Monday, June 29, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Beth K. Vogt

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Beth K. Vogt
Howard/Simon and Schuster, Jun 30 2015, $14.99
ISBN: 9781476789781

Though she prefers her current home Denver, Hawaii or just about any other place, Vanessa reluctantly acquiesces to marry Ted in Destin, Florida where he will attend a pediatric emergencies medical conference.  Nessa also agrees to take time off from work to leave before Ted to arrange their Panhandle destination wedding.

In Destin, storm-chaser Logan Hollister has never moved on from the end of his marriage to Vanessa.  If he ever sees her again, Logan believes they can make it work as he feels they were too young and immature as a teen couple.  As a hurricane hammers the Panhandle, he and Vanessa meet for the first time since their divorce eight years ago.  Resolute Logan campaigns for a second chance, but she is in town planning her wedding to Ted and besides has stormy gale-sized memories of when they were married.

Although the initial happenchance is over the top of Britton Hill, the first Destination Wedding is a well-written second chance.  A large segment of the storyline occurs when the leads were teen newlyweds, which provides an appealing perspective but also limits the audience understanding of how far each has emotionally grown or shrunk as adults since they initially split.  Still overall Beth K. Vogt authors an interesting contemporary.

Harriet Klausner

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