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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.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 27th 2015)
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Erin Bronn ME TOO. I ADORE the McKenna family, and their significant others! They're one of my absolute favorite book families, and I just can't get enough of th…moreME TOO. I ADORE the McKenna family, and their significant others! They're one of my absolute favorite book families, and I just can't get enough of them. You did such an amazing job of creating extremely lovable and relatable characters that are fixed permanently in my heart and will never, ever leave. I'd love to see more McKenna books, even just a novella or two!!(less)
Abby OMG I love these books too! I am saving up money to buy books 3 and 4, and can;t wait for 5! Dani Pettrey is such a talented author!

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This book has been available to me for almost 4 months now. As much as I was looking forward to reading it, though, I was also putting it off. I wanted to read another book about this family, but I wasn't quite ready for the series to end. I also wasn't sure how I would like the last book being about Rafe since he definitely wasn't my favorite character. He grew on me, though, and I liked seeing how he changed and grew over time-- how Kirra did the same-- and how they grew together.

One thing th
Many years ago I was walking my dog in the park and a very pretty woman came up to me and said hello. Thinking to myself that all my christmases had come at once we struck up a conversation. Things were going so well until she asked me if I'd heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This book feels like that. I requested it because the synopsis sounded interesting. A romantic suspense novel set with the backdrop of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. That part of it actually kind of wor
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sabotaged was a bittersweet read. It's the last book in the Alaskan Courage series and, while I loved getting a new adventure with these characters, I was sad to start it knowing it would be the end.

As with all of Dani Pettrey's previous books, the writing was great and I loved the characters. I didn't think it was as suspenseful as the other books and there wasn't enough backgrou
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reef McKeena has finally returned home. Accepting his family's love and forgiveness hasn't always been easy for him, but he's working hard to make them proud of him. When he volunteers to do Search and Rescue for the Iditarod race, he finds himself paired with local vet Kirra Jacobs. Kirra was a goody-goody growing up. And she and Reef were always at odds for some reason or another. He's the last person she wants to be partnered with, but he claims to have changed. When Reef catches her sneaking ...more
Rebecca Carter
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing! This was my first time to read a book by Dani Pettrey. She didn't disappoint. I am looking forward to reading more by her. Full review coming soon. ...more
Amanda Geaney
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With the release of Sabotaged, the final book of her Alaskan Courage Series, Dani Pettrey delivers one of the best inspirational romantic suspense books I've read. Prepare for an avalanche of excitement as Kirra Jacobs and the entire McKenna clan battle the harsh Alaskan winter in order to find Kirra's uncle and save his kidnapped daughter. As the Iditarod mushers push towards Nome, many lives hang in the balance as the team races the clock in search of answers.

Sabotaged perfectly balances a su
Rachelle Cobb
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought I might not enjoy Sabotaged as much as I had Dani's other books in the Alaskan Courage series. I couldn't have been more wrong. Kirra and Reef's story was my favorite--the perfect finale.

Never losing sight of the ties that bind the McKenna family together, Dani nevertheless begins an entirely new, unique story. Sabotaged centers around the exciting Iditarod race. The action begins immediately, with Kirra and Reef taking off into the night to find a missing musher. From there, the tensi
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm smiling and crying all at once as I close the book on SABOTAGED and on the McKenna family. I didn't want this book -- or this series -- to end! With each new volume of the Alaskan Courage series, Dani Pettrey's storytelling skills have clearly blossomed, and in this fifth and final book, she weaves an ecoterrorism mystery full of red herrings into the iconic Iditarod dogsled race to create the perfect final act and curtain call for her brilliant debut series. I will miss the McKenna clan and ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Reef has fascinated me from the beginning of the Alaskan Courage series. At his absence at the beginning of the first novel, I was immediately curious to discover his story. In this final installment, we get a surprisingly pleasant and satisfying answer to that question. What a great book, not only as a stand alone, but also as the conclusion to the series.

Kirra and Reef have known each other since grade school, but have never been in the same circle. When Kirra’s uncle disappears after passing
Feb 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I loved the first three books in this series. I love the family dynamics, the well-developed characters, and the fast-paced adventure. The fourth book wasn't as amazing, but I still loved it.

This one was my least favorite. The romantic aspect seemed settled way too early in the book, and the action just didn't carry the book. I skimmed the last third of the book to find out the end.

I enjoyed the epilogue because I did enjoy all the characters in the series. They were intriguing, and the Alaska
Shannah Mauney
I absolutely loved this book. I hated putting it down for even a minute! Action-packed from the very beginning, Dani Pettrey captures the adventurous spirit of our hero, Reef, perfectly. The characters are fantastic. The message of the story focuses on letting go of your past and focusing on the future. Overall, this book was the perfect ending to a fantastic series. I was SO excited to receive my copy and a little sad at the same time. Our time with the McKenna's has ended, but I can't wait to ...more
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous finale to the Alaskan Courage series! Although I will always hope that there will be other McKenna family sightings in future books by Dani Pettrey, I feel that she wrapped this series up in a spectacular fashion.

If you have not read the other books in the series, you can follow along just fine in Sabotaged. However, to truly understand the inner workings of the McKenna family, you really need to start with book one, Submerged, and work your way through the series. Believe me, yo
SUMMARY: 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 t
Caitlyn Santi
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sabotaged was a touching, thrilling, yet bittersweet conclusion to the Alaskan Courage series. Bittersweet just because I did not want to say goodbye to the McKenna family! I loved getting to know Kirra and Reef better. My heart went out to Kirra for all that she had been through, I could not even imagine what it would feel like to go through what she did and then not have anyone believe her, how awful! It was neat to not only see more of the gentleman that Reef is working to be but also to watc ...more
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Kirra Jacobs has a heart-breaking secret that she keeps under wraps, hiding it away from most people. But when her uncle goes missing and his daughter is kidnapped Kirra is forced to revisit the roots of her secret and risk its unveiling to one of the people she holds dear.

Though at one time at odds with Reef McKenna Kirra finds herself paired off with the reformed troublemaker in their race against time to get to the bottom of the mystery of the two missing people.

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Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was bittersweet. On one hand I was ecstatic to read it since I've adored the other four books in this series and couldn't wait to read Reef's story. But on the other hand I was quite sad to have to say goodbye to the McKennas. But that all left my mind as soon as I read the first pages and got completely sucked in. The action was non-stop from page one, and I could not stop turning pages. Dani Pettrey definitely knows how to grab her reader's attention and not let it go till th ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Wow, thrilling adventure and mystery is what Dani Pettrey is skilled at writing! It was so hard to put down the book when real life called, and I devoured it in all my spare time and late into the night :) I thoroughly enjoyed Reef and Kirra's story, the last of the Alaskan Courage series. Sabotaged has all the vital elements that the previous books have- romance, family loyalty, extreme adventure and a dangerous mystery to be solved- yet the story is fresh, unique, and compelling. The banter an ...more
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME, I think I liked this one the best. The ending made sense.
Christine Indorf
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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Our of this whole series this will be most unlike read. There was so much going on with this book. To many storylines, I couldn't keep up. There was an really important storyline the book brought up and they barely addressed it and went on. They went just went on and on to different leads I honestly got lost. The whole series you didn't know if the couples will get together so they had you through the whole book but this book told you right away so was wasn't really anything to look forward to. ...more
Carole Jarvis
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

Dani Pettrey is an outstanding writer of romantic suspense and I'm so glad she writes for the Christian market. Quality writing, vivid setting, rich characterization, exciting storyline, compelling romance - all these elements and more come together in a narrative that captured and held my attention from the very first page. But even more than that, I admire how Dani is able to show the vital role of faith in her characters' lives - which translates to ours as wel
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
3.5 stars

Review originally posted on i blog 4 books:

After reading the first four books in Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series, I was a little conflicted about the release of Sabotaged, which is the fifth and final book in the series. I mean, of course, I was excited for another Dani Pettrey novel (who wouldn't be?!) but I hate saying farewell to characters I've come to know and love (the McKennas, y'all!).

Sabotaged is a slight departure from the rest of
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey is book five and the final book in the Alaskan series. I am very sad to see it end. The author does an amazing job of capturing your attention and the book is halfway over before you realize it. If you've been following the series you may have wondered, like I did, how much I was going to like Reef as the main character. You will be thrilled to know that he has been growing in each book and was a great male lead in Sabotaged. In the previous books he's been the undepend ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To say I enjoy this series is an understatement, but then, I think most of my returning readers know this I’d gotten to “know” these characters so well and even gotten my mother addicted to the books. Reef’s character is something of an enigma throughout the four prior books. Sure he does appear here and there, but we never really know him. Reef is the “black sheep” of the McKenna family and it makes him hard to like in the way we do his siblings. He's the brother we are most concerned for. That ...more
Susan Snodgrass
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sabotaged brings to an end the Alaskan Courage series, following the McKenna family. Sadly. I surely hated to say goodbye. This story follows youngest sibling, Reef McKenna and Kirra Jacobs, veterinarian in Yancey, Alaska. Kirra's cousin Meg has been kidnapped to ensure her father cooperates with the crooks. Kirra and Reef set off to try to find Meg and her father, and much danger ensues.

Kirra is dealing with an awful hurt, wondering why God turned His back on her during her difficult days. Reef
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yes, the bittersweet comes with this book. The ending of a wonderful series and a well done ending it was. Reef and Kirra are both love able characters. The stories have been going on long enough that bad boy Reef is reformed and ready to get serious about life. When Kirra slips out of the SAR sight, it's only natural for Reef to follow and find himself in trouble with a girl he can easily fall in love with. After surviving one experience together without major frostbite, they find themselves wo ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me first say that I am disappointed that this is the last book. I would have loved more! I just adored all of the characters' personalities in all of the books! This one was packed with some great suspense and mystery! Sadly, the one character was dealing with a past rape; but thankfully it was not over detailed. Not appropriate for those under 17. ...more
Cheryl Olson
Loved this book and it was a very fitting ending to the Alaskan Courage series. Dani Pettrey has managed to create a family in the McKenna's that you really care about. Bravo, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. ...more
Amanda Tero
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I listened through this book last month and forgot to review it. That means, I’m terrible at remembering exact details.

If you like Dani Pettrey, this one is a good conclusion to the series. It has similar in the romance and suspense field as her others.
Nicki Olsen
*Book Description*

When Reef McKenna realizes that his partner,unbelievably spunky, Kirra Jacobs, sneaking out in the middle of the night, he thinks the worst. Following her, they find danger they never expected...and Kirra's uncle who was ordered to "do a job" or his daughter Meg is dead. Knowing they can't call the police, they try to decide how to handle the situation. After a series of "interrogations" to suspects on who may have Meg, multiple plane rides, and danger they never anticipated, R
Age Appropriate For: 16 and up for some violence and romance
Best for Ages: 18 and up

After finishing three of these books in a matter of a week, I was eagerly looking forward to the last instilment of this series. By the time I finished, it was sad to say goodbye. I have really come to love the McKenna family and wish there were more adventures to come. However, the series wrapped up everything nicely in the end.

One of the things I have come to really love about Pettrey’s stories is that she tack
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