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.
Psychology doctoral student, making time to read (and now listen!) as much as possible.
Enjoyed this book, which is essentially the story of "Easy" by Tammara Webber, but from Lucas' perspective. He was what made me enjoy the book "Easy" so much and it was great getting to see his perspective and find out more about his tragic backstory. However, the interactions between him and Jackie were abbreviated and almost sidelined, as I'm guessing the author assumes we would have already read them in "Easy"? Either way, I'm glad I got to find out more about one of the most interesting guy characters I've read in a while!
Mostly YA Book Obsessed!
I've listened to Lost and Found by Nicole Williams and Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. All great performances!
I still remember when I stumbled on the cover reveal for Easy years ago. I thought it was gorgeous (the pretty blue and hot guy with a lip ring) and was excited to see that this took place in college. I author stalked Tammara Webber and came across this post about Mature YA and I knew I had to have this book. I added it to my TBR and counted down the days until it was released. I bought it as soon as it was released and I’m pretty sure I read it all in one sitting. I looooooved it! I’ve been waiting for Tammara Webber to announce new boo since then (since I haven’t started her Between the Lines books yet) and was excited/nervous when Breakable was announced. As much as I loved Jacqueline’s story, Lucas totally stole the show and I wanted to have more of him. But, I’m not a fan (at all) of retellings in a different POV. They just don’t work to me because I’ve already read the story. I was so happy to see that Breakable was more of a prequel instead of a retelling of Easy. This totally worked for me and I fell for Lucas even harder than I did the first time.
Told in alternating ‘POV’s’, we have Landon’s scenes which show us how Landon came to be the guy we all know and love in Easy. Then we have Lucas’s POV scenes which are some of the scenes from Easy. Through the Landon chapters, we get an in depth look as to how his mother’s death affected him and how it led him down a dark path. I really liked getting to read some of the scenes from Easy in his POV, but my favorite parts were the Landon parts because this was new to me. We already knew a bit about Lucas’s past so it’s safe to assume he wasn’t a saint. This means that we do get drinking, drugs and girls from his past in the Landon POV scenes. The parts about him and other girls didn’t bother me because I know he ends up with Jacqueline. He just has a past, like everyone else, and those girls were a part of it. I loved that we got to read new scenes from Easy and I think Tammara Webber did a great job at adding new scenes while keeping the favorite Easy scenes without being repetitive.
I heard the Easy audiobook earlier this year, which really helped me remember the story. (I read this back in May 2012 so I was a little rusty on some of the specific details) This is more than just a retelling of Easy. This is Lucas’s story, and if Easy left you wanting more of him then this right here is perfect for you. Now that the final book in the Between the Lines series is out, I need to finally get them off my TBR. I’m planning on listening to the audiobooks and I’m excited because I’ve heard they ‘re really good. Side note: I’m happy they decided to go with this couple for the cover. Even though I’ve seen them on a bajillion other covers, this will always be Lucas and Jacqueline for me.
Audiobook Comments: Zachary Webber + Beats Headphones = Eargasm. Not even joking. I’ve been a fan of this narrator since I heard Lost and Found last year (by Nicole Williams). I remember thinking: ‘I wonder if he’s related to Tammara Webber?’ then thinking how stupid that was because how many people must there be with the last name Webber. I found out a few months ago that he really is related to her (her son) and now I feel kind of pervy for crushing on Tammara Webber’s son. But that voice, I love it! I’ve gushed about his voice to my bloggy friends and in my review of Maybe Someday, but he’s my favorite guy narrator. I think he has the perfect voice to pull off NA, YA, and Adult books. I really hope that he narrates more audiobooks because I will listen to all of them! I knew I wanted to go with the audiobook route for this book when I saw he was narrating and I’m so happy I did. There’s something so fucking awesome about a good narrator being able to bring life to these words. That scene when his mom is killed: Chills! I had to stop the book a few times just to get through it. Then I had to rewind it to listen to it again. A fantastic performance all the way!
The book was very well written.Great chracters. Good storyline.
I did not like the narrator Zachary Webber. I became used to his reading of the story but his voice was not masculine enough for this chracter. If not for the narrator, I would have given this 5 stars.
I'm totally addicted to audio books! I listen when my eyes get too tired to read and when I am driving or just don't want to sit and read!
If this was combined as one book with both points of view...Easy Breakable? Not enough new stuff for it to be worthwhile.
Not a two book POV for sure!
Narration was great...story just a rerun.
Again, it should have been one book not two.
Just kinda feel ripped off...I have enjoyed several other books by this author until this series.
I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!
I had a difficult time keeping up with the flashbacks vs. current Lucas/Landon flow of this story. If listening while driving or working I often found myself rewinding to catch up with the story-line because it was easy to lose track. I was glad to finally understand Lucas' perspective, although it was easy to speculate based on what I knew of him from "Easy." I will likely listen again to make sure I didn't miss anything the first time around.
His tone and inflections definitely fit Lucas' character and you could feel the darkness and depth and sorrow in his dry tone. He sounded exactly as I imagined Lucas.
No extreme emotional charge from me, although I did genuinely enjoy these characters and their story. I was glad to dig a little deeper into Lucas' heart and thoughts and see Jacqueline as he saw her.
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