Jun 10, 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Book Description:

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.
Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)
Christina's BookReview
“As for being somewhere you're not supposed to be--Maybe you're here for a reason, or there is no reason.”

The story starts off with Jacqueline leaving a Halloween party and almost getting raped by one of the frat boys. Thankfully she is saved by a guy she has never met. We shortly learn that Jacqueline has been dumped by her HS love and is on a course of heartbreak. Deciding not to let her jerk of an boyfriend ruin her grades or her life she seeks the help of a tutor. Taking a class because your boyfriend was taking it is the stupidest mistake a girl can do. So with leniency from the professor she is assigned a tutor. One she only talks to online because of their conflicted schedules. Landon is very willing to help Jacqueline and during their email conversations he seems to be flirting with her. She can't help but be excited to receive his emails. The problem is she is starting to enjoy spending time with the stranger that rescued her, Lucas.

Lucas is completely different from what she is used to. He seems to not care about their Econ class and has many odd jobs. He is nice one moment and distant the next. He is infuriatingly disconnected but deliciously tantalizing. When he and Jacqueline start their on and off flirtation she can't help but fall for him. The problem is his hot and cold personality towards her. One moment kissing her and protecting her the next flat out ignoring her. This makes her think that maybe Landon is the better of the two.

That is until she finds out who Landon truly is...

This story is truly a story of a girl who is trying to find her way in life and trying to come to terms with the separation from her HS love. Jackqueline is shaken by the attack and the ones that follow but finally realizes that running and ignoring what happened is the way to go. She decides to confront her attacker and finally, after a very unfortunate incident to a friend, tells people what happens. She is pretty headstrong and whats not to love about a girl that's empowering.

The only reason this book received 4 stars was because I found her relationship with Lucas to be lacking something. Not sure what it is but I felt like he was very withdrawn and she was very accepting of it. I would have liked to learn more about Lucas. We do learn why he is the way he is and the saddening story of his past but not because he opens up but because she searches for it.

With all of that said, I recommend that you purchase the book and check it out. It is a good read.

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