Book Review: You’re the One That I Want by Susan May Warren

Happy National Reading Day!

What are you reading today? A poem? A novella? The latest autobiography or science-fiction legend? I want to know!!

I just finished reading Susan May Warren’s latest novel, You’re the One That I Want, book #6 in the Christiansen series. I’m so sad to see this epic series end!! I’ve loved it so much – guess I will just have to start it over and re-read it from start to finish. 🙂


You’re the One That I Want
Written by: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Tyndale
Month, Year: February, 2016

A brief summary from Susan May Warren:
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 Thoughts:
You’re the One That I Want is about Owen Christiansen, an extremely tough guy with a mountain of mistakes behind him who turns into a God-fearing, reliable man, and Elise “Scotty” McFlynn, a stalwart woman how is part cop and part sea-captain, capable of handling high seas and bad guys, but trembles at the first hints of love. The stakes are high as these two characters attempt to tackle a murder case that involves Owen’s older brother, Casper, and are thrown into deathly stormy waters.

Will they survive being out on the dark sea?

Did Casper really murder someone??!

What’s with the eye patch, Owen?

Scotty, you flirt as badly as I do!!!

Mmmmm I want to eat a chocolate chip cookie too!

This novel kept me rolling until the wee hours of the morning. Yes, I had work the next day but I figured there would be coffee to help keep me awake at work (YAY coffee!!) and the story was just too good to put down! This is my absolute favorite book in the entire series…and what a way to end the series too!!

But, I wish it wasn’t the end.

I wish Susan May Warren would tweet out “Gotcha!!” and surprise her fans with a 7th book of a family reunion gone awry. Sigh. Wouldn’t that just be the best?!

Susan May Warren has taken me on an emotional roller coaster throughout the Christiansen series and this was the perfect way to end the ride. You’re the One That I Want and the rest of the Christiansen series are books I will forever recommend. Pick up the series for yourself and strap yourself in, its going to be a lovely ride. 🙂

I was graciously provided a free hard-copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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