Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #2
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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.
Breakable is so much more than just Easy from Lucas’ POV. In Breakable, Tammara Webber completely exposes Lucas/Landon, letting us into his head and his heart. We get a glimpse into his tragic history and we get to experience his journey with Jacqueline through his eyes. Breakable answered some nagging questions, shining light on Lucas’ early attempts at winning over Jacqueline and explaining his reluctance to go after her. The emotional component of this story felt altogether different than it had in Easy. The incredible tragedy Lucas had faced in his past and the self-destructive mission he’d embarked on shadowed Breakable with a darkness and pain that absolutely tore at my heart. Breakable made me fall in love with Lucas even more, and it reminded me how much I adored Jacqueline and Lucas’ journey.
“I had become Harry Potter. Except I was thirteen and not magic, and my destiny, whatever it was, held no profound purpose.”
The way Tammara Webber wrote Breakable as both Landon and Lucas really resonated with me. It was hard to understand in Easy why he would allow himself to be two people for so long, and what had made him want a complete break with the name he associated with his past. Meeting Landon back when his pain was fresh and his life was so out of control and seeing the past contrasted so sharply against Lucas’ present brought this character to life. Tammara Webber laid his mistakes, memories, emotions, triumphs, and fears out on the table allowing the readers to see this character completely in a way that was incredibly raw and real. By the time I was done with this book, I felt like I knew Lucas on an entirely different level. The overall transformation Tammara Webber allowed me to experience with Lucas was simply breathtaking.
“Is this how schizophrenia begins? First, talking to a girl as two different guys, and then talking to my cat. This is a new low.”
In addition to finally understanding how far Lucas really had come in his life, we also get to see to the core of his relationship with Dr. Heller. It allowed me to connect with Dr. Heller in a much more profound way than I had in Easy. I loved seeing the lengths Lucas actually went to in order to “run into” Jacqueline, exposing his true feelings for her way before either of them could reconcile them. Finally hearing his rationality behind keeping her at a distance gave me a greater respect for Lucas as well. As hard as a lot of it was to take in, seeing Landon in high school dead set to self-destruct made me feel for him. My heart ached for all that he had endured and the ways in which he attempted to throw away the rest of his life made me incredibly sad. However, Tammara Webber let the kind-hearted boy shine through even the darkest moments keeping my grip on this character tight. Breakable is a must read companion novel to Easy and a fantastic and emotional experience all its own.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Contours of the Heart series:
Easy (Contours of the Heart #1)
Sweet (Contours of the Heart #3)