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Friday, July 31, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is the first of Beth K. Vogt's new destination wedding novel series and it has a different feel than her previous novels. As I started reading it I worried that I might not enjoy it as much as her other ones because the dynamic between Vanessa and Ted felt off from the start. I got the distinct impression that what went wrong in Vanessa's first marriage to Logan was that he chose storm chasing over her and seeing her engaged to Ted, an ER doctor that seems extremely career-minded, appeared to be a repeat of the same situation that led her to divorce Logan after two short years of marriage when they were still young college students trying to find their way in the world. Fortunately the story took a few twists and turns while Vanessa was in Destin planning their destination wedding and I enjoyed it much more from that point forward.

Having been to Destin and Niceville myself I had an easy time picturing all of the scenes there. I've lived through a tornado and a hurricane so I loved that Logan became a storm chaser after a tornado took the love of his life away from his own grandfather. His desire to find a way to predict tornadoes and save lives isn't so different from Vanessa's own desire to help save lives as a paramedic. When a hurricane hits the gulf coast and Vanessa and Logan finds themselves in the same storm shelter, Vanessa is left with nowhere to run and very few places to hide.

The collision of Vanessa and Logan's past with their present lives may have a strong impact on their future. The idea of "what if?" is something I believe everyone can relate to and when face to face with someone you once loved it's impossible not to wonder what might have been. Don't we all look back and contemplate how a decision or decisions altered the path of our life (be it good or bad) in ways we never thought it would at the time? Will Logan and Vanessa look back on their decision to divorce and wonder if they were wrong to give up on their marriage or will Vanessa put Logan behind her once and for all and start a new life with Ted?

I'm anxious to see what's in store for readers in the next book of Beth K. Vogt's Destination Wedding Novel series!

Book info

About the book:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love: A Destination Wedding Novel
(Howard, June 2015)

Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel in a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the possible mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple's journey down the aisle to "I do."

Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has put her adolescence behind her, including the unwanted label of being the new kid in town over and over again, thanks to her father's military career. She's overcome what her mother called "the biggest mistake of her life" and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her what-were-you-thinking teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding?

As a professional storm chaser, Logan Hollister is used to taking risks. However, a reckless decision during the last tornado season has him questioning the future of his team, the Stormmeisters. Coming face to face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels him to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa. Does their past give him the right to interfere with her future?

A fast-moving, powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together as they evacuate to a storm shelter along with other residents of the Florida Gulf Coast. Forced to spend time together, the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other.

Vanessa and Logan are faced with a choice: Should they accept, once and for all, their teenage marital mistake? Or is God offering them a second chance at happily ever after?

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About the author:
Beth K. Vogt believes God's best often waits behind the doors marked "Never." A 2015 RITA® Finalist and a 2014 Carol Award finalist, Beth is a contemporary romance novelist with Howard Books. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publisher's Weekly's Best Books of 2014. In 2015 she introduced her destination wedding series with both an e-novella, Can't Buy Me Love, (May) and a novel, Crazy Little Thing Called Love (June).

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I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

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