Friday, January 13, 2023

Review: You're the One that I Want by Susan May Warren

Series: Christiansen Family #6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: Feb. 1, 2016
385 pages
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.

My Rating & Thoughts:    ⭐⭐

This is Owen’s story. His story begins in book 2 and he has been on a downward spiral since. I did not like his attitude and how he was treating others, however my opinion of him changed in this book. The opening chapters, have Owen working on a crab boat in the midst of a storm, his boss, Scotty, falls overboard and without even thinking Owen jumps in to rescue her. They end up stranded on a lifeboat waiting for rescue. During this scary time, they open up to one another as they think death is close. These scenes really captured me, I loved the action, the honesty shared and the chance to get to know Owen without his family around. They are rescued and due to circumstances Scotty ends up returning to Deep Haven with Owen. I had really liked Casper in the previous books, but in this one he annoyed me. It began when he loses it on Owen when Owen is laying in a hospital bed. His attitude continued the rest of the way through. It was like he forgot everything he had learned about trusting and leaning on God from the previous book, he was back to trying to fix things himself and not trusting God. Casper is in a tough situation, but I did not like his response to it. I also didn’t understand why there wasn’t much time spent searching for answers. It was like everyone was avoiding the situation. I really enjoyed how Scotty could see past the broken Owen and see the guy Owen was aiming to be. The scene at the jail between Scotty and Ingrid made me mad and I loved how Owen stood up for Scotty against his family. Scotty was trying to the right thing, and it was hard for her to make that decision. Thankfully things work out in the end. I liked how the author portrayed these characters as real, flaws and all. No family or person is perfect, we all have things to learn and even once we learn something we need reminders and never really stop learning. 

Favourite Quote: 
“There are no chance happenings with God. God does not stumble around wondering what He's doing.”
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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