Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy

Title: Easy 
Author: Tammara Webber 
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Source: Bought 

My Rating: fullfullfullfullhalf

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. (taken from goodreads.com)
I picked Easy up on a whim. It looked like a cute romance, and I was interested in exploring this New Adult genre that's growing. For those of you that haven't heard of New Adult, it's basically a new genre of literature that's been evolving over the past few years. Instead of centering on teenage protagonists, NA books revolve around characters in their late teens or early twenties. 

As a New Adult book, Easy contains some more adult content than teenage romance novels. Nothing too raunchy or inappropriate, but there are some more mature scenes. 

Webber's characters are entirely relatable and lovable. I couldn't get enough of Lucas, the tempting and passionate romantic interest. However, Jacqueline made me love the story just as much. She is such a normal and likable protagonist. I was never annoyed with her or put out by her decisions. 

Unlike many teenage romance novels, I didn't roll my eyes at the characters' relationship. There were no ridiculous insta-romances here. Instead, I felt their feelings were authentic and well-developed. I can't express how much I appreciate that in a love story. 

Be prepared for some extremely swoon-worthy romance. As embarrassing as it is to admit, I was totally fangirling and giggling over this love story. It had been a while since I was so emotionally attached to a couple. I snuck away to my room at every possible moment to devour the story. I simply couldn't get enough. 

Overall, I would highly recommend Easy to any romance lover. Equal parts deep and romantic, the story will draw you in immediately and tug your heart strings in just the right ways. 

“The way he kissed me felt like a brand. Like he was tattooing himself under my skin.”