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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Stranded by Dani Pettrey- A Pure Adrenaline Rush that Sizzles!

Summer is back again and it's way. too. HOT.  Wouldn't it be exciting, not to mention nice and cool, to enjoy an Alaskan cruise?  While going undercover?  In hopes of rescuing a friend that has mysteriously disappeared?  (as in she may have been thrown overboard??!)  

Stranded is just the ticket.

I was an employee on this cruise, with my life in danger, a few hot guys ever willing to help (were they flirting or keeping an eye on me??) while I kayaked, camped and searched for clues.  I even discovered a dead body at one point and almost drowned.  And that was just the beginning.  Employees thought I asked too many questions but I had to find answers before it was too late.  My main problem was I just didn't know who I could trust... 

While I desperately searched for my friend, Abby, I discovered that she wasn't the only young woman to have disappeared.

There had been others.
Many others.

 I did this all without breaking a sweat.  While in my favorite chair, cozy in my jammies. ;)  I will admit that my heart raced and I even held my breathe a few times.  That, my friends, is a sign of a great story.  I almost felt like I was on the cruise ship in Alaska, in danger, running for my life.  Those moments spent in the arms of my own hero were not too hard to take, though.  My heart raced then, too, but in a really niiicccceee way. ;)

I lived vicariously through Darcy St. James and Gage McKenna.  The attraction between these two makes the pages almost sizzle!  Darcy is a spunky heroine with sheer determination and heart, although her fear of drowning places her in harm's way more than once.  Gage McKenna appears almost too flawless in a worldly way (easy on the eyes and fearless) but we learn that he's quite broken inside.  Perfectly imperfect, I rooted for these two ever since I met them in Shattered!

Stranded is a clever combination of mystery/romance/God tied up with a bow.  Dani Pettrey delivers the message of salvation in the midst of chaos and heartache- when most people need it the most.  I loved how the adventure was a true adrenaline rush and the heart of the book was God's love.   

Stranded.  A Pure Adrenaline Rush that Sizzles

Be sure to enter Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Adventure Giveaway!

-You could win an Adventure package! 
- A Top Chef university package!
-or gorgeous jewelry! 

(click on the picture below and be sure to enter before September 18th!)

Author Dani Pettrey
Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters.

*I was given a copy of Stranded in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*  


Tristan said...

ok..so i'm usually not into the mystery as much..but you are turning me..haha! That sounds fantastic!!

Kelli Standish said...

YAY!!! Lori, thanks so much for helping us sharing about Dani's promotion and her marvelous book. We super appreciate it!

Dani Pettrey said...


I adored your unique and fun review of Stranded! Thanks so much for taking time to read and review Stranded, and for helping spread the word about the Alaskan Adventure contest. Appreciate you :)


Amanda Dykes said...

Lori, I LOVED your review. Your first-person spin on it was so much fun! Thank you for all you've done to support Dani and her book! ~Amanda