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It’s been an entire month since Shayler Thompson has orgasmed from something not made out of silicone. If her sour mood is any indication, she needs to get laid like yesterday. So when she walks up to a sexy nerd at the bar and propositions him, it seems like a great idea. Until he rejects her and calls her easy.Still reeling from his hurtful words, Shayler is surprised toIt’s been an entire month since Shayler Thompson has orgasmed from something not made out of silicone. If her sour mood is any indication, she needs to get laid like yesterday. So when she walks up to a sexy nerd at the bar and propositions him, it seems like a great idea. Until he rejects her and calls her easy.Still reeling from his hurtful words, Shayler is surprised to find that the nerd, David, is a Teacher Assistant for the one college class she’s totally embarrassing herself in. When he offers to help her study, she accepts, thinking that maybe she’ll get laid after all. But David isn’t into casual sex, and Shayler refuses any sort of commitment. With enough chemistry to light his dumb Prius on fire, she’s sure one of them will eventually give in… She just really hopes it won’t be her....

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Easy Reviews

  • ViolinVixen
    2019-02-28 14:29

    Possible spoilers ahead…It’s also very long – sorry I got carried away. :) Shayler is a fun-loving, life of the party kind of girl. She’s young, carefree and she likes it that way. She sleeps around. She’s notorious for getting wasted and then spending the night/morning vomiting on whoever or whatever is around her. She’s also a good friend; loyal, patient and understanding. Shayler’s a good student and is at college on a partial scholarship that she’s in danger of losing due to her lack of direction. She’s still getting mostly good grades, despite her numerous absences, but she hasn’t declared a major. Mostly, because she has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Shayler has never felt ashamed about her lifestyle and is unapologetic and unfiltered in general when expressing her opinions, but the night she met David, his words stopped her in her tracks.She was out for a girl’s night and ticked off that her best friend Rebecca had brought her new boyfriend to intrude on their girl time, again. Like horny newlyweds, Rebecca and Derek were constantly all over each other and continuously making sickening PDAs. Single gal Shayler needed a breather from the love-in, so she picked a target and headed over to meet her fun for the night. Hot Guy (David) was minding his own business studying and she approached him to flirt and hopefully find her next one-night stand. He was not interested. At. All. Shayler was flabbergasted and demanded to know why and the answer was one she won’t soon forget. When it happens to her a couple of more times in the coming evenings, she’s left confused, frustrated and ashamed. She didn’t think she was “Easy”. She thought she was a normal, fun-loving college girl who enjoyed sex. Shayler started feeling bad about some of her choices and was second guessing her lifestyle; not enough not to flirt shamelessly with the George Clooney-esque prof, but enough to pause the revolving door on her bedroom for the time being.David ends up being her TA in a class she’s struggling in due to her absences. After her prof tells her that he thinks she can’t handle the class and that she’s all beauty and no brains, she becomes determined to prove him wrong and David offers to help her out. Shayler is still embarrassed about him rejecting her, but they get along well and she needs the help, so she reluctantly agrees.The more time David and Shayler spend together, the more they like each other. They become friends, Shayler stops sleeping around completely and David starts to fall hard. Shayler is scared though. She might enjoy spending time with him, but they haven’t even had sex yet and she’s sure not ready to act like an old married couple like her friends are. Shayler softens to David slowly and starts letting her guard down. She’s surprised that she enjoys holding hands and making out, even without it leading to anything immediately. Don’t get me wrong, these two do eventually end up in bed and they are HOT together, but David wants to be sure that before they have sex, Shayler knows that he cares for her and loves her for more than just a hook-up.This book is so good. Like, so, so good. I have to admit, I didn’t love Shayler in Prude, the first book in this series, but now that I’ve gotten to know her more, I feel like I understand her much better and spent much of the book wishing I could take away her self-doubt and fears. Throughout this story Shayler finds herself, learns to love herself and starts to figure out where her life is heading.David is just a great leading man! He’s not only the sweetest book boyfriend I’ve read in a while, but he respects Shayler so much and wants her to see herself as he sees her –clever, witty, caring and beautiful. Of course it also doesn’t hurt that he’s hot, nerdy and sexy too!The writing by this author is so smart and funny. The dialogue and banter between David and Shayler is fabulous and the reader can feel the sexual tension seeping from the pages as they grow closer. This is not your run of the mill, nerd falling in love with the party girl, college love story. “Easy” has strong characters, some stomach churning angst and so much heart.This is a standalone novel, within a series. It’s book 2 in the series. The first book Prude was also incredible and tells Rebecca and Derek’s story, which is continued in this book. You don’t need to read Prude to love Easy, but I highly recommend reading it!No cliffhanger. Happily ever after. Smart and sexy friends to lovers romance.Sorry that this got to be so long. When I’m really passionate about something I tend to ramble on. If you made it this far…thanks! <3

  • Socially Book Nerd
    2019-02-27 18:21

    Sassy, sexy, best friends to lovers in the most steamy way... Laugh out loud funny shyler keeps you reading. This book was so good I read straight through without stopping. I couldn't out it down. I liked this book and this author 2nd book is amazing, I see great things coming from Mrs Gray in the future. Can't wait to read more!!!!

  • Jordan
    2019-03-17 16:18

    So I hope you all really love this one. Shayler is 100% more outrageous, outspoken, and out of control than any other character you've met before. ENJOY!

  • J.E. Benoit
    2019-02-22 17:34

    Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict ( A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.“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!

  • Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
    2019-03-20 14:17

    Available now AMAZON3.5 STARS.Easy by Jordan S. Gray is one of those "It's not the story, it's the heroine" kind of books. Yeah, I have some of them. One month has passed and Shayler Thompson has officially got tired of playing with her little friend made from silicone, she needs the real thing. And that means to get laid. So when she walks up to a sexy nerd at the bar and propositions him, it seems like a great idea; what she didn't expect was to get rejected and called easy. Ouch, that hurtStill reeling from his hurtful words, Shayler is surprised to find out he is the teacher assistant for the one college class she's totally embarrassing herself in. When he offers to help her study, she accepts, thinking that maybe she'll get laid after all. But what happened when the guy isn't into casual sex and commitment is your enemy?Would you give in? Or would you run away from him faster than a speeding bullet? If you read the first lines of this review you should know by now that I'm not a fan of the heroine. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against girls who like to have fun, if-you-know-what-I-mean, but Shayler was too much. The funny thing is that the only steamy scenes I got were the ones with the hero, so you may be wondering "where is the problem?", right? Well, her repeated inner monologues about "how much she needed sex" or "how getting drunk and hooking up with random guy number 2346 was the best thing ever"... grated on my nerves. I get it, she was fearless, outspoken, confident. I didn't need it repeated like a condom's ad. And then, when things didn't go her way, she became a monster, yes a monster. She acted out terribly and some of the things she did were disgusting. Oh boy, I was so fucking pissed. She did her best but failed to win me over, it didn't matter that she made me laugh a lot; the girl was funny when she wasn't being "easy".Now, let's talk a little bit about David!!! *Sighs* David was one of the things I loved the most about this book. He was sweet and caring. The kind of man you don't meet every day. And what did Shayler do? Hurt his feelings. BITCH. I would have loved to get to know David more. I got that Shayler was the main character but David surely deserved some weight too. Another thing that deserves to be mentioned is the friendship between Shayler and the girls. I think that the fact that they were so different from each other was what made their relationship so appealing. I wanted to hang out with them. So, yeah, the plot was original and the secondary characters were interesting. So much so that I will probably read the first book, since I dived straight away into this one, just to see what happens with Shayler's gang.Overall, this was a light, funny and I dare to say, sexy read. And even though I had issues with the heroine, I liked seeing her become a "better person" and get her HEA.

  • Red Cheeks Reads
    2019-03-18 17:13

    Shayler is going through a dry spell and isn't happy about it...she needs a hot, steamy night to get her back on track. When she sees the geeky but hot guy sitting at the bar she thinks her problems are solved and she will be back to ways soon enough. But that hot nerd is David, and David isn't interested in one night stands or easy propositions, which he tells Shayler. After being hurt by his words, she is mortified to discover he is a teaching assistant. But will his offer to help her study solve her problem of getting him in bed? Or will David stay strong and try and persuaded Shayler that there is more to them than just one night. "His texts made her smile. His voice made her light-headed. His touch made her body ignite from the inside out. Obviously, that wasn’t normal and meant something, but she’d be damned if it meant she was in love."One of my favourite things of this book is Shayler. She is not your typical heroine. Instead she is cocky, confident, not afraid to admit she likes sex and isn't shy about getting it. I loved that she wasn't what we typically see in female leads who are sometimes embarrassed about sex or being sexy. It was refreshing to see a woman who owned it! David wasn't your typical hero either. He was patient and quite reserved, he was the one trying to convince Shayler that they could be more than just one night. He still managed to be sexy and broody in a way that was very attractive and I really liked that he wanted Shayler enough to be patient and understanding with her. "Looking at him was too much in that moment. How had she gone so long without him? “I missed you so much,” she whispered."This was just a fun, easy (in the good way), enjoyable read. The dynamics between the characters was really enjoyable to read and they both seemed so real to me. It's definitely a romance but also a story about finding out who you really are, what you really want and coming to terms with it. It wasn't only Shayler's relationship with David that we read about, but throughout the story Shayler's friendships also come into it a lot and we see that maybe Shayler's outlook on love is even affecting her friendships as well. “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-*****-flash, it feels good. Anyone who’s had an actual orgasm knows that. So why am I being judged for it?”Overall, this was just a fun read which was perfect for my long commute. It was funny, sweet, sad and sometimes even frustrating. It kept me entertained throughout and I have to say I think this is one of my favourite couples of 2017 so far! BETHANY

  • Kellee
    2019-03-02 14:22

    Easy by Jordan S Gray. 5 Stars!I can not say enough good things about this book!! It is an emotional rollercoaster. Have your tissues ready and be prepared to laugh out loud! Shayler is defiantly someone I can see being best friends with. This book is about her road to maturity. She is a twenty year old college student who loves who she is. Shayler is a strong, independent woman who regrets nothing and stands up for what she believes in. She is faithful to her friends through and through. Shayler doesn't do relationships. She enjoys friends with benefits and one night stands. This college student loves to party and go clubbing and has no qualms with getting drunk and missing class. She is beauty and brains, but doesn't like to show the intelligent side. She does enough to get by in class and it takes little effort on her part. Shayler loves her life until a month dry spell and a few guys calling her EASY, makes her rethink everything. That is when she meets David. A TA in her intro to criminology class turns her world and her thinking upside down. He wants to be friends. She has plenty of close girlfriends, but no guy friends. How is being a friend with a male going to work? Shayler starts this journey of friendship and it turns out she develops feelings for him. This isn't the Shayler everyone knows and loves! She is fearful of what her life is going to become! She doesn't do love or relationships! She gets scared and does some stupid stuff along the way. After her best friend gets engaged she starts running and hiding from everyone. She isn't that person who is going to grow up and become an adult. A must read book about friendship and growing up. I love the relationship she has with her best friends and felt like I was one of them as I was reading this story. A well written story!

  • Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
    2019-03-15 11:33

    **** 4.5 Cranky Stars ****Wow...what did I just read? Easy is the next book after “Prude” and man, it’s a complete reversal to Ms Gray’s debut novel. We read about sweet, innocent Becca in book one and I fell in love with her. This one however is all about Shayler and she does not have an innocent cell inside or outside her luscious body!Did I fall in love with this book?Hell, yeah!The story starts off where Prude ended, Becca and Derek are together and their love is making Shayler nauseated. So much so that she needed to find a man to vent out her frustrations on. Bed partners had always been easy for Shayler. All she had to do was flash her sexy smile, crook her finger and men come running.Or they did, until a hot geek named David crossed her path.Suddenly, the tables are turned and Shayler found herself being blocked left and right and curiously attracted to somebody completely out of her league.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can’t remember the number of times I yelled “No, Shayler! NO!” as I read through her shenanigans. All the characters I came to love from book 1 were all present making it feel like a happy reunion. Also, the setting is so current, every person so relatable making me feel like I was actually part of the story instead of a spectator. And David...this guy not only made me fall in love with him, he also made me smile. He’s such a wonder.If you want to laugh, cringe, squirm, feel HOT and finish a book with a smile on your face...look no further and grab this marvel from Jordan S Gray.

  • Loren
    2019-03-11 10:40

    Easy is easily a five star read! The second novel of the Labeled series by Jordan S. Gray goes into the easy-going life of Shayler Thompson, who’s life and ideals are turned upside down after being rejected by the handsome David. It’s a light, funny read, with enough to keep you on your toes. Shayler is a bubbly, confident character. She is the life of the party, and wants to stay that way. Then David comes along, and everything changes, but for her, it’s not good. Shayler is scared of turning into somebody that she isn’t, and along the way she realises just one thing; she can’t control life, or love. Shayler is also scared of turning into what society says a relationship does to a person, and turns vulnerable because of this. Shayler's scared personality shines throughout the novel- and her quick remarks are incredible too!David, on the other hand, is private and quiet. He’s confident, but instead of being scared of love, he prefers to be intimate in a relationship. He changes Shayler without realising it, and falls for her along the way. David is a sweet, caring gentleman who tries to look out for Shayler without her pushing him away. He does all he can to help Shayler, and whilst so, Shayler is falling for him more and more. Easy is a funny, brilliant read! It has its funny moments, but also its sad ones. The characters are incredible! The author did a spectacular job on this novel. It’s an amazing read! Can’t wait for more!!!

  • Sara
    2019-03-04 14:32

    Easy by Jordan S. Gray an easy reading five-star read. This is the second book in the Labeled series, I hadn’t read the first book, and didn’t realise there was a first book until had finished this one it. So, I think you can read this as a stand-alone, but I will definitely be reading the first book and any more in the series. It’s well written, funny and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters.This is the story of Party girl, and all round fun lover Shayler Thompson. Shayler is used to getting what she wants, and she isn’t shy about how she gets it, she would be the first to admit that she loves sex, and doesn’t care about who it’s with, she has never had a dry spell since getting mono in high school, so when she gets rejected not once or twice but several times she resorts to drastic measures, and thinks she may have been cursed. After a month of orgasms only being produced by something made of silicone she is getting more and more desperate.When Shayler sees one of the guys who rejected her in class, and not just any guy but the one who started the whole rejection curse David McPherson, not only did David reject her but he also called her easy. It wouldn’t have hurt so much but he was a nerd, who should have been happy Shayler was giving him the time of day. To make it worse, he wasn’t just in her class, he was the TA of a class that she had already missed a couple of classes for, making her behind when they have a pop quiz. Something Shayler isn’t used to as she may be a party girl but she hides serious smarts under her party girl front, she just doesn’t let anyone see that and plays dumb. When David offers Shayler a chance to study together, she jumps at the chance thinking it’s a chance to get him naked at least, the only problem is she doesn’t realise that he turned her down as he doesn’t do casual, he only does relationships, something party girl Shayler would never consider. Would she?

  • Sadia Ash
    2019-02-28 12:21

    This was such an interesting book for me to read because it was so against the grain of normal romances. Shayler is an anti-heroine--in the best possible way. She's not your usual meek, virginal wallflower kind of heroine who populates romance novels. She’s a party animal and bad to the bone--yet lovable and huggable as your favorite stuffed toy. Shayler has the best one-liners. I reread a lot of them and highlighted them. She is hilarious and I loved reading her comebacks. What is notable about crafting a heroine like Shayler is that the author gets the slut shaming so prevalent in society and carefully crafts a path to avoid those pitfalls. This novel is a great equalizer of the sexes in the truthful character of Shayler. #teamShaylerI wanted to see more of David, the guy, (which is the only thing I miss in this book) because Jordan is excellent at crafting realistic heroes. He was so real I felt like he was somebody I knew in grad school. The thought, care and detail behind Jordan Gray’s character building is just incredible. I also loved Jordan’s realistic depiction of millennials and it truly felt like I was reading about college students.Jordan’s writing is stunningly mature for her debut novels. She has an incredible command over the language and can shake a metaphor, slap an idiom, and twist it around better than anyone in the romance world today. I see a very bright future ahead of Jordan who had a very very very young age has managed to write two excellent novels. Five stars!!! Love the authors writing style. Breath of fresh air. I thoroughly enjoyed Easy and found myself laughing out loud several times.

  • Lisa Mandina
    2019-02-25 11:14

    4.5 stars actually. I loved this author's debut novel, Prude, and was very excited when she contacted me to see about reading the sequel. This story featured one of the friends of the main character in Prude, and we were left knowing it would be her in the epilogue of that book. Once again the author has written dialogue that caused me to laugh out loud, almost snorting at times, even sitting in public! I had trouble putting it down, needing to know what would happen next. There were all the funny parts, but then even the big disaster before the finish had me in tears. It also had me wanting to go back and reread the first book. Which I may have to do soon! My only real issue with the book is that I have some trouble believing that a pretty girl would not find someone with her easy reputation. That guys like the ones, not David, but the other guys, would not take her up on her offer as being easy. But who knows. Oh yeah, she calls her 35 day dry spell a desert. And I have to say, no sweetie, that's only a grain of sand compared to my dry spell. To read my full review, go to Lisa Loves Literature.

  • Amy~ My Book Obsession
    2019-03-18 14:28

    This was a funny read. It dealt with self growth and learning it's okay to change and find a new- old you. Shayler is a fun loving free spirit that doesn't see the point of one guy forever. That is until she meets a guy she can't get enough of. However, what he wants and what she needs is two different things. Shayler has to learn that everything can't be easy and sometimes hard steady work is needed. It doesn't mean you are changing who you but you have grown. Even though there was a lesson here it was a fun and sexy read. It felt light and not to deep; a great weekend read. This is book two in the series I haven't read book one but I don't feel I was missing much from not reading the first one. However, I am going to read book one.

  • MarieBrown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
    2019-02-26 11:23

    Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:Easy is a laugh out loud romantic comedy that will have you giggling, sighing, squirming and enjoying the heck out of this story! This is the second book in Jordan S Gray's Labeled series and is so much fun! The banter the playfulness the quirks and charms is something that warmed my heart and had me gobbling this book in such a short amount of time.The characters are ridiculously fun and their chemistry just pops and crackles and oh boy, the sex, can we say, explosive? Easy is will definitely be going on my "Most Fun" list! This is one romance that will have you happy and smiling the whole time. LOVED IT!Easy gets a SASSY AND FUN FOUR AND A HALF SHOOTING STARS! Its irresistible and outrageously entertaining.

  • Mayurakshi Paul
    2019-03-04 14:16

    So I would start off by saying that I was literally on cloud nine when the author offered me to read and review this book, firstly because I totally loved the Labeled book 1 Prude and secondly because I adored Shayler's character there and wanted to know more about her. So all in all I had pretty high expectations from this book. And I should accept that this novel did meet all my expectations.Nothing is going right for Shayler after a hot nerd, David rejects her. She is getting rejected by more men, and her desperation to get laid is increasing day by day. And to top it all she is informed that she needs to declare a major, or else she would run out of her scholarship but she has not yet decided what she wants to do. Then one day, David offers to help her study and soon her world turns upside down.David is a very organised, sorted out man, he knows what he wants, and does work towards it. For Shayler he was a path shower, when she couldn't decide what to do with her major. He was always there to give her sound advice and a helping hand. He made her fall in love, even when Shayler was determined that she didn't want a relationship. If you read this book you would definitely agree with me that he is undeniably a charming and lovable character. Shayler, is funny, witty, unorganised and carefree. In one word she is the 'free spirit' as quoted by Rebecca in Prude. Relationships? Marriage? Children? No that's not Shayler's cup of tea. l was able to connect to her character instantly and feel her every emotion. She is definitely gonna make a permanent place in that well built character list of mine.The contrast between the beliefs of Shayler and David is well shown and adds beauty to their love story.Throughout the story, sometimes I laughed aloud, sometimes I just read with a smile on my face, basking in the warmth of highly intense and passionate moment. And sometimes I wished to cry during those instances when Shayler's fear of commitment created havoc in her life. All through the novel the one thing that I felt was that how well the author expressed the emotions of Shayler. Her dilemma to choose between her description of freedom and David who loved her, her fear of commitment, her terror of getting changed and getting bonded into a family life with no fun. Her every emotions is so well communicated that you would feel you're inside the novel, within Shayler's heart, mind and soul, feeling each of her feelings.The love story of David and Shayler is so beautiful, that if you are single then this novel is definitely going to make you crave for a partner.Overall I would say that the book is well written, the love story is very beautiful and the characters are pretty amazing. So grab this novel in the first chance you get, to fall in love with David, Shayler and their love story. I would highly recommend Easy to all romance lovers.

  • Katie
    2019-03-18 10:18

    4 star reviewEasy by Jordan S Gray is the second book in the Labeled series. I read this book as a standalone and thoroughly enjoyed it but I will definitely be reading book 1 just so I can find out more about the other characters who feature in the story. I have to say I found this book really refreshing to read! Shayler (the main character) was just hilarious! She certainly wasn’t the heroine I was expecting! She’s full of life and making every minute of college life count but you also know that behind that tough exterior there is something else going on. I was impressed with how well the author did the development of Shayler’s character; I think she got her spot on. At first I liked her, then I got frustrated with her, I wanted to scream at her and by the end of the story I totally loved her! She certainly is a free spirit and I loved that about her. David has to be by far one of my favourite book heroes of 2017 so far! He was so real and relatable – and also very, very hot!! He is the complete opposite to Shayler, neat, tidy, focused on his education but he was able to help her when she needed it the most. Shayler and David’s story is definitely one of opposites attract and I loved reading about their relationship and watching it grow – through both the happy times and the times where I was fighting back the tears. I loved the contrast between the two characters and I think this definitely added to their story. It also helps that the chemistry between these two was amazing!I thought the author did an amazing job with this story – it had a fantastic storyline, great and for me unexpected characters and it was a pleasure to read. The banter between the characters is funny and my interest was kept the whole way through the story. If you are a lover of romance stories and are looking for characters a little bit different then you will definitely enjoy this story. I know I did and I’m definitely going to be going back to read book 1 too.

  • Tee
    2019-03-03 11:31

    Jordan S. Gray is a superstar! I can not sing her praises loud enough. I loved Prude and now Easy. I can not wait for the next one.Shayler is a fun-loving 20 year old girl, not looking for anything long term. Certainly not expecting to fall in love. So when David comes along, she fights it as much as she possibly can. Resisting the urge to conform, not wanting to grow up and mature.Easy will take you on a journey of growth and discovery. Read this book!! You will not be disappointed.

  • Mariah Johnston
    2019-03-11 17:11

    PHENOMENAL! Full review to come.

  • Stacey
    2019-03-10 12:24

    Shayler is easy going, the life of the party young, care free confident kind of girl and she sleeps around a lot she can't see what the big deal is shes young fun college student enjoying herself with a nice hot guy they know where they stand when they go to bed with her so what she doing wrong. Shayler is also a really great friend loyal, understanding and always have her friends backs, she's a student and normally a good one but recently she's lost her direction she's still mostly achieving good grades but she still hasn't decided on her major but she don't know what she wants to do with her life. She’s enjoying her college life going out making memories with friends but then suddenly one word completely stops her in her tracks and makes her jaw drop who would of thought that one word could make her rethink everything about yourself…. On a night out shayler sets her sights on a good-looking guy sitting at a table with a glass of water and his nose stuck in his books studying but it doesn't stop her from approaching him and she uses all her best moves but he completely shoots her down saying he's not interested in her which completely throws her off and demands to tell her why and keeps going on at him until he reveals why and when he does she soon wish he never did tell her so she gives him some and storms off but the doubt starts creeping in and she start second thinking her lifestyle so she stops sleeping around but continue to be a huge flirt she's still got to have some fun. David (who shot her down) becomes her TA in classes she struggles in due to how much she's missed due to being absent this is where they started building there relationship they get closer the more time they spend together and David really falls for her but shayler is a tough nut to crack she has walls up and isn't completely convinced she's ready to settle down. Can David break down her walls and get to her heart? Will shayler go back to her old ways or will she give a relationship a real go? I loved this novel absolutely fell in love with shayler and David I particularly loved seeing the softer side to shayler the vulnerable side and David God what sweet heart he is the perfect book boyfriend. I loved seeing them grow together and the sexual tension wow was dripping of the pages. I loved that David really respect her and get her to see herself through his eyes to help with her self doubt and get her to see her beautiful she really is. I would definitely recommend this novel you will fall in love with it wonderful….

  • HappilyEverChapter
    2019-03-21 12:11

    ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ THREE-STAR ✩ DNF ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover < < Cover looks more cute and fluffy than sleazy. Looks can be deceiving. Script font blends into background, easy to overlook (no pun intended). I agreed to read this book at the author's request.> > Looking Deeper < < POV: Third-personIrresponsible, immature, sleazy party-girl is how I'd sum up Shayler's behavior in the beginning of this book. She's utterly unlikable (to me) and more than a little distasteful. As an author-provided book, I felt obligated to give it a more thorough chance to redeem itself, afterall, David - the Intro to Criminology TA - is rather likable. The overall cast of secondary characters reminded me why I tend to try to stay AWAY from New Adult / College based books... As a mom of teens that bring home enough drama, I don't need to read about it from characters that should be acting a little more like adults in the real world and less like pubescent teens at prom. (Just my opinion though.) Unfortunately, at Shaylar's declaration that vag' is drier than the Sahara and it needs to flow again like Niagra Falls... and then she proceeds to try to hook up with David's roommate, AT his house??? Um, that was it for me. Sorry. I cannot get passed that. I've unfortunately deemed it as an "Unable to Finish" at 38%. This may be something the younger adult readers may enjoy, but it was not for me... at all. Sorry..Rating: [R] ~ Score: DNF ~ Stars: 3==========================⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐

  • Ashtyn
    2019-03-21 14:27

    This was my first book by this author and I've got to say, I enjoyed it quite a bit! There were some things that annoyed me throughout the novel (some of which was because of the main character, Shayler) but for the most part, I found this to be a fun, quick, and *ahem* easy book to read!So, lets get the not so fun parts out of the way, first. Shayler was a party girl. Every single night it seemed like, she was at the club or the bar, looking to get drunk and hook up with a random guy. Now that's all fine and dandy, but I found myself getting bored with reading about that over and over again. It may just be me, because that sort of life style just doesn't appeal to me. Whenever she wanted to do this (which was a lot), I found myself annoyed with her. Every decision she made just rubbed me the wrong way. She acted out terribly when things didn't go her way or when she felt backed into a corner and some of the things she did were absolutely horrifying. That being said, she was much better in the time that she was just hanging out with her friends or with David. When she settled down and wasn't going crazy at a club, she was a lot of fun to read about. Charming, funny, and energetic. I just wish we had seen more of that side of her in the beginning of the novel. David was a great addition to the story! I love how sweet and caring he was and how patient. He and Shayler really did feel like friends before anything romantic began happening and I loved that. He was really helpful, too. I liked that he didn't play games and that he genuinely wanted to help Shayler with both her school and personal life. Overall, he was a really nice guy and a wonderful character to read about. Shayler's group of friends was a blast, too. I loved the dynamic they had and I really enjoyed the fact that they made it a priority to hang out with each other as often as possible. I will say though, there was a lot of characters in this story and I found myself mixing them up constantly. I feel like that may be because I started this series on the second book rather than the first but, yeah, I had some name troubles while reading. Overall, this was a quick and fun read. I had some issues with the main character but I liked seeing her development and her interactions with her friends and David. For more reviews, check out Wonderland's Reader!

  • Bev Yates
    2019-03-13 16:26

    Easy by Jordan S GrayEasy by Jordan S Gray is Shayler Thompson’s story. She’s the ultimate party girl and likes to sleep around with as many men as possible. At a bar she notices a hot guy, David. She tells him what she would like to do with him; he rejects her and the word easy is used.She’s been told that she needs to pick the subject that she’s going to major in or there won’t be enough money to finish her education. Criminology is not her strong point, the lecturer seems to have a thing for her but he’s giving her a hard time and David has appeared in her class.They start spending time together, just as friends, and David helps her with her studies which makes her grades improve as well as her class attendance. He explains to her that he doesn’t do casual sex. Shayler is going through a real dry spell and is amazed that her friend Becca is starting to settle down with her boyfriend Derek. After a dinner at the Dean’s house that she attends with David her professor corners her in the bathroom. She rejects him but later kisses Derek. He tells Becca who is furious and Shayler goes home to her parents without her friends. She misses David but how is he going to react when they next see each other?Shayler changes a lot throughout this book: it’s a great story that shows how people can alter for the better. The characters are engaging especially David.I give this book 4****

  • Jennifer Lessard
    2019-03-23 11:31

    I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily wrote an honest review.I have been so looking forward to reading more in this series because I floved book 1 in this series. But oh my, where do I start! Shayler is the exact polar opposite of Rebecca and as they say opposites attract. So that must explain how the two became best friends! I am still baffled to think that this is just the second novel written by this very talented author. Ms. Gray writes like a seasoned author. The story-line flows so effortlessly and never once feels forced nor does it get 7 or 8 chapters in and stall out. She has all the elements of a five star read, one minute the story almost makes you tear up and the next minute you are busting out laughing at something that Shayler does or says. Shayler is definitely a free spirit and when she wants something she is not shy about going after it! Of course the character development is stellar. In book 1 we were given a glimpse of these characters but just enough to tease us. Ms. Gray has a knack for just giving us enough information about someone that makes us wonder and stew about them. Enough to have our minds imagining a story-line for them and wondering if there will be a book in the future about them. She definitely can get us hooked and keeps us waiting!

  • Melinda G
    2019-02-24 15:33

    This is the second book in the series it can be read as a standalone. Shayler Thompson the fun life of the party type of girl; only have not been going her way. She has hit a slump in her night life. On a normal night she can get whomever she wants just by batting her eyelashes. She need’s to get away from this couple scene and find a sweet release. She see’s a sexy nerd sitting all alone and she decides to walk up to him, she just may have an awesome proposition for him. This is it she thinks as she walks up to him; she will finally get out of her bad mood. Too bad this sexy nerd has the nerve to reject her.Shayler can not get the sexy nerd David’s hurtful words out of her head. She goes to her class still in a bad mood only to find out that her TA of the class is the one and only hurtful sexy nerd. Shayler has just been told by her counselor that she needs to pick a major or her scholarships will dry up. When David hears that she needs help he offers to help her study she accepts his offer. She decides her life needs to change in more ways than one.This was definitely an easy read that was funny. I liked the growth of the characters as well. You can stay the same while also exploring a new you.

  • Kati
    2019-02-28 18:16

    This is the second book in the Labelled series where the main female protagonists are labelled with a stereotype and then they work towards understanding themselves better and accepting who they are and who they want to be.Easy follows Shayler who is a promiscuous party girl on campus. She can get any guys she wants and does, happily. Until one day someone says no, telling her she is easy. As the book unfolds there is a lot of self-reflection on the part of Shayler about how others perceive her.The guy who called her easy just happens to be David, a TA from one of her classes. He offers to help her study for the class, but just as a friend. The relationship develops from there and the pair slowly begins to understand each other and their opposing points of view.A fun college book with two characters with totally opposing view points. The character examination that occurs in this book and the message of self acceptance are elements I particularly enjoyed.

  • Cindy Fong
    2019-02-27 17:22

    This installment is Shayler's story. After seeing her besite "in love" Shayler sets out to not fall in love for as long as she can. She wants fun and easy uncomplicated sex. When she propositions a cute guy in the bar and is turned down because she is "easy". Fast forward and Shayler realizes the guy who shot her down is the TA for her class. What starts out as a tutoring session sets off a friendship of sorts that has many awkward situations that will have you laughing. Can they admit their attraction and move forward or will Shayler sabotage her own happiness? This is a story of life altering perceptions and acceptance. I was gifted a copy for my opinion, and my opinion and it was awesome.

  • Nardia Barnes
    2019-02-23 18:32

    Gotta love a chick who can verbally tussle with the best of them! Shayler, a glorified party girl in college soon comes up against the biggest challenge in her life...... Growing up.Throw in some quirky friends, some interesting situations and maybe a boy named David and you find yourself a great storyline.Overall, I enjoyed this book, especially Shayler's conversation. If I was to say one thing about this book, I personally struggled with connecting with the main character, but I do believe it's because of the situations in the book.I look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-16 12:39

    Easy by Jordan S. Gray is the second book in the Labeled Series and is the story of Shayler, a 20 year old college student who is the quintessential party girl and loves her life that way. She thinks she is doing what she is meant to do as a college student, partying, sleeping around, skipping classes, etc. She is uncomfortable around people in relationships, especially her best friend Rebecca, and feels as if she would lose her freedom if she wasn’t living her life exactly as she is now.This works for Shayler until one night out with the girls she propositions a young man in the local bar studying, he looks at her and pretty much tells her that she is not his type, and he is not interested in her because she is too “easy”. Shayler is thrown for a loop, is she really “easy”? Just because she likes sex and partying! Not too long after this incident Shayler is once again out with her friends when she makes a play for a bartender at a club and he also blows her off, figuring it’s just a fluke she tries again and approaches another guy, the same thing happens. Shayler asks why he won’t be with her and he tells her that he has seen her with many guys and he just isn’t interested in someone that easy.Not only is Shayler unable to find a companion but she is also being called to the floor regarding her studies, she’s been informed that she needs to pick a major or she will be losing her scholarship because the funds will run out. In an effort to pick a major she decides to start attending classes, and the first class she attends happens to be Intro to Criminology where the TA is none other than the guy who first turned her down in the local bar, David. After being humiliated in this class David takes pity on Shayler, offers to be her study buddy and friend. Shayler has a hard time being friends with a guy, it’s always been about sex when it involves Shayler and men, and so what’s different about David?Will there ever be more than friendship? David is a sweet, patient, considerate gentleman who doesn’t believe in casual sex, will he be able to change Shayler’s way of thinking?This is the first book I have read by Jordan Gray, and while I did enjoy it, I would recommend reading the series in order as Rebecca and her boyfriend Derek play a role in this book and I would really like to understand more of their dynamic. I am definitely looking forward to reading Ansley’s book; she was the most mysterious of Shayler’s friends. My only issue was Shayler’s personality seemed to be more masculine, or I’m just not used to women acting like she did?

  • Sophie
    2019-03-05 17:31

    *I received an ARC of Easy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and are not influenced by the author or publisher*I read Jordan’s debut novel, Prude, and fell in love with it. So when I found out that there was going to be a second book in the same series, I was ecstatic. You don’t need to read Prude before reading Easy because it follows different characters, but I do recommend it because 1) it’s amazing and 2) it’ll give a good background about the character that is the main focus of this story. Shayler is a carefree woman who loves to party, drink excessively, and have sex. While I loved that she was unapologetic of this fact and made sure that when she was called “easy” she stands up for herself.“Guys can go and get some stank on it whenever they want, but when it’s me, it’s a problem? When it’s me, it’s classified as easy?”It did get to the point where I just wanted to slap her face and tell her to get her shit together because while she was independent, she was using sexual freedom as an excuse to make bad decisions and act like a child. All while completely ignoring how her actions affect the others around her.“She wanted to make direct eye contact with Professor Hale and give him the fuck-me eyes she’d perfected around the same times she’d gotten her first period.”Faced with this character issue, Gray had the option of either keeping Shayler the way she is but magically change her because she now has a boyfriend or actually make her learn why the way she acts is damaging. Thankfully, she chose the path of making her learn. And let me tell you, it was perfect. End Shayler was still the independent, care-free character that we were first introduced to but now she just has a dash of good decisions that now makes her likable.Now onto the love-interest, David. Smart, hot, caring David who spends the weekend studying and focusing on school rather than going out and partying the moment that Thursday night hits. While their attraction for each other is very apparent and despite Shayler’s constant attempts to get him to sleep with her, he doesn’t. Instead, the relationship develops into a great friendship and later into an actual relationship. Going this route in development really makes it so that Shayler develops as a character in a realistic and non-cliche way

  • Kelli Delp
    2019-03-19 14:31

    4 Star ReviewEasy, the second novel in the Labeled Book Series by Jordan S Gray is a smoldering standalone novel. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read as an individual novel. It’s told by the main character Shayler point of view, but all side characters are very well developed and are a big part of the story. Shayler Thompson, a sassy redheaded spitfire who is not looking for any kind of long term commitment nor is she looking for anything past one night. She’s impulsive and messy in life. But, when the gorgeous nerd David turns her down after she approaches him in a bar, she can’t stop thinking of him. “Her body was so lonely that it’d tricked her into crushing on someone who should’ve been an easy target. It was the only explanation for the fluttering that lingered in her stomach. At least, it was the only one she’d accept.”There’s nothing messy and complicated in David’s life. He’s a very black and white with no gray areas in between kind of man. But, Shayler is a puzzle that he can’t seem to figure out. She refuses commitment of any kind and he wants nothing more than some kind of commitment from her.She never expected to run into the handsome geek David, especially at college, but as luck would have it, David is one of her TA’s in college. When her professor advises her she needs to shape up in class and take it seriously, David offers to tutor her if she will spend Friday nights with him. “His texts made her smile. His voice made her light-headed. His touch made her body ignite from the inside out. Obviously, that wasn’t normal and meant something…”She just wants to get laid. He thinks she’s too easy. She refuses any kind of commitment. He wants total commitment. Can they meet in the middle or will one of them finally give in? “You can’t guilt me with your love. You can’t change me.”Any kind of relationship is never easy especially for two opposites who are insanely attracted to each other but want two very different things in life. Can David show Shayler what it’s like to be pursued by a man who sees beyond just her stunningly beautiful looks? Can he prove to her that a relationship can be fun and not boring?If you are looking for a spicy college read with an epilogue and a happily ever after, then I recommend Easy. The chemistry between the characters is passionate and the buildup between them is off the charts.