Review of Love Like Krazy by Kristen Beairsto
The story is of Kit, a successful writer returning to her hometown for one friend’s wedding and several weeks later to be maid of honor at her best friend Anne’s wedding. Anne tells Ben, her future brother-in-law, that as the best man, she expects him to dance with Kit. Ben and Kit met years ago apparently, when she was a teenager working for his mother. She was known as Katherine then, so he doesn’t remember her, but she remembers him, and has been in love with him ever since.
Kit’s difficult upbringing by an uncaring mother who told her she wasn’t wanted, has led her to believe that no-one will ever love her. Even though her Aunt Mae took her into her home and her heart, she still feels unlovable. This turns Kit into a loud, noisy character hiding behind outrageous clothes, and getting into scrapes. She thinks it is what everyone expects of Krazy Kit Conner.
The rest of the story is about Kit and Ben’s feelings for one another. First one then the other makes a move, only to be rebuffed by the other. Their childish antics made me want to bang their heads together on occasions, which did have its good side as I obviously got caught up in the characters. All turns out well in the end, which is a foregone conclusion. It is a light-hearted easy read. I think the book could do with another read through by the author, as there are a few words missing and some spelling mistakes, which interrupt the flow in places. But overall, I enjoyed it.