I listened to this book in one day! I usually save books for when I'm traveling for work, but I couldn't wait. I think the summary is deliberately vag..Show More »ue because it's too easy to give spoilers or miss the mark when describing this book. You feel invested in the characters from the start...It manages some difficult topics without being over-the-top. The narrator was a good choice - she managed college-aged voices very well and her male voices were fairly good. I actually loved this book (and not only because it was so inexpensive)!
STORY (new adult romance) - I really loved this story. Book 1, "Easy," is Jacqueline's story. This second book is from Lucas' POV. They both cover..Show More » pretty much the same territory but, since this is told from Lucas' male perspective, it didn't seem repetitive. Lucas has the sexual preoccupation you might expect of a college student, but he's also very sensitive and romantic. First he's obsessed with meeting Jacqueline and then he just wants to love, protect and cherish her. And did I mention he's HOT? (swoon!)
For those who have not heard "Easy," Landon Lucas Maxfield (main character) is emotionally complicated. His happy childhood was interrupted by a horrific event when he was 13, after which time he began going by his middle name and became a partying "bad boy." This book alternates between two timelines - one about Landon, beginning immediately after that event and continuing till high school graduation. The other timeline is told by Lucas, beginning sometime during his senior year in college when he meets Jacqueline. And, yes, by the end of this book you will have answers to all the questions about Lucas that were left unanswered in "Easy."
PERFORMANCE - One of my new favorite narrators. His voice is sexy, sensitive and emotional. He does a great job with the voice of younger Landon, an old man and Landon's country-boy best friend. And when he does the emotional flashback Lucas has of the horrible event, wow! Just wow.
OVERALL - This book contains quite a bit of cursing, especially F-bombs. There's several kissy-feely scenes and some fairly explicit sex scenes as well. There's some fighting between students and also rape. It's Book 2 in the series and can stand alone, but I'd highly recommend you start with Book 1 and hear Jacqueline's story first. Recommended for females of any age who are old enough to deal with the subject matter and have an affinity for bad boys.
A big fan of Easy and Breakable, I was jazzed even i happened upon this book only a few days after it's release. And I'd had not heard of it before th..Show More »at day, to boot. which an enjoyable thing . as opposed to counting month's, weeks and days, anxiously waiting and waiting for "the next book" as I no doubt would have been doing. I was looking fwd to getting to know more about Boyce and Pearl. I really grew to like him in Breakable. His loyalty, underlying compassion, keen perception, with Landon and quick wit made him a stand out. And Pearl was enigmatic enough to make me curious. So i didn't waste a moment. and grabbed it immediately. I was not at all disappointed. I enjoyed listening to their story unfold. Especially, the going back to the start of it all I really enjoy Christy Romano and Zachary Webber's narrations. This was my first time hearing Christy. She's very good, a nice voice, great with Accents and all. I've listened to several audio books Zachary has done or been part of, now. I always enjoy his portrayal of the characters. He brings them to life and he also gives a little extra. . . something to each character he reads. It's come to where. I'd be likely to purchase books based in his narration, where I may not if it were someone else. He's that good. In My humble opinion.