11 May 2014

Lucas Love: Breakable Review

Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2)
by Tammara Webber

What they say: He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

  • Published 6th May by Penguin - ISBN: 0425266869 (ISBN13: 9780425266861)

What I say: I remember first reading Easy and being overwhelmed by the complicated beauty of Tammara Webber's writing and Jacqueline's story. Easy was released before I started Zili in the Sky so I haven't posted a review (it's on my blast from the past list of reviews to write up), but this doesn't lessen how much I loved the story. I was thrilled when I heard we were going to be treated to Lucas/Landon's POV in Breakable and thankfully Webber doesn't disappoint!!

For those of you who may be worrying that Breakable is simply a retelling of Easy, then fear not because it isn't. Yes, a lot of the events from Easy make it into Breakable, but Webber has also added in lots of events and details we missed the first time round. Plus most importantly we get inside Landon's head and get lots of back story. Essentially we get Landon Lucas Maxfield as told by Landon and Lucas!

I really enjoyed seeing how Lucas really felt about Jacqueline. A good example is, when in Easy Jacqueline and the reader think Lucas is being blasé about things, here we see he's SO not as in control or nonchalant - certain events seemed far more intense.

I loved Lucas in Easy but he's even better in Breakable. We get to see him struggle with his grief and anger and how he battles against himself. The most striking thing I noticed in Breakable was how selfless Lucas is and how far he's willing to go to help Jacqueline and to make her happy *swoons*!!

We also get a greater insight into Landon's family, the before and after (as he calls it). The Harry Potter parallels were a clever touch and made me smile. I did cry a lot more this time because the honesty of Landon/Lucas's pain was heartbreaking. It was also nice to see the things which made him happy and see his life pre-Jacqueline (i.e. other girls). 

I had a few moments of panic where I kept thinking maybe Webber had decided to change the ending or to mess with them. Breakable is a wonderful addition to Lucas's and Jacqueline's story and I loved getting a rundown of his tattoos and piercings!!

4.5 Stars in my Sky!

My fav non-spoilery quotes (you may recognise one from Easy but it appears again & I still love it):
  • Love is not the absence of logic, but logic examined and recalculated, heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart.
  • I had become Harry Potter. Except I was thirteen and not magic, and my destiny, whatever it was, held no profound purpose.
  • I looked like a poster boy for a bad life choice.
  • She was like a magical being who'd suddenly found herself earthbound and bereft of her magical powers...

Book & Author Links:

Amazon US * Amazon UK * B&N * Goodreads * Tammara's Website

For more info on Easy...


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