Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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?
I enjoyed this "destination wedding" book by Beth K. Vogt. The story of Vanessa and Logan is written with a lot of depth and feeling. The back and forth between their past and the present could get a little confusing but it was necessary to explain their past history.
There were so many times I just wanted to slap Logan...lol. But there were also times when I wanted to shake Vanessa! Like I said above, there's a lot of emotion in this book. I loved Vanessa's re-connection with her high school friend Mindy. Mindy is the kind of friend we all wish and hope for. And of course I didn't like Ted at all!! Vanessa's desire to feel safe and grounded in one place really blinds her to the character of Ted. I enjoyed the secondary characters of Logan's team. They are like family to Logan and just want him to be happy. As Vanessa and Logan re-connect, they'll need all the support they can get to overcome the hurts of the past. You might need some tissues towards the end of the book! :D
All in all, a very well written book and I look forward to reading about Logan's sister Caro in the second book!
*Thanks to the publisher & TBCN/BookFun for the complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions stated are my own.*
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