Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Breakable by Tammara Webber

Title: Breakable

Series: Contours of the Heart #2

Author: Tammara Webber

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

Date Published: May 6, 2014

Genre: New Adult fiction, romance, tragedy, contemporary, realistic fiction

Pages: 368 (paperback)

Age Range: 17+ (sexual content, murder, rape, drugs, alcohol abuse, language, violence)


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.


This sequel is told from Lucas/Landon's perspective. You get to read about the years after his mother's brutal murderer: How he copes with what happened, how his father deals with the loss, and how the loss of his mother affects him throughout the years.

This book jumps between him being Landon and Lucas ("Lucas" being the present, and "Landon" being the past). It is a companion book to Easy, so you get to read about what's going on through his head once he takes notice to Jacqueline Wallace.

The writing is good, the characters are good. Though I feel like there is only a small connection between Lucas and Jacqueline, the rest seems completely physical.

The author also could have taken this book to bigger places with the subject of rape, making it more personal (even in the first book, there wasn't much emphasizing on this subject and how it really affects), and realistically emotional. The main focus was Lucas' and Jacqueline's relationship when she should have balanced the book with how Jacqueline deals with what "almost happened" to her (in both books). Tammara Webber doesn't even take the chance when Buck strikes a second time on another girl and succeeds in his intentions.

The strongest subject in this book is Mrs. Maxfield's murder and how Lucas deals with it over the years.

In the end, I feel like Jacqueline and Lucas really have a connection that is much more than physical, but it isn't dwelt on.

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