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 façade 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…
Dash was introduced in the first book in the Love Undercover series and I’ve loved him since then. To be totally honest, one of the things that I’ve really enjoyed about this series is getting to know the supporting characters and trying to figure out exactly when which character is going to get their story. I have yet to be disappointed. 😉
Readers who have been following along knew that there was more than a little bit of attraction between Dash and Margo. Even before we got to this book it was rather entertaining. On the surface their personalities couldn’t be more different. Margo was the tough as nails, no nonsense detective and also Dash’s brother’s boss. Dash… well he was just sweet, lovable, easy going Dash. He was also loyal, hard working and protective. I knew going in that this was going to be interesting.
There was a lot going on in this one. Not only were the previous characters involved, but there were quite a few new ones. Most notably, Margo’s family… let’s just say, I’m not a fan. They definitely brought out the alpha male in Dash. Her brother was the only one with any redeeming qualities. I even almost liked him by the end – time will tell.
As readers have come to expect from Lori Foster, there was plenty of action, intrigue, lots of danger and more than enough heat to keep the pages turning. I loved these two together. I loved Dash’s patience and determination to keep Margo safe and prove himself. I also loved the fact that he was the only one that could really ‘see’ who she was behind the formidable wall she had built around herself. There ended up being a lot more to both characters than I ever expected. I love it when that happens. 😉
As for the previous characters… they all played a major role in this one. Logan and Reese’s reaction to Dash and Margo was comical. The scenes with Rowdy just added another layer to the personality that he revealed in Getting Rowdy and then there was Cannon. He was introduced in Getting Rowdy and if I’m not mistaken he became a very quick fan favorite. My prediction is that this book is going to sky rocket his popularity, which is a very good thing. Evidently, Cannon is not only getting his very own book but his story will be the beginning of a new series. I wonder if I have time to back track and finish the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series before the new series begins?