January 11, 2015


by Dani Pettrey

I have read every book by Dani Pettrey. In fact, I reviewed books 1, 2, and 3 on here when they came out. I didn't get a chance to review book 4 but I loved it just as much as the others and book 5 was a perfect ending to the series...except that I didn't want the series to end at all and I'm glad to know that Pettrey has something else up her sleeve!

Kirra and Reef have known each other forever. But were never right for each other. Reef was the "bad boy" and Kirra was the "goody-two-shoes" but that is all in the past...

I love how Pettrey weaves romance and suspense together in her novels. You are on the edge of your seat throughout this entire book. Even when you think you might have figured out who is behind something you are never right! And she doesn't leave books 1-4 behind either - she figures those characters into this story just as much as she did the last books. You get to enjoy those romantic relationships as they delve deeper into love with each other. But for me the most enjoyable part of her books is the scenery.  I've never been to Alaska and there is a pretty good chance that this midwesterner never will but after reading these five books I wouldn't turn down a free trip! I especially loved having the Iditorod as the background for this book - definitely something new and exciting in the Christian romance/suspense genre!

Some of the highlights for me in Sabatoged were the moments between Kirra and God. She has been through so much heartache in her life and is really struggling with a huge void feeling and spends many moments wondering where God was when bad things happened to her. Watching her reach out to God in her latest times of trial will tug at your heartsrings and really cause you to root for a new stronger relationship between her and God. Of course I also loved the moments between Reef and Kirra - and there were many - but I truly love when a novel ignites spiritual passion in characters and not just romantic passion between characters. 

I really cannot believe this series is over! I feel sad knowing that I've already met all the characters and seen them fall in love and build lives together.

If you like Dee Henderson you really need to give the Alaskan Courage series a read. I can almost guarantee you'll love them!

Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for my honest review. 

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