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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...
This is Easy with less Jacqueline, more of Lucas’ past and a lot more internal then dialogue. If you’re looking for a mirroring story be prepared that Breakable is not it. This is also partly a coming of age story from Lucas’ side and while I’m not strict fan of a hero being devoted to only his heroine, my exceptions are rare. This is why I wouldn’t classify this as New Adult per se.
What I enjoyed is getting into Lucas’ head, learning more about his past and seeing the influences from his years leading up to Easy. The tidbits from Easy, and the moments with Jacqueline are heightened from reading Easy, but in ways I wanted more. More dialogue, more discussion. Somehow I thought maybe there were some conversations missing from Easy that we’d get to be privy to, but alas no dice.
I believe every meeting with Jacqueline is touched on in the book, along with several circumstances that the readers weren’t privy to the first go around. For me, I became more interested in Lucas’ parts versus Landon’s. Mid-way through the book I found myself seeing Lucas and Landon as two separate people as well, nearly rooting for Landon’s personal journey, even though I knew destiny had other plans in mind for him.
I would recommend to readers that they read Easy before reading Breakable. The first book is by far more poignant, and while I liked being in Lucas’ head, the trade-offs, including the deep internal dives were almost not worth it.
Webber’s way with words is still present and she still can weave characters that will make your heart ache. In fact, I found some hardcore interest in two secondary characters Boyce and Penny. I’m really hoping Webber will give us a story about those two because there’s some serious messed up stuff there for sure.
Overall, this book created a lot of anticipation. I, for one, love dual POV books with both hero and heroine portions. I was really excited about the idea of Lucas’ versions of things, but I wanted more of them. The story is still good, the writing still excellent, but Breakable is no Easy.Reviewed by Landra