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Easy

Easy

Написано Tammara Webber

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Easy

Написано Tammara Webber

Озвучено Tara Sands

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4.5/5 (126 оценки)
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Издано:
Oct 23, 2012
ISBN:
9781469255279
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Описание

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?
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Oct 23, 2012
ISBN:
9781469255279
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An Ideen für Geschichten mangelt es der New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Tammara Webber nie. Schon als junge Mutter schrieb sie über die Dinge, die ihr wichtig waren: Gefühle und Beziehungen. Ihren ersten Roman veröffentlichte sie auf eigene Faust im Internet und fand kurz darauf einen Verlag. Seitdem ist Tammara Webber mit ihren New-Adult-Romanen Stammgast auf den Bestsellerlisten und berührt die Herzen von Lesern auf der ganzen Welt.

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  • (4/5)
    wow...did I just pull an all-nighter and read this book in one sitting? one of the best books I have read in a long time. I'm so glad I have Goodreads to introduce me to gems like this!
  • (5/5)
    booknook — Young Adult book reviewsThe first chapter I was raging at Jacqueline. She almost gets raped, an amazing white knight rescues her and offers to call the police, and she says "No I just want to go home." A man tries to rape you and you'd rather leave the scumbag out there to prey on other women?? I know I shouldn't judge almost-rape-victims, but ugh! She should have reported that guy when she had the chance!The next chapter, I was giggling. Giggling because Jacqueline is failing macroeconomics. I took that class in college and absolutely hated it to my core! I think I did pretty badly, but I didn't fail!Okay time to get serious. Easy was an incredible, heart-pounding, intense romance book that I absolutely adored! I don't usually read the Acknowledgements in books. If I love the book, sometimes I do, and that was the case with Easy. I'd like to share one part because I thought it was amazing and really shows how much emotion went into the book: I couldn't have written Easy without the help of my husband, Paul. The creation of good fiction begins with raw, honest emotions—whether the author is penning a story about a mouse who wants dessert, or a sprawling epic of Tsarist Russia. The subjects touched on in Easy come with an even deeper obligation to remain true to those emotions. Paul encouraged me constantly to fearlessly portray my love of hidden connections, and my belief that our close relationships with family, friends and lovers—any and all of those, if we're lucky—are capable of healing the trauma all of us experience in our lives.Tammara Webber, author of Easy Isn't that awesome? That's what I love about Easy. Tammara Webber put her heart and soul into this book and it really, really shows. This book is about love, rejection, loss, fear, trauma, and daring to fall in love again. It is so empowering in so many different ways. And Easy totally has me wanting to take some self-defense classes!It was so easy to love all the characters in this book. Lucas is a mysterious, drop-dead-sexy sweetheart; Jacqueline isn't perfect but she's sweet, vulnerable, but also has a little kick in her; and Erin.. I LOVE Erin! Erin is that "Best Friend" character that I absolutely adore in books! She's the fiercely loyal roommate, the roommate who comes up with "Operation Bad Boy Phase", and the girl who just had me flat out laughing.I made the mistake of starting this book later in the evening.. then I was so hooked that I was reading through the night. Soon it was 3:30am and it took every ounce of will power I had to put the book down and finally go to sleep!Jacqueline and Lucas have such incredible chemistry! It's mouthwatering.. it's HOT! Girls, it is FREAKIN' HOT! This is a new adult book so things do get a little hot and heavy.. and it's awesome. But it's not all just sexy lust. Lucas and Jacqueline had a really sweet relationship. I love the phase where Jacqueline isn't sure if Lucas likes her. The "not knowing" is so much fun! And since Jacqueline has a crazy rapist guy stalking her, Lucas really gets to play the "knight in shining armour" role and he gets to rescue her a few times. Swoon!Tammara, you are a freakin' mastermind genius! What I wouldn't give to read Easy from Lucas's point of view! "The night we met—I'm not like that guy." His jaw was rigid. "I know tha—" He placed a finger over my lips, his expression softening.""So I don't want you to feel pressured. Or overpowered. But I do, absolutely, want to kiss you right now. Badly."Easy by Tammara Webber, Page 89
  • (5/5)
    So sweet and touching, really nice love story. The Lucas/Landon moments had me swooning. I didn't expect to love this book so much because I thought it was going to be too sad, but it was so "easy" to fall into.
  • (5/5)
    Most new adult novels which I have read are strongly love centered but this one is not and that is a very good thing. All other new adult books which I have read I read like a fairy tales but not this one - it made you feel like it is a real life or about someone's real experiences.
  • (3/5)
    i did like it. but i didn't love it. i just didn't feel connected to the story or the characters.
  • (5/5)
    I just reread this one in preparation for the second book! It was just as amazing as I remembered it!
  • (5/5)
    I love this book its one of my favorite books I can not work for the other one to come out im excited its going to focus more one lucas :)
  • (5/5)
    Great Audio and book . Absolutely perfect , thank you so much!
  • (4/5)
    I mentioned earlier this week that I felt like that Live Through This seemed unrealistic to me in how the main character dealt with her rape and that it didn't seem to affect her enough. Easy seemed to handle it perfectly in my mind. I felt that Jacqueline is a completely realistic character that handled things like most any woman would. She was scared, worried, felt powerless but then she found ways to fight back and regain her power and gain control over her situation. I loved this book (and not just because Lucas was totally hot, smart and sensitive and all that jazz). I think Jacqueline is a wonderful main character and a strong woman.

    I highly recommend this book and it is definitely a keeper.
  • (5/5)
    I loved, loved, loved this book.



    It was real and genuine and didn't promote the same regurgitated twaddle a lot of YA novels tend to do. What I mean to say is, you could believe what was happening and yet still live in the fantasy. It didn't need mythical, unearthly, blood-lusting creatures in it. It was just too good for that- no disrespect to one of my fave genres (vamps and weres).

    Jaqueline was an awesome character with depth, humour and a down-to-earth way about her. She wasn't over the top in her deepness, she didn't make you constantly question her actions because they weren't realistic. She made mistakes, and yet you understood why she made them.

    She wasn't in the two main sterotypes of YA fiction. She was more, with many dimensions. She was a teenager and had a little bit of that serious, Twilightyness in her character but she was so much more than that. I think it's safe to say Tammara Webber scores high on the heroine.

    The hero, Lucas, was also a believable character. He was funny, deep, interesting, mysterious, smart and loving, affectionate and sexy. But he was broken and far from perfect. He drove people (Jaqueline of course) away because of his own personal demons. His whole life since he was a young man has been consumed by guilt. Unwarranted guilt. And again you understand him and his reasons for being the way he is.

    By the way I did know who Landon was the moment he was mentioned. But it made sense that Jaqueline wouldn't know because in real life, how could you when Lucas and Landon are two completely different people in personality? Until you start connecting the dots. So I wasn't screaming at her for not being smarter.

    The storyline was interesting, focusing on the empowerment of women after being raped/attempted rape and the inner fears and demons of the characters.

    I loved Erin because she stood by her friend, even choosing her over her boyfriend because of his 'bros before hos' complex. She made me giggle a lot and though she was the rowdy character, she wasn't labelled a slut at all. She was just a teenager, having fun, living life and full of bubbly energy. That was nice to see.

    I also liked Katie, though her part was small. The way she defended Jaqueline and Mindi because she had also suffered at the hands of rapist and spoke out against all the guys and girls on campus who thought Buck didn't deserve to be sent to jail for his crimes. And the fact they didn't even believe he'd committed them anyway. I mentally patted her on the back for her speech and wanted to laugh in all those b**ches faces.

    The writing was sharp, articulate, and well-paced. It didn't drag on and it gave the right amount of information with a balanced mix of dialogue, feelings and description.

    I will read this again and again just because I enjoyed it so much.

    My only criticism right now is that it did feel a little longer than necessary after Buck attacked her outside Lucas's house because I expected it to end not long after that. But after reading it I realized that actually, those extra pages were needed to make it a truly sweet feel good ending. The kind that makes you smile long after you've finished it.

    Thumbs up for me and 5 out of 5 stars.
  • (5/5)
    This is today my favorite book. Some reviews saud she didn't actually deal with her "rape". She was not raped she was sexually assaulted and yes she did, she paid attention to her surroundings. Told her friend, joined a class and learned self empowerment. Learned how to get away and learned that ? at any time its okay to say stop if you don't want to continue. As a 38 year old grown woman, I believe young ladies need to read this book and others like it. And always know its never your fault. Ok so there's things that gripe my ass about this book too like the fact that Lucas creeped her on social media, was watching her and drawing her and stuff but got upset because she googled his mom? Like so its ok for him to be all stalkerish but not ok for her to check on his past to see why (she thought at the time) he had tried to commit suicide? Thats like the only thing that really bothered me about that. I mean yeah he forgave her but kinda a double standard. She forgave him for all he done with no pause.
  • (5/5)
    Not five-stars for the writing... too obvious inconsistencies and poor transitions (and I am not one to usually notice them, being wrapped up in stories, even when reading works of new/unknown authors). The story and the message/lesson and the characters themselves (not just Jacqueline and Lucas/Landon, but also Katie and Benji) carry the five-stars. This will become a must-read for my daughters, probably in high school and definitely before college. Girls/women MUST remember what is acceptable behavior of boys/men. This is a great tool to get the message across to support the discussions I expect to have with them. Sometimes a book hits a message home where a lecture may be tuned out!

    Tammara, do a little cleaning/editing, but do not change the story! Your characters are good, solid, wish-I-were-friends-with-them-in-the-real-world.
  • (5/5)
    Jacqueline, hasn't been having much luck lately, after fallowing her boyfriend of 3 years to the college of his choice , a very different choice to the one a gifted musician like her self should go to, he breaks up with her only a few weeks in to the semester.2 weeks after the split, still trying to make sense of it all, she goes to a Halloween party only to end up the victim of an attempted rape and the accused none other thank Buck, a friend of her best friends boyfriend. Luckily a stranger is there at the right time and manages to pull Buck off her, and drives her home making sure she is safe.After skipping classes for 2 weeks, the first class back is Economics. One she not only happens to share with her ex Kennedy, but sits right next too. Unable to face him just yet, she takes one of the empty seats at the back, only to notice her knight in shinning army sitting bored and sketching. Jacqueline knows one thing for sure, she may not have noticed him before but now she can't take her eyes off him.In a bid to help her catch up with her missed work, her teacher assigns her a tutor. A smart, funny guy named Landan. Due to a hectic schedule, the tutoring is strictly email only and Jacqueline soon finds herself falling for not only Landon but Lucas(her knight), someone who is now suddenly everywhere. Love triangles are not the only thing she has to worry about, Buck just wont seem to get the picture and leave her alone, and Kennedy doesn't know if he made the right decision. After coming to the conclusion that things will probably never happen between her and Landon, Jacqueline sets her sights on Lucas. She soon finds out its not going to be as easy to catch this one as she had hoped.My thoughts? I loved loved loved this book. The characters were so well written and thought out that I was heart broken when it ended. Jacqueline is not perfect, but she tries to right her wrongs , she's strong minded and determined and I think a brilliant example for young women reading this book. Hell I think the book in general is. This books shows its ok to fight back, that we shouldn't just accept the love we think we deserve (yes... yes I do relies I just stole that line from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But sadly I don't care). It shows its ok to want to get back out there after you get your heart broken, and it doesn't automatically make you a slut.I just really really loved this book. And Lucas?... don't get me started on him. I'm pretty certain he's one of my favourite male characters for the past year or so.
  • (5/5)
    I can honestly say that Easy was by far one of the best books I have read in 2013. If I was to make a top ten list of books I have read this year, this book would doubtlessly be somewhere in the top five.

    Easy is an emotional book. As a woman, I can really relate to it. Not that I've ever been raped, or almost raped, but because I have felt the fear of the unknown when I step outside my door at night.

    What I love most about this book is that it's real. Rape is a real issue in our society. Women are often blamed and shamed whenever they speak out about rape. Easy deals with such a controversial topic with the delicacy it requires. There is no victim blaming in this book, unless you count the narrow-minded characters in the book that blame Jacqueline for what happened to her.

    Jacqueline is a very likeable, flawed human being. She sticks up for herself, refuses to go back to her ex-boyfriend of a few years after he broke it off with her for reasons that'll make you want to punch him in the face, and when she is being threatened, she uses her brain to get her out of dangerous situations.

    One of the best characters in this book is Erin. I swear that I had to put the book down and just do the weird fangirly wriggle of pure love whenever Erin was just being her usual badass self. I fucking love the way she reacts when Jacqueline tells her what happened to her, and how she never once blamed Jacqueline.

    Then we arrive at Lucas.

    LUCAS. PRECIOUS BBY.

    This is one of the few male protagonists that I actually fucking love. He is just this flawed, intense, wonderful person. I connected with him, I empathised with him, I wanted to hug him and press kisses to his forehead and pinch his cheeks. Can we have more male protagonists like him please? I'm tired of the tall, dark, handsome and stalker types. More men like Lucas, please!

    I strongly urge anyone who hasn't read Easy yet to buy yourself a copy somehow. Don't borrow it, buy it. Trust me; you'll want it on your shelves for years to come.
  • (3/5)
    I liked this book, but didn't love it the way that so many others seem to have. The story was good, but I never felt emotionally involved with the characters. I will probably read Lucas' POV when it is released though.
  • (5/5)
    Phew! I finished this book in one whole sitting which was something I haven't done recently! Well, Easy easily convinced me to just lie down and kick back to enjoy one hell of an emotional ride. The characters play major roles in this story where each one contribute significantly. There were interesting back characters but the H&H together completely blew me away. Something in each character conveyed their sense of emptiness and their need for understanding. That was pretty all that linked Lucas and 'Jackie' but their bond was strong. Lucas, the perfect candidate for OBBP, was a rebel. He sported tattoos, scars, a thin silver lip ring, and some crazy art skills. He fits the job description perfectly for Jacqueline's rebound. And guess what? He's actually interested in her too!
    But then of course, there's the big elephant in the room where Jackie's almost raped which gives her trust problems. Add to that Lucas's emotional gap and shady history. This whole brew of college feisty drama blew up. But the results? It was delicious. This is the epitome of a great contemporary that worked. The themes were powerful and makes me anticipate my own future college experience.

    Reader's Caution is Advised.
  • (5/5)
    I loved Tammara Webber's Between the Lines series and, judging from the amazing ratings on this one, I figured Easy would be amazing as well.

    I'll admit the first half of the book was sweet and well-written as Jacqueline plays the 'Is he looking at me? And what does it mean if he's not?' game with Lucas, but I wasn't really getting why so many people were in love with this book. It was good, but it wasn't amazing. That was the first half.

    And then the second half blew me out of the water. When the sisters met to talk about Buck, I could hardly hold back a fist bump in the air. The history of Lucas took my breath away. I didn't see it coming, could not have imagined it, and all of a sudden, this wasn't a cute story anymore, but something so raw and tight that I could hardly breathe around it.

    Tammara, I applaud you yet again. You are an incredible writer and an inspiration to girls everywhere.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll sign up for a self-defense class.
  • (2/5)
    Love isn't materialistic !! Love is a spiritual connection between two souls not two bodies !
    I just wanna know , why all contemporary love stories now are all based on love-his-body kind of love ?
    where are the abstract side ??
    I won't find a worse book :/

  • (5/5)
    I freaking love this book I don't even know what to write on this review. It's an absolute must-read and would totally recommend it to others! It's filled with pure and raw emotions. Both the main characters have demons to face in order for them to finally let each other in. What they both went through really wasn't easy and requires a whole lot of effort. Cheesy as this may sound, but they're love and devotion for each other helped them get through the obstacles in front of them.

    Another reason why I love this book is the instant connection I had with it. Probably because I could relate to a lot of parts of this story and those parts of the story made me delve into the past and broke my heart in both good and bad ways.
  • (4/5)
    This was good but the ending was a little anticlimatic for me.
  • (4/5)
    New adult novel Easy lands the reader right into the college scene, where hookups are important and economics class not so much. The main character, Jacqueline is reeling from a recent long-term relationship breakup and is not ready to move on when Lucas, smoldering Starbucks barista rescues her - in more ways than one.I was initially impatient for the story to move beyond what felt like YA (just graduated to college with steamier scenes). As the story progressed, I became more interested, partly because Webber layered Lucas with his own history that helped make his character more realistic.Satisfied but not surprised by the ending, I would recommend this to girls near or in college. Without giving away what happens, Jacqueline's story is important for ANY girl to read so she can understand how to react when she, (inevitably, unfortunately) finds herself similarly attacked.
  • (4/5)
    This was such a good read. I don't know why I waited so long to read it. There are some darker aspects, but it wasn't as angsty as I expected. Definitely a recommended read.
  • (5/5)
    I love how realistically this book handled college. The characters are well developed and reacted as I would expect a person in their position to act. I particularly loved Erin, a real best friend who did not disappear in and out of the story as necessary.
  • (4/5)
    So I bought this Kobo for my birthday and started to skim GoodReads for a nice standalone novel that's in this 'New Adult' genre all the kids are talking about these days. You know the one, you read excerpts and you're reminded of that one book about the sparkling vampires. Like that, just with less vampires. Still has the all the creep to it though.

    I chose Easy as an 'introduction' of sorts because of the positive reviews it was getting, seriously not many reviews for this novel seem to be under 3 stars. Reading some of these reviews, I rolled my eyes at the 'possessive' boy with 'stalking' tendencies, the possibly for rape to be a convenient plot device for said possessive stalker boy to be hero and that could lead into some nice healing cock afterwards. Like the above assumption, I expected EVERYTHING to be handled with NO sensitivity and for me to be left angry and bitter that GoodReads steered me wrong. Added, I do have this tendency to fight things that are so Godly popular.

    I was wrong, folks, I was wrong.

    I have very little to say in regards for negativity for any of the characters. Most of them seem rather fleshed out, ACT like collage students, DO collage student things who work part time jobs, pay car insurance and have to worry about grades and studying goddammit. There's no 'Wise beyond her years' heroine, no 'age old' hero who knows the heroine better then herself, there's 'other guy' to complete a love triangle. No back and forth here, ladies and gentlemen. It has this 'real' feel to it.

    There were mild stereotypes that bothered me, I.E.: Lucas being a bad boy via having tattoos and a motorbike, but that's the only one that I think was the most noticeable for me.

    I'm going to save any sort of diving into the text because I feel you can just look at any other review for that or just check the book out yourself. You won't be sorry.
  • (4/5)
    Dang....stayed up way past my bedtime - I have to be up in 3 hours - to read this.

    Will update with a real review soon!
  • (5/5)
    It doesn't happen often that I read a full length novel in 5 hours. I absolutely LOVED this book.
    Had a hunch from the very beginning that Landon (can I say what this names does to me ever since A Walk To Remember?) and Lucas are one and the same. And I absolutely adored that when the truth came out it wasn't this big betrayal of confidence and the major issue in the story.
    Beautiful character descriptions, amazing REAL story. So close to so many women's hearts - more than we normally think.
    Webber has a very unique voice that speaks to the reader in a very compelling way. I felt like I was growing alongside the characters developing into themselves.

    One of the most enjoyable reads lately. Highly recommended.
  • (4/5)
    I wasn't going to like this book.

    I was going to breeze by it while I waited for my BC book of the month to arrive, and I wanted to be able to just let go of whatever I was reading when it got here.

    I am, admittedly, a prejudiced moron. Because this book, that I cataloged in my head as a lovey-cheesy romance that would bore me to tears... I read it in one day. Because I couldn't stop!

    Swoony main man that I may need to marry immediately: CHECK.

    Smart main girl that doesn't make me want to slap her every other page: CHECK.

    Plot development, a little bit of angst and mystery and anxiety: CHECK.

    All around it was really good. The writing was good, the characters are well developed and feel realistic, and even though there's more than one plot point they all mesh wonderfully to create something really meaningful.
  • (5/5)
    So with the exception of the first two of the Lux series (contemporary, paranormal) and the first of the Divergent series and Hunger Games (dystopian), I haven't read another book that wasn't historical fiction in a few years I think. And the last thing that wasn't fantasy/paranormal/contemporary? I can't even remember. So basically this was my first foray into a regular contemporary book in I-don't-know-how-long. And after reading this...I think I've been missing out!

    What a great book! It was well written, the plot moved the story along and, here's something new for me, I could actually relate to the characters. Not just understand their motives kind of relate, but literally, like I have been in that situation kind of relate (b/c as I said, I read historical fiction almost exclusively). The characters were normal people going to college - navigating school, friends and relationships. This probably won't seem like an epiphany to most, but to me this is almost brand new. I think I can see myself getting into this New Adult genre.

    Anyway, I flew through this book in probably about 24 hours - and that's only because I had that annoying 9-5 job eating into most of my reading time ;) There were some great scenes, especially the ending (swoon, much?) I absolutely loved Lucas and I literally envied Jaqueline that that she got to be with him. What do I have to do to get some hot guy unable to keep his eyes off me? Be my knight in shining armor and save me from bad guys? *sigh* Well a girl can dream.

    After reading some other reviews here, I noticed some heated dicussion about how the rape theme was handled here and it got me thinking. In the very first scene Jaqueline is attacked and almost raped before being saved by Lucas. Afterward, she decides not to call the cops on him because she's right outside the frat house she left her friends at, there's underage drinking and she 's worried people will be mad at her for ruining the party. I was a little disappointed that this is how the author choose to handle this, but given that rape is one of the least reported crimes, Jacqueline's reaction is actually probably the more true to nature.

    This led me to ask myself, is the job of the author only to tell a good, realistic story? Or does the author have a responsibility to be using this platform at their disposal to educate people? As a fellow person, is it everyone's responsibility to raise the level of social discourse and start a conversation?

    I gave this a lot of thought and ultimately I could see validity to both sides of the argument. So I have no answer to these questions. What I can say in defense of this book though, is that although Jaqueline originally makes the decision she does, the plot line does come back around and eventually resolve itself. And I think ultimately, the author makes a stronger statement about the issue than if Jacqueline had just called the police in the first place. Instead, by following the path she set for herself Jaqueline is attacked by Buck again and doesn't feel safe. Buck is then eventually successful in raping someone else. Because this happens within the Greek community, there is a great scene where the sorority girls are debating whether to report Buck or handle it internally. The sorority president ends up making a powerful speech about women sticking up for each other, creating a precedent and establishing the boundary line between what is acceptable and what is criminal behavior. And Jaqueline, who feels guilty for not having spoken up sooner, recognizes that she should have. So in the end I would say that the story actually does carry a lesson in it. And it doesn't feel preachy and it doesn't detract from the story as a whole. It's slipped in there and in the end, I think it was even more powerful.
  • (4/5)
    So, basically, I needed a book like this in my life right now - something uncomplicated and readable and maybe a little addicting. And this book was all of those things. It was a little formulaic - college brooding bad boy has a secret smart side and a bad past meets innocent college girl who just got dumped by her boyfriend. There's more, though - Lucas' past is downright painful to read about, and Jacqueline actually grows as a character throughout the book. Plus the definite anti-rape theme is good, and it's repeated throughout the book that it's not Jacqueline's fault that she was assaulted and nearly raped.Altogether, not a bad way to spend a few hours. I even downloaded the next book in the series already. ;)
  • (4/5)
    4.5 stars. I have had this book on my TBR list for a long while now and it was calling my name. I ended up devouring it. I really enjoyed watching this story unfold. I thought the emails and texts were great. I loved watching both characters help each other heal. Tiny bit predictable but a great book overall.