February 24, 2016

"You're The One That I Want"
Susan May Warren

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 another hit!  Filled with drama, mystery, romance, humor, forgiveness, redemption and so much more, this was a perfect end to this wonderful series.  
Reading this was bittersweet for me because I feel like I'm loosing touch with friends.  Susan May Warren writes in such a way that you just know that her characters are real!  Actually in some ways they are.  She has them face everyday, real life challenges and shows how God is always nearer than we think.

While getting to know each of the family members throughout the other books, I have to admit, Owen was my least favorite.  I actually couldn't stand him.  Now that I've read his book, he is my favorite, at least of the brothers.  I love how finally accepted God's grace and love and wasn't ashamed or embarrassed to share his faith.  He finally grew up and became the man that God created him to be.  Of course, he still had to face the mistakes he made in his life, but he did so with courage and did what was right.  
I'm really sad that this beautiful series is over, but I'm so glad that I was able to enjoy reading it and getting to know this wonderful family.  

Well done Susan May Warren!  I can't wait to read your next book.  


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