"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…
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.
groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's
struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to
fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the
arms of a secretive boy."
November 6th 2012
by Berkley Trade. I listened to the audio version of this book.
As I've explained before, I like to listen to audio books while I cook. For me, Audible is worth the money, because I get a week and a half of enjoyment out of a book instead of a day. So not the case with this book (and some others!). I listened to it continually while doing chores, walking to the post office, and while surfing the Internet. It lasted me less than 24 hours!
I'm starting to really get into the New Adult genre. In case you don't know what that is, these are more mature than YA books, because the characters are college-age, but usually the scenarios are pretty similar. Since the audience is older, the books are usually naughtier than YA books.
One night, Jacqueline is about to get raped by a student named Buck (why did that name seem too perfect? A little too perfect though, which was a bit annoying), and a mysterious stranger saves her and beats the crap out of Buck. OK, he's not going to stay mysterious for long; his name is Lucas (ooh and he's been watching her for some time and already knows who she is--including her name). Now at first, I was thinking "I know where this is going! He's a knight in shining armor who saved the woman from getting raped, so now he gets to have her right away." No, it is slightly more empowering than that, don't worry. Jacqueline starts taking self-defense classes and becomes bad-ass, so that she can fend for herself.
At some point in the book, we get a love triangle (yay! extra swoons!), but well, that part was a bit predictable, and I will say no more. I did love it though, and maybe it was supposed to be predictable.
Anyway, two thumbs up!