Litfuse Blog Tour: Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt
|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?
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I just adore Beth Vogt's contemporary romances. They are some of the sweetest, unique stories I have read (my review of Wish You Were Here). The chemistry between the couples in her novels are off the charts! Crazy Little Thing Called Love is one such story. While it is probably my least favorite since her debut, it remains a worthwhile read!
Let's start with the con of the story, yes there was only one, but it was a biggie for me -- the speedy resolution. Logan and Vanessa's elopement in high school and subsequent heartbreak was all well and good for an interesting backstory and what I had hoped would be a tricky reunion with crazy sparks, but without giving too much away, the ending was so rushed. It almost seemed as if they didn't really learn much from their past mistake of rushing to the altar. That said, I really like stories where couples who once loved each other have the chance to reunite, so Crazy Little Thing Called Love pulled at my heartstrings.
The pros of the story -- a category 3 hurricane and some loving friends proved interesting when it came to Logan and Vanessa's relationship! I loved that we got a peek at Nessa's past and how her old friends fit into her new life even after so many years had passed. I really hope that Rylan Hollister, Vanessa's brother shows up at some point too. We're sort of teased by a mention his life in the military and his "singleness", so he needs a book of his own. If anyone can write fabulous, likeable characters, it's Beth Vogt, so I hope she brings this family back again in future stories.
~ My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~