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.
I write New Adult Romance. Easy is my New York Times bestselling NA contemporary novel, the first in the CONTOURS OF THE HEART series. Coming soon: Breakable – Lucas’s story! BETWEEN THE LINES is my contemporary Hollywood YA/NA series. All books are available from select booksellers and online from: Amazon, Amazon UK, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and the Book Depository.
I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.
Breakable by Tammara Webber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this and was lucky enough to win Tammara’s first signed giveaway for this book!! I immediately put everything else I was reading to the side because… LUCAS
I hope by this point in time, you have all read Easy… *chants please tell me you’ve read Easy*. Breakable is Lucas’s story… it focuses on how he came to be who he is in Easy and how the things that happened in his life affected him, and I’ll be up front, his story isn’t an easy one.
The book itself is told in two different timelines. Landon’s story opens the story and begins after an unspeakable tragedy occurs in his life. His life is turned upside down and is almost unrecognizable to the one he imagined for himself. Lucas though, tells the story of meeting Jacqueline and provides us with his point of view of the beginning of their relationship.
I know some people can’t get on board with dual timelines, but I love them, and Breakable was no exception. It was so interesting to see who he was when he was younger… the things that happened and the things that shaped who he eventually became, and to see them side by side with the alternate chapters from later years after he’s become this other person… it was just so wonderful to read.
Webber does an amazing job once again of pulling you into a story, and to say that Lucas’s story is riveting would be an understatement. He’s the poster boy for misspent youth and bad decisions and yet you get to see what he makes of himself. It’s proof that your past doesn’t have to define you and there are always ways to redeem yourself. AND his story is a lesson in never giving up no matter how hopeless things might seem. I loved watching his relationships evolve … his guilt that he carries and how that affects his relationship with his father, his friendship with his grandfather who he never really knew until he was pushed into this life with him, and even his friendship with Boyce who isn’t exactly who he’s originally thought to be.
I have to admit that my favorite parts of this though, were seeing some of my favorite parts of Easy in Lucas’s point of view. Webber definitely delivers on the steam, but she also gives the drama without it being too over the top and every second of this was perfection… enough so that I couldn’t put the book down.
Breakable is a companion novel so you don’t necessarily have to read Easy, but why wouldn’t you? It was easily one of my favorite books of 2012 and still remains among my favorites of all time. I can’t recommend this book enough and if you’re already a fan of Lucas/Landon then you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on this book as soon as you can.
Thank you to Berkley and Tammara for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts!
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