Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2) by Tammara Webber

Breakable (Contours of the Heart, #2)
Author: Tammara Webber
Publication: May 6, 2014
By: Penguin Berkley
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4 Stars!

*Oh, hellew swoonilicious Lucas cover!*

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.


*Due to the mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18 years and up*

Thank you Berkley for this book and thank you Tammara Webber for Landon Lucas Maxfield.
 
What I Loved: Can we start with the cover because...cool hair and lip rings.

This book should come standard with a pack of tissues and a warning label: "Prepare to have your heartstrings shredded." 

Told from alternating POVs, Landon Lucas Maxfield is the kind of character you want to get behind and cheer for. He's been through an unimaginable trauma and the guilt he carries is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, let alone a young boy. 

Is he perfect? No. 
Has he made some less than stellar choices over the years? Sure. 
Grief has a funny way of bringing out the stupid in anyone.  

But Lucas is lucky because he's surrounded by people who genuinely love him and who will do whatever they can to see him succeed. They believe in Lucas even when he doesn't yet believe in himself and his transformation from broken boy into a young man full of quiet strength, love and hope is heart-achingly beautiful. 

The kissing scenes aren't too shabby either. *fans face*

My first impression of Lucas Maxfield in Easy (Contours of the Heart #1):

"Lucas is a knight in shining Starbucks apron strings with his cool hair, and tats. (Don't even get me started on the lip ring.)"

My first impression of Landon Maxfield in Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2)

"Oh my heart."
 
What Left Me Wanting More: Lucas was a bit of an enigma for me in Easy, one of the many, many things I lurved about him. And while I thought I wanted to know every little detail about his life prior to meeting Jacqueline, I'm not sure that was the best thing now. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Breakable but it got me to consider that sometimes maintaining a little mystery is a good thing.


Final Verdict: Breakable is everything fans of Easy, and Lucas Maxfield, have been waiting for! Read it. Love it. Thank Tammara Webber. 

Easy (Contours of the Heart #1) was my very first Tammara Webber book and my foray into New Adult. To read my review for Easy, click the book cover.
Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)

Review posted on YABC and all over the internet.

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