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Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy (edition 2012)

by Tammara Webber

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Authors:Tammara Webber
Info:Berkley Trade (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
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Easy by Tammara Webber

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i did like it. but i didn't love it. i just didn't feel connected to the story or the characters. ( )
  Banoczi_Henrietta | Jun 19, 2017 |
It's my first time to buddy read a chick lit novel; & with guys [Paolo & Kwesi], I think it's a bonus (see comments section). [Alona also took part btw] :D

I see how girls get drawn into this kind of book. If not all, most of them rated it with 5 stars. It's because of:
Lucas, the male guy character, is a good looking bad boy type but actually a knight in shining armor, gentleman, sweet, caring, sensitive, responsible, can really kick some badasses(can also teach how to) & he can cook, too!
I admit that I also get drawn with this kind of character but I rated the book as "it's okay" (and yes, I'm a girl). It's because:
Jacqueline is a damsel in distress.
I don't like her character. She's the one who narrates the story & it's full of nonsense most of the time (Paolo also noticed this). She and her friends have shallow subjects to talk about (like guys are dogs, lickable abs, etc.) which I do not read in some other chick lits. Another thing is that she said she did not like to do things her friends "forced" her to do but she does it anyway (i.e. flirt & stuff)...really? I was a little irritated because I found out that its genre is post-adolescent so I expected a little more maturity with their lines and/or actions.
Also, she did not stand up for herself. She chose not to be a party pooper than to press some charges to a guy who nearly rape her. & i nearly abandon this

Kennedy, Jackie's ex bf, fucked it all up after I read his reason of why he wanted to break up with her. That was so lame & stupid. What is he, a second grader? To think that he wanted to become a lawyer, I can't imagine how he will give such a weeny reason to win a case. Moreover, he also wanted to become a politician, good luck to the members of society. All I wanted from him was to see his book shelves with collections of his books.

My favorite character is Katie; she's not even a major character. You might barely remember her but she's the president of the Greek sorority.
I also like the character of Heller & Benjie.
I did not like Erin until she stick with Jackie and sign her up for self defense.

Shoutout to Buck!! I think he's the strongest guy ever (physically & emotionally/mentally?) LOL I can't imagine a guy that has been threatened many times since the start would get so motivated to penetrate a girl. He is full of shit ego. Moreover, he has been gushing massive amount of blood, deformed face, head butted & close to be impotent but he can still move and fight O.O

I would have rated this with 1 star but it might not be fair since I like the character & the back story of Lucas.

No offense (to fans who are reading this) but I think this book is overrated because it just went mainstream like [b:Hush, Hush|6339664|Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)|Becca Fitzpatrick|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358261334s/6339664.jpg|6525609] by Fitzpatrick.
I like the theme, though. Maybe I expected more. If (only if) the author wants to empower women, she should have started with the main character (Kwesi also implied this). I think the main character usually has the psyche of the readers where sometimes the readers acquire the characteristics of what they read because they can somehow relate. At least Jacqueline's character grew. But Lucas was still the savior in the end. ( )
  phoibee | Apr 23, 2017 |
Could be spoilers. Sweet book about true love and responding to sexual assault on campus. The problems I see are:
*beautiful woman, beautiful man, perfect sex
*response on campus from other students was flawed but then pretty much everybody pulled together.
  franoscar | Nov 20, 2016 |
Lots of romance, swoon worthy guy and real life issues. i just couldn't put this book down. ( )
  miss_booklion | Nov 6, 2016 |
This book is so realistically written that it's easy to get lost in the story. The characters are equally enthralling, as well as inspiring. Honestly, I think I'm going to read it again... ( )
  Nadre.Wiggill | Jul 8, 2016 |
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I'm seriously left behind in class! Just like Jacqueline, I missed class for two weeks! Not because of a heartbreak, though. Heehee. Anyway, I was admitted in a hospital because of Dengue Fever stage II and I just went to class a while ago. When I asked my professors for a remedial class, I was hoping to get a tutor as cool as Landon. Unfortunately, my professors have yet to read "Easy" since they told me to catch up the lessons by myself! Ugh! Talk about unfair. How come I don't get a one-on-one e-mail tutorial session??? How come there's no Landon Maxwell to save me from my two-week ignorance of Political Thought, Southeast Asian Studies, Ethics, Japanese Studies, Medieval Literature, and Majors! See what I mean? Landon Maxwell could be really helpful right now.

Really, guys. Easy by Tammara Webber is that good. I just have to remind you, though, that it contains mature subjects and themes.

I was surprised by how heavy the plot is. I don't actually support some of Jacqueline and Lucas' decisions, but I'll leave it up to you to decide. Meanwhile, I'll share three lessons I got from the book.
Here it goes!

1. Don't let your past take away your future. It doesn't define who you are today and who you'll be in the future. Live life like there's no second chance!

I got this from both Jacqueline and Lucas. Jacqueline throws away her dream of entering a prestigious music school to follow her boyfriend in a State University, only to find out that he'll break up with her just before their 3rd year anniversary. Jacqueline is devastated and she'll rather fail the class than to sit beside her ex for an hour-long Economics class! Thankfully, her bestfriend/roommate and Econ professor help her to get back to her feet. Her bestfriend starts to encourage her to come to class and her professor gives her a cool and intelligent personal tutor, Landon Maxwell.

The past of Lucas is rather heart-wrenching and tragic to the point that he almost stopped living by wasting himself. His father, a Ph.D. holder and a well-known scholar, shut down his senses and rationality because their horrid past is too much to bear. Thanks to Dr. Heller, Lucas is spared from a dead-life.

2. Do not fear. Step up. Let your voice be heard.

Two weeks after their breakup, Jacqueline is almost raped by a brotherhood rival of his ex. Good thing, Lucas is there to stop him. Knowing the shame that she'll get, Jacqueline decides to keep the incident a secret until it happens again. She escapes the second time around, but not her bestfriend's sorority friend. That's the only time they relayed the rape cases to the authority; however, they'll have to face the consequences of their prolonged silence.

3. Follow your dreams.

That includes your heart's desire. Jacqueline will eventually decide if she'll pursue a degree in music or education. And she'll also have to face her heart. Whom does she love the most? Her ex? Landon Maxwell? or Lucas?

I know you'l enjoy this book, too! Enjoy reading! God bless you more. :)

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A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore 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 failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline 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 more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline 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.
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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.… (more)

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