Release Date: May 25th, 2012
Finished Date: June28th, 2012
Publishers: Self Published
The Review: "So I don't want you to feel pressured. Or overpowered. But I do, absolutely, want to kiss you right now. Badly." ~Lucas
This book was so amazing! I wish it hadn't ended. It's one of those books that should have carried the characters story on in another book. But as a standalone book it had all the perfect elements you could want. A great heroine, a swoon worthy hero, a good plot, excellent secondary characters, and a happy ever after.
I was completely hooked with Easy from page one. From that incredible start, through to the amazing middle and the completely perfect ending I just completely devoured it. Jacqueline is a great heroine, she's so strong and independent. She doesn't take any crap from anyone and after her boyfriend of three years dumps her, she moves on. Sure it takes her 2 weeks and a missed midterm but with the help of her best friend Erin (who's too awesome for words), tutor Landon, and the swoony Lucas, Jacqueline finds a new version of herself that she just loves. Speaking of Lucas! He made me catch my breath so many times I lost count. He's just, I can't even. His and Jacqueline relationship was beautifully built up and they had such great chemistry that it sent shivers and made my heart leap any time they were on the page together.
The story and the plot itself was well thought out and dealt with real issues. It was beautifully handled, and the mystery revolving around Lucas was well written. I didn't think of it to begin with but then I started piecing things together and as soon as it was revealed I couldn't help but revel in the fact that I had guessed it.
Easy is most definitely one of my favourites of 2012 so far. If you're looking for a book with a great protagonist, a swoony hero and well thought out plot that easily kept you wanting more and more, then pick up Easy, it's simply incredible, and I really wished it hadn't ended. I wanted more of these two, and definitely more Lucas. Easy is fun and witty, romantic and completely kick ass that will just leave you wanting so much more!
Note: This book is recommended for the mature YA due to sexual situations and harsh language.