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Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

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Easy - Tammara Webber See full review here!

I bought this on Amazon. Here is my honest review:

What a crazy way to start this novel! Right from the beginning, Jacqueline's life is a mess. Her boyfriend just broke up with her and this oaf tries to force her into having sex with her. Luckily she has a savior by the name of Lucas. He stops the asshat from the act and doesn't leave Jacqueline alone after that. Plus, she needs a tutor for her Econ class now, and she's just trying to get on with her life. Easy is the story of what happens in Jacqueline's life after all this, and it's a great read!

Jacqueline and Lucas are great main characters. They're flawed and freaked out about stuff in their past. But this book is lighter than super serious thanks to some of the amazing secondary characters. That might be my favorite part of this book: Erin and Benji were SO great! Benji isn't in many scenes, but I really liked his character. And Erin is a badass friend. Loved her too! Then there's Landon, but I'm not getting into all that. ;o)

Some of this was predictable, but then some shocked me. I did the "awwwww" thing a couple times, and I almost cried once or twice. In the end I was very happy though. That's all I will say about that. But I also loved that this book wasn't just about romance. This book deals with some really deep issues, like death, rape, and morality. Definitely read this one if you get a chance! Now I can't wait to try out her Between the Lines series!

I also liked that this was edited pretty well. Easy is a self-published book, but you can hardly tell. I'm glad, because it's really hit or miss with self-published books. Now if only a major publisher would pick up these books so they could gain some well-deserved attention. It happens, but it seems with the wrong books. That's for another time..

I really enjoyed this one. It's a "new adult" book since they're in college, and as you read above, there are some adult themes. It's not YA because they're a little older, but it's not adult since, like I said, it's college students. I seem to really like this age range. I'm old enough for adult novels, but I enjoy YA. New Adult seems to bridge this gap nicely.