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.
I had heard a lot of people talking about this book, so I decided to read it (as I do), and I think it definitely lived up to the hype. Although I don't think this was the best book ever written. i really think that it covered a really sensitive issue in a very sensitive way, and it definitely wasn't over done.
I'm not a feminist type of person, but I really loved how it showed the gender stereotypes in this book, and it portrayed it really well. Jacqueline was a very strong and independent character, however I liked that she still allowed herself to rely on others. In a lot of YA & NA books that have strong female leads, they always make the character overly independent. For example, a girl might be trying to carry a really heavy box, and a man might offer to carry it for them but they flat out refuse their help "because they're strong independent woman and don't need no man" which is complete bullshit. So I was really glad with the way that Easy had such a strong female character that could accept the fact that she couldn't do it all just because she didn't want a man's help.
The plot was well written and kept me intrigued all the way through the book. It was a very fast paced story, although at times it felt like there wasn't anything happening. I loved how realistic it was however, I felt like the ending was very convenient considering everything that had happened.
Overall this was a very good book, and if you think the premise sounds interesting I strongly recommend you give it a go.
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