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1.11.2016

You're the One That I Want ~ Review

You're the One That I Want
A Christiansen Family novel #6
By Susan May Warren

Owen Christiansen had it all until he lost it in an off-ice match gone wrong.  Owen has been running from his problems and his mistakes ever since.  But working as a crabber in Alaska is giving him a chance to finally rebuild his life.  Owen is determined to not be the man he once was.

And Scotty McFlynn is giving Owen a reason to stand firm and return to the roots of his youth. But Scotty isn't a marrying type of girl and she's known it her whole life.  But something about Owen could make her question what she believes.

Casper has determined to find his younger brother and make him finally own up to his mistakes.  When Casper finally catches up to Owen he lets Owen know the true extent of his wrongs and the pain and grief he'd caused.  But Casper has problems of his own that are about to derail his carefully laid-out plans for his future with Raina and Layla.

Tasked with escorting the Christiansen brothers back to Deep Haven, Scotty is about to experience all the drama of the Christiansen family as they deal with Casper's legal issues.  For Scotty family is a totally new and unexpected experience, one which has her longing for what she is experiencing.  But is she willing to take the chance on love?

This is the sixth and final book in the Christiansen family series which has taken us on a roller-coaster of ups and downs as the Christiansens navigate life with all its joys and trials.  Though this is Owen's story Casper also plays a starring role as both brothers navigate their roles in the family and with one another.

The Christiansens are not an idealized family they deal with issues as do all families.  There are differences of opinion, personality clashes, and real life issues to deal with as they all discover, for themselves, the people they are meant to be.  Get ready to laugh and to cry in this final book.

I was provided a free copy of this book by Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.


About the Book:
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.