted to protect her. Because of that fact I think I maybe harshly judging this book.
From the moment Jacqueline refused to call the cops, I lost sympathy for the character. I know it’s harsh but I would be just as harsh and disappointed, in my sister, as I am in the character, for stay silent. When she found her empowerment at the end, I still couldn’t recover from the disappointment I still felt because she was silent, in the beginning.
I not saying it was her fault; she didn’t deserved what happened to her. But I feel silence is never the answer to RAPE. Then there is Lucas/Logan; he was too lenient on Buck. I would have pounded Buck within an inch of his life. He is at the top of list for the worst type of human scum I can think of. The bottom of my shoe deserves to be smeared with his blood
I give Easy 2 out 5.