Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt {Contemporary Romance Review}

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt

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A Destination Wedding Novel
Contemporary Romance

What if what you thought was your biggest
mistake was actually the right choice?

Vanessa Hollister is newly engaged and planning an elegant Florida destination wedding. Now if she can only dodge the memories of her first "What was I thinking?" marriage to Logan Hollister.

Logan and Vanessa met during their senior year of high school when she moved to Florida because her father was stationed at the local military base. Having the same last name threw Vanessa and Logan together, and Logan's friendship helped Vanessa get past being the new girl in school--again. Within months, the two eighteen-year-olds had eloped, a crazy, impulsive decision spurred on by Vanessa's heartbreak at the looming possibility of moving one more time. They truly believed they could make their teenage marriage work, but in less than two years, they divorced because of competing dreams and unresolved expectations.

Eight years later, Vanessa is stunned to meet Logan on their favorite stretch of beach in Destin, Florida. When a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, she and Logan seek safety at the same hurricane shelter and end up battling unexpected renewed feelings for each other. Now they have to answer the question: Was their impetuous adolescent marriage a mistake? Or are they wrong to not seize a second chance at a life together?

Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel of a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple's journey down the aisle to "I do."


My Thoughts

When I first picked up Crazy Little Thing Called Love I noticed it was from Beth Vogt's newest series on destination weddings. I completely expected it to be a nice little romance perfect for a summer afternoon. A few chapters in I knew it was much more than a little romance. It was a story that would reach deep inside me and take me back to a turbulent time where everyone thought I was making a stupid mistake. In fact there were even times when I thought I'd lost my mind and made the worst mistake of my life. But this story and my story prove that sometimes when all seems lost God steps in and turns a nightmare into a dream come true.

The story of Vanessa and Logan begins in high school. Vanessa is the new girl . . . again. Her family has moved to Florida because her military father has once more been transferred. It's her senior year and she's looking forward to getting it over with and going to college where she can be stable for four years in a row.

Logan notices Vanessa right off and begins a stealthy pursuit of her. Before long the two of them are a couple. When it looks as if Vanessa might have to move again the two of them make the impulsive decision to get married over spring break. Both of their families are shocked and disappointed and think they have made a terrible mistake. But Logan and Vanessa are in love and sure that they are better together than apart.

The fairy tale begins to unravel when Logan's dreams collide with Vanessa's need for stability. Logan's grandfather had a saying, "You either marry young and grow up together or you marry older and grow up together." Unfortunately they decided not to grow up together and eventually called it quits. Eight years later Providence steps in and they find themselves back where it all began. But it may be too late to right all the wrongs.

I completely enjoyed this beautiful story about this crazy, impulsive, unexplainable, out of left field thing we call love. Logan and Vanessa's story made me look back at my story and once again be grateful that we chose to impulsively marry young and grow up together. Just like the characters it was far from easy and many obstacles were put in the way. But thirty years later I know without a doubt I would say "I do" all over again.

In my opinion this is a can't miss book for 2015. It is a wonderful story about human frailty on many levels and the enduring power of love. Logan and Vanessa are the main relationship but there are others that speak just as loudly to what the symbolism of a godly marriage is all about.

Sometimes when all seems lost God steps in and turns a nightmare into a dream come true. #CrazyLittleThingCalledLove @BethVogt

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Beth K. Vogt

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