Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

Title: Breakable
Book Series: Contours of the Heart, Book #2
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
Format: Audiobook (Amazon | Audible)
Narrators: Zachary Webber
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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 Time best-selling author of Easy, now delivers a daring and entirely new perspective on love, and why falling for it is beyond our control.

FIRST IMPRESSION:: Landon in a hospital bed ... after. It was as awful as can be expected. I was not immune to cries for his mother; almost brought tears to my eyes in just a few sentences.

THE STORY:: It was pretty much a given that I was going to at least partially love this story. i loved Lucas/Landon in Easy, as well as Jacqueline, and Webber's storytelling. Never mind the fact that seeing everything unfold from a male's perspective offers a new dimension to aspect of the story. That said, I think that this book was amazing all on it's own. It was not just a retelling, but revealed who Landon was at the core as well as why he needed to become Lucas. And I ... I pretty much fell for all three of his personalities equally -- teenage Landon, adult Landon and adult Lucas. All three combine into one fascinating man. Swoon!

Regarding the retelling, I love that Landon didn't fall for Jacqueline instantly. That it wasn't her beauty that he noticed that intrigued him, but his passion calling to hers. His love of art sharpened his attention to detail which helped him discern that her seemingly nervous habit of tapping her fingers wants as it seemed, but her playing music. I love that he had enough dimension not to just fall. But to really see her. He noticed how Kennedy treated her like an ornament and saw her little quirks. He got to know her before even speaking with her.

FINAL THOUGHTS:: I could go on and on an explain why I loved this story. But it wouldn't do it justice. Check out Easy and then check out Breakable. You won't be disappointed!

RECOMMENDED FOR:: If you're a fan of New Adult, you MUST read this series. It's such a beautiful story, equally so from both Jacqueline's and Lucas' perspectives.

Zachary was amazing. He got every nuance right. The strength, the vulnerability, the love, the loss and the pain that Lucas and Landon endured. I've already got another of his audiobooks in queue. 

I wanted to put on earphones and plug into her and know what she was hearing when her fingers preformed
― Lucas

When she died it was like someone extinguished the sun, and he had nothing left to orbit.
― Landon

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