Genre: Contemporary (New Adult)
Additional: I’ve been waiting for Easy to be available as a “real” book for months and it finally arrived. I might have an eReader now but Easy is something I’m proud to have displayed in my library.
Synopsis: Jacqueline seems to have a knack for making the wrong choices. She followed her boyfriend to his choice of university, disregarding her preference. Then he dumped her. She chose a minor she thought she could combine with her music studies, but she’s falling behind. And then, leaving a party alone one night, she is attacked. If it wasn’t for the timely intervention of a stranger, she would have been raped. Now she must make a choice – give up and give in, or toughen up and fight on. Only the support of the man who is tutoring her and the allure of the guy who saved her from the attack convince her that it’s worth fighting on. Will Jacqueline now have to make a choice between them too? And can she make the right decision? It’s not easy . . .
200words (or less) review: Easy is a good book, it’s a realistic and well-written story about a girl dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault.
The book starts when Jacqueline is attacked by her ex’s friend in a car park; she is saved by a stranger who at Jacqueline’s insistence does not call the police. Jacqueline takes the course many victims do. She doesn’t tell anyone, she pretends it didn’t happen, she shuts herself of.
The subject matter is dealt with well and while Jacqueline is the focus, Tammara Webber explores a lot of characters in detail, they are three-dimensional people who help (or hinder) Jacqueline’s journey. Instead of Erin being the best friend who moves the story along – she is vital to our protagonist and I really really liked her.
Easy is a great piece of storytelling and character development and I can’t wait for Tammara Webber’s other books to be realised as paperbacks in the UK.