Favorites Friday Book Review: Sabotaged (and the whole Alaskan Courage series) by Dani Pettrey

Posted June 12, 2015 by meezcarrie in Book Review, Christian, contemporary, Dani Pettrey, Favorites Friday, mystery/suspense, romance / 6 Comments

Sabotaged book review

Sabotaged by Dani PettreySABOTAGED by Dani Pettrey
Alaskan Courage #5

GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2015
PAGES: 336

Finally Returned Home, Reef McKeena
Finds His Beloved Alaska Facing Its Greatest Threat

Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now, working together as search-and-rescue for Alaska’s arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night.

Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life–but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.


Other Books In This Series


The award-winning Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey whisks you away on a 5-book adventure packed with the strong bonds of sibling affection, the breathless freefalls of romance, the steady grace of faith, and the nail-biting tension of suspense. In her debut novel, Submerged, the author introduces us to the close-knit McKenna siblings and the diving shop they own in Yancey, Alaska. The focus on the first book is the eldest sibling, Cole, and his former flame Bailey, but there are hints of the other siblings’ stories sprinkled throughout to capture your imagination as to what the next books could hold. Each book retains all previous characters but homes in on a different McKenna, his/her romantic interest, and a mystery that crackles with action and how-are-they-gonna-get-out-of-this-one situations

They are all exceptional books with awards to prove it, but my favorite is book #2 – Shattered. I absolutely fell in love with Piper McKenna and Landon Grainger in Submerged (even though it wasn’t their story – they kinda stole every scene they were in lol) and I couldn’t wait to watch their love story play out between the pages of Shattered! I was not disappointed in the least 🙂  Even in all the books following, a goofy grin would somehow wind up on my face whenever Piper and Landon were in a scene together. They were definitely my fave couple in the series, though Jake and Kayden come in a very close second.

Bottom Line: Dani Pettrey recently slid the Alaskan Courage series to a dramatic finish in Sabotaged, a story that highlighted Reef – the former prodigal – while still involving all the siblings & their mates to some degree. Loyal readers of the books get to say goodbye (*wail*) to their own personal favorite character/couple with a very satisfying send-off, but not before we are taken along on a dangerous race to save lives and the Alaskan frontier. I thought Sabotaged could not have been a better way to end the series! We get to spend time with all of the McKennas, Reef finally has his chance to shine, and it’s all set against the backdrop of an iconic Alaskan event – the Iditarod – and the current political debates about the pipeline. It seemed a fitting way to close this chapter.

(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I purchased for my own collection. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. Connect with Dani at her website.

What about you? What makes you want to read Sabotaged – and the rest of the Alaskan Courage series – by Dani Pettrey?

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6 responses to “Favorites Friday Book Review: Sabotaged (and the whole Alaskan Courage series) by Dani Pettrey

  1. I agree! Piper and Landon are so cute and fun together. Loved this series and I can’t wait to hear more about her next series.

  2. Kav

    Sob!!!! I’m still in mourning because the series is over. I’m gutted, really. Sometimes I go to my bookcase and just stroke their pretty shiny spines…does that make me weird? Don’t answer that. Just popped by to say I totally agree with you…and to embarrass myself. 🙂

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