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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

(Destination Wedding #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  430 ratings  ·  166 reviews
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,
Paperback, 361 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Howard Books
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Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one day. One.

Opened up the pages, jumped into the middle of the story and couldn't be pulled back out. When I was done, all I could do was sit back, sigh and wish for another 50 pages to spend with these new friends I had made.

Vanessa and Logan have an interesting past--that continues to haunt their future. As has been found typical with previous Vogt books, the author takes a complex situation and explores it for all it's worth, digging deep into the mind and heart of the
Cara Putman
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Summer is the perfect time for a romance that's themed around a destination wedding location. Add in a strong history between the hero and heroine, one that should keep them, apart, and you have a recipe for a delightful novel like Crazy Little Thing Called Love. This book is all about the decision to take the safe way or risk it all for love. In Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Beth Vogt takes her characters (and readers) on a journey where the choice must be made. Move forward or stay mired in ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
My husband wants to be a storm chaser when he grows up. Thankfully, we live in California and he is a teacher... for now :) Vanessa and Logan are both in periods of transition when they unexpectedly reconnect. The perilous circumstances heighten the emotion and while they struggle in the here and now, several flashbacks share the sweetness of their love story and the tragedy when it went wrong. The book started out kind of slow for me with Vanessa an Ted planning their wedding, but it effectivel ...more
Carole Jarvis
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is the first book I've read by Beth K. Vogt and I enjoyed this story about relationships very much. If you look at the cover and figure this to be a fluffy romance, you would be wrong because there is surprising character depth and emotion. So many facets of this story appealed to me - a destination wedding in Destin, Florida...storm chasing...Hurricane Cressida...the rekindling of love...second chances. The Flor
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 plann
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Oh my goodness, my emotions were all over the map while I read this book! From grins to laughter to wincing to tears and then repeat. There may have even been a full out bawl over one particular scene close to the end. (There totally was.) I felt so drawn to Vanessa, to Logan, to their history and to their hearts – as well as even to the secondary characters. Especially Logan’s storm team, his family, The Wrights, and Mindy.

The romantic tension seemed tangible immediately from Vanessa and Logan’
Susan Snodgrass
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book and my mind is saying, "Wow. Amazing." I finished with tears streaming down my face, weeping. Literally. Then I went back and reread that portion and began sobbing. What a moving ending to a wonderful book! Beth Vogt has just done it again! I'm so glad I picked up her first book.

Logan and Vanessa Hollister married, eloping at 18, thinking that was what they just had to do to be together. Two years later, divorce entered the picture. Now, 8 years later, circumstances hav
May 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Paramedic Vanessa Hollister married Logan Hollister (yes, same last names) when she was eighteen and divorced him two years later for reasons unknown (we did find out later in the book. It would have been nice to have understood this earlier, but no. This kind of information was disclosed through flashbacks which I found annoying because they were disrupting the present-time story).

Vanessa is now living in Denver and engaged to Dr Ted Topliff, who has the idea to have a romantic destination wed
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once in a while I find myself so infinitely entrenched in the pages of a book, I lose track of time and maybe a little sleep. Such was the case with Vogt’s latest release, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Plus, I was so caught up in the storyline between Vanessa and Logan, I found myself in tears on more than one occasion.

On the surface it appears to be a story about two people who are being reunited after divorce almost a decade earlier but it goes much deeper than that. Much. Deeper. I was com
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well, here’s a new book that I am definitely adding to my “Favorites of 2015″ list! And it’s by an author that I have not read before, which is always exciting.

As I read this book, I kept telling my husband how incredibly good it was and how much I was loving the story. It was such a great romance.

I basically loved everything about the story. There’s nothing that I didn’t like. The characters were great, the setup for the romantic plot was wonderful, but my favorite portions of the book were the
Katie  Beth
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I've read for leisure in over a year and I am so glad it was the one I chose!
The characters in this book were well-developed. I felt like I was part of the story, especially because I lived through two hurricanes in Florida. It brought back so many memories.
I loved the flashbacks, they gave just enough back story to explain, but just little enough that I couldn't wait to read the next one and understand a little bit more about the Vanessa & Logan's past. I think they were
I loved this story! It's not just another syrupy sweet's a couple wrestling with the issues of their past. They never thought there was a future for them, but when they're thrown together by circumstances out of their control, they try to at least be friendly. And then a few things for old times' sake...and a goodbye. I honestly was wondering how in the world this could possibly work out, and I enjoyed how Vogt wove in the scenes from the past to explain the emotions from the curren ...more
Nora St Laurent
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was glued to this story from the first page to the last. I connected with Vanessa and was interested in her destination wedding with Ted; the Dr. she’s been friends with for two years. Ted finally asked her to marry him and wants to have the wedding in Destin Florida. Why? Because it will co-inside with a medical conference he wants to attend. Kill two birds with one stone he says.

Vanessa reminds herself, “Ted was a bit lacking in the relationship category, but she hadn’t fallen in love with T
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
{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 li
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Utterly compelling. Reader beware -- open this book and be prepared to lose all concept of time and place. You won't be able to shake yourself clear until you reach 'the end'.

Complicated pasts lead to complicated futures when an unexpected (and dramatic!) reunion with her ex-husband threatens all of Vanessa's carefully laid plans. The dynamics between the two leap off the page and the ensuing mayhem is both angsty and exhilarating.

Vogt teases her readers with enticing flashbacks of Vanessa an
Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Logan and Vanessa were high school sweethearts and married at 17 and divorced two years later. This destination wedding novel takes place eight years after the divorce.

When Logan and Vanessa initially married they lacked maturity and commitment. It was the theme of commitment that really appealed to me in this novel.

I found myself enjoying some parts of the novel more than others so it wasn't an "even" feeling read for me. Overall, I enjoyed it and recommend Crazy Little Thing Called Love for t
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!
It was so full of crazy events. It started at the very beginning and kept going all the way through to the end. WOW!
This story had some dramatic parts where I was holding my breath, trying to read as fast as I could to get through the scene and onto the next. There were other parts where I was tearing up, not wanting the characters to be going through the things they were.
All of this is what makes a fantastic book and a fantastic author!
Beth Vogt is one
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A typical love story but with a twist. God was apart of the journey. Loved that
Katrina Epperson
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The hardest decision you will ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
I loved this book!!!
This is a story about choices and trust, but it's also about so much more. It's a romance interwoven with a little suspense that is truly hard to put down until the last page is turned.
Vanessa Hollister grew up as a military child moving from post to post and never putting down roots which is something she longs for. She hated being the new kid at school and her senior year of hig
Deb Haggerty
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Deb’s Dozen: Vanessa and Ted are getting married—a destination wedding—a lasting love?

Vanessa and Ted are getting married. Vanessa is dreaming of their perfect wedding in Denver. Ted has other ideas. He’s an ER doc and there’s a medical conference going on in Florida—they’ll have a destination wedding! They can get married, then he can go to the conference and catch up on some CEUs. He’s always so practical—but Vanessa yearns for romance. Ted convinces her to go to Destin to do some advance plan
Lynda Edwards
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I don’t often read contemporary novels—maybe because I enjoy travelling to different times and places through reading or because I enjoy the opportunity to learn something as I read a novel, but they usually don’t appeal to me in the same way that historical books do. I requested this book because the premise intrigued me despite its contemporary setting: a woman planning her destination wedding encounters her ex-husband and a whole host of memories and mixed emotions in the process. I was eager ...more
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I just adore Beth Vogt's contemporary romances. They are some of the sweetest, unique stories I have read. The chemistry between the couples in her novels are off the charts! Crazy Little Thing Called Love is one such story. While it is probably my least favorite since her debut, it remains a worthwhile read!

Let's start with the con of the story, yes there was only one, but it was a biggie for me -- the speedy resolution. Logan and Vanessa's elopement in high school and subsequent heartbreak was
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This was my first book to read by Beth Yogt. I don't read much contemporary stories, but I like to try new authors and switch up my reading from time to time.

The story was sweet and precious. The book didn't drag, but I did have a hard time getting into the book at first. It took a few chapters, but don't give up on it. Eventually, you will get hooked on the" How is person "A" really gonna end up with person "B." One of the things I really liked about this read was that the description of how go
Hallie Szott
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Once I started, I could not stop reading Beth K. Vogt’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love. It is a simply wonderful, well-written romance. I loved the main characters - Vanessa Hollister and Logan Hollister, high school sweethearts coincidentally bearing the same last name - from the very beginning and as they began to cross paths time and time again, I only wanted the best for them - though Vogt kept me guessing about how exactly that would work out. Vane
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love a summertime wedding story? Beth K Vogt has penned a delightful novel of a bride reluctantly planning a destination wedding in the very town where she made an impetuous decision to elope as a teenager. Stormy weather is ahead in more ways than one, and Vogt creates plenty of drama when Vanessa and her first husband, Logan, continue to bump into each other. I loved the characters in this story--well, except for Vanessa's rigid, workaholic, fiance!--and the layers of relationships ...more
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I love Beth Vogt's books. They are just great, clean, enjoyable entertainment that leave you feeling good after you finish the book! I just really loved Crazy Little Thing Called Love! Vanessa and Logan's story had me in tears throughout the book. And Logan is just a guy everyone dreams of. I love the way he handled his mistakes, and then taking action to do something about the mistakes he had made. He and Vanessa just belonged together! And the destination wedding, WOW i
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great New Series!
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Destination Wedding series by Beth Vogt. Vanessa is a paramedic; she has finally put her younger years and her first marriage behind her. She is planning her destination wedding to her new fiancé. What she doesn’t expect is the reappearance of her ex-husband Logan. Logan is a professional storm chaser. When he sees Vanessa again, the first time in eight years he is wondering if they made a mistake getting divorced. This is a gr
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great story! In this first book of a new series from Beth Vogt, we get to head to the beaches of Destin to revisit the past and come face to face with the ghosts of old love.

I really like the characters in this book, and really enjoyed getting to know them and their backgrounds. I enjoyed how this book combined both past and present throughout the story and gave us a full picture of the entire story without boring us with the little details.

I'm looking forward to the remainder of this ser
Cheryl Baranski
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a Destination Wedding Novel. What a delightful and wonderful book to read. Beth has such a wonderful way of writing that is sure to capture you at the very beginning. I so loved the characters, plots and the situations that happened in this story. There was never a dull moment. Something was always happening to get your attention. You will be on an emotional roller coaster reading this story. So grab a few tissues, a cold glass of sweet tea and kick back and relax while you read this won ...more
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a cute story. Nothing was surprising to me, though. It did have a happy ending, which I liked. The flashbacks were nice, but I would've preferred to have that part of the story first. The characters were all right, but I didn't really connect with them. I liked the setting of Destin, Florida. That was the best part of this book.
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