Author: Tammara Webber
Published: Nov 6, 2012 by Berkley Trade (first published May 24th 2012)
Pages: 310 pages, paper back
Reviewed by: Isalys
Reason for Reading: Because everyone kept telling me how awesome it was!
Rescued by a stranger.I decided that my first review of 2013 will be of one of my favorite reads of 2012! I sometimes shy away from books that have been hyped up to the point of near exhaustion for fear that it wouldn't live up, however, I'm pleased as punch to say that Easy by Tammara Webber was deserving of the hype.
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.
Jacqueline is a classical musician, but decided to follow her long-time boyfriend to an academic university only to be unceremoniously dumped by him. In an attempt to get her out of this post-break-up funk she was in, her best friend drags her to a Halloween party where something terrifying and nearly tragic happens to her. It's at this point that her life begins to take unexpected turns. It is with the help of two guys that she finally begins to get over Kennedy. Landon, the tutor assigned to help her with the Economics class she was failing and Lucas, her tattooed and artistic savior (from Halloween night) who also happens to be in said Economics class.
At first, Landon is a bit condescending but that soon turns into a witty and casual repartee between them. The only downside to her relationship with Landon is that it's relegated to just email. Lucas, on the other hand, is mysterious, aloof, oh so sexy, and real. Just when she feels that she needs to make a decision between them, secrets begin to unveil themselves.
Lucas was by far the most interesting and complex character. One day, he's non-existent and the next, he's everywhere. Landon was a nice escape and it seemed that he kept Jacqueline grounded but it was Lucas who heated her blood. Lucas' incredibly protective nature gives the reader clues into a very dark past; an event that had occurred that completely shaped the man he'd become. He was damaged, yet so strong. It was simply beautiful to watch them heal each other!
I started this book one day during my lunch hour and finished it before bed. From the first chapter it pulls you in and doesn't let you go until you've read every last word. I finished it and laid in bed savoring and reliving my favorite scenes, including the first kiss that was probably THE best first kisses I've ever read *le sigh*.
I was incredibly impressed with Tammara Webber's writing, particularly with the way she handled a very dark and sensitive topic. If Easy is any indication of the rest of her work, then color me a fan!