Saturday, December 2, 2017

Romance Mini Reviews: Easy by Tammara Webber and Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

Hey guys! It's finally the Holiday season! November went by incredibly fast I don't even now how I survived, and now thats its December my holiday survival rate is slowly decreasing by the minute. However I was able to cope with some of the holiday madness with a few romance books (they provided excellent distractions from the holiday madness that consumes my family. Stress levels will not be low this month).

First off we have this fabulous romance novel that I read first in the period of two days (I literally could not stop myself from reading it! It just felt like I couldn't get enough!)

Easy by: Tammara Webber

Rating: 4/5 Stars

SummaryWhen 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 heard a lot of good things about this book before I got my hands on it. It keep continuously showing up on GoodReads and I decided to take it as a sign that I needed to read this book....STAT! (plus I was totally in the mood for a good romance book...and well if this cover doesn't say romance than what does?) 

This book actually wasn't what I expected. I admit I skimmed through the summary and wasn't quite aware of the level of intensity I was getting myself into. That being said I loved the intenseness of this book! The beginning gripped me and I was on the edge of my seat while wanting to reach through the pages and beat up those stupid frat boys ( I was very upset and very angry and punching stuff makes me fell better when it comes to books and characters getting on my nerves) 

 The whole story circulates around a girl named Jacqueline who is struggling throughout the novel with a sexual assault incident and she struggles with whether or not she can open up to people about what happened. Meanwhile her savior, Lucas keeps repeatedly showing up in her life and they are undeniably drawn to one another. Lucas is a very intense loner and you don't really know that much about him only that he's a person that really cares about Jacqueline and wants her to feel safe enough to speak out about her accident. 

Lucas is also an artist and the scenes in which he sketches Jacqueline are absolutely FABULOUS! They are so romantic and steamy and you just want to keep reading until the next one! The emotional tension between the two is not something to miss and if your looking for some mushy romance with a storyline that will stay with you than you NEED to read this book! Its just the right balance between swoon and intensity that it will leaving you wanting more! 

Thanks for the Trouble by: Tommy Wallach

Rating: 3/5 stars

Summary: A unique story about first—and last—loves from the celebrated and bestselling author of We All Looked Up.

Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

This book was a really unique read for me. Both the two main characters they focus on are really unique and have characteristics I'm not used to seeing in YA so this was really interesting for me. The main character, Parker is a latino who lives in SF and hasn't spoken since the death of his father. He's very antisocial and when he needs to talk to someone he has to use a notebook to write down his thoughts. 

In comes in Zelda a girl who is like no one parker had ever met in his life and steals his heart almost imediently. This book is written in a different way too because parker writes story's in his notebook and the author will dedicate whole chapter to parker's stories. I have to say I think the stories were my favorite part of this book. 

This book primarily deals with Zelda's surprising secrets, and what she plans to do at the end of the novel that parker would give anything to stop. He might even try to speak again if it only meant he could save Zelda from this horrible fate she is putting upon herself. 

Meanwhile while Parker is trying to save Zelda, Zelda is using the last of her money and her time to try and save Paker. Parker, a boy she believes is wasting his life away by being too afraid to speak, too unsure of himself to make friends or go to parties, she even pushing for him to apply to college when her time runs out and her money runs dry. 

Overall this story was a really cute and unique read it just didn't make me feel as much as Easy did. The story telling perspective was really cool but I wouldn't say the plot or the way it was written was enough to keep me fully satisfied. 

  If your in the mood for some romance reads please give these two novels a chance! Easy is great if your in the mood for a hear wrenching tale of survivors of love and Thanks for the Trouble is a great read if your fans of more contemporary books or authors such as John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Happy Reading! 

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