Review (Plus Giveaway Sweepstakes): Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

ColdShotSMCold Shot was one of those novels that had me continuing to think of the characters long after I turned the last page. Not only was the story thrilling and the romance amazing, but the characters wove their way into my heart early on in the book. By the end, I was fully dedicated to this new group of characters that the author has introduced me to.

I loved the premise of this new series, with the former friends Declan, Parker, and Griffin who were torn apart by tragedy. I thought that the growth process that Griffin had to go through emotionally in this book was so good. He had harbored hurt and anger for so long, and a guilt that was weighing him down. He was such an intriguing character.

Finley was a wonderful character, too, and her role of forensic anthropologist was so interesting to read about. I loved the way that Finley and Griffin’s relationship developed in this story. They had great chemistry and their feelings for each other added so much to the book. This was one of those story lines that simply kept me riveted from start to finish. The way the team worked to solve the case was fascinating to me and the author did a great job of creating a complicated plot with twists and turns that kept me guessing.

I am really looking forward to reading the future books in this series!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of Cold Shot from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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In COLD SHOT, the first book of author Dani Pettrey’s brand new Chesapeake Valor series, park ranger Griffin McCray and forensic anthropologist Finley Scott uncover buried remains near the Civil War battleground of Little Round Top. There’s only one problem: the bones aren’t Civil War-era.

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but when Finley discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper, the case connects them with FBI agent Declan Grey, and crime scene investigator Parker Mitchell, friends from a past Griffin’s tried to leave behind.

Soon the reunited friends realize they’ll need to confront the darkest days in their shared history if they–and those they care about–are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.

Enter the COLD SHOT Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new series, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present theCOLD SHOT SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

Timeframe & Notifications:

This giveaway starts February 16, 2016 and ends March 7, 2016 @ 11:59 pm (PST).
Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Tuesday, March 8, 2016, and announced at

About the Prizes

Cold Shot Sweepstakes Grand Prize


In COLD SHOT, Griffin reunites with friends after they’ve drifted apart over the years. Do you have a friend you want to reconnect with? Here’s your chance to hit the road with them for a friend getaway!

Our Grand Prize winner will receive: A $250 gift certificate to, good for reservations at lodges across the Continental US, plus a $50 Darden restaurants gift card, and a Chesapeake Bay tote bag, to pack your road trip essentials.



Cold Shot Sweepstakes Second Prize
Finley has a lifelong love of travel and exploration, something captured in her cozy home decor, right down to her steamer trunk coffee table. This prize gives you a chance to have a steamer trunk just like Finley’s, and a coffee table book from the Chesapeake Bay to go with it.

Our Second Prize winner will receive: A $150 value cedar wood steamer trunk and vivid Maryland coffee table photo book.


Cold Shot Sweepstakes Third Prize

COLD SHOT is sure to leave you with a craving for the mouth-watering snacks Griffin, Finley, and the rest of the crew enjoy in the story. If you wish you could sample Chesapeake’s one-of-a-kind local fare too, this prize is for you.

Our Third Prize winner will receive: The beautifully lithographed, $50 value Taste of Maryland Tin, including the Chesapeake Bay Cookbook and famed local treats such as Old Bay Seasoning, Maple Syrup, Maryland crab soup mix, specialty dip, and Goetze’s Caramel Creams.

How to Enter:

Go to: and complete the entry box, anytime betweenFebruary 16 – March 7, 2016.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review (Plus Giveaway Sweepstakes): Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

  1. Amanda Dykes says:

    Brittany, what a wonderful review! I agree; the premise of the broken friendships is such an intriguing one, and the healing already taking place within this first book is so wonderful. Thank you for all you do– you’re a blessing!

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