Author: Tammara Webber
Published: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
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.(Goodreads)
I adored Easy, which was the first installment of Contours of the Heart, where we are first introduced to Lucas a spunky college student, who Jacqueline Wallace falls in love with. In this sequel, we see the relationship that unfolds between Lucas and Jacqueline, through Lucas’s eyes.
What made this book interesting is that it is told from Lucas’s teenage perspective as Landon, exploring the difficulties and challenges that he had to face as a teen in order to shape his character as Lucas. The book trades of point of views, between Landon and Lucas. You are not just getting the fairy tale love story retold from Lucas’s point of view, but the reader gets the chance to dig deeper inside his brain.
I loved Breakable, I think that it was a perfect continuation to “Easy”. In Easy Jacqueline questioned some of Lucas’s motives and held her guard up until she got to know him better. But, seeing the story from Lucas’s pov. the reader gets a glimpse at how protective, he was over her. He was the perfect gentleman that any girl would be lucky to find and every mother wants a boyfriend like this for their daughter. Not, once in the novel did Lucas, push Jacqueline to do anything, instead he would make sure that she was comfortable and okay before progressing their relationship any further. It was refreshing to see that even in a novel chivalry lives. No matter how badly, he wanted Jacqueline he made sure that she was comfortable with her surroundings, him and the intense chemistry/intimacy between them.
You also, get to see a side of Lucas known as Landon. Landon, is his teen self, Landon’s voice creates the background of Lucas. It tells the story of where he comes from, the challenges he has faced in life and the relationships he has built. I personally adored Landon, he was a frustrated, and terrified teen who had to see too much as a young child. Landon’s story shows how he deals with guilt, isolation and pain. It explores his first love, while trying to make it through high school, barely keeping his head above water. We watch Landon lose everything that he ever loved and tumble to the bottom, and then you see him make the decision to pick himself up and make a choice to continue and better himself. You explore the relationship’s that he has with his father, who is swallowed by immense anger and pain. You see Landon’s relationship with his grandfather who is accepting and is the rock, that shelters Landon and his father. Landon’s grandfather, easily becomes Landon’s best friend, guide, mom and dad all in one character.
Breakable, was a beautiful story. It made me fall in love with Landon and Lucas all over again. Tammara Webber has a way of making her characters come to life and make you feel for them and want to help them over come their struggles. I gave this book 5 stars, it was perfect from the beginning until the end. I wouldn’t recommend reading “Breakable,” right after “Easy,”. I would give yourself a little break and go back. I felt that when I read the two quite some time apart from each other, I fell in love with the story and the character’s more. There was just the right balance between the two novels and I couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect.