He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…
The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.
Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.
A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.
by Tammara Webber
Contours of the Heart #1
October 9, 2012
I have seen this book everywhere for the last few years. Recently, Brandee at BookwormBrandee, reviewed it on her blog and I knew I had to read it, because she made it sound so good, and I like a lot of the same books she reads. I am so glad I listened to her recommendation!
Jacqueline is in college and has just had her boyfriend of three years, Kennedy, dump her so he can sleep around whenever he wants to. So yes, he’s a real charmer. But he’s also popular, handsome, and a frat guy. Jacqueline is not in a sorority and when they break up, all her circle of friends leave her as well, except for her roommate Erin, a sorority girl, who is also Jacqueline’s best friend. When Buck, a guy from Kennedy’s fraternity, tries to rape Jacqueline one night, she is saved by Lucas. Rather than tell anyone what happened-trying to save Kennedy’s friends from getting into trouble with underage drinking-she refuses to let Lucas call the police. Really dumb mistake.
Best part of this book? Lucas. Hands down. He treats Jaqueline like gold. She didn’t realize that he was in her economics class, one that she shared with Kennedy. The two slowly become friends, until it became something more, but (no spoilers), it is also an off limits romance. Lucas is the inked guy with the ring in the side of his mouth. He is smart, and the exact opposite of Kennedy-although they probably rival each other in the looks department. He is everything Jacqueline never knew she wanted. And she is everything that Lucas always knew he wanted, from the moment her first saw her earlier in the year. But Lucas has a horrendous past, and won’t talk about it. So he is kind of the brooding hero, for sure.
This book has all the “feels” that one could ever want in a good romance. There’s humor, extreme sadness, elation, major sexual chemistry, and it has it’s share of suspense, as well. There’s also a fair dose of healing for both Lucas and Jacqueline.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved and enjoyed this read. Sure, it’s new adult and full of angst, but it’s written so well that, that didn’t matter to me at all. It completely took me back to my college days, and all my memories. Thankfully, I didn’t have a Buck in my life, but this book does end up delving into forcible rape, so if that bothers you, this might not be the book for you. Nothing is shown, it’s just told about after the fact.
There’s so much more to this book, but I am not going to go any deeper into the story. I do think it’s one that I am going to remember for a long time. It was about a half day read for me, because I couldn’t put it down, so I suggest turning off your phone and settling in for a great read. I would highly recommend it to all adult romance readers. Just a heads up, there are two more in the series, but really, it could standalone.
The review copy of this book was purchased by the reviewer.
About Tammara Webber
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY, BREAKABLE and SWEET (Contours of the Heart series – NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series – YA/NA).
I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.