It Had to Be You (Book Review)

cover graphic for It Had to Be You by Susan May WarrenWitty, humorous, personable, and real. That’s how I’d describe the writing of Susan May Warren, one of my favorite contemporary authors. My first introduction to her work occurred when I reviewed Get Cosy, Josy, and I quickly decided that I wanted to read as many of her novels as possible. I found several at my local library and happily signed up to review the PJ Sugar books as they were released.

I’ve never regretted reading one of Mrs. Warren’s books. It Had to be You was not an exception. The characters, the plot, the writing – combined, they created an engaging read that had me laughing and crying from beginning to end.

Revka’s Rating: A

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The Official Blurb: A Christensen Family Novel.

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Susan’s website.

photo of Susan May Warren - author of It Had to Be YouAbout the Author: Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award-winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women’s events about God’s amazing grace in our lives. She also runs a writing community for authors. Visit MyBookTherapy.com to learn more.

Learn more about Susan at http://www.susanmaywarren.com.

FTC-mandated notice: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.
My review reflects my own opinions.

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