Today’s review is dedicated to my friend, Crystal, who is my Mindy!
About this 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
Learn about Beth Vogt and her books at her website.
Beth Vogt, author of Somebody Like You: A Novel brings readers a new Destination Weddings series. She introduced the series with a novella, Can’t Buy Me Love (Destination Wedding). Which was wonderful and fun. In her newest book, A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Beth gives wonderful and fun, but she also gives us something deeper. A look at real life and real relationships and how they can go bad.
In this book we meet Vanessa and Logan who have been divorced for eight years after a getting married during Spring Break of their senior year of high school. Vanessa lives in Colorado and is engaged to Ted. Logan is a storm chaser in Oklahoma. The worlds collide once again in Destin, Florida where it all began ten years before.
I really liked Vanessa from the opening pages. Although I couldn’t relate with her upbringing as a military kid with the constant moves my heart ached for her. She longed for what many women do, stability and love. She grew throughout the story and came to terms with many of her choices. She grew during the story. Logan, also very likable. He was fun and impulsive, yet he carried deep hurts not only from his failed marriage but from recent events in his life.
The parents in this story brought out a lot of different emotions for me. But my favorite character was Mindy, Vanessa’s high school friend. She was a constant in Vanessa’s life even when she didn’t realize it. She was willing to speak truth into Vanessa’s life and be encouraging and just there.
I would definitely recommend this story to those who enjoy romanace. The love story is beautiful, but there is also some action and adventure. There are few tense moments in this story. And very different than the novella, so I’m looking forward to what the author has for us in the next book.
This is a stand alone book that is part of a series around the idea of Destination Weddings.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.