Review! EASY (Labeled #2) by Jordan S Gray

Review! EASY (Labeled #2) by Jordan S Gray

 

“And what’s the problem with being easy, anyway?” Anger flooded her veins, allowing her the energy to sit up on her own. “So what if I like sex? News-fucking-flash, it feels good. Anyone who’s had an actual orgasm knows that. So why am I being judged for it?”

Party girl, fun loving, college student Shayler Thompson thinks she might be losing her groove. It’s been over a month since she’s slept with anyone and it’s really getting on her nerves, especially watching her best friend be all lovey dovey with her new boyfriend. When she spots a sexy nerd studying alone at a bar she thinks he’s the just the thing that she needs to get out of her slump. What she doesn’t expect is for him to turn her down flat and call her out for being easy and therefore not his type. Shayler tries to let the insult roll off her but she can’t seem to shake it and is surprised to learn that the sexy nerd is actually the Teacher Assistant in the class where she just royally embarrassed herself. David, the sexy nerd, doesn’t want the casual sex she’s offering but he is still willing to be friends and even goes so far as to offer to help her study for the class. She accepts, even though she insists that she doesn’t have guy friends. However, the more time they spend together, the more she can’t imagine him not being in her life, even if they aren’t having sex. As the sexual tension continues to rise, it’s only a matter of time before one of them cracks and when that happens will Shayler be able to consider that maybe David can mean more to her than just a casual hookup? Or is she too set in her ways to even consider anything more between them?

I thought this was a pretty fun read. Shayler was basically a hot mess and some of the stuff she said/did was pretty outrageous. Basically, she couldn’t have been more opposite from me personally, so in that regard it was a little hard for me to relate to her (I haven’t read Prude yet, book 1 in this series, but I can already tell that Rebecca would be more my speed!). That being said, though, it was still entertaining to see her try to work through all of the changes popping up in her life. I won’t say she necessarily matured over the course of the story, well maybe a little, but she did it kicking and screaming. I really enjoyed David’s character, he was charming and sweet and he proved to be very patient with Shayler, even when she maybe didn’t deserve it. I will say that the sexual tension between these two was excellently done. There was such a build up to even just a kiss, they had a lot of chemistry and I found myself with butterflies as things progressed between them.

I would have loved to have gotten some of David’s POV, I thought that since the book was written in third person that we would have had a blend but it ended up being all Shayler. I also would have loved a little backstory for both of them, like why was Shayler so anti-relationship and anti-love? Her aversion to these things was so strong that I would have expected something big that would have led her to those beliefs other than just wanting to be young and free. But those things aside, this was still a fun read. Like I said, I haven’t read Prude yet, but I wasn’t too lost. There were a lot of people to try to keep track of, I still don’t think I have Shayler’s roommates straight, but that’s ok. If you have read Prude, I think you will enjoy seeing the amount of Rebecca and Derek in this book. I wished there was a bit more to the ending, but perhaps we’ll see more of Shayler and David in Ansley’s book? If you’re looking for a light, fun read with a wild and crazy heroine and a sweet, unassuming hero then check this out!

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