Short, concise and tightly written, "The Best-Made Plans" is the story of childhood sweethearts Kaitlyn and Penn. A fatal accident made Penn an orphan at 20, which also incidentally cut short his romantic relationship with Kaitlyn. The whole town thought it was because of shock; but Kaitlyn knows the truth... Penn did not want to marry her and that was the reason why he quit college and left town for good.
Fast-forward 10 years; Kaitlyn is a wedding planner and engaged to Marcus. Penn returns home for the wedding of his friends that Kaitlyn was arranging. It was inevitable that they cross paths again and old wounds were re-opened.
***MY TAKE ON THE STORY***
The premise is simple - a second chance for love for two childhood sweethearts. What is exciting is the tight way that the author told the story. No words or scenes were wasted. Like a series of vignettes, everything counted in the telling of the story.
All characters, from the protagonists to supporting roles, even the minor ones were fleshed out effectively. You can hear and see Penn's amusement and dry humor; emphatize with Kaitlyn as she tries to fight her tender feelings for Penn while trying to stay true to Marcus. And Marcus... what can I say... he is the villain, the aggreived party and comic relief rolled into one.
An easy read which is also a great read, overall.