The idea behind the plot for “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is one that you might expect to find in a Hallmark movie. It would be a sweet bit of romantic fluff with just enough conflict to make it interesting. Well, this book is anything but fluff. The heroine Vanessa married her high school sweetheart Logan much too young for all the wrong reasons and because of their immaturity and poor communication, the marriage ended after a short time. Neither party ever got over it but they did move on with their lives and careers. Vanessa also got engaged along the way. Making plans for her destination wedding took her back to the place where she met her ex and guess who happens to be in town at the same time?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that there could just be some complications arising with Vanessa’s wedding plans. I disliked Ted from the start. How dense can a man be who wants to plan his wedding to correspond to a medical conference? I knew there had to be trouble in that relationship even if it did take Vanessa a minute to wake up to reality.
I liked how the story was written with flashbacks about Vanessa and Logan’s history together. That and well placed introspection by both parties gave me an intimate knowledge of their relationship and what went wrong. It didn’t take me long to start rooting for Logan and Vanessa to get back together.
The author handled the pacing of the plot very well and I couldn’t have asked for better character development. I felt like I knew both Vanessa and Logan well by the end of the book. Action scenes that included an ocean rescue and a hurricane were blended well into the romantic plot that had me quickly turning the pages. I liked how both Logan and Vanessa’s faith developed during their years apart. I also liked how God seemed to place them in each other’s path continuously.
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is a great book that should appeal to most readers who enjoy contemporary Christian romance.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel in a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the possible mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple’s journey down the aisle to “I do.”
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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).
Find out more about Beth K. at http://bethvogt.com.