Breakable

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A Contours of the Heart Novel

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 ...

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Overview

A Contours of the Heart Novel

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.

Tammara Webber, the New York Times bestselling author of Easy, now delivers a daring and entirely new perspective on love, and why falling for it is beyond our control.

A college age, New Adult romance.

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“Webber weaves an intricate layered plot that leaves us wanting to see what happens.”—USA Today

“A truly memorable story about such deep, emotional, and delicate subject matter…One of my favorite books I’ve read this year.”—The Book Vixen

“Truly unique.”—Harlequin Junkies

“This is a gritty book as well as a satisfying romance.”—All About Romance

“Easy to love. Easy to recommend. Easy to want more. From start to finish, I didn’t want to put it down, and I especially didn’t want it to end.”—Maryse’s Book Blog

“It’s just extraordinary.”—Once Upon a Twilight

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425266861
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: Contours of the Heart Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 37,929
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of Easy, is a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full time, she was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center representative, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. She married her high school sweetheart, and is Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

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  • Posted May 6, 2014

    Breakable is the retelling of Tammara Webber's fantastic book Ea

    Breakable is the retelling of Tammara Webber's fantastic book Easy, but this time we get Lucas/Landon's side of the story.




    Being a huge fan of Easy, to say that I was beyond excited when I discovered that this book was being written is not a lie (a happy dance may have been involved).
    And I have to say that I adored Breakable probably more so than Easy, and that's because of Lucas, his story was always so much more intriguing to me than Jacqueline's was, so to open the book and not only find that we get Easy from his point of view but we also get at the start of every chapter his past, after the heartbreaking events that took his Mom away from him and in a sense his childhood innocence which also left him with a world of guilt, we get a look into his life after the event that changed his and his Dad's lives forever and up to where we first meet him in Easy.




    Punishing himself with alcohol and drugs, we see Lucas lose his sense of self, failing at school he just doesn't care, it doesn't help that after his Mom's death that his Dad closed himself off, and barely speaks to him, which makes Lucas believe even more that his Dad blames him for what happened to his Mom when he was thirteen.




    After a downward spiral that lands him in jail, Charles a friend of his parents helps him to get back on his feet and to make something of himself, and it's through hard work and perseverance that he accomplishes just that, which ultimately brings him to the class where he notices Jacqueline for the first time, while she remains ignorant of his existence until the night she is almost raped, saved by Lucas she tentatively starts to let Lucas in, but will his past hold him back from moving forward with his life and find happiness with the first and only girl he's ever loved?




    I love this trend that seems to be happening with the New Adult genre with the books being rewritten in the males point of view, I also seem to find them more enjoyable than the original story, one nitpicky thing I just wish that the epilogue was set much farther in the future than just six months, I wanted to know where Lucas and Jacqueline were in say ten years time and what they were up to, but that's just one little thing that doesn't affect the story in any way.




    For those of you who were big fans of the first book, you definitely need to pick this book up, Tammara has written a story that far surpasses the first and will leave you clamoring for her next release.




    Highly recommended.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Wow!

    Lucas was my first book boyfriend. Only a few pages into Easy and I was hooked. Breakable is just as amazing. The author is a very gifted writer. Her word flow is smooth and captivating while sounding intelligent but not overly-complicated. I love the subtle humor as well!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    SO GOOD! This was just a lovely as Easy. Absolutely not just a

    SO GOOD!

    This was just a lovely as Easy. Absolutely not just a retelling. I adored every line. I love Webber's writing style and I want a Landon Lucas Maxfield of my very own. Pretty Please!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Lucas!

    To read Lucas's POV gives more clarity to a story I already love sooo much! Easy is the first book and I have reread it many times and I thought I knew Lucas, but this book gives him more dimension and depth. Love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Great Read

    This was the same story from his perspective but it was a really good story. If you enjoyed the first one you will enjoy this one. It's really not boring reading the same story from his view.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    I fell hard for Lucas when I read Easy. That book was my firs




    I fell hard for Lucas when I read Easy. That book was my first Indie and my first NA. Lucas was my first contemporary book boy crush. Mr. Darcy and Jamie Fraser from Outlander were my first - before I knew the term book boyfriend, but I digress.
    I was pretty excited to know more about Landon and the experiences that made him the man he is today. My heart broke for him. I think Ms. Webber did a great job of telling the story of Landon and Lucas and I grew to love this man even more. Easy is one of my top 10 all time favorites and this beautiful companion will go right beside it. Breakable was all I hoped it would be and more.
    A note to the author- I really would like to know about Boyce and Pearl and what kind of relationship they have. I have a feeling there could be to Boyce than we see on the surface.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    I'm not sure how I feel at the moment. I like it, I just feel li

    I'm not sure how I feel at the moment. I like it, I just feel like there are too much "flash back" parts that are unnecessary. Though, I guess in a way we know why she explains and tells us these parts. For us to be able to truly love Lucas, we must know all his deep dark secrets. Understandable. Don’t get me wrong, I love knowing what Lucas is thinking, and learning about his past. But the past bits just feel like boring fillers.. 




    I really want to love this book just as much as I love 'Easy' but I can’t.. Don’t get me wrong it was a thrill to get into his head.. Feel and see everything through his eyes, but his “Landon” parts were just tolerable. Not enjoyable but tolerable. I understand it’s important to see him go from his lowest to his highest.. But it just wasn’t for me. As much as I loved the storyline when I read it for the first time, I didn’t enjoy this one as much. Breakable is a little boring and dragged on.. My love for Lucas doesn’t falter. He’s still my favorite book boyfriend. I just didn’t feel that same giddiness I did two years ago. The magic and euphoria I felt while reading 'Easy' didn't happen during 'Breakable'. The quote “Less is more” pertains to this the less I knew about his past the better it was for me.. 




     I have mixed feelings. I HIGHLY enjoyed his thoughts, the way he processed and did things. Just not his past stories.. Some of them I did, but most I didn't. The over lapping parts with ‘Easy’ have to be my favorite!! I just thought the mystery of not know much about his past and just what was necessary is better. Even though I didn’t cry during ‘Easy’ I did three times during this. Other than those things, EVERYTHING else was perfect. The love between Lucas and Jacqueline couldn’t be more perfect. I couldn’t be happier/satisfied with the way the story ends. I loved and dislike certain parts! Over all, I KIND OF really like the book!! Both characters will be profoundly missed<3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Amazing!

    I just finished the latest installment from Brandons POV and I loved it! It is really great to get to hear just how much heloves Spencer and how fast he fell for her! I can't wait for the next book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Easy is the first book and Breakable is the 2

    Breakable is the second but tells Landon/lucas side of the most incredable book i ever read each page is something unexpected, funny, or plain out OMG
    I realy want every peraon to read this book if you are intrested like NOW

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    You've got to read this!

    Loved the book! It is another one of my favorite authors!! She makes it so easy to sit and read and not worry about what's going on around you. Love,love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Fantastic!!! I loved this book. Great story.

    Fantastic!!! I loved this book. Great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    A bit of a letdown

    Like so many of the other readers, I loved Easy but was let down by Breakable. Overall, it's a good book but I think if the author had gone in chronological order instead of flip flopping between high school and present day then it would have made a bigger impact. The story line was easy to follow but I believe something was lost in how she presented it. It is a mature adult book (which is clearly stated at the bottom of the summary) and I wouldn't recommend it for most teen readers.

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  • Posted June 8, 2014

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    Easy told the story of Jacqueline and how she handled a situatio

    Easy told the story of Jacqueline and how she handled a situation that would have led to her being raped. Breakable is Lucas story about his life after his mother was raped and murdered one room over from him when he was a little boy and his road to recovery. Yes, this is essentially the same story as easy, however, at least half of the book is of Lucas’ life growing up that led him to live with the Keller’s in the first place.

    I’m not usually a fan of companion novels since they generally seem to be the same story regurgitated back to you, only in a new POV. I’m glad to say that this isn’t all Breakable had to offer. The sections where we go back into Lucas’ past was very fascinating. I like how the author separated the chapters/sections by titling them “Landon” or “Lucas” depending on which time frame we were looking at. Especially since that is how Lucas looks at himself, the boy before he moved away to begin to heal (Landon) and the guy he is now (Lucas).

    I don’t think you could read this story without reading Easy. The author doesn’t really go into all the details between the interactions of Jacqueline and Lucas. It was easy to fall back into their story since I’ve read Easy, but I think if I hadn’t, I’d have felt a little disconnected with the relationship between the two. Which, actually worked out for me since I think I’d have been bored if the author rehashed out every little detail that these two had together.

    However, even though this was so much more than I thought it was going to be, I really only gravitated to Lucas’ story when he wasn’t interacting with Jacqueline. Maybe it was because it was a fresh new story? Maybe I wanted to get the full story on the Lucas I’d met from Easy? Who knows, but I found myself looking forward to when I’d see the headliner “Landon”. It was great to finally get Lucas’ story of his life leading up to the responsible demeanor he has. Boy, did he come a long way. However, I wish that this was more of a Landon only story leading up to Easy instead of half of it being things I already read before. Either way, I still enjoyed it.

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

    Loved Lucas's POV

    I have read a few books from the guys perspective and some have been good, others i couldn't finish. This one i finished. I loved how she mixed in his back story and childhood throughout the book. Great book, can't wait for more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Slow start

    I couldn't get into this book. The first few chapters were dull. I kept waiting for it tk get good like the other comments mentioned but I gaveup and moved on

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  • Posted June 2, 2014

    I wish I could give 10 stars!!

    After Easy I didn't think I'd ever read another touching, loving story, but Tammara Webber certainly has a gift. The emotions that poured off the pages was breathtaking. I laughed and I cried. The story was everything I wanted it to be and more. I fell in love with Landon Lucas in Easy and now that I know his entire story, I love him more!

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  • Posted June 1, 2014

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    Breakable is a companion novel to Tammara Webber's Easy, focusin

    Breakable is a companion novel to Tammara Webber's Easy, focusing on tortured love interest Lucas' destructive teenage years. If you've read Easy, you can't forget the trauma Lucas lives through when he was only thirteen years old, and Breakable tells the story of how he dealt with, and eventually overcame, that tragedy.

    Breakable is not only about Lucas and how he fell in love with Jackie, but through alternating points of view, it shows Landon's transformation into Lucas. It shows how a boy experiences something horrible and violent and tragic and deals with it. Lucas' story is harsh and gritty and real, and I loved how, even at his very worst, Webber still managed to make Lucas a lovable character you couldn't help but root for. 

    The side characters in Lucas' life added such depth and humor to the story. Boyce was my absolute favorite, but I also really liked getting to see Lucas' dad and how he dealt with his grief after. No one—except for the Hellers—in Lucas' life was exempt from me wanting to grab them by the shoulders and shake them until they saw straight. Boyce and his bullying and drugs, his dad with his tight lipped avoidance of any relevant conversation. Melody and her lack of a backbone. But, even though they all could have handled things better, it was impossible not to like them and feel for them. They were all so much more than just 2 dimensional side characters. They felt like real people who shaped Lucas into the man he was at the end of the book.

    I enjoyed Breakable, but have to admit it left me more than a little bored at times. Partly because I already knew what happened from reading Easy, partly because Lucas's thoughts in regards to Jackie did become repetitive after awhile, and partly because of the aimless quality to Landon's story. Don't get me wrong, his story is intense and emotional, but it also has a very ambling feel to it, especially in the middle (the end perks up, a lot). It's just telling about his childhood, with no real goal other than to get him into college so he can meet Jacqueline. I get that this sounds completely hypocritical because I did enjoy Landon's story, I just wasn't as glued to my seat as I'd hoped I would be for parts of it. But, like I said, it picks up near the end, and the beginning will suck you in right away.

    The only complaint I have about Breakable is that we learn next to nothing about Jacqueline. I mean, we do, but not enough. If I hadn't already read Easy, I'm pretty sure I would have thought Jacqueline was a fragile girl who needed protecting, and that was it. I get that Webber didn't want to rehash every conversation and email from Easy because this is a companion novel, but it made Lucas' love for Jackie seem a little creepy obsessive because we didn't get to see them getting to know one another. But, having read Easy and knowing all of the skimmed over getting to know one another, it was really interesting to see inside Lucas's head. 

    Breakable is a hard story to read, because it deals with underage drinking, drugs and sex, which stems from tragedy, death and grief. Lucas had a hard life and he had to make a lot of mistakes before he finally got it together. If you loved Lucas in Easy and need to know every detail of his life, then you need Breakable on your shelf today. You get to see every emotion the boy ever felt, first hand. It's difficult, but it is a story worth reading. The way Jacqueline's story was about her becoming strong enough to fight back against her attacker, Lucas' story is about him becoming stronger than his past and his guilt and discovering that he can move on, even if he thinks it's impossible. A beautiful disaster of a boy, Lucas will steal your heart in this stunning, must-read companion to Easy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Wonderful

    This book was amazing. Having read easy i was expecting to be bored...i was not. Even tho it was the same story it was so very different! Landon/lucas' story was so much more. I laughed at the stupid stuff he did as landon and cried at the things as lucas. I loved the split between the past and present. I hope the series will continue with boyces story and continue with l/l & jacquelines story

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

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    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Som

    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Some books you simply just read. Others, like BREAKABLE, you experience.

    Easy was my very first NA read when it first came out. I loved it, but forgot about it until BREAKABLE fell into my hands. I remember loving Lucas, loving how badass he was while still being intelligent. I thought I knew all there was to know about him but I was wrong. When I learned that BREAKABLE was going to be another male POV book, I was almost disappointed. Would it be the same story regurgitated and slapped on with a different title, calling it a new book?

    It isn’t. It’s so far from that.

    BREAKABLE blew me away. I would say I’m stunned speechless by it all. But that’s a lie. I have so much love for this book, so much to say that I could probably talk about it forever. First off, Webber’s writing is simply perfect. Her eloquence, her authorial voice resonates so well with the male POV. Webber does something different that I haven’t seen before in a NA novel from a male’s POV. She takes the two “sides” of the hero – Lucas of the present- the one we know in Easy and Landon of the past-  the boy who feels the deepest guilt imaginable and doesn’t want to let go.

    What could have been confusing and could possibly ruin the entire book turned out to be the best thing about it. The transitions between the past and present were so well done that I never once felt lost or confused. In Landon’s POVs especially, I felt that Webber really delved deep into his character to reveal things that we never knew about him, never thought I wanted to know about his character. Suddenly, I found myself reading about this new character who is so vulnerable on the inside that he does whatever he can to numb it. It’s both beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.

    If you look closely, you can see the subtle differences in Landon and Lucas’s POVs. Although they are the same person, there’s a level of maturity that Lucas presents that Landon hasn’t reached yet. It displays his growth as a character and adds so many layers to his personality. While I loved the romance of this book, for me, the characterization became the shining star.

    Despite falling head over heels in love with Lucas/Landon again, there was also another character that stole my heart- Boyce Wynn. Landon’s best friend has some of the best lines in the book, adding some humor in some tense moments. I adore how Webber made them enemies at first and then fell into friendship. There was something so authentic about their friendship, such a deep rooted level of trust. I would love to see a story written for Boyce! 

    This book wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Jacqueline though. Without her, I don’t think Lucas would be the same. Jackie was the first good thing to happen to him in a long time. The way he holds back, reining in his desires for her is proof of how much he doesn’t believe he deserves her. It’s these moments that shatter my heart:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Loved this book

    I really liked Easy but this book was even better to me than Easy was. This is not the same book just told from Lucas view, its more of a prequel that tells us how Lucas got to be the way he is. With that being said, to fully appreciate it you must read Easy first. What a great story and so glad to have it show up on my recommends list.

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