YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT BY SUSAN MAY WARREN Review
ABOUT BOOK (385 pages): 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.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Susan May Warren Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain! To learn more connect with Susan here http://www.susanmaywarren.com/
I have been reading this series for awhile now, and I love it. I love the way the author brings the characters back and how they feel like old friends. I really enjoyed the references to pop culture as well. This is the ending to the series however so hopefully the author will do a spin-off series so we can revisit our friends. I would love to see where these siblings end up in 15 years. They are all so human and relate-able that they could be my neighbors. It is going to be hard not to wait for the next book in the series. Owen has to go back home, and from the previous books we know he is the "prodigal" son. Going home is never easy. With Scotty to help him He is ready to try. These two were interesting to read about. I liked the drama, and the religious sub-plot. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given this book to review, however all opinions are my own.