Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine.
Book Review: “It Had To Be You”
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.
About 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.
Susan May Warren is one of my favorite authors and never disappoints with her novels. The characters in her book are always easy to relate to and this book is no exception. I found myself feeling lost and conflicted with protagonist Eden and guarded and frustrated with Eden’s brother Owen. I was instantly drawn to the lost and conflicted Jace and I surprisingly found myself rooting for him on more than one occasion. But that is Susan May Warren’s gift—->she consistently writes stories that are genuine, raw, and realistic. You don’t read a Susan May Warren book…..you experience it.
I am giving “It Had To Be You” 5 stars!