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.
Tammara Webber, the New York Time best-selling author of Easy, now delivers a daring and entirely new perspective on love, and why falling for it is beyond our control.
A college age, New Adult romance.
©2014 Tammara Webber (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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Easy fans rejoice: Breakable is finally out! Easy is Jacqueline’s story, about a college girl with a broken heart who is reeling after an attack. She falls for her savior, Lucas, who has his own battle scars. In the second book in the Contours of the Heart series we get Lucas’ backstory. Plus, we get to see the events from Easy from Lucas’ perspective. This book answers all your burning questions about Lucas, and if you are a Lucas fan (*raises hand*) this book is for you!
Breakable is two stories in one, and Landon/Lucas are two halves of the same coin. Landon’s chapters deal with the past, up until he leaves for college. Lucas’s chapters cover the present day, including the college years and his relationship with Jacqueline. If you’ve read Easy you know that there is some terrible tragedy in Landon’s past, and hearing about it from Landon’s perspective is about as heart-wrenching as you might expect. Landon’s life unraveled in a heartbeat and that’s spelled out in all its glory. The stories hinted at from Easy are fleshed out and we see the journey that led him to be the man he is with Jacqueline.
It is so cool to get Lucas’ perspective of the events in Easy and to fill in some of the blanks about this mysterious tattooed and pierced “bad boy.” I have to say all my questions about Lucas were answered in Breakable. Some of the things I wondered about from Easy: Does Lucas have any friends (besides Francis the cat?) How did he end up at the nightclub dancing with Jacqueline? Why did he keep up the Lucas/Landon deception for so long? Why was Lucas so distant before winter break? And did Lucas know about “Operation Bad Boy Phase?” All of these questions and more are answered in Breakable.
Every Lucas/Jacqueline scene is included in Breakable, plus bonus scenes. You don’t have to read (or re-read) to Easy first because a lot of the story is covered, though it is through different eyes. I did re-listen to Easy recently though and didn’t feel like Breakable was repetitive. It was so interesting to me to see the story through Lucas’ pov, and Lucas’ voice is very distinct from Easy’s Jacqueline.
Zachary Webber performs this audiobook, and I’m familiar with his narration from Red Hill, A Beautiful Wedding, and Maybe Someday. Fun fact: Zachary is Tammara Webber’s son! So, that must have been a benefit to be able to ask mom about a characters’ accent, or pronunciation or what have you. Webber has a throaty voice that’s a good fit for Lucas. He has to go through a full range of emotions to perform Lucas/Landon’s parts. Webber does a great job of conveying Mr. Maxfield’s emotional landscape in Breakable, from his childhood years to the present day. He has a wide range of voices in his repertoire, from Lucas’ calm and cool voice, to the various girls/women in his life, and he does a mean “old man” voice. I sped up the audiobook a little because I was impatient to get through the book, though Webber’s pacing was steady and consistent throughout. I’d listen to this audiobook again.
This series is essential New Adult reading and I'm eager to see what Tammara Webber has cooked for us next.
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I accidentally found this book. I loved Easy, and I was tentative about buying this book from Landon Lucas's POV. I have to say the narrator made this book work for me. I think the wrong narrator would have ruined the feel of this tender love story. At least this time I knew what happened but there were many surprises. The mark of a really good author that can bring another story to this couple. Easy and now Breakable will join my favorite romances. Worth the credit and thank you for the pleasure of listening to this well written, well narrated story.
Yes, I have revisited it many times since it's release.
Lucas finally letting go
He completely brought Lucas/Landon to life for me. He conveys Lucas' emotions so well
Yes, but I'd like to not write it here
I loved Easy but it was great to hear things from Lucas' side and have a bit extra that was only hinted at in the first book.
The narrator was heaven. Lord, he could make anything sound sexy, he was that good.
Half way through the book, when the perspective became that of a teenage Landon. LOL
OMG……he makes the book. Is there such thing as a book boyfriend voice?
Mr. Webber, please hurry and do more books.
I liked the story better through Landon's POV or maybe it was the narrator who made it better. I don't know.
It was a novel that makes you think, laugh, and cry. There is so much loss and love I truly enjoyed it
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Absolutely. Landon/Lucas broke my heart. He's such as sweet, fractured, complicated but simple, lost boy that I just wanted to hug and tell him it'd be ok. The narrator was great and emotional when he needed to be and the material really struck a cord with me.
When Jacqueline tells Lucas she Googled his mother. The air was sucked out of my lungs and I was crying a lot. That's really hard to do without air, btw.
The self-defense scenes at the end when Jacqueline and Erin are beating up Lucas and the instructor. Erin's the best wing woman ever and she's hilarious while she's doing it.
I don't know, without giving away the plot and what happened to Landon to turn him into Lucas.
Without giving too much away, this story focuses on the aftermath of a tragic event that split a father and son apart. It also focuses on how the son healed himself while taking care to make certain that horrific event didn't happen to another person he knew and cared about. I ended up loving Landon and Lucas about two paragraphs into the story and didn't fall out of love with either one of them. I'm so glad that Jacqueline was as deserving of Lucas and Landon as they were of her.
BTW- Landon and Lucas are the same character, but the event splits them into two different people. Landon is the boy and Lucas is the man, but they're still lost until Lucas meets Jacqueline.
I love hearing Lucas account of everything and how it gives his background.
Easy, because that's what it goes to haha
I can't pick just one. I will say hearing his past broke my heart. But I absolutely loved the whole thing.
It made me laugh, cry, smile, and swoon (seriously!) in some parts. Zachary was the perfect narrator for this book. He did every character perfectly. And his voice? WOW!
I really love the story of Lucas and Jaquelin. I have listened to Easy at least 20 times and Breakable I've listened to about 4 times already. I really wish they would keep their story going. Its like losing friends when the books finish.
I really like Tammara Webber's books. Zachary Webber did a great job with the narration.
Can't wait for her next book.
This had to be the best POV book I have ever read. You didn't need to read the first book in order to understand this book. This may have even BETTER than Easy. I loved his Grandpas' words of wisdom and how he really used those later in life. The author did a great job developing the special bond between Landon and him. I loved Brandon even more in this book. It really hits home the saying you can't judge someone by their looks. Plus you never know what someone has been through or is going through. GREAT BOOK! You will not regret reading it.
There are too many great moments in this book to just name one, but when he talks about his mom and her rape/death stands out the most to me. It was so heartbreaking.
Zachary Webber did a great job. Made me fall in love with Landon/Lucas.
This was a gut wrenching book. It made me feel every emotional scene in the book.
Loved it! Zachary Webbers voice performance sexy perfection.
Well of course, Lucas! Grandpa Maxwell was kinda funny, and I Would have loved to see more of him. But Royce-arch nemisis to best friend to Landon -was a solid character and felt well fleshed out in the performance.
I know it's cheesy but ALL of it! I am unabashedly in love with this hero and heroine. It is so refreshing to see main characters that interact in a healthy way and empower each other.
I am so happy Tammara Webber followed up a much beloved book Easy with this alternate point of view novel. I would definately read more about Lucas's road to recovery with Jaqueline.
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