“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Beth K. Vogt

   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?

 Vogt takes a romantic mistake and turns it into marital bliss in Crazy Little Thing Called Love, her newest book and first in the ‘Destination Wedding’ series.  Vogt drives home the idea that forgiveness and redemption are possible, no matter the circumstances – and I love how she uses the idea of a youthful marriage to do it. 

Throughout the story, Vogt’s characters talk about going life alone versus being in relationships, whether friendships or of the romantic variety.  They’re tempted in different directions based on the circumstances of their lives, and that’s exactly how Vogt teaches the lesson that commitment is not about circumstances.  It’s deeper than that.  It’s a valuable lesson that both Vanessa and Logan had to learn, and it’s an important one for readers to hear, too.  Superficially, the story is fun, full of action and drama, but there’s a much deeper side to it.  Those deep spiritual lessons are what makes Crazy Little Thing Called Love stand out from other romantic novels.

Love stories are a dime a dozen these days – literally.  You’ll find them everywhere, and their pages are full of the whirlwind emotions that make people want to be together.  Rare, however, is a story that shows the importance and the way to stay together.  To stick it out when times are hard.  To forgive when mistakes are made.  To apologize when in the wrong.  To always, always try again.  That’s what Crazy Little Thing Called Love is, though – rare.  It teaches all these lessons with in an entertaining and fun way.

I can’t wait for Vogt’s next ‘Destination Wedding.’

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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 a free copy of Crazy Little Thing Called Love by LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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