Summary: 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.
Easy was one of the first NA books that I read and is one of the reasons I fell in love with NA. It was a story that completely blew me away so when I heard Tammara Webber was doing a companion novel, I was both excited and nervous. I was worried that Breakable wouldn’t live up to the hype of the first book and also worried that I just wouldn’t like it. But I also ached to hear Lucas’ story so I knew that I would read it regardless. And boy am I glad that I did! Breakable is a terrific novel that is able to stand on its own. It isn’t simply Easy told from Lucas’ side, but an entirely new story – with small similarities from Easy of course – and I thought this was the best way to deal with this story.
Breakable, as mentioned above, was Lucas’ story but what really worked is that the story was split between his days before university and his days during it. This occurred throughout the book in a dual narrative way that I really enjoyed. As someone who can lose focus easily, this really helped to keep my attention on the page and is one of the reasons that I continued reading this book. I love that this style of writing made it that much easier to get a rounded picture of Lucas. It was the perfect way to get to know him and follow his journey.
In case you missed it, I adore Lucas but I have to admit that in this book, Landon was my favourite character. I loved how much he dealt with and how he got through it all. It was easy to love him because he was fragile while also being incredibly strong. (Translation: he was a human.) I really enjoyed finding out more about Landon and following his life story on the page. I think I enjoyed reading about him so much because he was also a new addition to the Easy story. He felt fresh and new, and I just really loved that. I also feel he is the perfect character to help you know Lucas better. It was a great way to see a new side to the story.
It’s Not Easy
Another reason this book was very enjoyable was due to the writing style. Once again Tammara Webber managed to pull me into the story and really love everything about it. Tammara has a very easy-to-read style that sucks you into the story and makes you completely forget about everything around you. She is also someone who is able to evoke emotions in you that go incredibly deep. She truly makes you connect with the story and characters and I think that she is incredibly talented. I cannot wait to read more of her work, be it NA or YA.
Needless to say, I found this book exceptionally entertaining. It was emotional, compelling, and full of heart. Once more Tammara Webber has dealt with a very deep and dark topic in a sensitive and enlightening way. What I will say is that if you enjoy contemporary books that are rich, deep, dark, and powerful but also lovely, somewhat light and fun, then you should give this book a try, even if you haven’t read Easy. Breakable is a remarkable book that is simply stunning and should be read time and time again. It is simply a masterpiece that you will fall in love with.
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **
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