Thursday, May 31, 2012

Submerged by Dani Pettrey + Giveaway

About the Book:

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers. One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart... but doesn't seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he's not the same guy she left behind.

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

My Review:

4.5 stars

Alaska, romance, page turning suspense what more could you ask for in a book! Dani Pettrey did an amazing job at writing this novel and it made it hard to believe that it was her debut novel. Submerged is book one in the Alaskan Courage series and I am excited to read the rest which hopefully won't be too long a wait. I found the Russian history mixed into the story to be super fun but not so much that it took away from the story. There are so many things that are great about this book that it is hard to list them and one of the best is that the secondary characters were just as fun as the main ones.  Bailey and Cole were so much fun to read about and watch there romance develop. I liked how it was slow and steady and it felt more realistic than many books. Overall, I would recommend this book to any one who loves to read a good romantic suspense book or someone that loves anything Alaska!

* I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review.

Giveaway info:

1. Must leave comment AND e-mail
2. Live in the US
3. Ends Wednesday, June 6th
4. Have fun!


  1. I have been reading about this book and think it sounds really good. I don't buy many books (mainly use library), but this one sounds like it would be worth the investment.

  2. I also have been wanting to read this book! It sounds wonderful!!

  3. I am more than halfway through this book and love it. The only flaw I could say is she brings a lot of characters in at once without explaining how they relate to characters in the book. I do like a lot of characters but when I get a little backround on them when they are introduced I can easily remember who they are when their name is mentioned later on. I purchased this as an ebook but will definitely purchase it in hard copy for my library. I am enjoying it that much.

  4. I've read other reviews of "Submerged" and I'm really interested in reading it. Thank you for your review and for offering a giveaway of the book!

  5. I love Alaska and I love romantic suspense, please include me in the drawing for Submerged. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  6. Sounds like a great book.

  7. Can't wait to read a book set in my home state of Alaska!

  8. Sharon Hart O'HaraJune 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Can't wait to read a Christian book set in my home state of Alaska!
    Sharon Hart O'Hara

  9. Sounds like a very interesting book. Would love to win.


  10. Would love to read this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. This book is on my wish list to read so I would love to win it!



  12. Love Alaska and would love to read this book. Please add my name to the drawing. Thank you.

    Karen Gervais

  13. I would enjoy this very much. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  14. Sounds like a great book! This is definitely going on my list of books to read! I love romantic suspense novels! Thanks for hosting the drawing!
    Have a blessed day!


  15. This book sounds great and I can't wait to read it! Thank you for a great giveaway!


  16. I have found other books about adventures and life in Alaska and found them to be fascinating reads. Since it is a locale I have never been to and probably won't ever get to, I enjoy my travels via the pages of a good book.

    godleyv @ yahoo [dot{com

  17. Sounds like a good book. Please enter me.
    smoore at tcq dot net

  18. Lady DragonKeeperJune 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    What a beautiful blog! I've been hearing about "Submerged" all over the place online --it keeps moving up my "to read" list! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


  19. Can't wait to get this one!! Sounds goood.

  20. Great review on this books. I can't wait to read this one! Love great reads!


  21. Looking forward to reading what sounds like a wonderful book!


  23. Sounds like a great book!

  24. This book is on my wish list and one that I have been wanting to read.