August 11, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love 
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Beth K. Vogt

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 fianc√©. 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? 

This was my first time reading a book by Beth K. Vogt and it won't be my last.  "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" takes a place in Florida during hurricane season.  I wasn't just reading this book, I was there with them, experiencing all that they were.  At least, that's how I felt.  This book just drew me in and I was unable to put it down.  

Some may think that this kind of book would be predictable, but not this one.  This one almost leaves you hanging.  Actually, in some parts I felt like it did.  What happens with Logan and his father?  The Stormmeisters?  Maybe it will pick up in the next book.

As far as characters go, Ted was a real drag and was in the story too long for me.  Mindy was a glowing ray of sunshine!  Everyone needs a friend like Mindy!  Logan was probably my favorite character.  He finally figured out that he wanted and he fought for it until he got it.  I also liked Logan's little sister.  She always supported him no matter what.  Vanessa did get on my nerves a little.  I believe her pride got in the way and wouldn't let her accept what God was doing to bring her and the man she was supposed to be with together.

Beth K. Vogt reminds us that while sometimes things seem coincidental, they're not.  It's God arranging things as they should be.  We must learn to accept that instead of shrugging it off as "coincidence". 
I also thought it was neat that in the book she referred to Vanessa reading Patricia Bradley's Port Aster Series.  :)

I am intrigued by this new series and can't wait to read the next book!  I'm hoping it's about Logan's little sister.

Read more about the book here.


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