Sunday 17 February 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Easy by Tammara Webber

 Title: Easy

Author: Tammara Webber

Pages: 322

(UK) Publication Date: 3rd January 2013
First Published: 25th May 2012


' "I took a deep breath and exhaled it slowly before turning around. It was Lucas who stood there. His gaze was penetrating, not wavering for a moment, and my pulse hammered under his silent scrutiny. I couldn't remember the last time I'd been so full of pure, unqualified desire."

Lucas is the stranger who saved Jacqueline from an attack by a fellow student - she'd never noticed him before then, and now he's everywhere. But can Jacqueline trust him - or will the secrets he's hiding come between them?'

My Thoughts...
I’ve been really excited to read Easy ever since I first heard of it, and by the time I finally got the chance to read it, so many people had loved it and called it ‘amazing’ that I was sure I would feel that way too. Unfortunately, I didn’t. Sadly, I was a little disappointed by Easy. Perhaps it was because of my high expectations of it...maybe.

It’s not that it was a bad book; it’s just that it didn’t really work for me. Evidence of this is the fact that I am writing this review having finished Easy only about a week ago, yet I am struggling to remember much about it...any strong feelings the story, or the characters, elicited...all I’m getting is an overall sense of ‘meh.’

 I quite liked the beginning of Jacqueline’s and Lucas’ relationship but as it matured, it grew almost a little boring. I mean, the romance was nicely written and there were some hot romantic scenes but I just felt it was all a little bit cliché.

I didn’t feel like there was much substance to the plot either – it felt like just another hot teen romance with that ‘good girl/bad boy’ kind of vibe, although it did have the point of dealing with some serious issues.

I commend Tammara Webber for writing a book tackling the serious issues of assault and rape, and one positive I can say about Easy is that it does highlight the fact that it is not the victim’s fault and you should not be afraid to speak out and fight back, however I feel the topic could have been more powerfully and emotionally portrayed. I felt like it was very much side showed by Jacqueline’s romance with Lucas, which took the spotlight of the book, and I have some doubts about the realisticness of Jacqueline’s reaction to being assaulted – she didn’t really seem that deeply impacted or frightened by her experiences as I imagine you would be.

I don’t really have much more to say about Easy...sadly, I was disappointed by it, but the vast majority of people who have read it loved it, so please don’t be discouraged from picking it up and giving it a go for yourself! All I will say is that as a ‘hot teen romance with that “good girl/bad boy vibe”, dealing with heavy issues’, Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry is MUCH better.


  1. Kool review. I dove into the book with no expectation and found it pretty good. i thought the issues were dealt really well.

  2. I read this last week and found it quite good, to be honest! It wasn't the best as I thought more could have happened. I'm sorry it disappointed you! Thanks for the great review :) xx

  3. I have this but haven't had a chance to read it. I am sorry you didn't enjoy it more.

  4. I loved this book but I understand when you wait more for a book and it just didn't work! A week ago I finished a book that I was dying to read and it was really good açbut I feel a bit disappointed.
    Thanks for that honest review!
    Lis @ The reader lines

  5. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this one - great review nonetheless! ;) I don't think I'll pick this one up, honestly. It didn't really stand out to me before and I it isn't really me thing either... It's so annoying when a romance is cliched and boring! Thanks for sharing your thoughts though! xD

  6. This book is so popular and this is part of the reason why I haven't read it yet because I am so scared that I am going to not like this one and for some reason it really has been one of those books that I looked at it and decided I had to read it. Thanks for your thoughts!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  7. There's so much hype about this book, and I keep seeing the cover around! But I think the good girl/bad boy stereotype is getting a bit much.

    I'm a new follower!
    @ Fluttereal Reads

  8. Thanks for the amazing review! I've read this book and I really enjoyed it-but completely know what you mean. Its a shame it dissapointed you! :( Thanks for the brilliant review!
    Beth x


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