Breakable by Tammara Webber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's been a long, LONG time me, reading a book in one sitting (and yes, a two week stint of stop-starting-not finishing books is a long time.)
I have got to hand it to Webber- she's accomplished a couple of unexpecteds in this sequel (companion novel?) First, that she's got me considering NA once again. Second, she's served up a sequel I found worlds better than the first. Then third, (and primarily,) that this trend of retelling the same story from a different POV doesn't always have to be redundant or isn't just a matter of rehashing a sex scene (hot as they may have been) from the guy's point of view!
Because ---and yay! --- We have depth! We have back story! Hell, We have a whole new story from Landon/Lucas that's not just about the romance built up between him and his Jacqueline with the bulk of this on his past as it touched on more than just his heartbreak--- what we have here is the Unmaking he goes through because of said heatbreak.
I enjoyed this more for the story of who he was and how all that led up to his present and the oddness of his duplicity. This is an 'as told by' that works... because the author works with what worked in the first book, but did not get stuck there; endeavoring instead to add some depth to the narrator by making him stand out in this not just because he was 'Easy' to fall for in the first (and let's be clear: he really wasn't)... Clearly, he's so much more than that.
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