Book Review: Easy (Contours of the Heart #1)

Easy ( Contours of the Heart #1) by Tammara Webber

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

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.
A 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.

It’s funny that you start some books and expect to hate them, and you eventually end up enjoying them.

I don’t read many New Adult books because I don’t like them, and even when I do read them and like them, I think about them for months and eventually end up hating them. I guess I haven’t talked about this before, but I read Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen a few months ago and rated it 5 stars, and I think I would’ve loathed it if I had read it now.

When I had started reading Easy by Tammara Webber, I had thought that I would hate it. But it turns out I was wrong, and as you can see, I’ve given it 3 stars?

Why did I start reading it if I was so sure I wouldn’t like it? That’s because I was in a reading slump, and I wanted something easy (no pun intended) and quick to read, and something that would get me out of this slump, and I can certainly say that it hit the spot!

This book is about rape, and I didn’t want it to be a piece of trash because it is obviously a sensitive subject. And I’m glad it turned out to not be a piece of trash. It was pretty decent, I guess. And by the way, even though this book talks about rape, it focuses more on the romance between Jacqueline and Lucas.

I don’t have a lot to say about it, except that most of the characters sucked and didn’t feel real, but it didn’t bother me. The list of sucky characters starts with Buck, who assaults Jacqueline, and includes Jacqueline’s ex-boyfriend, Kennedy (I swear this Jacqueline-Kennedy thing isn’t even remotely interesting), his friends, the whole fraternity, and all the girls who giggled and blamed the victim as two women narrated the traumatic details of the assault.

The only person I like is Erin, who is Jacqueline’s best friend. I mean, we aren’t told anything about her except for the fact that she is her friend.

I’ve heard that a lot of people in the book community crush on Lucas, and I really don’t get why.

I liked Jacqueline, even though some of her actions didn’t make much sense. However, I do get why she would do certain things she did. But she definitely crossed the line at the end of the book!

There were certain scenes in the book where I was like, “Are you for real? That is stupid/ nosey/ stalkerish/ creepy/ morally wrong.”

I do have some thoughts that I don’t have any words to describe, and also, nobody talked about them which makes me think if they’re just in my head. For example, there’s a scene where Jacqueline “deduces” a person’s sexual orientation just by their mannerisms, and I was like, “dude WTF?”

The book was okayish, I guess. It wasn’t good, but it wasn’t bad either. The writing is simple, and the book is easy to read.

A huge trigger warning for rape, sexual assault, trauma, guilt, PTSD, death of a loved one and victim-blaming.

Even though I found a bunch of things inappropriate, this book wasn’t as bad, and it was short and easy to read. I definitely enjoyed it. I won’t read any of the books after this one in the series because I’m just not interested, but I do think it wasn’t a waste of time.

Have you read this book? What did you think about it?

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