Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt (Blog Tour Review)

Welcome to my tour stop for Beth K. Vogt's newest release, Crazy Little Thing Called Love! What a perfect title for this story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Check out the book and author info, as well as my full review below...

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Destination Wedding #1)Crazy Little Thing Called Love
(Destination Wedding #1)
by Beth K. Vogt
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 361 Pages
June 30th 2015 by Howard Books

Summary

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?

  

My Review

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (which seems to always bring Elvis's song instantaneously to my mind every time I read the title) was so much fun while also being heartbreaking, full of friendship and family, a little dangerous, inspirational, and romantic. From the first page I knew that there was something that had to change (Ted was too safe and Vanessa wasn't a priority) and just a few chapters later, with the chemistry jumping off the pages, I knew what that change needed to, or at least hoped would be. Getting there was definitely a journey. A journey for two individuals and one that I was happy to be along for.

I really liked the quotes at the beginning of each chapter that gave just a little something more to think about. The inspirational aspect of the story was handled really well and felt authentic. I also loved the flashbacks, which brought some heart-wrenching as well as swoon-worthy moments.

Vanessa and Logan. I can't not say that they both didn't rile me at different points. Both of them were responsible for what happened in the past, both wanting what they did and not wanting to compromise or see the other's side of things. They ran away from one of the best things in their lives. Years later they're both still running, but in different ways. There was so much hurt there, but it wasn't a large enough disaster that it couldn't be mended. The real question was that if they would allow that mending and if they would realize what they needed to do. 

In the end I loved how Logan handled things. It was sweet and such a respectful gesture. I felt like it was slightly rushed with Vanessa and that it could have been stretched to an extra day or something for some more thinking and reconciling, but otherwise, the story was pretty much great from beginning to end. I'm actually quite excited for the next book in this series, Almost Like Being in Love, to be released in May of 2016.

If you've enjoyed Beth's other books and other authors in the Christian romance genre I'd highly recommend this one!

Content: Some references to marital situations, but definitely clean.

Source: I would like to thank Howard Books through Litfuse for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.


About the Author

BVogt

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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