Review: Stranded by Dani Pettrey

When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn’t satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn’t lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn’t the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances. 

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.




It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Dani Pettrey’s [AND she just signed a new book deal! YAY!] and have been looking forward to each of the Alaskan Courage releases since I discovered them.

This is no exception.

The story line, set in large part on an Alaskan cruise ship, delves into the deep underworld of human trafficking, but never exploits or gets to “stomach turning.”

The romance is everything you’d expect from Dani Pettrey. I loved Darcy and her spunkiness, her determination, despite being “in over her head”, quite literally, at times. I loved Gage – he’s a McKenna – need I say more?! He’s tough and tender at the same time. He’s everything I love in a hero.

And the footprints on his heart?

Be still MY heart!

I can’t wait for Dani’s next release – or to hear about her new series coming a couple of books from now :).

Overall rating: 9 out of 10 stars

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for my review.