**spoiler alert** Easy is one of my favorite books EVER. I was so looking forwarding to reading Lucas's story.
One of the main things I noticed about t**spoiler alert** Easy is one of my favorite books EVER. I was so looking forwarding to reading Lucas's story.
One of the main things I noticed about this book was the lack of dialog. I understand the author didn't set out to rewrite Easy, but some of it felt...missing.
But...Lucas/Landon...sigh. The poor sweet soul. I loved getting into his head and hearing his thoughts. It made me feel so much more for this character in many ways, but sadly, it also made me like him just a little bit less, which pains me to say. Really it does.
The first time I read one of these "other POV" books destroyed my love for a favorite character. Ever since that major disappointment I enter into these reads with some trepidation. This time was no different. Thankfully Breakable didn't break my heart, and I still love EASY just as much, but in some small ways, I lost some affection for Lucas.
The biggest complaint I have about this story was how much Lucas noticed and watched Jacqueline before the parking lot scene. Instead of the chance encounter that seem so serendipitous in Easy, Breakable made it seem so much less random which, for me, took away some of its romanticism. I disagree with other reviewers who described Lucas as being a "stalker", but it definitely seemed like their first meeting was a lot more calculated and planned.
I also thought much more was made about the attack on Jacqueline in the parking lot in this book. I don't remember it having effected her as much or her seeming afraid of Lucas, so much as to flinching away in fear. Perhaps I just didn't see it that way.
I enjoyed the way this book was put together, running parallel plots between Landon and Lucas's stories. Reading about him and Melody didn't bother me at all, however, I know other reviewers took major issue with this. His history with other girls shaped who he was so a glimpse into that only added to more to his backstory. I feel like I know Lucas way batter than Jacqueline at this point. I do wish less attention was paid to his "bad boy" image because that is kind of a turn off for me. I didn't get that he was a "bad boy" from reading Easy. I also didn't like that for a lot of this story he seemed to be operating under the assumption that he was Jacqueline's "bad boy phase" based on something he overheard in the Starbucks.
I'm realizing the more I go on, the more it may sound like I didn't like this book. I did like it, I just didn't love it, and I was a tad disappointed by it. Although this book doesn't make my list of favorites, Easy didn't lose its place by reading it. I'm thankful for that. :)...more
**spoilers** This book did not work for me. I could not get past the age difference at all. Evan seemed too much like a loser to me. Then when the stor**spoilers** This book did not work for me. I could not get past the age difference at all. Evan seemed too much like a loser to me. Then when the story came out about the other student, that's when I knew I could not finish this book.
I really, really enjoyed this book. I always go into reading Prime-borrowed books with low expectations, but this one was a very pleasant surprise.
II really, really enjoyed this book. I always go into reading Prime-borrowed books with low expectations, but this one was a very pleasant surprise.
I loved both Aimee and Cole. It seems like lately most books I've read have a really annoying H or h that it distracts from the story. Not so in this case. I also really enjoyed that there was no stupid misunderstanding between the characters leading to a long drawn out break up, misery, reunite plot line. This story followed a similar formula as is present in books of this genre, but the story flowed and didn't get weighed down by any one thing.
I also really like that this is a stand alone book. Not every story needs to be a trilogy and so many are written that way these days. I was happy to read about Cole and Aimee and now I'm glad to move on to something else. Refreshing!