Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dash of Peril by Lori Foster

Title:  Dash of Peril
Series:  Love Undercover #4
Author:  Lori Foster
Narrator:   Jim Frangione
Published:  March 25th 2014 by HQN
Length:  480pgs/14hrs
Format:  paperback
Genre:  romantic suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 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.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

This is an immensely charged novel on so many levels. Foster mixes sexy and hot with an incredible plotline to create a story you won’t forget. It’s intimate and charming while remaining fast paced and suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed the contrasts within the stories and the characters as well. I didn’t just read this novel I devoured it!

Roles are reversed from the stereotypical creating a stand out pair of main characters while maintaining a natural and approachable balance. Each of them fights against their nature to be who they are expected to be. It was excruciatingly touching to watch them become their selves with each other. It was also very touching. Foster also proves that her male lead doesn`t need to be in law enforcement or the military to be an Alpha with a capital A. Dash is a little bit of everything. And Margo is brilliant in her own right as well. There are so many facets to these two characters that you can`t help but love them. their complexity is what makes each of them real. I also loved seeing the characters we’ve met in the previous novels in the series. Foster definitely proves the adage that `loyalty makes you family` with this one.

Being the author that we’ve come to know and love we expect certain things from Foster’s work. She definitely doesn’t disappoint with Dash of Peril. To be honest, she exceeded my expectations. This novel was brilliant on multiple levels. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone at all, regardless of their preferred genre and I definitely can’t wait for her next release.

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