Dash of Peril by Lori Foster

dash of perilTitle: Dash of Peril

Series: Love Undercover bk 4

Author: Lori Foster

Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

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.

Thoughts: What happens when an author you love, is one of your go to authors when you are having a bad day writes a series that is meh for you? You still read those books and hope that just t little of what drew you to her in the first place is in the book somewhere. Sometimes you find it and sometimes you don’t.

In Foster’s latest series we have met some great heroes, heroes that remind me of my why I love her books. But her heroines, they have all fallen flat for me. With the build up Margo’s character over the last three books I was really hoping for more from her. While she wasn’t bad, she wasn’t great either. She didn’t push Dash away when she needed help, in fact she let him move in and be there for her in a way that she’d never let anyone be there before.

Dash was a great character. He knew what kind of woman Margo was going in, and he accepted her for who she was. He was also there when she needed support and was willing to do what was necessary to help her catch the bad guys.

As much as I loved Dash, Cannon a character we met in the last book really stole the book for me. I found myself wanting more of his story line, and less of the main characters.


The story line is one that isn’t a surprise to those who have read the other books in this series. Foster has alluded it to in Rowdy and I think Reese’s book. It’s one that while I have struggled with, for personal reasons. I have a hard time reading books when there are crimes against women and children, thus it has made it hard for me to get into these books.

Overall this is an okay book. It wasn’t as good as books Foster has written in the past, but it wasn’t horrible either. I guess my number one complaint was the book was too dark. A theme that has happened in the last couple of series for Foster. While the writing is still stellar, the story and plot weren’t what I want when I read a Lori Foster book.

Grade B


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