You’re the One That I Want

You’re the One That I WantYou’re the One That I Want by Susan May Warren
Series: Christiansen Family
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Tyndale Publishing on February 1, 2016
Pages: 384
Also by this author: Wild Montana Skies

 

About You’re the One that I want (from the back cover):
Owen Christiansen has been in a downward spiral since an injury ended his NHL career. But a job on an Alaskan crabbing boat offers a fresh start . . . maybe even a shot at romance with Elise “Scotty” McFlynn, the captain’s daughter.

Used to being one of the guys, to never relying on anyone, Scotty doesn’t believe in happily ever after―especially with someone like Owen. Her instinct is confirmed when Casper Christiansen arrives to drag his prodigal brother home, bringing with him a truckload of family drama―and even worse, the news that Casper is wanted for questioning in connection to a crime back in Minnesota.

But Owen is more than the sum of his mistakes, a truth both he and Scotty discover when she escorts both brothers to Deep Haven as part of her new job on the Anchorage police force. Thrust into an unfamiliar world of family, faith, and fresh starts, Scotty begins to see potential for a happy ending . . . if she’s brave enough to embrace it.

 

You’re the One that I want is so much more than what the back cover describes. It’s an example of how to Trust in God even when things look impossible, that past mistakes can be overcome, and what a family should look like—especially when life’s messy and complicated. And boy did Owen’s life become just that.

This story proved that Susan May Warren knows how to write about family. Brotherly communication between Owen and Casper were spot on.

If any doubt remained (which there shouldn’t have been :-)) this story proved that Susan May Warren knows how to write about family. Brotherly communication between Owen and Casper were spot on. The author nailed the ‘I-love-you-so-much-I’m-going-to-knock-some-sense-into-you’ sibling aspect.

The author nailed the ‘I-love-you-so-much-I’m-going-to-knock-some-sense-into-you’ sibling aspect.

The opening pages felt as if I was on an Alaskan crabbing boat. Loved it! I couldn’t help but cheer for Owen as his actions proved that he’s more than what he thinks he is and perhaps the perfect guy for Scotty. And his spontaneity…it made for several great scenes!

Just when everything looked like a happily-ever-after might be in sight, a big surprise was revealed, and wow, it’s a whooper. Much of the story took place back at the Christiansen family home, where the author reintroduced all the characters we’ve grown to love throughout this series. However, the author does an excellent job of giving enough detail and back history that this story could be enjoyed as a standalone.

I wasn’t excepting a suspense subplot but it was a welcomed addition to the story line.

The title of this book perfectly fits and was not only woven through Scotty and Owen’s interactions, but some other important characters as well. I wasn’t excepting a suspense subplot but it was a welcomed addition to the story line. If there is anything to complain about, I might have wanted a bit more leads to track out when it came to uncovering the mystery. But You’re the one that I Want’s dialogue is fabulous and the last chapter ties the series up beautifully.

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