Monday, April 6, 2015

SABOTAGED by Dani Pettrey

Marji Laine reviews Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey.

Here's the back cover version of the story:

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.

My Take:

Sabotaged is the final chapter in the Alaskan Courage series highlighting the brothers and sisters in the McKenna family. I was so excited about these stories after reading the first of the series (Submerged) that I started marking my personal calendar with the dates of the new releases. I haven't been disappointed with any of the titles!

In Sabotaged, the romance has tangling tendrils.

From Kirra's perspective, she's always had a secret interest in Reef, but he's been the quintessential bad boy for years. She'd never wanted anything to do with his reckless reputation. But his recent spiritual change seems to be for real. Her attraction grows, but he'd never shown any interest in her proper self. And he sure wouldn't be interested if her secrets ever slipped out.

From Reef's point of view, as an adrenaline junkie, he's spent years scorning Kirra and her safe ways, though he's always held her in high esteem. The admiration builds with a spiritual insight grown from his new relationship with the Lord. Yet Reef knows the kind of man he's always been. The type that doesn't deserve a woman like Kirra.

As the couple strain to figure out their feelings, they're locked in a deadly, tag-team chase, trying to find people who shouldn't be missing while attempting to avoid unknown assailants who seem to want them dead.

The characters are outstanding. Yet again, Dani Pettrey has succeeded in creating true to life heroes with distinct personalities and consistency in their manner and reactions. The plot twists in several directions before finally coming to rest. But perhaps the best part of this book is the treacherous and beautiful descriptions of winter in the interior of Alaska. The setting makes for intriguing circumstances!

Dani Pettrey is at the top of her game with Sabotaged. What a great way to end this series. I can't wait to see what she's up to next!

About Senior Reviewer Marji Laine:

Marji is an author with five titles to her credit on her Amazon author page. She's also a freelance editor and reviewer both here and at Faith Driven Fiction. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband, her three girls, and a black Lab mix named Captain. Though she's working toward releases of new books, she's also preparing for her son's upcoming wedding to a precious future daughter-in-love. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.


  1. I can't wait to read it! Like you, I've read the others and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one is on my TBR list!

    1. From the first page of the first book, I was totally hooked! Can't wait to see where she takes us next!

  2. Marji,
    Thanks so much for taking time to read Sabotaged and write such a lovely review! Deeply appreciate it :)

    1. You are entirely welcome, Dani! And I'm serious about looking forward to what you have coming next! :)

  3. Great review Marji! I haven't read a book by Dani Pettrey yet but I'm hearing great things about them. Looking forward to this one!


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