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.
Kirra is a native of Yancy who went away for college but has returned to take over her dad's vet clinic. We know that from Kayden and Jake's book. Kirra is the neice of an Iditarod racer, Frank, who is forced to leave the race and break the law. Kirra's cousin, Meg, is kidnapped to insure Frank completes his task before the race ends.
Reef McKenna is the last of his family to find God and love. He is Kirra's life long nemesis (since age 5 when he called her stinky girl at recess) and SAR partner during the race. When they discover Meg has been kidnapped and Frank is being forced to do things he would never consider, they band together to save each other and Kirra's family.
I have loved each and every book in this series. Every book including this one starts off with action and suspense and never looses momentum.
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I enjoyed this one, just as I did all of the ones before it. I am just sorry this is the last one in the Alaskan series.
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I love the 'Alaskan series' by Dani Pettrey about the 'McKenna family'. Dani is one of my favorite authors. I love her great storytelling and combination of romance with adventure! I also am so thankful that her books are also available as audiobooks.
[Spoiler Alert!]: I only have two small suggestions: I wish that the male main character in this book, Reef, could have sounded more "manly" (but I know that's super hard to do with a female narrator) and that Meg would have said something at the end of the book... since she was the one being rescued. I wondered throughout the book if she may have been "in on it" and that was neither completely proved nor disproved in the end.
What did you love best about Sabotaged?
It was nice to listen to the final chapter of the McKenna family. Sabotaged was similar to previous stories centered around the family, but I enjoyed the continuous bond they share even in times of tragedy.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
The mystery had some elements of surprise. How things ended for the McKenna siblings and their love interests were predictable if you listened to the previous books in this series.
Which scene was your favorite?
There was not one scene that really stood out to me. I did enjoy the proposal after the explosion, but I won't say who found themselves on a bended knee.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did attempt to listen to this book in a day or so, but only to just finish it. After the first few chapters I knew it would be more of the same story line as in previous books in the series.
Any additional comments?
Outside of the chase to find Kirra's cousin, this book was predictable. However, I truly enjoyed Christina Moore's narration. I would love to read more of the McKenna family, but with better story lines.
I loved this series. The characters and family dynamics were wonderful, the stories interesting and suspenseful and the romances beautiful, embracing true value over perfection. I loved that they all found God's redeeming grace.
I love learning about the MCKenna family. often brought a smile to my lips when the character would say or do something that felt like just the right thing for them. Thanks Ms. Pettry.
I loved the way the narrator kept the different voicings distinct. Like a play rather than a narrated book.
The storyline is enjoyable and finishes of a sweet family saga.
Some elements are too good to be true, but then again I like books for their escape from reality.
great story by Dani. It summed up the four previous books in the end.
Not quite as strong as the previous ones in the series, but a solid and good story. The format was very similar to the others in the series. By this time in the series, it seemed like the author used a template. Even-so, there were some neat original aspects. I enjoyed the bits about Alaska and its culture and history.
1. We call them snow machines.
2. You need to have snowshoes when hiking in snow off the trail.
3. Hypothermia takes longer to get over than you allowed your characters.
4. The rustic buildings could not be wired for everything they said everywhere.
5. Your narrator was not able to change her voice enough to allow for different characters.
6. You did not capture the uniqueness of Alaska villages on the Iditarod trail.
7. The plot unbelievable.
8. Where was the pipeline and how could just one person be able to destroy it?
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