Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Breakable by Tammara Webber (Review and Giveaway)

Breakable (Contours of the Heart - Book 2) by Tammara Webber

Publication Date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley Books
Genre: New Adult
Pages: 368
ISBN-10: 0425266869
ISBN-13: 978-0425266861

(Received for an honest review from Berkley Books)

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Books in the series

Contours of the Heart

1. Easy
2. Breakable

Coverart: Click the Image for a larger, clearer view of the covers in this series.

Excerpt from, Breakable, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.


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.


Tammara Webber's second book in the Contours of the Heart series, is not a sequel. It's not a prequel. It's a totally different animal. Readers are treated to parts of the Easy story from Lucas' point of view, while also learning the beginning of the story. What happened before. Landon and Lucas were totally different and now the reader will know why. Webber has gone to great lengths to expand on her first book and to give readers an original experience with Breakable. It is a coming of age story, that will have the reader going between heartbreak and joy. A an immensely unique and creative book by an up and coming author.

What I liked:

Easy was probably one of my favorite YA/New Adult novels ever. It wasn't your typical angsty story about a guy meeting a girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. Not by a long shot. Easy dealt with some very serious topics including sexual assault. Lucas was in college at the time and his relationship with Jacqueline is anything but run of the mill. I have read a lot of books in my lifetime and I would be remiss if I didn't say, this was one of the best. With Breakable I was both excited and skeptical. I wasn't sure Webber could top a book of such magnitude and resonance. 

Breakable is not just a re-telling of Easy from Lucas' younger self. It is a lot more than that. It goes back in time before the events of Easy. It takes the reader back into Lucas life, when he was still Landon. Landon was a mess. He had suffered a great loss and his outlook on life was less than perfect. He courted danger and sunk to some of lowest points I could imagine for someone of his age. It was tragic and it was poignant and it was so emotional that the reader will like feel wrung out of emotion when it comes to an end. I think it is imperative that the reader understand that this boy, becomes a man, with a lot of tough lessons and tough love. I loved seeing that part of him start to wake up from his grief. Webber takes the idea of re-writing a story from a different POV and turns it on it's head with this book. It's so much more!

Breakable can be read as a stand alone, but I think it's important for the reader to read Easy first. Breakable tells some of the events and feelings from Lucas' point of view, but it does not go into the detail that the original book gives. This book is meant to be read after Easy and I hope readers take that into consideration. Learning how Landon became Lucas was an experience that would not have made near as much sense had it really come first.

What I didn't like:

I liked this entire book. The concept was unique and the delivery was unprecedented. I thought Webber pulled off something that not many authors could do. She made a re-telling of a story almost as important as the original.

Bottom Line:

If you read Easy you have to read this book. It just makes everything make sense. If you haven't read Easy, you are missing out. Read it and then read Breakable. It's a coming of age story. It's realistic portrayal of grief in it's extreme. It's a story about change and growth and figuring out not only who you are, but who you want to be. This is great one! 

Breakable is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

Tammara WebberNew 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.

Giveaway Details:

The publisher is sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of Breakable by Tammara Webber.

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~ The deadline to enter this giveaway is Midnight EST, May 29th.

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Tea norman said...

I will never forget my first love. We would go to the movies together. My nephew went with us. He was my chaperone. My first love stands out because of his name. His name was Johnny Ray. I've never met another Johnny Ray. This Johnny Ray was cute and polite. Yep, polite. I always wonder what happened to him.

krg said...

My first love was the cutest boy I had ever seen. He had long blonde hair, blue eyes and was very funny. He would call me all the time and we would talk for hours. We went roller skating every Friday night. That is where he broke up with me one night because I was too nervous to go behind the building and make out with him. I was crushed :( for about a week. haha

Victoria said...

My first love was not a good thing. Even though we were together on and off for three years, it turned out it was totally one sided. He really cared for someone else. Unfortunately for them they married and divorced. I on the other hand learned a valuable lesson on giving my heart away. I'm happily married :).

Timitra said...

Still waiting...

bn100 said...

hasn't happened

Charlotte said...

Just had teenage crush on a few guys when in school.
Married fifty four years ago, still together.

traveler said...

My first love was my soulmate and destiny. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Brooke Bumgardner said...

My first love was my 'boyfriend' on and off from 1st grade through sophomore year. We're still friends.

Natasha said...

I haven't had one yet.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita Yancey said...

My first love was when I was in the 4th. grade. I really liked this cute boy, but he didn't like me. Then when we were teenagers he was crazy about me, but I didn't like him any more.


Texas Book Lover said...

I married my first and only love 17 years ago!!!

CrystalGB said...

My first love was a a guy I dated in college. He broke my heart.