Easy by Tammara Webber | Review

Easy by Tammara Webber

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Release Date: November 6, 2012

Pages: 310

Source: Library

Rating: 5 out of 5

I went through this little phase at the beginning of 2013 where I read NA after NA after NA. Eventually, I got so bored with New Adult that I took a couple of months off of them, until now. Easy by Tammara Webber is a completely refreshing read, and whether it be because of my timing or not, I fell hard for this story.

I’m sure if I read Easy during that New Adult obsession phase, this book still would have stood out to me. Why? Because even though the plot is a bit typical (bad boy/good girl, dark past, etc.) in that eye-rolling way in this particular genre, Webber sprinkles in disparate elements here and there that really differentiates this one from all of the other stories. She does this so well that the classic NA storyline is slight and unimportant. Another minor factor that is insignificant to my feelings for this book (but notable) is the predictability of the story. I’m not going to mention what specifically is predictable– in case of spoilers– but it isn’t annoying. Again, Webber has the ability to keep the readers flipping pages.

The strong point in Easy has to be the diverse cast of characters. Our main character Jacqueline doesn’t necessarily start off as a weak character in the beginning, but she does grow significantly by the end. I loved watching her develop and learn from mistakes, as well as become a stronger woman. The love interest, Lucas, is to die for. Yes, I fell for the bad boy. But he’s not just a bad boy, he’s also protective, caring, artistic, and smart. I couldn’t have asked for a better love interest. Aside from the main characters, the side ones really contribute to the story in a great way as well. For example, Jacqueline’s best friend Erin and her enthusiasm, Jacqueline’s econ buddy Benji and his hilarity, and even Dr. Heller and his caring manner. Webber creates characters that are exquisitely real and palpable, for which I adored every single one.

Some other things that are greatly admirable in this novel are things like the romance, writing style, and “issue”. The romance is a slow one, and a heated one at that. In every scene where Jacqueline and Lucas were together, I couldn’t help but swoon and fan myself. I loved every minute of it! Webber’s writing style isn’t jaw-droppingly amazing, but I found it to be very suiting for this story (for some reason). As for the “issue”, the way the characters deal with it is respectable and helpful to readers.

If it isn’t obvious enough, Easy was a successful New Adult read for me. This story has some minor kinks, but I refutably overlooked them because of the endearingly realistic characters, the swoon-worthy romance, adequate writing style, and the twists in the plot. I can honestly say that Easy stands out in the New Adult genre. I’ll definitely be picking up Tammara Webbers old and upcoming books!

rating system 5 out of 5

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9 thoughts on “Easy by Tammara Webber | Review

  1. I adored this one and the characters were fantastically well developped! I did read this one in a NA craze though and I think I didn't like it QUITE as much as everyone else because I had just read 1823617 other similar plotted books. Though I agree this one is sprinkled with originality in a lot of ways. I did still give it a 4 stars – likely 4.5 if GR let me >.< Glad you loved it, chickie! 🙂

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  2. So glad you enjoyed this book! I just received my own copy and I'm excited to read it. I haven't read much NA, but I'm intrigued by this one because everyone keeps on raving on about it. I would like to find out for myself what makes this one so much different than other NA books out there. With the few NAs that I have read, I have literally rolled my eyes at the bad boy/good girl, mysterious past kind of thing. Absolutely makes me crazy. So glad to see you enjoyed it! Fantastic review!
    Cheers!

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  3. I really want to look into this book now that I've read your review. I'm pretty sure Easy was one of the very first NAs out there, so the fact that it's still original even after Jacqueline sounds like a fantastic character, and so does all of the characters, which is always rare because I tend to now find certain characters underdeveloped and I really hate it sometimes because I'm a technical reader >.< The cliché good girl/bad girl thing also sounds like it would get on my nerves, but I'm really happy that you ended up falling for Lucas, he sounds like a multi-faceted person. Fantastic review, Jen! <33

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  4. I'm not much of a NA reader but this sounds good. I love diverse and developed characters and I've heard a lot of praise about this book. I love to die for male leads. Glad you enjoyed it. Great Review, Sunny 🙂

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  5. New adult books can be quite hit and miss for me, but I've heard such great things about Easy, so I definitely hope I can give it a try one day. Sometimes typical plot lines and some slight predictability can be overlooked easily enough if the rest is compelling, and it certainly sounds like the characters and the romance manage to stand out. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Jen. I can't wait to pick it up myself. Great review! 🙂

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  6. I love the NA genre and I have Easy just sitting on my shelf and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I have heard so many great things about it and I can't wait to meet the characters. The romance sounds amazing and I'm happy that the writing style was easy to follow and actually appropriate! I can't wait to read this! Glad you enjoyed this Jen! Great review! 😀

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair

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  7. For some weird reason, I've been really avoiding this book. I enjoy reading NA but every time I came across this, I was just really doubtful. I'm not blind- this book seemed to be a real hit in the genre, what with everyone raving about Lucas- but I just couldn't seem to bring myself to want to read this, y'know? Since you enjoyed it though, I'm convinced to finally give it a go! Also, there's nothing I like more than reading about realistic characters! Lovely review, Jen! 🙂

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  8. Ooh, okay – it excites me to hear you say that even though this one had the same basic NA storyline, it's not an important part of the book. I do really want to like NA because it's the age group that I can probably relate to most, but it becomes so difficult when they all seem the same. Now this one seems special. And exceptionally well executed. You've definitely convinced me that I need to give this a go sometime (along with Hopeless!). Thanks for the excellent review, Jen! And another great blog design, haha!

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