DASH OF PERIL
Foster delivers yet again. Her fourth Love Undercover novel is a tightly plotted, cunning, clever and overwhelmingly sensual tale that will hook from the first action-packed scene. Foster’s ability to break out from character stereotypes and go inside their complicated psyches makes the relationships in this story that much more intense, as every encounter turns into something unforgettable. From a well-remembered cast of series stars to the quick plot twists and slow-burning tension between characters, this is a novel that succeeds on every level.
Tough-as-nails Lt. Margo Peterson will do anything to bust a violent abduction ring — even use herself as bait. But it’s her unofficial sidekick, Dashiel Riske, who puts her in the most danger. He’s the one man Margo can’t resist, but the one temptation she can never allow. Dash has wanted Margo from the moment they began working together, but he can’t get past her no-nonsense exterior — until a break in the case puts Margo’s life in jeopardy. Caught up in the deadly investigation, Dash refuses to leave Margo’s side, determined to convince her that he is the only man she’ll ever need. (HQN, Apr., 480 pp., $7.99)