Dash of Peril (Love Undercover #4)
by Lori Foster (Goodreads Author)
Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Harlequin (first published February 2nd 2014)
Goodreads synopsis: 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....
Wow. I started reading this novel in Sept of 2014 and finally finished it in April 2015. It was a tough novel to wade through. I think it was because this is the novel that introduced so many of the characters in her new series about the ultimate fighters (Cannon and Company). I had a hard time connecting to this story which I found odd since I really enjoyed the ultimate fighter novella and the Cannon novel which I read last year.
I am not really sure what it was that had me perplexed. I thought at first it was just me getting into my cross stitching more and then putting this book aside but I found myself not wanting to read it. I was ambilvalent about these characters. Margo was laid up with an injury for most of the book and they just seemed to move from place to place without much excitement. Then when the secondary characters came in, they brought life to the story; and it needed that life.
The Yvette character from the Cannon book seemed like a cardboard replica of herself. I know she was a minor character but since she was going to be featured in her own book soon after this one was published, I expected more. I think that was my main problem with this novel... I expected more and I didn't get what I expected.
The writing was fine but I just did not connect to it in any tangible way. But this isn't stopping me from reading other Lori Foster books. It could have been half as long and I think it would have been a better read. Her ultimate fighter books are just dabomb.com. Definitely check those out.
Not my favorite read but it was still good enough that I think you should check it out of you love Lori Foster.
I paid for this title with my own money. Opinions are my own.