EASY by Tammara Webber
I want to thank Tammara for providing me with a copy of Easy in exchange for my honest review! Thank you!
I have read so many good reviews about this book and I really wanted to read it and find out if it is that good.
Verdict: It is that good! It is not in my top books but still, i really loved reading Easy so much!
The pages flip so easily when reading Webber’s book (it’s really easy to read Easy haha!) since it is full of dinamism, suspense, curiosity and love!
The book starts in quite an intense manner, surprising the female protagonist, Jackie *cough* Jacqueline in her worst moment. She is caught in her car and almost gets raped by Buck, a drunk guy that girls seem to be interested in. Jacqueline is saved by Lucas, a guy she does not know at all, a guy with tattoos on his skin, and here the story finally begins.
“I have never noticed Lucas before that night. It was as thought he didn’t exist, and then suddenly, he was everwhere.”
The appearance of Lucas mixes Jacqueline’s feelings and thoughts and somehow makes her forget about her ex-boyfriend, Kennedy. Or not? That’s for you to find out!
After Kennedy breaks up with J. she is quite a mess and skips school, thing that slaps her in the face after a while when she realizes that she might fail a subject.
Asigned with a tutor and still busy with her life, J. makes her way through her hard period while continuosly wondering about the mysteries that lie behind Lucas.
This book is really captivating and full of emotion! It embosses things from the daily life, things that many might go through. The hardship that Lucas had been put up to live with, the dreams that Jacqueline had to let go, everything is like in the real world.
Readers should keep an open eye since this book teaches us some valuable lessons, like fighting for your dreams, letting go of the past and hardship, defending one’s self in this cruel world, beliving in yourself!
The book might not be suited for those too young of age since it contains some mature passages but it is not that explicit!
I really liked everything from this book! Every dialogue and passage is really captivating, making you want to read more pages! The e-mail exchanges and SMS were also really fun to read!
A really awesome thing that i liked about this book is in the last lines of the book. Only then I got to find out what was the meaning behind the book’s title! Really beautifully done!
I recommend this book to all those in need for some romance combined with hidden secrets!
“Without a word, he leaned back in his chair, the pad on kis knee, and started drawing, his pencil making the efortless, sweeping arches of someone who knows what he’s doing. His eyes moved from the pad to me and back, over and over, and I sat silently sipping, watching his face. Watching his hands.”
“He gathered me into his arms and kissed me, one hand tangled in my hair and the other caressing down my back, our hearts pulsing out a cadence that the musician in me translated into a concert of lust.”
Number of pages: 310
And now for the interview! I want to thank Tammara for taking the time and answer my questions! I really liked her answers! Check them out below and feel free to leave a comment!
- S: Hi Tammara! Thank you for accepting this interview! How about telling us some things about yourself?
Tammara: I’m really not very interesting! I did have an unusual university experience, though, so I’ll talk about that. When I was Jacqueline’s age (19), I was married and working full-time to put my husband through school. I actually worked as a receptionist at his university. I’d never wanted to go to college, but I began taking classes just before he graduated. We started a family (a little earlier than we’d planned), and I put my degree on hold for a while. When all the kids were in school, I went back to finish, earning a BA in English and graduating summa cum laude. After graduation, I got a job at the university. (I just couldn’t leave the place!) I quit my job as an academic advisor to write full-time.
- S: How did the idea for “Easy” come to you? Was it something spontaneous?
Tammara: It began with “hearing” Jacqueline’s story – I don’t know that I dreamed of it, but I definitely woke up with the storyline in my head. At first, I could only see Lucas from her point of view. It took longer to know Lucas’s story, too. Given the fact that I’d spent so much time on campus (my husband is an adjunct professor, too), the university setting was familiar. I never thought I’d write a story like Easy, because I write romance, but the acquaintance rape issue is one I’m all too familiar with. Once the story began unfolding in my mind, I had to write it.
- S: Did you imagine that your book and the cover of the book would have such a great impact in the book world?
Tammara: Gosh, no. I’m still very surprised by all of it.
- S: What are you favorite books/book series? You can make a top 5 if you want to!
Tammara: I’m always asked this question, and it’s so impossible to answer correctly! J I love Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I read Gayle Forman’s book If I Stay, and though it touched me, it didn’t completely knock me sideways as it did many other readers. Three years later, she published a sequel: Where She Went. I was floored by Adam and Mia’s story. Together, these are two books that will never leave my list. I also adored the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers was amazing. Going Bovine by Libba Bray made me just bawl. (It had the same effect on my son, 15 at the time.) The Sky is Everywhere gave me the courage to write Easy, because Jandy Nelson took a novel that examined grief and loss and made it into a heart-wrenching love story as well; plus, it was hilarious.
- S: Where do you use to write your works? Any place in particular?
Tammara: I work in my study, which used to be one of the kids’ bedrooms. (Only one lives at home now, but that’s temporary – she’s saving money for grad school next fall.)
- S: What country would you like your books to be popular in?
Tammara: Am I allowed to say “everywhere”? 😀
- S: What do you think about Romania, the country I live in? Would you like to visit it one day?
Tammara: I would LOVE to visit Romania. I understand it’s very beautiful. If I ever get the chance to come to Eastern Europe, I am definitely visiting Romania! I’ve been curious about it ever since watching Nadia Comăneci kick butt at the Olympics when I was a little girl. That was the first time I’d heard of Romania.
- S: As an ending, you can say anything that comes to your mind to those who are reading! Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions!
I wrote Easy for readers who love romances and happy endings, but also want to feel empowered by what they read. My favorite thing to hear from a reader is that she signed up for self-defence classes after reading Easy, or that she wants a guy like Lucas – one who lives to help his woman become stronger, not tear her down. My wish is for everyone to find that kind of love.
Thank you for having me, Simona. Keep reading! <3
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