Title: Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage #5)
Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
This fifth and final installment in the Alaskan Courage Series focuses on the youngest male in the McKenna family, Reef. Reef and his childhood nemesis, Kirra Jacobs, have been paired together as sweepers for the Iditarod Sled Race. Sweepers follow behind the last place entrants making sure everyone arrives at checkpoints along the route before workers/volunteers move on to the next stop. Reef has always liked to tease Kirra, beginning when they were both in kindergarten. Now that they are both adults, Reef begins to see a new side to Kirra besides the bossy girl he grew up with. As the race progresses, Kirra’s uncle fails to check in at one of the stop-off points of the race. Kirra and Reef search for him, find him, but he refuses to return with them, telling them his only daughter has been kidnapped and he must perform a job to gain her release. He tells Kirra and Reef to find his daughter or many people will be hurt. What follows is a dangerous race between Kirra and Reef, Kirra’s uncle and unknown enemies as each party tries to reach their goal.
Kirra and Reef spend a great deal of time together tracking down clues to try and find Kirra’s cousin. They begin to see that there is much more to the other person than they originally thought. Reef has turned his life around now and longs to be the man God wants him to be. He really hopes Kirra can see that he has changed for the best. Kirra longs to stop being afraid and empty feeling inside. She has prayed to God for help, but can’t seem to find wholeness again. Can Reef be the person God has placed in her life to help fill the void?
This is a wonderful conclusion to a great series. The book was entertaining, exciting and depicted a wonderful God-centered romance. Reef has come such a long way in the series and turned out to be a man on fire for God! I just loved the way the family openly loved and supported one another in the good times and the bad times. I sure hope this author continues to write more stories as I will readily read them!
My rating is 5 stars.