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.

Can we please just take a moment of silence for an end of an era……………………

Did you do it? Good. Now let me explain. I have reviewed all five of the Alaskan Courage Series by Dani Pettrey. Sabotaged being the fifth and final in the series. Its like saying goodbye to a little bit of family right now.

Our fifth book finishes with Reef and Kirra’s story. It was good watching Reef come full circle. Reading about his journey was fun. I liked Kirra’s ability to take care of herself and her love for animals. I will say that this is one of my favorite story lines of the five books, but that could just be because I want to go and see a Iditarod race one day.

There was definite chemistry between the two characters, in fact sometimes I wondered if there was to much chemistry. Another thing I liked, of course, was catching up with all the other Mckenna siblings. I liked seeing how their relationships developed and grew with one another.

I will admit there was only one thing I struggled with in this book but it had nothing to do with Pettrey herself. Well, I kind of let Chief read it before I did because all of her other books were pretty “safe.” Then I read it and slapped myself in the forehead. I didn’t realize that Kirra had to deal with being raped. Don’t worry this isn’t a spoiler or anything. But Chief and I had to have a sit down and discuss what it was because she had no idea. At 12 I was glad we were able to have a “grown up” discussion about it.

In the end this is a series that needs to be read for anyone who likes contemporary fiction. As sad as I am that this series ended Pettrey did announce that she has started a new series and it will begin next year!! So until then thank you Dani Pettrey for an amazing series and bringing the Mckenna family to life.

Number of Pages: 352

Vendor: Bethany House

ISBN: 076421196X

ISBN-13: 9780764211966

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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