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Growing up, Vanessa Hollister was always the new kid in town thanks to her father's military career - but now as a successful paramedic, she is ready to put her adolescence behind her. While planning her elegant destination wedding in Florida, the reappearance of her first husband - a man with whom she eloped with as a teenager - threatens to interfere with her dream scenario.
Logan Hollister is used to taking risks as a professional storm chaser. But his confidence is shaken following a reckless decision during the last tornado season - now he is 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 of all: losing Vanessa.
Should Logan and Vanessa accept, once and for all, their teenage marital mistake? Or is God offering them a second chance at happily ever after?
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 5.50 X 8.38 X 8.38 (inches)|
Series: Destination Wedding
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?
Crazy Little Thing Called Love is another winner! I truly love Beth Vogt’s voice, and the characters she has created here are authentically honest. Logan and Vanessa’s love story is one that will stick with me for a long time. They’re imperfect people with a past, trying to make it through on their own steam, like everyone else. But God has other plans for their future. Better plans, more than they could ever imagine. I loved every page I turned, eager to discover what would come next! A wonderful story with a heartfelt message of forgiveness and redemption.
"Beth Vogt is a master at capturing the sometimes stormy emotions of the human heart. In Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Vogt takes the reader on Vanessa and Logan's road back to each other - a journey that is both deeply felt and realistic. She makes us believe in the power of second chances, all the while reminding us that it's never too late to have faith in our first love."
I was swept up and sweetly undone by this delightful whirlwind of a romance about love lost and found again. It made me believe anew in happily ever after!
“Engaging… A touching inspirational romance that weaves faith and love together in a convincing and heartfelt way.”
Second chances at love, storm-chasing danger, and a destination wedding? I’m in! Beth K. Vogt’s newest book, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, hits all the right notes, touching on more serious subject matter without losing any of Beth's signature charm. This is sure to be a favorite addition to any fan’s Christian romance library.
In A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Beth Vogt shows us that, indeed, love is crazy, in the best possible way! This story had everything I've come to expect from a Beth Vogt novel: high-quality writing, a deep spiritual journey, and a poignant love story. Throw in the fun of a destination wedding and you have yourself a story that is sure to touch hearts and entertain readers. I can't wait for the next installment!
Curl your toes into the sand and relish the delicious warmth of Destin, FL in Vogt’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love. A must read with engaging characters, rich scenery and the high tension of a hurricane that carries us into love, forgiveness and the joy of discovering treasures once lost.
With CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE, author Beth Vogt has unequivocally established herself as a master storyteller. Her characters leap off the page and invade my life, making putting the book down almost impossible. Her novels have a place of honor on my shelves, with others I return to again and again.
“Logan Hollister is a storm chaser by profession, but he’s never been able to tame the storms in his personal life. Crazy Little Thing Called Love is an exciting, romantic adventure as Logan and his ex-wife, Vanessa, are forced to confront both a hurricane and the emotional storm that wages between them. Beth Vogt takes readers on a heart-pounding journey through both the present and past even as her characters try to sort out their future. Second chances are a rare gift, and Beth unwraps this present (OR this one) perfectly.”
"Delightful, charming, emotion-packed, A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, reminds us letting go and taking a leap can land us exactly where we need to be. Vogt is another author to add to your favorites list."
Second-chance love at its crazy best! Beth Vogt is a master at wringing tears from the eyes and sleep from the soul in a tender love story that both heals and haunts.
Beth K. Vogt’s amazing ability to create complex, true-to-life characters with realistic flaws and emotions keeps me hungering for her novels before they’re even available for sale. The depth of her stories pulls me in, leaving me to ponder the spiritual truth she has woven into the plot long after I’ve finished the book. Beth’s novels are automatic buys for my keeper shelf.
NancyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5EnjoyableSeptember 13, 2016NancyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This was a very enjoyable book that was hard to put down. Even the best planned events/weddings sometimes are derailed by love, as Vanessa and Logan soon find out. The question is whether a stubborn couple can admit they are still in love after their first failure.
I was given this book by The Book Club Network and the author in exchange for my honest review.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Crazy Little Thing Called LoveJuly 25, 2016MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sometimes romance novels tend to be rather unbelievable. There is much reality in CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE. Vanessa has moved many times with her military family, including to Florida for her senior year in high school, where she meets Logan and they fall in love. To avoid having to move with her mom and brother to Colorado during an upcoming deployment for her father, Logan and Vanessa elope during a spring break trip. They love each other but that is put to the test when Logan chooses to attend college in Oklahoma to pursue his dream of being a storm chaser, rather than stay in Florida with Vanessa. Neither of them was mature enough to make it work, so they divorce after two years. Vanessa is good at "hellos" and "goodbyes" but not so good at knowing how to maintain a relationship, whether it's friendship or a marriage. I've heard my daughter (who attended 3 different schools in 4 years of high school) say much the same thing. The book alternated between present day and about ten years in the past to give Vanessa and Logan's back story. In present day, Vanessa is engaged to Ted, a safe ER doctor, who seemed quite predictable (and pretty much opposite of Logan). Because Ted wants to combine their wedding with a medical conference in Florida, Vanessa goes back "home" to Florida to plan a destination wedding with the help of her high school friend, Megan. Walking on the beach, she has an encounter with Logan, who is back with his storm chasing team to visit his parents. A hurricane throws them all together again soon after. I liked the way the book progressed with the character development, with both Vanessa and Logan wrestling with their past mistakes and coming to terms with what they needed to do to change and make things right, and that it was over a period of several months, which made it more realistic. Each chapter opens with a quote, which is something I really liked. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series, ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE, which is Logan's sister's story.
Mrs ARS5 Stars Out Of 5Just Meant to BeMarch 8, 2016Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Author Beth K. Vogt explores the what ifs of past mistakes in love in her novel Crazy Little Thing Called Love. We have a story of a couple who have been divorced for eight years, who meet quite unexpectedly a couple of times that leads them both to start questioning their lives and their choices. Not only do we get to know the couple in their present lives, but we are treated to the beginnings and the ending of their first marriage. This was a lovely story of second chances and the power of forgiveness. I thought that it was a neat idea that our leading couple, Vanessa and Logan both shared the same last name of Hollister before their marriage. I felt the author did an excellent job of showing realistically the parents reactions when they found out their young 18 year olds had gotten married in secret and what that cost everyone. This was my first read by Author Vogt and I look forward to more of her stories. I received a copy of this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.
RachelGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Fun Lighthearted RomanceJanuary 4, 2016RachelGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was so much fun to read. It's very light hearted and fresh. There isn't a huge cliff hanger or something to make you bite your nails. This would be a perfect beach read or on a road trip. It was just nice to read a novel that made me smile and didn't bog me down with a heavy storyline.
The story starts with Vanessa planning a destination wedding to her fianc Ted. She winds up in Destin, where she lived her Senior year. She runs into her ex-husband and that's when all the fun starts.
I really liked this book. It is the first in the destination wedding series. I think one of the reasons I liked it so much is because the characters actually reminded me of my husband and myself. Beth is a great writer. She is very engaging and fun, not to wordy and really kept me interested in the story. I enjoyed all of the characters. They are all very believable and fun. This book kept me wanting more but was light and easy to read. I am very interested in the next book in the series. I'm very excited to read more by Beth. Thank you to TBCN for giving me the opportunity to review this book. A positive review was not required.
eLyndaAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Realistic RomanceDecember 30, 2015eLyndaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I dont often read contemporary novelsmaybe because I enjoy travelling to different times and places through reading or because I enjoy the opportunity to learn something as I read a novel, but they usually dont appeal to me in the same way that historical books do. I requested this book because the premise intrigued me despite its contemporary setting: a woman planning her destination wedding encounters her ex-husband and a whole host of memories and mixed emotions in the process. I was eager to see where the author would take the story, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride!
This is largely a story about coming to terms with our past, forgiving those who have hurt us and asking for forgiveness from those we have wronged. Grace plays a large part as does faith in God, in His goodness, His love for His children, and His perfect plan for each of us, even when we get off track and take a detoursometimes for years. I really enjoy how the author doesnt oversimplify our relationship with God; we dont always understand His ways, but we can still trust Him. That doesnt make everything magically easy, but we can still move forward knowing who is ultimately in control.
The characters are three-dimensional and developed; each has a backstory that impacts not only their own individual lives, but their life as a couple that is itself a backstory to the main action in the novel. I love the layering in how the story is told, toowe peel away the present to add depth as we read.
This is a realistic romance in the truest sensea mixed up, imperfect attempt to connect one life with another, in all the messiness of this existence. I would highly recommend this novel to any reader looking for something different, for more than the typical happily ever after tale where all challenges are resolved and life is tied up in a neat bow. It doesnt often (ever?) work out like that, so those looking for realism will thoroughly enjoy this novel without having to suspend all disbelief.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for this honest review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.