Goodreads Synopsis: When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night - but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy
Easy was one of those books that I’ve had on my tbr for forever, has got amazing reviews, and I thought I just need to read this book already! Of course with such high initial expectations comes the disappointment. Don’t get me wrong I did enjoy this book very much but there was something lacking.
Lets start with the positives…..I loved her best friend!! She was so supportive of Jacqueline when she told her what happened with Buck and even broke up with her boyfriend because he wasn’t taking the situation seriously, major best friend goals! A lot of times in YA and NA stories there is drama created between friends for stupid reasons but this story dealt with strong female friendships which was refreshing.
This story also deals with the subject of rape and the author conveyed this issue in a respectable manner. I loved the message this story portrayed about how important it is for us girls to stick together and rally behind one another when it comes to getting justice for this horrible offense. There is still a lot of stigma around this issue which makes it difficult for victims to speak up out of fear of slut-shaming which shouldn’t be the case.
I did feel the story was a bit predictable and the main characters decisions seemed to revolve around boys - she followed her high school boyfriend to the college of his choice, didn’t go to a lecture for 2 weeks because of break-up with said boy, didn’t want to go to tutoring sessions because another boy might be there….you get the picture. I also felt she should have been more aware of her surroundings after what happened with Buck, especially as he showed no remorse and any time they crossed paths he was being really creepy, is that not just common sense?
I did give this 4 stars as I did really enjoy the book and couldn’t put it down until I had it read, however there was something missing for me. At times I expected big confrontations between characters but they never happened. I was definitely expecting more from the story but I can’t fault how much I enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a fast, easy read, with a cute romance.