Crazy Little Thing Called Love
by Beth Vogt
Marriage is serious business --- both for the couple tying the knot and for wedding vendors, with the average cost of an American wedding topping $25,000. As budgets get stretched, so can fraying nerves and already-taut emotions, as captured in Beth K. Vogt's new Destination Wedding series.
In the first novel in the series, Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Howard Books/June 30), paramedic Vanessa Hollister thinks she has moved beyond the pain of her first marriage --- a "what-were-you-thinking" teenage elopement --- and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Fla., with her new fiancé. Her dream of an idyllic beach wedding is disrupted, though, with the sudden reappearance of her first husband.
Storm chaser Logan Hollister is used to taking risks, but a reckless decision during the last tornado season has him questioning his career's future. Coming face-to-face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels him to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa.
When a powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together, the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other, and the two are left 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's Destination Wedding series will explore the power of love and the possible mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple's journey down the aisle. Vogt says she was ready to write something a little different. "So often in contemporary romance stories, the wedding comes at the end of the novel --- often as an epilogue," Vogt points out. "In this series, the wedding is a main plot point. And travel --- who doesn't love to read about new travel destinations?"
Meet the Author
Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she'd never write fiction. She's the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she'd never marry a doctor---or anyone in the military. She's a mom of four who said she'd never have kids. Now Beth believes God's best often waits behind the doors marked "Never." 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. Her e-novella, A November Bride, was part of the Year of Wedding Series by Zondervan. In 2015, Beth introduced a four-part Destination Wedding series with an e-novella, Can't Buy Me Love, and a novel, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Beth enjoys writing contemporary romance because she believes there's more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. An established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth is also part of the leadership team for My Book Therapy, the writing community founded by best-selling author Susan May Warren. She lives in Colorado with her husband Rob, who has adjusted to discussing the lives of imaginary people, and their youngest daughter, Christa, who's taking them through the teen years again.
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Here's my review of this fabulous romantic read:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Beth Vogt and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Beth Vogt is a beautiful romantic adventure that shouts “Hurray” for second chances! This wonderfully entertaining book is one of the cleverest plots I’ve ever encountered. It’s an uber-exciting romance that will leave you breathless!
When I first started reading, I was rather disappointed. I couldn’t live vicariously through this bride because Ted, her fiancé, was such a dud. I know that a novel is the product of the author’s imagination, but this story reminds me that God is in control and he will work all things for good for those who love Him and are called according to his purpose.
Bravo, Beth Vogt for a superior work of literary art! Full of topsy-turvy true to life moments, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” will make you laugh and cry. It would be a wonderful reading group pick. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.