Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Destination Wedding #2

Almost Like Being in Love (Destination Wedding #2)
Published June 28th 2016
 by Howard Books 


She’s won a luxurious dream wedding—now all she needs is the groom!  
Winning an all-expenses paid Colorado destination wedding might seem like a dream come true for some people—but Caron Hollister and her boyfriend Alex Madison aren’t even engaged. How is she supposed to tell him that she’s won their wedding and honeymoon when he hasn’t asked her to marry him? And while everyone says they’re perfect for each other, how strong is a relationship when it’s built around protecting secrets?
Realtor Kade Webster’s business savvy just secured his company’s participation in the Springs Tour of Homes. He never imagined he would run into Caron Hollister—the woman who broke his heart—right when Webster Select Realty is taking off. When Kade learns his home stager won’t be able to help with the Tour of Homes, he vaults past all the reasons he should avoid Caron, and offers her a temporary job helping him on the project. This time, their relationship is purely business—Realtor to Realtor.
Spending time with Kade again has Caron questioning who she is and what she wants. The man intrigues her—at times infuriates her—and reminds her of what she walked away from. Has she been settling for what everyone expects of her? How can Caron say “I do” to one man when she’s wondering “what if?” about another?  

Meet the Author:

Beth Vogt - AuthorBeth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” As a contemporary romance novelist, Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, a 2015 RITA® Finalist and a three-time Carol Award finalist. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2014. In 2015, Beth introduced her destination wedding series with both an e-novella, Can’t Buy Me Love, and a novel, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. She continues the series in 2016 with the e-novella You Can’t Hurry Love (May) and the novel Almost Like Being in Love(June). A November Bride, was part of the Year of Wedding Series by Zondervan. Beth enjoys writing contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Find out more about her books at An established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth is also part of the leadership team for My Book Therapy, the writing community founded by best-selling author Susan May Warren. She lives in Colorado with her husband Rob, who has adjusted to discussing the lives of imaginary people, and their youngest daughter, Christa, who loves to play volleyball and enjoys writing her own stories. 

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My Thoughts:

Beth Vogt has written another wonderful book.  She brings a storyline that will tug on your heart and characters that are easy to relate to.  The first two lines hooked me and I knew I would love the story. 

"A new day- another opportunity to prove herself to her boss.  Of course, Caron had complicated the whole "prove herself" challenge by working for her father."

Caron Hollister is a character that appears to have it all.  She come from an affluent family who owns a successful real estate firm where she works as an agent.  She is informally engaged to Alex Madison, someone she has known since elementary school and considers her best friend.  From an early age Caron had made a goal and that was to make her father proud of her.  She broke this down into a plan and took necessary steps to obtain her goal.  She put her plan into action by graduating from college, obtaining her real estate license and going to work for her father.  For years Caron has put her life literally on hold and focused on her job in hopes of proving to her father that she was worthy of inheriting the family business.  
 Caron was a character that I could easily relate to and I think most other readers will feel the same way.  I always wanted to make my parents proud while I was growing up.  I was the youngest of three so I'm sure that played a part of my looking for praise and acceptance.  Caron knew that she may never measure up to her father's expectations, but she still tried.  I think a lot of us take the wrong path at times trying to please others when the only person we should be trying to please is God.  
When Caron is faced with the truth, that she hasn't measured up to her father's expectations she comes to a crossroads in her life and a decision to make.  She decides to take time to think all her options through and heads to Colorado to assist her best friend/college roommate with preparations for her wedding.  The only problem is her trip only complicates her decision more.  
This book grabbed me from page one.  
I loved it!  
This story has elements of humor, acceptance, love, forgiveness, choices and faith.  I loved the characters and cheered for Caron to get her happily ever after.  This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a good story.  

*I received this book from the author via the publisher for a honest review without bias or outside influence.  


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