Thursday, June 19, 2014

Swoon Thursday #95 ~ Breakable by Tammara Webber

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Contours of the Heart #2)


Tammara Webber

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Swoon:

Her hand gripped mine. My thumb lay across her wrist, and I was soothed by the steady rhythm of her heartbeat. The expression in her eyes - the faith and the expectation - was too strong to ignore. I brought my free hand up to her face. "I did have one other concealed motive for bringing you here." Slowly, carefully, I angled towards her and leaned in, staring into her eyes, measuring her response.

When my lips touched hers, she shut her eyes, kissing me back, parting her lips, inviting me inside. I stroked my tongue across hers, gently. Exploring her mouth was all I wanted to do - sucking her full lower lip, so sweet, and then the upper, my tongue tracing the heart-shaped curve before diving back inside and teasing across her teeth.

Third - My Thoughts:

If you think Breakable is simply a retelling of Easy from Lucas's POV - then you would be wrong. Sure, there are some sections of the book which overlap with the original story, but that is only to be expected since Lucas / Landon and Jacqueline share a relationship. 

In Breakable, each chapter is divided in two parts. The first is told from Landon's POV and tells us of his childhood, of how the tragedy of his mother's death changed him from a happy-go-lucky kid into a lost and lonely soul who sometimes didn't make the best of choices. Watching Landon's life slowly spiral downwards was quite heart breaking and emotional at times, and definitely gives you a better understanding of why he is cautious when it comes to sharing his feelings.

The second part of each chapter is seen through Lucas's eyes and focuses on the present. Here, we get to see not only how Lucas really feels about Jacqueline, but also the emotional struggle he undergoes as he wrestles between following his heart and doing the right thing.

I loved reading Breakable. Tammara is a great writer and has done an amazing job in presenting Lucas's story. If you haven't read Contours of the Heart (Book 1 & 2), then I strongly recommend that you do. 

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Hehe, I've been waiting for this swoon since you announced it in your TT, and what a good one you picked!
    I personally don't mind re-reading facts from another pov and, if it's like you said, there is even more to expect from this second book so, what's not to like?
    You're right, I think I should give book #1 and #2 a go!

  2. I have read the first book but not the second. It sounds really good though. So excited about Lucas.

    My Swoon

  3. I didn't think I could love Lucas more than I did after Easy but this book did it!

  4. Awww, I love how gentle and wonderful he is :D I really liked Lucas in Easy! I'll have to check out Breakable :)

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. Oh, I'm swooning alright, Marilyn. Wow! I really need to meet Lucas. :)

  6. Love the swoon! I am starting Easy very soon and I am waiting for the library to get Breakable... bit of a wait I think! But Lucas sounds so yummy!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  7. LUCAS!!!! Gosh I just absolutely adored this book... so so so perfect. Awesome swoon!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  8. Lucas!!! What a fantastic review and swoons you have. I need to start this soon. Very soon. Lucas....he's what dreams and book boyfriends are made of hehe