Published by Penguin Berkley on May 6, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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 was really excited to pick up Breakable as soon as I finished reading the first book in the Contours of the Heart series, Easy. Breakable is written in a unique dual perspective from Lucas’s point-of-view. Readers hear from Lucas when he was growing up and known as Landon, and in this way Breakable is part prequel. At the same time, the book is also Easy from Lucas’s point-of-view. I thought this dual perspective was really well done because it made the book a real page-turner, as Landon and Lucas alternate telling the story. The writing style also added a lot to the storyline, and Lucas’s character becomes extremely well developed.
In the same way, Webber does a great job writing the scenes from Easy in Lucas’s point-of-view. She speaks quickly about the major details, and really focuses on Lucas’s emotions and thought process. There are new scenes to the Lucas and Jacqueline storyline as well, ensuring that Breakable is not just a carbon copy of Easy. I really appreciated that as a reader.
Moreover, I did want to mention that Breakable is much steamier than Easy, which is not really my personal cup of tea. Perhaps this is because this book is written from a male perspective, but I would definitely take that into consideration if you don’t like heavier romances, or if you’re a parent with a teen wanting to read this book. I’d say it is for ages 17+, but, of course, that is for you to decide.
Overall, I really enjoyed Breakable and think it is a must-read for all who enjoyed Easy. I enjoyed it even better than the first book in the series, as it answers some questions I had and adds a lot to the story. It’s still a bit cheesy and does contain insta-love, but this is a romance book so I’m more willing to let it slide. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, which follows Boyce and Pearl!
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