Friday, July 1, 2016

Bookshelf Friday - Almost Like Being in Love by Beth Vogt

I was so happy this book released! Couldn't wait to get my hands on it because through the years I've fallen in love with Beth's books. So here's a short blurb and we'll chat on the other side!

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 she’s won their wedding and honeymoon when he hasn’t asked her to marry him? Being “perfect for one another” seems like the absolute best reason to get married. But what if their supposedly faultless relationship is merely a safe place to protect his secrets and a way to keep their families happy? After quitting her job, Caron accepts her best friend’s offer to visit Colorado. She needs to catch her breath. Who knows, maybe visiting the destination wedding site will make a future with Alex seem like a reality.

Kade Webster just landed the biggest deal of his life with his company, Webster Select Realty, participating in the Colorado Springs Tour of Homes. He never imagined he would run into the woman who broke his heart—Caron Hollister—right when his career is taking off. Seeing her again, Kade can’t help but wonder why Caron walked away from him years ago, leaving him with no explanation. 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 stay away from Caron, and offers her a temporary job helping him on the project. This time, their relationship is purely business.

Spending time with Kade has Caron questioning everything. The man intrigues her—at times infuriates her—and reminds her of what she lost. Has she been settling for what everyone expects of her? Just because others believe she and Alex are an ideal couple, does that mean they should get married? And how can Caron say “I do” to one man when she’s wondering “what if?” about another?

The second in Vogt's Destination Wedding series, this book only adds to the reasons you'll want to have this group on your shelves. It's apparent why Vogt recently won a Christy for the first book in the series, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, as well as was nominated for a Carol. Vogt's storytelling grows stronger with each book she writes.

I loved the plot of this book and the characters who are trying to navigate it. I was invested from  page one and there was enough conflict, laughter, and drama (the good kind) to keep me there. Vogt's characters are real with their own quirks and issues which make them likable and relatable. Her stories are ones that linger even after the last page and have you waiting for the next to arrive. I'm hopeful there'll be a novella between this full-length title and the next:)

You can purchase Almost Like Being in Love here and I happily give it 5 out of 5 stars. Snap it up for the holiday weekend!

I thank the publisher for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to know this is out now. I can't wait to read it.