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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....
*I received a free ARC of Dash of Peril from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Dash of Peril is a hot and exciting contemporary romance, filled with both danger, fun and steamy scenes.
Dash of Peril is delightful because there is both a lot of excitement, and a lot of romance. And I just love stories where one of the protagonists is doing whatever they can to not fall in love, because the longing is so awesome. And when they do finally fall, it’s delicious to read about. Margo is a cop, and she’s very good at her job. This means that she doesn’t often have the time to be with a man, especially because her needs in the bedroom are very different from the toughness she wants to show as the chief, with mostly men working at her orders. Dash is a great male lead, too, because even if he respects Margo in every way, he realizes that her feelings for him might be a lot stronger than she lets on, and he will not let her slip away from him this time.
There is a lot of danger and darkness in Dash of Peril, especially because the case Margo is working is a very tough one. Several women have been drugged and kidnapped, then used in underground pornos. Some of them didn’t survive their ordeal, while others have been scarred for life. Margo can never abide with violence against women, and she is ready to put herself at risk to come to the bottom of the crime ring that is behind the kidnappings. Dash comes to her rescue when she is ambushed after a van runs into her car on purpose, and because she needs to be woken every two hours, he goes home with her… And the innuendoes begin.
The writing in Dash of Peril is flawless, it is fast paced, action-filled, and the romantic scenes are filled with both a lot of longing and a little humor. The characters I already knew and loved from Getting Rowdy are all present in Dash of Peril, too, and it felt good to see how they were all doing. If you’re looking for romance that has a big mystery and some suspense, with a very strong (and strong-minded!) female lead, this is a book for you.
Margaret detested all bullies, took great pleasure in bringing down criminals, but she had a very special, deep-rooted hatred for men who sexually mistreated women. It was the worst type of degradation, the most demoralizing thing that could happen to a female.
And though Margo might not realize, it also meant he was used to calling the shots. She might run roughshod over most men, and intimidate others, and she probably mistook his good humor for weakness – but very soon, Lieutenant Margaret Peterson would get to know him better.
Her heavy eyes watched him with suggestion. “The drawstring yoga pants will be easy enough.”