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You’re the One That I Want #6 in the Christiansen Family Series by Susan May Warren
Owen Christiansen’s injury ended his NHL career. He lands a job on an Alaskan crabbing boat. Scotty McFlynn, is the captain’s daughter and accustomed to being one of the guys, who never relies on anyone, and doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Casper Christiansen arrives to bring his brother home, accompanied by family drama of news that Casper is wanted for questioning in connection to a crime back in Minnesota. Owen and Scotty discover a truth when she escorts both brothers to Deep Haven as part of her new job on the Anchorage police force. Scotty begins to see potential for a happy ending when she starts to enjoy an unfamiliar world of family, faith, and fresh starts.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Christiansen Family
When I Fall in Love, Christiansen Family Series #3Susan May WarrenTyndale House / 2014 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 38 Reviews
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Used to being one of the guys, to never relying on anyone, Scotty doesnt believe in happily ever afterespecially 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 dramaand 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 shes brave enough to embrace it.
Warrens Minnesota-set Christiansen Family series, including Always on My Mind and The Wonder of You (both 2015), draws to a close with this tale. The focus here is on Owen, the troubled youngest brother of the boisterous, fiercely loyal clan, as he attempts to make amends. Far from home, Owen is part of an Alaskan fishing crew when he begins to develop feelings for Scotty, the captains daughter and one tough crew member. A near-death experience draws them together, but both are afraid of opening up old wounds. Owens brother, Casper, tracks him down, and all three return to the Christiansen home in Deep Haven. Things are complicated as Owen deals with the consequences of his reckless past and Scotty learns how to trust others. Devoted fans of Warrens series will love this prodigal-son story, as will new readers. Everyone can relate to the characters constant struggles to be more than the sum of their past mistakes, and readers will warm to the grace and hope that propel the growing love between Owen and Scotty.
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect ending to an amazing series!June 6, 2017ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I dont even know where to begin in reviewing this fantastic book From start to finish, I was caught hook, line, and sinker. What I like best about Susan May Warrens books are the depth of emotions, love, loyalty, faith and family dynamics that make the characters jump off the page. They seem so real (I secretly want to be a part of the Christiansen clan!).
Oh, Owen! Watching him struggle to accept that grace that God has given him so freely through the book is so hard! I just wanted to hug him. Warren did an amazing job showing us how complicated and messy his life was, giving us glimpses of the old and new Owen. Then theres Scotty. Boy, she is one complicated woman! But her fierce loyalty to Owen is exactly whats needed to begin an awesome romance.
Im so glad that Owens story was last. I dont think Susan May Warren could have ended an amazing series any better (but I really hope this isnt the end!). She brought the prodigal home, restored the family relationships that were broken, and most importantly taught each character about embracing their past, their faith, and putting their trust in God. I loved this series and would highly recommend it to anyone!
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5And the winner for best grand finale for a series is....January 26, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The last Christiansen novel! (she gasps, heaving a shuddering sigh). And I might have the hiccoughs from a recent crying jag too. Because my poor heart has been pummeled and tossed around like a piece of flying pizza dough. Because...well...this is the last Christiansen novel and it`s a gut-wrenching one.
Warren knows how to deliver deep emotional angst mixed with the sweet wonder of grace. I breathed in every single word, savoring the force that is the Christiansen family. Scotty describes the sensation the best -- "The family wave had simply washed over her, like a ship at sea." (p.175)
If you are familiar with this series you know that Owen has been a bit of a wild child and he is struggling to cope with the repercussions of his mistakes. A bad boy who has finally turned back to God but doesn`t have it all figured out yet. He`s still incorrigible. A flirt. Full of boyish charm. Impulsive.
Everything Scotty is not. Tough and capable, she has an unorthodox background and very little experience with the inner workings of a family. She`s both fascinated and terrified by the Christiansen clan. And Warren blesses her readers by bringing them all together one last time. Sniffle. These characters will have a special place in my heart forever.
I laughed. I cried. I raged. There`s a mystery to be solved. Relationships to mend. Peace to restore. And the kind of romance that curls toes and makes a fainting couch a reading necessity. Not to mention a certain delectable kissing scene that fogged up my glasses. Oh -- and the best title tie-in EVER!
A scrumptious read full of love and laughter...and an abundance of angst. A perfect conclusion to The Christiansen Family series.
Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Very goodJanuary 14, 2017Virginiaupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Former hockey player Owen Christiansen works on a fishing boat and is interested in the captain's daughter, Scotty. When the two get an opportunity to visit Owen's family in Minnesota and solve a crime, Scotty falls in love with not only Owen, but his large family was well. I thought this book was very good, and a nice conclusion to the series.
TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Lives and love are at stake...September 18, 2016TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Once again Susan May Warren takes into the lives of the Christiansen clan. The loving, messed up, Bible-believing, squabbling family from Deep Haven, Minnesota. And once again we are reminded of what a messy beautiful thing life can be.
I wasn't sure if I'd really get into You're The One That I Want, honestly, Owen has been my least favorite of the Christiansen siblings, but I've been sold on this series since the beginning so I picked it up without even seeing that it is partly set in Alaska. Now, when it comes to locations in books you pretty much have me sold on anyplace in Ireland or Alaska. So what better way to start a story than with the dangers of life on a crab boat in the icy waters of Alaska?
And you know, it didn't take me long to be totally immersed in Owen and Scotty's story. In fact, I finished this 340+ page book in a single afternoon. Every time I read one of Susan May Warren's books I find a little bit of myself in the characters, You're The One That I Want was no exception. This author has a real knack for understanding people and accurately portraying them on the printed page.
You're The One That I Want is another winner in Susan May Warren's Christiansen Family series, I'm only sorry to have to say goodbye to them...
(I received a copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.)
DMSELFAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect finaleSeptember 9, 2016DMSELFAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a book that kept me riveted. Owen is the bad boy, the broken character, the prodigal son. The relationship between him and Casper is deepened in how they made amends and reconcile, but more importantly the story between Owen and Scotty and how they each help the other to heal.
This isn't a simple story. Owen left a lot of broken pieces in his wake. But through this last book of the Christiansen family, we can see the depth of Owen's soul and life; and his impetuousness.
Of all the books, I found the story of Casper and Owen my favorites. Two brothers who are so much alike and yet so different.
***I received this book through NetGalley from the publisher in exchange of an honest review***