Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Breakable by Tammara Webber

Breakable
(Contours of the Heart #2)
Author: Tammara Webber
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary
Source: Purchased

~Synopsis~
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.



~Review~
 

I loved  Easy and it was definitely one of my top reads of 2013 so when I saw that Tammara was writing a story in Lucas' point of view, I knew I had to pick it up. While I loved Lucas and I enjoyed getting his perspective, I wasn't as enamored as I thought I would be. I wasn't disappointed but I felt like Breakable moved a lot slower and was a little harder to get into.

Lucas has been through a lot and we get a glimpse of his past struggles in Easy but Breakable really delves into his past and the events that lead him to where he was in the present. We know the tragedy involving his mother and that really shaped his youth and the experiences that he went through. Had he never lost his mother, it is obvious his life would have been so different. He would have been different. Lucas is strong, smart, hard working and caring. He shows all of these qualities in Easy but we get to see them shine through even more when it's in his perspective. 

One thing I really liked about this book was getting into Lucas' head in terms of his feelings for Jackie. He comes across about distant and aloof in Easy but really he is just nervous because he likes her so much. He seems much more confident from Jackie's perspective than he really is when she is concerned. I also did enjoy the way it was written. While it was a retelling from his POV of the events in Easy, it also went into his past. I liked that it flipped back and forth between the past and present so we got a glimpse of the events that molded Lucas into the man he was in the present.

Overall, I did enjoy Breakable. While I felt like it moved a bit slow, it did pick up about half way through and I was much more intrigued and involved in the last half of the book. It was well written and flowed nicely, especially with the back and forth to the past and present. If you loved Lucas and Easy, I'd recommend this book. You may not love it as much but you'll still swoon over Lucas, maybe even more now.

~IPOD Pick~
“Use Somebody” by Boyce Avenue


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4 comments:

  1. I loved Easy but I'm not sure about this one. I don't think the series really needed another book, even from Lucas's pov. And retellings like this aren't my favourite thing. Maybe sometime.
    I'm glad the pace picked up for you and you ended up enjoying it.

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  2. I loooved Easy! I'm interested in Lucas' POV but sometimes just diff POVs can be a little repetitive. I'll prob check it out though. :)

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  3. Hmm.. Ya know, I don't think i would enjoy this much at all. I loved Easy, don't get me wrong, but there are stories that need to be left alone and this is one of them for me lol

    I'm glad you enjoyed it overall, but it sucks it wasn't in a LOVE catagory.

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  4. Jessica MangicaroMay 25, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    Bummer this one didn't quite work for you! I didn't grab this immediately because I was afraid of being disappointed and not loving it. I'll probably hold off for now.

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