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Easy - Tammara Webber Easy is not a book I would typically gravitate to. I kept seeing it on blogs I follow and getting great reviews, so I thought I would give it a try. Man, am I glad I did.I expected this to be a moody, dramatic and depressing book, knowing that rape plays a part in this story. I thought it would be more along the lines of Speak.I was wrong. It' s not really any of those things. It's heartwarming, it's sexy, it's smart.Jacqueline is a strong young woman. Determined to set her world back on track after the breakup from her long time boyfriend. After a terrible experience at the beginning of the book, she could break down. She doesn't. She's sweet, she's smart, she's stubborn, and she's a bit broken. Lucas is this amazingly caring and protective guy. His story was heartbreaking and took me somewhere completely unexpected. His affection for Jacqueline is beyond endearing. He's like a big gooey teddy-bear wrapped in this hard bad-boy shell. But he too, is a bit broken. There is a bit of cat & mouse chase/game that ensues and it was fun to read and oh so reminiscent of my adolescence. It put a smile on my face :)...see?This story lies in the healing of these two amazing characters. Finding strength and love in each other. Learning to survive their pasts and their heartbreaks. It is such a wonderfully woven tale with some of the steamiest scenes I've read in a while. This is for sure mature YA, Lucas will get that blood flowing ~ trust me!!Throughout the story the sexual violence is treated with care, delicacy and follow through. I found this so refreshing after reading a few books these past months that did not take quite this level of care. I appreciate how Tammara handled the situations.I can't really put into words all that I loved about this book. I could not put this book down, nor did I have any desire to. It will stick with me for a long time to come and may be a future re-read. It's the first of Webber's books I've read but I will definitely be reading her work again.