Sunday, July 26, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love Review


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 fiancĂ©. 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? (Goodreads)

My Review

I have really loved all of Beth's previous books and was so excited to read this story. While still good, this is my least favorite book by her. I wish I had a different take on it but this was a difficult book to get though for me. I like the idea of the story but it lacked depth of character and really a plot line. And I'll be honest, I was a little irritated with the "early marriage judgment" because I understand it far too well. We got married when I was eighteen and guess what, we are still married! It's not an end of the world thing and it is possible to actually be in love when you are young. This book really puts the negativity into getting married young and that was a bit depressing for me to read because it's so typical. The book is also somewhat split between the current day happenings and Vanessa and Logan's high school years. It wasn't very well organized with the back and forth and while it was nice to know their history I thought it went on a bit long.
Needless to say, I still will continue to read Beth's books and encourage readers to read them! This book was just not for me but I know many others will enjoy this storyline.
If it sounds like the book for you by reading the back cover, by all means read it! : )

Three stars.

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

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