Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dash of Peril by Lori Foster

Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: March 25, 2014

To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret "Margo" Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is 6'4" of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life—and women—to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own.

Beneath Margo's tough facade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by side…skin to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he'll have to prove he's all the man she needs—in all the ways that matter.

I have been waiting to read Dash's story ever since the second book in this series.  I just knew that he and Margo would be great together.  I was right!  I loved this fourth book in the Love Undercover series.  It has everything I want in my romantic suspense.  Two great characters with amazing chemistry and a good solid mystery as well. The suspense side of the book was really good. Not only is Margo looking for the men who abduct women and take them being assaulted, but someone is out to kill her.  I liked the resolution to both mysteries.  The final scenes were pretty tense.

As for the romance, I really liked Dash and Margo.  I also loved the roll reversal with Margo being the cop and Dash the civilian. Margo is very in control and all business when doing her job.  Dash brings out her feminine and relaxed side.  I loved the scenes where her squad begins to see her in a different light.  They were pretty amusing.   Dash has deep respect for Margo and her ability to be a good solid cop. But, I also liked that he still felt the need to protect her, being an alpha male himself.  He was unwavering in his feelings for Margo, as well, and that was a nice change.  Instead, it was her who kept questioning how she felt and what she wanted.  I loved their HEA!

From what I understand this ends this series, but Cannon's book is next and it will start a new series.  I hope some of the old gang make appearances!  I can't wait!


Sharlene said...

I have the other books in this series & really need to get started! Looking forward to this one.

HoweHowse said...

Lori is Always on top of her game.. ;-)

Kathleen O said...

I can't wait for this book to hit my tbr pile.. Love this series..