Easy

Easy - Tammara Webber Tammara Webber has done it again. I thought I fell in love with her writing style when I read her Between the Lines SeriesHer ability to weave those tender personal moments into this tangible living thing that just crawls out of the page and into your heart. With Easy those moments are endless and they make you reminisce about that first love, when your pulse raced and you had all the time in the world.Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart Let’s start off by talking about Jackie… well, Jacqueline. Smart, bright, beautiful and like many women her age, she’s trying to find out ‘who’ she is. The events that mark Jackie in the beginning of Easy are tragic and painful. This is where her character starts her ascent into becoming Jacqueline. Webberwas able to take this simple change, a name and have it represent independence. A young woman whose eyes are not open and that change takes the whole book but it’s really very beautiful to read. Three years had passed since I’d gone by Jacqueline, and I fought daily to regain that one original part of myself that I’d put aside for him. It wasn’t the only thing I’d given up, or the most important. It was just the only one I could get back.College bad boy check list:• Piercing• Tattoos• Brooding smile• Strong hands• Motorcycle• God like hair I studied him: cowboy boots, scuffed to hell, worn jeans, heather gray hoodie. He turned his head to scan my side of the room, and I stared at his profile— recently-shaved jaw, parted lips, dark eyelashes. Check. Check. Check. Um, we all wanted one. Some of us got one. Lucas or should I call him… well you’ll find out when you read the book (No spoilers here) is all that and much more. The level of pain and what he endured was hard to read. I found myself choked up more than once. “Almost every time I saw you, you were with him. But one day, you walked up to the building alone. I was holding the door for several girls in front of you, and I waited for you to catch up. When you reached me, you look pleased, and a little surprised. Unlike the others, you didn’t expect the door to be held for you by some random guy. You smiled up at me and said, ‘Thank you.’ That was the last straw… “He took you for granted, even when you stood next to him, holding his hand. Like you were an accessory.” Every woman in college needs a friend who’s not a carbon copy of herself. She’s outgoing while you’re serious. It’s the only way to make it, to find the world around you while you’re searching for who you are. Erin was that perfect counterpart to Jacqueline’s quiet personality. She made Jacqueline face her fears, grow as a person and she was funny. Erin: We get to beat the shit outta guys in those big puffy suits!!! I’ve always wanted to really kick the crap outta some guy’s nuts. Now I can do it guilt-free! Me: You’re a sick girl. Erin: Guilty as charged. :) In closing, I don’t want you to read Easy and think this is just a light and funny book about a girl in college finding her bad boy. First off Lucas is not a bad boy, there is so much more to him. Second, this story is hard to read at times, there are violent moments and sexual assault. Lastly, having said that, there are moments of utter joy. Those times drown out the darkness and that’s what is so beautiful about Easy The way he kissed me felt like a brand. Like he was tattooing himself under my skin