Thursday, February 04, 2016
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.
Reading this book was bittersweet because sadly this is the last Christiansen novel, the ending of an epic series. But what an ending it was! I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this was probably my favorite book in this series!
Throughout all of the previous books Owen wasn't exactly someone to admire, he was cocky and arrogant, then angry and short-tempered, he made some pretty big mistakes, and finally he just disappeared off the map. But God was working on him while he was away and as this story opens we get to meet a much different Owen. He still has some problems (don't we all?) but it is obvious that he's working to change his life around. I love how fiercely loyal he is to those he cares about and how he is willing to do just about anything to protect them. Some of the things he does appear reckless but at the heart of it is his desire to save those he loves. Scotty was downright amazing and absolutely perfect for Owen! Being raised by a single dad and spending almost all of her time around men gave her a realistic view of the world and she is able to see past Owen's past to the man he is and the man he's becoming, unlike anyone else in his life. They both had some things to work through before they could let themselves be in love but it was a beautiful journey and I loved every step of the way.
The whole thing with Casper's arrest and everything that followed was rather crazy but I loved seeing the entire family standing together to help him! The epilogue was the perfect way to end this amazing series and I was sighing with happiness as I closed the book.
If you haven't already then I highly recommend that you check out this series, you won't be sorry! And if you've read all but this one, then let me tell you, it's everything you've been hoping for!
Meet the Author
Critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA, and Carol Award-winning author of over forty-five books, including the Deep Haven series and the Daughters of Fortune series. Susan is also an award-winning writing coach who teaches at conferences throughout the country. Visit her at susanmaywarren.com.