Sometimes you don’t really think if a book is good or not, it just works for you. You simply start reading it and the action feels so natural that you don’t stop until you reach the last page. This is one of those stories.
It’s hard to think of the reasons why i liked it so much, and I’m not even sure if it matters because usually what i like about a book is not what others might like – some books just work while others don’t and I am always happy when i get to enjoy what I read.
This being said, I am not sure if these are my reasons to love it, but I am pretty sure that you will enjoy them all:
Jacqueline is my kind of character.
I liked her voice (smart and funny), her strong personality – after what almost happend to her in the beginning of the book she still could pretend that her life was (almost) the way it used to; she still managed to keep her head up and confront whatever it was to confront. Yes, she needed a bit of time to recover, but that only makes her human and that only makes me like her more.
Even though she still had some feelings for her ex she wouldn’t have left him back in after that embarrassing break-up (that’s the spirit!).
She also has a great best friend (Erin), a bit crazy but lovely nevertheless, and this made me happy because I love to read about good friends that can be there for each other. There was a lot of humor involved and that was also great because some topics were pretty hard to digest and my heart needed a few happy moments here and there.
Lucas - He is so sexy and mysterious and I loved how he seemed to play the same game Jacqueline was playing (that her friends made her play). I liked that he was spontaneous and at times not as predictable as Jacqueline wanted him to be. Not to mention that he is very talented at drawing – and I find this even more sexy than his dark, bad-boy-ish look.
Landon - Oh my, I want to go back to school. I need a tutor to flirt via email and I think that this smart guy might be just perfect for the job. I loved the e-mails between the 2 of them – they were so fun and flirty and cute.. and I found myself smiling more often than I thought I would.
This story comes in a very big package – there is a lot of humor, there is some (hot) romance, but there are also some though subjects (view spoiler) .
There is the need to move on, there is the need to forget, there is the need to start over, and what makes this story special is the fact that all these things fit so perfectly together.
You are not overwhelmed by them, but you can understand them, feel them.
There was one tiny thing I didn’t particularly enjoy:
Buck - It’s not only because he is the ‘evil’ character in the story, but because his personality was a bit inconsistent – he was there at the beginning, just a bit by the middle and then a bit near the ending. But between these moments he was mostly absent. I couldn’t fear him, he didn’t seem to be a threat… and oh, I wanted to kick his ass so damn badly!
Also I don’t understand why didn’t Lucas just called the police in the beginning (I understood why he didn’t kill the bastard, even though in his state of mind he was pretty close to do it and I can’t even judge him for that)… Still, without this fact we wouldn’t have had a story to read, so I’ll just let this go. But I didn’t like him, just so you know.
I guess this is it; these days I am not too good at expressing my feelings for the books I like, but “Easy” is really good and easy to love, so I am sure that you will like it. Pick it up, read it, love it, and come back to talk more about it
Note: The Romanian version of the review can be found here.