Easy

This one had been sitting in my Kindle app for a while and I finally got around to it. So glad that I finally did! Here’s the summary from Goodreads, just to get you acquainted with the story:

“Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

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.”

I would definitely give Easy five stars. The characters were well-developed. The plot kept me wanting to keep turning the page. (Becca can vouch for that one. I stayed at her house reading it for hours, not wanting to put it down!) If you are a fan of boys with lip rings—like I am—you’re in for a treat with this one. I think Lucas has become my new fictional boyfriend.  And come on, ladies, we can all admit we have one—or a few—of those. 😉

In many novels that are written nowadays, the one thing that upsets me most is the characteristics of the protagonist. Lately, many authors have been writing stories where the protagonist needs a man to take care of them and protect them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a card-carrying feminist and like when a guy takes care of me—or the guy in a story takes care of his woman—but I don’t like it when the woman in the story is completely dependent on a man for everything…especially to protect her from “the bad guy.” This story was not like that. The main protagonist, Jacqueline, takes self-defense classes and learns how to protect herself…and successfully does. This was one of those stories where I could see myself in the character and could relate to the feelings she was having.

This story does deal with real life issues and does it in a very sophisticated, tasteful way. The issue of rape does come up in the story and I’ve read some stories that discuss rape and do it in a very crass way that, frankly, pisses me off. This story was not one of those. Tammara Webber did a great job with discussing the feelings and reactions to the issues that come up throughout the novel, and that made me extremely happy.

Although some things throughout the novel were predictable, the writing style and plotline still kept me reading.

Since I know Becca has been posting a lot of Paranormal Romances, I’m just warning that this is not a Paranormal Romance if that’s what you’re looking for. Although I might post one now and then, if I find a really good one, I’ll mostly post Contemporary Fiction and Romance novels…some erotica too, if I feel it’s worthy.

Anyway, definitely check out Easy by Tammara Webber when you get the chance. It’s a great one and I highly recommend it.

~Andrea

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