It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You

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Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen's cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits'and starting to fear she doesn't have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen ... but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen. Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior'on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he's getting from Eden Christiansen isn't making things any easier. But when Owen's carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together ... and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781414390604
1414390602
1414378424
9781414378428
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Dec 03, 2016

Another great read by author Susan May Warren. It was a sweet romance with some amazing supporting storylines that added mystery, family and medical drama. Along with great story telling, SMW also shares a strong faith message woven around the relatable characters and conflicts. I love the Christiansen family and look forward to the next siblings book.

JCLBobbiB Feb 25, 2014

Decisions, decisions ... life is full of them. Eden begins to wonder about her life ... it isn't what she thought it be ... what she thought she wanted it to be...

This author delivers another really good read. Enjoy!

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Aug 19, 2014

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits—and starting to fear she doesn’t have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen.
Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior—on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he’s getting from Eden Christiansen isn’t making things any easier. But when Owen’s carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.

In case you're wondering, this book is definitely worth reading. I highly recommend it. There, that being said, let me tell you about it.

This is the second book in the Christiansen Family series by Susan May Warren. I downloaded the first book, Take A Chance On Me for free recently and really enjoyed, it so I was excited to read this one. The Christiansen family own and operate the Evergreen Resort in Deep Haven, where a previous novels by the author have been set. There are six siblings in the family and Owen is a brand new NHL hockey player. His sister, Eden has lived in Minneapolis with him for the past three years, keeping him out of trouble while he worked his way up the hockey ranks. Now that he's in the NHL and getting older, growing out from under her wing, there are new troubles and temptations has to learn to deal with while she learns to let go.

There's two other significant story lines entwined with this one but it's done so well and seamlessly that it doesn't distract or detract from the story. How they all intersect at the end is wonderful. The book is not preachy or pushy but Warren paints a beautiful picture of the love of God through hard times.

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