Review: You’re the One that I Want (Susan May Warren)

This ebook was provided by the publisher for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

the one that i want coverThe day has come and the final Christiansen Family book is here! This novel was so good at being the wrap-up book, with plenty of adventures hinted at for the Christiansen siblings so it doesn’t feel too neat and tidy.

The book opens with Owen Christiansen far away from home and not believing he could ever belong in his family, and his story was an enjoyable journey of the heart. Warren doesn’t make it too easy, which wouldn’t seem realistic, but she doesn’t place so many obstacles that it feels the author hates the character. (Ever felt that way when reading a book? It’s so unfair to the character!)

From the beginning chapter, I liked Owen’s character, which we’d only had hints at in the other books of the series. I might not have made all the choices he did or said things in the same way, but I understood him and enjoyed spending a novel getting to know him.

Scotty was also a great character, and she made a good match for him in personality, not so similar that their conversation would be boring, but not so different that they would be bickering the entire story. A good balance instead.

I’m sad to say goodbye to this series, but so glad to have read it and be so invested in the characters that they will live on in a corner of my mind despite this being the last book.

Eagerly awaiting Susan May Warren’s next novel…

Book description: 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.

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