Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary | Realistic Fiction
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.
An easy favorite. Smoldering H.O.T. this book was!
Who’s up for another bad boy after my disgusting experience with Noah from Pushing the Limits? I am! Fortunately, Lucas didn’t let me down. He is very cool, and very hot at the same time. Hello, book-boyfriend!
The opening scene didn’t waste any time. an attempted rape was showed. a terrified victim was in a state of shock. an unsuspecting hero was revealed. and so it started. the intense stares between Jacqueline and Lucas in Eco class. the sketching sessions. the texts that Jacqueline can’t help but think if they are just bootie calls (or texts, for that matter). Oh, my. Webber got sexiness down to the peg!
I like Erin, she’s such a fun and empowering character. And Benjie, too! I also found it amazing that Jacqueline refused to be a rape victim (she took action), and that Lucas doesn’t want his past tangled with what he have with her.
Lucas’ bad boy rep is played just right. he’s reserved, he doesn’t flaunt his conquests (it was only implied). he’s not an emo-boy either, so YAY! (i have to confess though, i keep looking on the book cover to refresh the Lucas image in mind. =P he’s addictive, really.) Not to mention that he can beat the sh*t out of anyone. Martial arts, taekwondo, you name it, he knows it. Definitely my current book-boyfriend. Dude, show me your tats!
5-stars seemed approriate after finishing the book, but there are tiny issues that ticked me so i have to take off a star. The predictability of the email exchanges was too high-schoolish for me, totally wrong since Jacqueline is a sophomore and Lucas is a senior. Her naivete here is slightly annoying.
The conflicts from both characters were handled very nicely. The sexy scenes are not sleazy. Swooooon is more like it!
Gotta love Easy. This fire is never meant to be put out, so fan it up!