Plot Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ⑧ 9 10
Pace: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Quality of Writing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Characters Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Ease of Reading: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Publication Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 342
Series: Alaskan Courage-Book 3
Summary on back cover:
Darcy St. James returns to Alaska to join a journalist friend undercover on the trail of a big story. But when Darcy arrives, she finds her friend has disappeared. Troubled by the cruise ship's vague explanation, Darcy uses her cover as a travel reporter to investigate further.
The last person Gage McKenna expects to see during his summer aboard a cruise ship leading adventure excursions is Darcy. And in typical Darcy fashion, she's digging up more trouble.
He'd love to just forget her--but something won't let him. And he can't help but worry about her as they are heading into more remote regions of Alaska and eventually into foreign waters. Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they push, the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
Dani Pettrey has delivered yet another thrilling adventure from the Alaskan Courage series. With a boat-load of fun characters and thrilling adventures, reading this book was a blast. I love how Dani Pettrey kept some of the same characters from previous books. Sure, Stranded is about Gage and Darcy, but the book still had some of the McKenna clan in it. Not as much as I would have liked, but you take what you can get. As far as reading the book, it was phenomenal. Dani Pettrey is such a gifted writer. She really knows how to convey the character’s emotions to you. She also makes it seem like the storyline and characters were real. At times, I wish the story would pick up the pace a little, but by absolutely no means was it boring. Also, I thought the underlying story was a bit depressing. As you read it, you’ll understand, I don’t want to give anything away, but at times it was a bit mood-dampening. Not to say that real-life tragedies don’t happen, I was just expecting more of a happy vibe like the last one, Shattered. Reading it was, like I say, a blast. If you love the McKenna family (and if you don’t something is seriously wrong with you) then hands down, you should give it a try.
I hope you let out a few laughs and find the storyline as inspiring as I did.