Review: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Destination Wedding #1) by Beth K. Vogt

August 8, 2015 Beth K. Vogt, Christian, contemporary, romance 4

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What if what you thought was your biggest mistake was actually the right choice?

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.”

crazy little thingParamedic 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?

My Review:

Oh my goodness, my emotions were all over the map while I read this book! From grins to laughter to wincing to tears and then repeat. There may have even been a full out bawl over one particular scene close to the end. (There totally was.) I felt so drawn to Vanessa, to Logan, to their history and to their hearts – as well as even to the secondary characters. Especially Logan’s storm team, his family, The Wrights, and Mindy.

The romantic tension seemed tangible immediately from Vanessa and Logan’s first re-encounter, and I could sense right away that their backstory was a good one.  I was not wrong.  The flashbacks that Beth Vogt worked seamlessly throughout the book added so much depth and emotion to the present plot, and honestly I fell in love with Vanessa & Logan while watching them fall in love with each other way back in high school.  In my opinion, a story about past loves needs to establish a base for rooting for them in the present.  I mean, there’s a reason they were “past”, right?  I think Beth Vogt did an amazing job of showing why Logan and Vanessa were something special when they first fell in love.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is the first book I’ve read by Beth Vogt, I am sorry to say.  Now I want to go back and play catch up! Her writing voice is natural and engaging, and she gives the right amount of detail without overdoing the descriptions. I was instantly wrapped up in the plot, in the characters, in the palpable tension (romantic and emotional), in the friendships that cross miles, and in the gentle reminders of God’s grace and enduring love.

Bottom Line: The perfect beach read – even if you’re stuck at home – Crazy Little Thing Called Love will do more than get a song stuck in your head 🙂 It will wrap its arms around your waist like the passenger on a motorcycle and do a one-two tap on your heart.  Alive with engaging characters and a heartfelt plot, this story will renew your belief in the power of second chances and redemption. And seriously, there’s a scene toward the end that will require a decent tissue supply to be on hand. It’s so worth it though!

I give Crazy Little Thing Called Love 4 out of 5 stars!

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1VkD0s8

(I received a copy of the book from the publisher via both Litfuse Publicity Group and Netgalley in exchange for only my honest review.)

About the Author: Beth Vogt

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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4 Responses to “Review: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Destination Wedding #1) by Beth K. Vogt”

  1. Dreams

    I’m not much of a contemporary girl, but this one sounds pretty good. I’ll have to check it out. Great review! Also I love the name of your blog.

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