Sunday 13 January 2013

Book Review - Easy

Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #1
Genres: Contemporary | New Adult
Release Date: November 6th 2012   
Publishers: Penguin Berkley
No. Pages: 321
Source: Borrowed
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.
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 spilt, 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. Lucky 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 sits 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 hectic schedule, the tutoring is strictly email only and Jacqueline soon find herself falling for not only Landon but Lucas, someone who is now suddenly everywhere.  Love triangles are not the only thing she has to worry, 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.

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