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Monday, March 24, 2014

Book Review: Dash of Peril

 photo DashofPeril.jpgDash of Peril by Lori Foster

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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

Lori Foster is one of those authors that I find myself turning to whenever I need a good read with a touch of romance. She doesn't do rainbows and unicorns, which I really appreciate! Her characters are admirable yet still believable, and I can always count on her to get me out of a reading rut. This book is no exception!

Dash is Logan's brother (from book #1 of this series, Run The Risk), and he is more than a little interested in Margo Peterson. Complicating things a bit is that Margo is also Logan's boss, but that doesn't slow Dash down.

While Lieutenant Margo can certainly take care of herself, Dash is determined to be her back-up, whether she wants his help or not. Good thing too, because she's hurt while trying to smoke out a group kidnapping and raping women for black market porn. If Dash wasn't there to help, who knows what might have happened to Margo!

We also learn more about her efforts to root out corruption in her precinct, and get to meet her dysfunctional family. A classic case of a daughter not being able to live up to her father's ideals and always feeling like a disappointment. Then there's a small subplot concerning Margo's sexual preferences, which she thought was a big deal but I found a little anti-climatic (no pun intended). Lots going on in this one, but it never seems rushed or contrived.

Really enjoying this series, and especially like that one of the running themes is the fight against female trafficking. It's an important topic, but Lori doesn't dumb it down in any way, shape, or form. Full of strong, interesting women and men who treat them as such, this is a great series if you like romances! 


Review copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

14 comments:

  1. Not an author I'm familiar with. I'll be sure to keep a look out for her books now though.

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    1. She's a reliable romance writer that has a talent for interesting characters, so hope you like her!

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  2. Sounds like a good romance. I like that the story and characters are realistic.

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    1. She's one of the few romance writers I read!

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  3. The characters sound great, and the plot realistic. I'm in. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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    1. Hope you like her as much as I do! :)

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  4. While Dash does seem to fill out his t-shirt well, I don't really do the cop stories so much, not even on television. I like the bits of continuity and the idea of getting more background on the characters going deeper into the series, but it's not really enough to tempt me.
    I leave these books to you, my friend. May you enjoy them.

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    1. I'll keep the romances and you keep the manga? Deal! ;)

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  5. Awesome! Glad you have one of those authors to go too to get you out of the rut. :) Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I have a few authors that have never let me down, so I love to share them!

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  6. I've been on a romance binge for a few months now. It's all been m/m, but I may try some of the more straight stuff. Maybe it will help me understand your people better ;-)

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    1. You're too funny, Ryan! Sad to say that I've never met anyone remotely like romantic leads, but hope springs eternal! ;)

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  7. I just picked up Run the Riske the other day! I haven't read Lori Foster before but I've heard good things and I've been in a real romance mood lately!

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