Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #1
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
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.
I finally read Easy! I get it now, I really do. I’ve witnessed all the love this book got from so many people, and I can say that I understand why, especially when it comes to Lucas. I may not have wanted to go to the highest mountain and scream at the top of my lungs my love for this book, but I did like it a lot. Since it’s pretty much unanimous that Easy rocked many socks off, I’m just going to list a few things I loved about it.
The POV – I’m happy that this was told strictly from Jacqueline’s perspective. I usually like to get at least a little bit from the guy, but I think not getting his in this book worked better.
Characters – Easy has some great character development!
- Jacqueline – I really liked her. At first I was upset about something she didn’t do, but I completely understand how her reaction is realistic. It’s just really sad. However, I loved how much she grew and learned over the course of this book; she became more confident and found her voice. How could I not be proud of that?
- Lucas – Yep, he is without a doubt a wonderful guy. Everyone needs a Lucas. Everyone. He was instrumental in Jacqueline’s transformation into a strong woman, physically, emotionally, and mentally. He may be a bad boy on the exterior, but the guy knows how to treat a woman. All women. But he has his own demons, and they are heartbreaking.
- Erin – Now that is a friend. I was beyond happy with her and her support of Jacqueline. She is without a doubt the kind of friend you want in your corner. Her enthusiasm for the self-defense class had me laughing.
- Kennedy – Okay, okay … hear me out. Yes, he made a douche move, but I actually respect him for being open and upfront with Jacqueline. I completely understood his point and supported his reasoning, even though it sucked for Jacqueline. I think he learned lot from the various mistakes he made and will become a better person for it.
Plot – Easy deals with some serious subject matters, but it doesn’t feel terribly overwhelming. It takes you through various emotions, and the author did a great job balancing everything out.
Everything else – Yeah, pretty much everything about this book was executed really well.
So yes, I am now an Easy fan and definitely plan to read Breakable, which is Lucas’ story.