SUMMARY ñ Easy By Tammara Webber

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Ling a class for the first time in her life Leaving a party alone Jacueline 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 than to forget the attack and that night but her savior Lucas sits on the back row of her econ class sketching in Well this awkward Not one single friend rated this book less than three stars and I couldn t manage to rate it than one I feel like I read a completely different book from everyone else The only positive thing I can say about this novel is that it emphasizes the message that rape is never a woman s fault which is an important message But having a good message does not excuse awful characterization unrealistic plot points or poor writingWarning Incredibly long review that attempts to justify my outlier rating Brutal honesty aheadMy chief complaint about this novel is Jacueline s unrealistic reaction to being sexually assaulted In short it doesn t seem to have the kind of impact on her thoughts or behaviors that I would expect She shows no fear or hypervigilance except when she s face to face with her attacker she doesn t alter her behavior and she s ready to jump into bed with a guy only two weeks after the assault Instead of thinking about the assault or struggling to forget about it she obsesses over her crush Lucas and her breakup with her ex boyfriend Even her emotions directly after the assault don t ring true She worries that it was her fault but there are no accompanied feelings of misplaced shame or strong feelings of regret about her behaviorWhen Buck sexually assaults her a second time she doesn t even think about reporting him or show any concern for her safety with the exception of avoiding the stairwell where the second attack took place She even willingly goes to a party where she knows Buck is going to be and when he threatens her she doesn t leave the party Instead she proceeds to drink putting herself in a vulnerable position At one point she admits that the reason she didn t report him in the first place was that she thought that Lucas beating Buck up would prevent him from assaulting anyone again a ludicrous assumption made even ludicrous when he continues to threaten her and tries to rape her a second time Her thoughts are so unbelievably irrational that I couldn t connect with her character The other characters also lacked any sort of dimensionality Lucas the love interest is your classic brooding bad boy with a tragic past He even has tattoos a lip piercing and drives a motorcycle Beautiful women throw themselves at him constantly and crowds part for him like the red sea Women can t help pointing out how hot he is whenever his name is mentioned even at inappropriate moments like during a discussion about rape Following the fold of YA novels he has never had a serious relationship before though he s hooked up with uite a few women and he becomes obsessed with Jacueline before even having a single conversation with her He even fantasizes about taking her away his words not mine from her ex boyfriend and creepily stares at her in class all without talking to her once The side characters don t fair much better Jacueline s roommate Erin never steps out of the supportive best friend role Her chief purpose in the novel is to be Jacueline s friend and encourage her relationship with Lucas Aside from one other girl the rest of the females are jealous catty shrews who glare and smirk at Jacueline every time Lucas talks to her Buck is too stupid to live and unbelievable in his actions and motivation He was downright cartoonish in his villainy And then there s Benji the token gay friend whose friendship with Jacueline springs out of nowhere They have two lighthearted conversations and suddenly he s confessing that he s coming out to his father over Thanksgiving weekend The setting also seemed unrealistic partly because Webber gives almost no locational information The university is never given a name and the city and state where the university is located are never mentioned only that it s in the South which is a very large and diverse region The reader is also given little information about the characteristics of the university There s no indication of the university s prestige the size of the university the size of the town where the university is located the size of the campus or the make up of the student body in terms of diversity socioeconomic factors etc It s these sorts of details that make a setting come alive and they were sorely missed I also couldn t identify with Jacueline s college experience because her university didn t sound anything like any I ve ever heard of She goes to a university where engineering majors are reuired to take economics where professors assign seating in large lectures with two hundred students where professors accept bad break ups as an excuse for missing a midterm where a single professor can pull strings to a get a failing student into the school where music majors take algebra There may be colleges where any of these things happen but they re not typical and taken together it was just hard to believe Jacueline s college was real There was a distinctly high school vibe about the school experience Pacing was also an issue There were far too many unnecessary scenes which did nothing to move the plot forward and the plot felt very disjointed Plot points were brought up or alluded to but never fully explored explained or resolved begging the uestion of why they were included in the first place Different plot points would be dropped at awkward times and forgotten about instead of being present throughoutLastly the writing was very unpolished There were a lot of awkwardly worded sentences and a few punctuational and grammatical errors I also thought many of the chapter breaks were oddly placed and some of the scene transitions were hard to follow particularly those leading up to the emails Also distracting was Webber s tendency to recap action that happened during a time jump between scenes While the dialogue wasn t terrible there were uite a few instance where the characters would over explain things At one point a character speaks for four Nook pages straight with only a one sentence break The novel was definitely in need of professional editingI would not recommend this book to anyone although clearly it was enjoyed by many There are far better books out there that portray the effects of sexual assault and trauma in a realistic fashion

REVIEW È THISISWHYYOUREFESTIVE.CO.UK Ï Tammara Webber

Easy By Tammara Webber

A notebook and staring at her Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound When her attacker turns stalker Jacueline 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 45 Wow really enjoyed it A kind of deja vu of Beautiful Disaster but improved on all levels and without all the WTFery Better writing likable Hh smarter story line a hero who uses his fighting skills for good and a far fitting ending IMHOLucas Easy was such an emotionally deep story realistic in nature and had a wonderful steamy romance between a tortured hero who is obsessedpossessive over Jacueline and a heroine who must now come to terms with the choices she madeLucas was AWESOME A hot tortured guy who was obsessed and possessive of Jacueline but in a way that never crosses the line He defends and protects her from a violent sexual rapist on campus and gives her reason to believe that her decision to attend the college that her now ex boyfriend chose might not have been a bad decision after all If you like a hero with some tats a small lip piercing and rides a motorcycle you ll love LucasAfter the altercationJacueline finds herself drawn to Lucas He is a student in her economics class and oddly one of a few she truly trusts Because she is so drawn to him she lets her girlfriends convince her to play hard to get with him in hopes he could be a rebound man from her ex boyfriend Too bad he didn t take class very serious he spends his time sketching images instead of listening and taking notes JacuelineShe soon finds herself a bit torn between Lucas and her online tutor Landon Landon and her have never met but he is smart motivated and interesting They exchange a ton of emails and he becomes an invaluable resource and help so she doesn t flunk out of economics Campus Party LifeThe author did a great job portraying the reality of college life Partying studying flirting as well as the risks and how to protect oneself As much as I didn t agree with Jacueline s decision early in the story I do realize sadly how common that is The story has uite a few twists and kept me fully engaged all the way through While the subject matter is rather dark at times it never gets bogged down with the drama The main focus remains on Jacueline and her building attraction and relationship with Lucas The romance story was the best part and it never goes overboard on angst and self inflicted drama as BD was notorious forIn a nutshell this story really is about Jacueline s journey after making her rash decision to follow her boyfriendnow ex to his college Wonderful things happen for her too including meeting some great friends and the oh so hot Lucas She was a very likable character smart and deserving of good things Her chemistry with Lucas felt realI rarely read YA but this one is actually considered adult in nature and I agree Think of this as a blend of YA with adult material and some steamy sexual scenes mixed with some fade to black moments The make out scenes get super steamy hot but when it is than that it will fade to black The relationship is right for their age and maturity too I am so glad I took the chance on this one I highly recommend it

Tammara Webber Ï 1 SUMMARY

When Jacueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sopho 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 fai I Love Goodreads If it were not for this amazing social book reading way better than facebook network I would have never even heard of these incredible books that I ve been reading And Easy is a prime exampleI absolutely adored this book It was sweet funny sensual with a touch of angst in all the right places I loved the characters and was able to build a close connection with them immediately The writing was AMAZING and the story flowed like a catchy songThere was a cute and wonderful twist that had me smiling like a fool This story also touches on the subject of rape in a very tasteful and classy manner all while undeniably conveying the seriousness of this horrid offense I was pleased to see that this issue was not glossed over and was handled with a delicate but effective grace that kept the story from taking a turn towards the dark sideAbove all things fun and enjoyable in this sexy read was an important message of personal strength forgiveness and hope This book has without a doubt become one of my unforgettable favorites Book Stats GenreCategory College RomanceNew Adult Steam Caliber Mild Very sexy buildup fade to black finish Romance Slow building and fun Characters Lovably damaged Sexy mysterious hero Plot Slight angst Sexy emotional story Fun twist Writing Witty and engaging POV First person Heroine Cliffhanger NoneStandalone HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Easy By Tammara Webber

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    I Love Goodreads If it were not for this amazing social book reading way better than facebook network I would have never even heard of these incredible books that I've been reading And Easy is a prime exampleI abso

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    I'm the author of this YA MNew Adult novel

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    Okay let's get right down to business Easy is one of the best books I've ever read I finished it almost two weeks ago and I still think about the characters because I was on such an emotional roller coaster fully immersed w

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    Well this awkward Not one single friend rated this book less than three stars and I couldn't manage to rate it than one I feel like I

  5. says:

    Wonderful Amazing 3I'm sorry everyone but this review will be full of gushing and little hearts and me being all crazy about a book I absolutely lovedSo there are like a million reviews for this one and I don't really feel like writi

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    EDIT 21052013 I am putting up this teeny little paragraph up here since lately I've been getting a few semi irate to mildly disapproving comments expressing opposition to my thoughts regarding this book If you have been a victim of acuaintance rape or been sexually harassedassaulted by someone you were familia

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    Huge 5 starsI really loved this story but not for the reasons I expected What I expected was an angst filled all consuming volatile romance between the hero and heroine What the author gave me however was far from that and much better Overall this book is about the heroine's journey to self awareness than about her romance with the hero Typically I prefer romance centered plots to storylines involving the heroi

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    So some­body told me this book was like Beau­ti­ful Dis­as­ter but not com­pletely hor­ri­ble woman hat­ing and non­sen­si­cal I snorted thanked them for the rec and went on my merry waySo let me express this in the most calm and rea­son­able way I can Easy by Tamara Web­ber is fan­tas­tic and won­der

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    45 Wow really enjoyed it A kind of deja vu of 'Beautiful Disaster' but improved on all levels and without all the WTFery Be

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    So easy to like so easy to get lost into the story so easy to get to the last page and wish for 45 stars Sometimes you don't really  think  if a book is good or not it just works for you You simply start reading it and the action feels so natural that you don't stop until you reach the last page This is one of those storiesIt's hard to think of the reasons  why i liked it  so much and I'm not even sure if it matte