REVIEW: Easy by Tammara Webber

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“Choosing to be with you, isn't a difficult decision, Jacqueline...It's easy. Incredibly easy.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780425266748

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A message from the cosmos:

My rating:

This is definitely one of those instances of don’t judge a book by its cover, because, ew… that cover… that font… just… no! Please no. Please don’t let me stare it any longer… Anyway…

I really enjoyed this novel! It was the first book I had read by Tammara Webber and it definitely won’t be the last. There were so many great things about this book: the feminism, the characters, the plot, the intensity of so many of the situations… let’s get started!

I’ll start with the plot first since everything else will tie into that. I honestly had no idea what I was expecting when I first started this. The back of the book was so cheesy, which is actually why I put it off as long as I did. I regret it now, though. I wasn’t sure why the guy would become her savior, what the past held for them, etc. When I first started it and everything was set into motion, I was instantly hooked. It started out fast paced and everything was so intense, I couldn’t put it down. It did eventually slow down quite a bit at a few points in the novel, but other than that, it was a highly enjoyable fast-paced book. I absolutely loved the self-defense class and everything it taught Jacqueline.

The characters were also really fun, too. Erin was a personal favorite. Ugh, she was so badass, and funny, and amazing. And she was a great friend to our protagonist, Jacqueline. Especially the part where she broke up with her boyfriend due to the thing with the person and the night and I don’t want to give too much away! Jacqueline was a great protagonist from start to finish. I was so proud of her for being so damn strong all the time even when her circumstances were less than ideal.

The feminism in this book was incredible. Rape/rape culture/the aftermath of rape are all very important themes in this book and the way the girls handled it was so incredible heartwarming in today’s extremely misogynistic/victim-blaming society. The way the girls all stood together—well most of them, anyway—to make sure that asshole got what she deserved was AMAZING and probably the best part of the book!

Lucas was so incredibly sweet and cute, as well. However, this is where the book earned only four stars. Usually, I get so swept up in a couple that I barely notice anything else. For some reason, with this book, Jacqueline and Lucas’s relationship just didn’t get addicted. I think so many more important things were going on that their relationship sort of felt like background noise rather than a prominent part of the book. I’m not really complaining, per say, because the whole rape plotline was incredibly important and deserved to be treated that way and handled like Webber did. I just love love and I love being swept up in a romance and Jacqueline and Lucas’s love story sort of fell flat for me.

I’m still holding out that Webber’s other novels will sweep me off my feet. I’m sure they will. I am extremely excited to read more of her work!

Happy Reading!

The Cosmic Reader

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