Book: Easy (Contours of the Heart #1)
Author: Tammara Webber
Published: November 6, 2012
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Summary: 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.
My Review: I think I might be addicted to cheesy covers. I mean, this cover is what almost every other young romance book looks like. It’s like a formula. You put some ‘dark and brooding’ guy, a girl, and obviously they have to be close and almost kissing, that’s a must do. You pretty much just replace the guy, girl, and the title of the book. Even the author’s name is in the same place half the time. Yet even though this looks like every other cover, I picked it up anyways. Well, I bought it on my Kindle. Mostly because it was one of the ‘cheap’ for sale books that they’re trying to start selling better. If you put aside the cover, it’s actually a really good book. It was so cute.
If you want a quick read, this is definitely for you. I really liked how Lucas, the main dude, saved Jacqueline, or “Jackie”, at the beginning of the book when she was almost raped. I know rape is a touchy topic and most books won’t even touch on it, but I really liked that this book did for some reason. It’s nice to see a book acknowledge the fact that it happens and not just have a guy saving a damsel in distress for lame reasons.
Continuing on with the whole rape part of the beginning of the book, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t spiral down into a darker sort of book. The subject was shown in a classy way. When I say classy, I mean it didn’t go into obnoxious detail and get too intense, but it still managed to get the point across.
Bringing it back to a lighter side, Lucas. He was completely sweet, when he warmed up to her, and he was protective. I like how he was protective in a not totally creepy and scary way. I heard the main guy in 50 Shades of Grey was creepy protective. Like super creepy protective. But thank god this wasn’t the case when it came to Lucas. He was just a sweet ‘creepy’ protective guy. And I’m 110% alright with that.
I really enjoyed this book and I think that anyone who wants a cute teenage sort of romance novel to read, that is just long enough but not too short, this is the one you should pick up. Also good for book hangovers.
And I just found out that theres another book in Lucas’s point of view.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!