This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Crazy Love You
Ian, when he was growing up, did not have a good life. He was overweight, he used food for comfort. He didn’t fit in with his classmates. He was bullied.
One day, he meets Priss. She doesn’t go to his school- but she lives near his house. They meet and play and have fun. Priss becomes his protector. And Ian needs protecting. His life has not been easy- and Priss has been a friend to him- when no one else would.
Years later, Ian has shed his loser image. He’s lost weight, become successful, has a series of graphic novels based on him and Priss. He’s wildly popular now.
And yet- as much as life has changed… it’s still the same.
Because of Priss.
Priss is still in his life, although their interactions have changed. Ian is not always weak. He does not always need Priss to take care of him. Sometimes, Priss actually does more damage. But, Ian can’t shake her. They were best friends. Their lives were linked.
When Ian meets a new girl- a girl he could be serious about- he wants to change. He wants to give up all the bad habits he’s had and be a man worthy of her love. Priss has other ideas, though. And she’s not willing to let Ian go.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Wowza. This is my 3rd Lisa Unger novel. CRAZY LOVE YOU makes you wonder at times if you are going crazy. What is real? What is in Ian’s head? Is Ian an unreliable narrator?
I kept going back and forth in my head about this book. Like I enjoyed it quite a bit- and I would find myself turning pages to find out what would happen next. Then it got to a point that it almost took on a much more sinister tone than I was anticipating (and I CANNOT read that kind of stuff at night before I go to sleep) so I put the book down to finish the next morning.
Each time I thought I had something figured out for sure, that I knew where Lisa was headed- well, she just laughed and took the book elsewhere. By the end, my head was so twisted (but in a good way!)
Ian was a character that I couldn’t decide about. He would be sympathetic at times, then at times I would want to shake him so hard his teeth would fall out (please don’t tell Priss I said that!) In the end, when all was revealed, I was entertained. I thought some of the last twists that Lisa threw in were nice touches.
So, what is the verdict? This being the 3rd book of Lisa’s that I have read- I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I did IN THE BLOOD, but way more than I did FRAGILE. I’m def recommending the readers of Traveling With T to give this book a try- especially if you dig a psychological suspense book!
Bottom Line: Buy. Borrow. Steal (not really!) Get this book.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration by Touchstone Books. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
*CRAZY LOVE YOU was a Traveling With T selection for Futuristic Friday Jan-March 2015.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T