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You're the One That I Want
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You're the One That I Want

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.

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.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 23, 2015
    No-nonsense police officer Scotty McFlynn is “just one of the guys” on her captain father’s old crabbing boat in Alaska. Admittedly not the marrying type, she protects her sensitive heart with an icy shield, never allowing herself to grow close to anyone. The arrival of Owen Christiansen, however, starts to melt
    away her defences, and she finds herself falling for the charming man on the run from his past. When their lives are suddenly jeopardized onboard, they realize there is more between them than simply being shipmates. They both survive, sharing secrets and a marriage proposal in the process. When Scotty fulfills her promise to Owen to go back with him to the Christiansen home in Deep Haven, Minn., she finds herself mixed up in clearing Owen’s brother’s name in a murder drama. After her stay with the Christiansen family lasts longer than expected, Scotty must choose which life she really wants. Warren (The Wonder of You) has shaped a beautifully dynamic romance that teaches the value of family and forgiveness through a modern-day prodigal-son story of redemption.

  • Library Journal

    February 1, 2016

    After Owen Christiansen's reckless behavior costs him his NHL career, he lands on a crabbing boat in Alaska where he meets Elise "Scotty" McFlynn, the captain's daughter and a newly minted Anchorage police officer. The attraction is mutual, but Owen no longer believes and feels that his life is worth nothing, while Scotty is wary of relationships. When Owen's brother, Caspar, arrives with the news that he is wanted for questioning in a murder in Minnesota, Owen, accompanied by Scotty, returns home with Caspar. As the Christiansens work through this family crisis with their Christian values in tact, Scotty's defenses begin to crumble. VERDICT Warren concludes her family saga (The Wonder of You) with an entry that is guaranteed to become a fan favorite. Readers will appreciate the flawed protagonists who stumble on their path toward faith, the humorous tone, and the abounding love that the family members share.

    Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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