Friday, March 21, 2014

It Had to be You by Susan May Warren

It Had to Be You (Christiansen Family #2)Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
Wow.  Eden doesn't see herself as ever doing anything important or really memorable.  She thinks she is there to be a cheerleader for everyone else.  Writing obituaries, she wants to be a reporter but is stuck writing obits.  She has siblings to cheer for though, including her brother the hockey player.  On the other side, Jace is a hockey player with a name and a reputation.  The two of them are thrown together and maybe it is fate, or something more.
This book is not just a simple meeting and falling in love book.  Two people do meet and there is a story there, but it is much deeper than simple romance.  The author does a great job with her characters, the grow and change throughout the book.  Everyone is who they are, but there is always something more.  This book will literally bring you to tears and then have you cheering on these characters.
This one is a 5/5.  It was a lot deeper book than I was expecting, but in a good way!

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via litfuse).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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