Thursday, March 20, 2014

ARC Review: Dash of Peril by Lori Foster

Dash of Peril
Author: Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover (Book 4)
Publication: Harlequin HQN (March 25, 2014)

Description: A no-nonsense female cop reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose control in a deliciously sensual new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

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 six feet four inches 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….

My Thoughts: Lieutenant Margaret Peterson is a tough, take-no-prisoners, and intimidating cop to everyone except Dashiel Riske. Dash sees the the part of Margo that no one else - maybe even Margo - can see. This being the fourth book in the Love Undercover series, we have seen Margo and Dash before. She and Dash both appeared in Run the Risk, Bare It All and Getting Rowdy. But now, their romance moves to the front and center.

Human trafficking particularly kidnapping young women and drugging them before they are forced to participate in porn videos has been the focus of the series. Corruption in the police department has also been a large part of the series. In this book, Margaret has managed to clean out the criminals from her department which hasn't endeared her to the shady cops.

Margaret also has family issues. She has never been good enough for her father - a former Chief of Police. She has tried to live up to his expectations by being tougher than all the boys and burying any hint of her femininity. However, she prefers a submissive role in sexual situations which means she has to hide her sexual needs from her work world.

Dash Riske is more than willing to meet Margo's sexual needs. He isn't the kind to be intimidated by a take charge woman either. Dash is a rich, confident man who has no trouble with his self-image. He is also smart and kind. And, of course, he has the hot bod and confidence which makes him a babe magnet. Luckily, the babe he wants is Margo.

I loved the relationship between Dash and Margo and the way he used extensive foreplay to work his way into her life and heart. The love scenes were hot! I also liked watching her shifting relationship with her officers Logan Riske, Dash's brother, and his partner Reese Bareden. I liked that she became more comfortable with all the aspects of her personality as she fell in love with Dash.

I recommend the whole series and can't wait for the next book. I need Cannon's story!

Favorite Quote:
Well, hell. Spending hours in a classless bar amid nasty drunks had less impact on her tension than Dashiel Riske's half smile.
I got this eARC from Harlequin via NetGalley for review. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun series. I do enjoy strong crime/thriller romances. :)


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