Review & Giveaway: Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey

Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage #5)Sabotaged
(Alaskan Courage #5)
by Dani Pettrey
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback336 Pages
February 3rd 2015 by Bethany House Publishers


Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now paired together on Yancey’s search-and-rescue canine unit, they begin to put aside old arguments as they come to see each other in a different light.

Then a call comes in from the Iditarod that will push them to their limits. 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. In order to save her, the man must use his knowledge as a mechanical engineer to do the kidnapper’s bidding or she will die.

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.

Read an excerpt HERE.


My Review

I love inspirational romantic suspense and I've enjoyed what I've read of this series so far. The series focuses on the McKenna family and Sabotaged specifically focuses mostly on Reef, one of the brothers, but also has quite a few cameos from other members of the family whose stories have already been shared in this series. It was nice to see where they all were in their relationships and lives while getting to know Reef a lot better.

I really liked the characters in this story, specifically Reef and Kirra. Reef has a strong male role and wants to protect and care for Kirra. Kirra kind of plays the damsel in distress, except she's very capable. She doesn't completely trust Reef, at least not with her heart since she's known him for some time and knows his history of being a player. Reef doesn't feel like he fully deserves her, but he does all he can to help her and gets his whole family involved as well.

Sabotaged had plenty of suspense, twists, family, Alaskan terrain, and romance. It also included inspirational moments when the characters leaned on God and had to trust that things would work out. If you've enjoyed this series so far or enjoy reading Tracie Peterson's books as well as others like her then you would enjoy Sabotaged as well.

Content: Some violence, but otherwise clean.

Source: Received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author
Author Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and her latest release,Sabotaged. 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 daughters, son-in-law, and super-adorable grandson.

Author Dani Pettrey is running an awesome promotion in celebration of the release of Sabotaged! I'll be posting again for the tour portion later on this month. In the meantime be sure to enter the fabulous giveaway below!


Enter the Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey!

In SABOTAGED, the fifth and final book of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning Alaskan Courage series, Kirra Jacobs and Reef McKenna experience the high stakes of Iditarod search-and-rescue when Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, goes missing.

Kirra and Reef put aside their differences to search for him, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank’s daughter Meg has been kidnapped, and Frank must do the kidnapper’s bidding or Meg will die.

Soon Kirra, Reef, and 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.

To celebrate their epic race, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the HEART OF ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

Timeframe & Notifications:

This giveaway starts February 2, 2015 and ends February 22, 2015 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Monday, February 23, 2015, and announced at

Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes Grand PrizeGRAND PRIZE:

During their cross-country hunt for answers, Kirra and Reef stop to rest at a gorgeous mountain lodge in Denali that holds special memories for Reef. This prize offers you a chance to build your own special memories, with a luxurious lodge getaway for two.

Our Grand Prize winner will receive: A $250 gift certificate to, good for reservations at lodges and hotels across the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and numerous International locations.
Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes Second Prize


In the Alaskan Courage series, Kirra is the proud owner of Nanook Haven, a rescue shelter for sled dogs. In real life, animals need rescue as well, and this prize will allow you to give a special gift to support an organization like Kirra’s.

Our Second Prize winner will receive: A $150 donation in your name, to the animal rescue, shelter, or veterinarian of your choice.
Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes Third Prize


In SABOTAGED, Kirra and Reef take shelter in a snow cave while hiding from a man determined to put them on ice– permanently! Luckily, Kirra has a survival kit, to help them make it through the sub-zero temperatures.
If you prefer a little more romance and a little less suspense in your survival kit, this is the prize for you.

Our Third Prize winner will receive: A $100 value sweetheart survival pack. This gift basket includes double chocolate raspberry cake, smoked salmon, brie cheese and crackers, and a wide variety of gourmet snacks.


Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between February 2 – 22, 2015.


  1. Well that sounds like a great read. I love family based series and getting to see how the couples are doing. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. laura thomas2/7/15, 7:16 PM

    This series sounds so good! Alaska,dogs,family,suspense, all make for a tantalizing read. I love stories like this. Thanks for sharing a new series and author with me:) And the awesome giveaway too!

  3. I think I saw this series for the first time on your blog. Thanks for bringing it back on my radar! I love inspirational romantic suspense!!!

  4. It's interesting that each book is set in Alaska where there are a lot of opportunities for danger and mishap. Hope you like the the series if you pick it up.

  5. It is an awesome giveaway! I'd definitely love to win myself. :)

  6. Lots going on in this series and book. I hope you like it if you pick it up!

  7. Tressa,
    Thanks SO much for taking the time to read Sabotaged and to write such a thoughtful review. Appreciate you :)

  8. Tressa, thanks for your awesome post!! I loved reading your review and reactions to Reef and Kirra. What a treat! I hope you fantastic week! ~Amanda

  9. Thanks so much for stopping by, Dani! I love being a part of your promotions and reading your books! :D

  10. Thanks, Amanda! I hope you have a great week too!!


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