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
Jacqueline had her entire life planned out around her boyfriend Kennedy. She followed him all the way to college giving up her own dreams. Once away at school Jacqueline's entire life starts to change. One night when leaving a party Jacqueline is attacked and rescued by a boy named Lucas. Lucas was just a stranger but soon she realizes he is everywhere around her.
This is that new genre New Adult, meant for ages 17-30. I am still a bit on the fence about this genre. Now this genre is pumping out some pretty epic books right now but part of me questions if it isn't still YA just basically with a new name on it. The characters are still very immature and a majority of the sex scenes fade to black. I am not a fan of fade to black fill me in on the juicy details.
This book was recommended to me by fellow a blogger. I started reading it because I really wanted to give this new genre a try. I was really taken by surprised when I found this book hard to put down. Jacqueline’s character is really trying to grow into herself. Jacqueline has made a name for herself as Kennedy's girlfriend and now that they are not together she is just a lone wolf.
Lucas is this smart, sexy, and tattooed (my favorite) boy who has a dark troubled past (also my favorite). Lucas is everywhere and I loved when the story would "bump" into him because Easy is told from Jacqueline's perspective. The chemistry between these two characters builds and develops versus just being some sappy case of insta-love that you tend to find in the YA genre, oops this is New Adult my bad.
You ever read a book and not really know what it is about but that you like? This story doesn't have some super strong plot unfolding or some crazy adventure. It is simply a story of a girl and for some reason I still enjoyed that. The story flows naturally and I just enjoyed Jacqueline's tale and uncovering Lucas’s past and reading about these two falling in love. I enjoyed reading about the college life and the test and parties; maybe a bit of it I enjoyed because it is living vicariously through the story.
I definitely recommend this book to YA lovers it treads slightly on the line of risqué so it may be better for mature readers to pick this one up. I don't know if I would throw a recommendation out for lovers of the more adult books because it really reminded me more of a YA, but I am more into adult novels and I enjoyed this one just fine, so I'd say give its worth a try.