Thursday, August 27, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

GIVEAWAY

VOGT, BETH K.
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

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?

My Review:

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 and Logan's teenage romance. We can see how the vulnerability and inexperience of youth worked against them. But they are older and wiser now -- but oh so wary. There are some tender and poignant scenes where they both remember a good time, an inside joke, a pet name. Drawn together by sweet memories and torn apart by painful ones. An emotional roller coaster ride of epic proportions!

In fact, at one point,Vanessa laments how being with Logan is like "inhaling adrenaline" and that pretty much describes this reading experience. Inhaling adrenaline right to the very last page.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Crazy Little Thing Called Love please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 30 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. This one sounds so interesting. I really like that phrasing "inhaling adrenaline" - what a rush! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. It's a definite rush from beginning to end. Good luck, Loraine.

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  2. Beth Vogt is one of the authors I always watch for. Looks like she has another good one.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I've really enjoyed her books too. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. Wow, Kav, your review is breathtaking...lol...can't wait to read this one...I love her books anyway.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. This is the kind of book that will leave you breathless. Good luck!

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  4. I've read several of Beth's books and really enjoyed them! Sounds like another winner.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It definitely is, Patty. Good luck!

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  5. She is a good author. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  6. This has been on my TBR list for a little while. Would love to win, read, and review on my site. :)

    sydneyjames68[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yay, a fellow reviewer. Good luck, Sydney!

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  7. I have enjoyed the books of Beth's that I have read and this series sounds like it is going to be a really exciting one. I look forward to reading this book.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I agree -- great premise for a series. Good luck, Heather.

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  8. Sounds exciting, Kav - wonderful review!! Please put my name in for this one, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

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    1. P.S. Forgot my addy: bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    2. Thanks, Bonnie. Good luck.

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  9. You made me want to read this RIGHT NOW! Beth Vogt is always wonderful. cregnier(at)twinvalley(dot)net

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    1. You should read it RIGHT NOW!!!! LOL Everyone should. Good luck, Cindy.

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  10. Inhaling adrenaline....what a descriptive phrase, Kav!! Sounds like a wild ride that grips you to the end!! I've had this book on my want-to-read list, thanks for the chance to win it!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I loved it when I read it -- doesn't Vogt have a way with words? Another reason to read this book. Good luck, Trixi.

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  11. Since I read a couple of Beth's other books and liked them, I know she is an author whose new books will always be on my "want to read" list. I'd love to win Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. She's a go-to author for me too. Good luck, Pam.

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  12. This is on my to read list, so I would love to win this.

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  13. Sounds like I won't be able to easily put this down and I love books like that , Kav !

    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. It's a compulsive read for sure. Good luck, Deanne.

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  14. A book review that reads like a treat! I like a little flashback here and there too. It isn't always well done, but Beth Vogt is such a talented writer, I am sure it is masterfully done. Thanks for the review and giveaway Kav!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The flashbacks are really well done, Kelly and make the present day all the more angsty. Good luck.

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  15. Sounds like a fun read! I've read a few of her other books and enjoyed them a lot. Thanks for doing the giveaway. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  17. I would love to finally get the chance to read one of Beth's books. I have heard so many good things about them! Thx for the wonderful review and opportunity to win this novel. This girl here totally needs to inhale some adrenaline...big time!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh -- yes, Diana, you need to start dabbling in Vogt books! Good luck.

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  18. I have seen several good reviews on this book. I would love to read it. donvelma (at)gmail (dot)com

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