Author: Tammara Webber
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Release Date (paperback): November 6th, 2012
Interest: Contemporary / New Adult
Source: Finished copy received from the publisher
Summary (From Goodreads):
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.
Wow! Easy by Tammara Webber is fantastic! I wanted to read it again before I even finished reading it.
I don’t like the “New Adult” category name, but I love this new category of books. I haven’t been away from college for too long (almost six years), so I still remember my college days fondly. My college experience is the only part of my life, so far, that I’d relive if given the chance, so having the opportunity to read something from that point of view was really entertaining. Obviously, I wouldn’t want someone stalking me.
Tammara Webber is a talented author. Easy starts off with an intense scene that had me literally on the edge of my seat. I started reading it during SSR and was sitting at the front of my classroom hoping the scene wasn’t going to get too intense since I didn’t know how I’d react in front of my students who were quietly reading. From that point on I spent the rest of the day sneaking pages so I could keep reading. It’s that good. I completely understand why Berkley Trade decided to publish Webber’s book, which was originally self-published as an e-book. Her writing is fluid, descriptive, and engrossing.
It needs to be noted that Easy isn’t for younger readers. Considering it’s under the New Adult category, it deals with adult themes and has sexual scenes, which are pretty steamy. I’m okay with adding Easy to my classroom library, but I’m also more liberal about what I put in my classroom. When I booktalk it in class, I’ll make sure to express that it’s for my mature readers. I can easily see some of my more sheltered or innocent readers feeling uncomfortable reading parts of this book, but I don’t want to keep it from my students because I have plenty of readers who are mature enough to read this. If you’re undecided, I suggest you read this before adding it to your class library. Although honestly, you should read it anyway because it’s a really good book. 🙂
Tammara Webber sold me with Easy. I enjoyed her well-developed characters, her pacing, and her ability to write a strong story so much that I’ll read more of her books. I really hope she writes more books under the New Adult category because she did an excellent job depicting a college experience, and I’m referring to more than the stalking part of the story. She understands what college life and college students can be like.
Book Pairings: Fans of Simone Elkeles’ Perfect Chemistry trilogy
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