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Paw Enforcement

(Paw Enforcement #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,212 ratings  ·  232 reviews
Introducing police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit—two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble.


Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming—which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can’t carry a
Paperback, 388 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: joanne

Brought to you by OBS reviewer JoAnne

Megan Luz tasers her partner, Derek “Big Dick” Mackey in the place it will hurt the most. Why? Because he was making sexual remarks to her all day, and when she collared a woman for crystal meth, he suggested that the two of them basically give him a sex show using her digits, if you get my drift…this should have been my first clue, but I kept reading…

So, after she tases him, he runs to their chief; and when she tries t
Maureen DeLuca
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading Night by Elie Wiesel I just had to pick up something light hearted , cute, and all around enjoyable. I've been waiting for the perfect time to pick up Paw Enforcement (Paw Enforcement, #1) by Diane Kelly by Diane Kelly and it turned out to truly be the perfect time. This is the first in this series and it was truly enjoyable. Of course, I can be a bit bias on this for I love dogs and I am a huge fan of our men and women in law enforcement.

The lead character, Megan is a rookie police officer who after tasering her arrogant, sexist male partn
Mary Kay Kare
Jun 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
During the first 1/3 of the book I was planning to give this 4 stars, but I ended up being very disappointed with the way the author handled the relationship between Megan and Seth. She's been at pains to paint Megan as strong, short-tempered and taking no shit from nobody. Then she gets into this relationship and becomes all passive and submissive within the context of that relationship. She passively accepts whatever he offers. She may fume about it being inadequate, but only to herself; she n ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance-2015, z-dnf
A female cop? A K9 partner? Snark & danger? What's not to like???

Well, after 5 tries, I gave up on this book. I was so annoyed with the handling of a K9 partnership and how it was portrayed that I just kept getting stuck on it. I find it incredibly hard to believe there is zero training. They just hand you a dog and wish you luck. And, after reading her bio, I find it difficult to believe that Ms. Kelly believes that either.

Also, while I empathized with the heroine and her situation, she di
Amy "the book-bat"
This is an enjoyable series. Unfortunately, I have been reading them out of order. I do recommend starting with the first book since this is where Megan and Bridget become partners.
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Paw Enforcement is the first book that I have read by Kelly, but it definitely won't be the last. I have to admit that I am a cat lover so I wasn't expecting to enjoy a dog featuring book so much but Brigit completely won over this cat lover. I absolutely love how Kelly had so much humor in the book especially when Megan and Brigit were both trying to show the other who was the boss in their relationship. I also enjoyed how Kelly brought in Seth and Blast as well making a great crime solving fou ...more
❂ Jennifer
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy-mystery
I had serious reservations about this book in spite of loving the Tara Holloway series. Alternating povs with a dog? It started out rough too: I didn't warm to this book at first. But once the first bomb exploded the writing smoothed out and I was hooked. I'm eager to learn more about Seth, too!

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Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well that was definitely a unique way to start a book. I do have to say that I think there was a little too much swearing and that it was a little too crude to be considered a true cozy, but that didn't stop it from being an entertaining book. It was interesting having the chapters alternate between three characters. I really loved the dog chapters - they really reminded me of my own dogs (I'm also now referring to Luna as Sergeant Fluffybutt). The mystery was great, with a few shocks scattered ...more
Apr 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Originally reviewed at The Book Adventures.

Diane Kelly’s Paw Enforcement series came on my radar because of something I read on a blog. Said blog mentioned the fourth book in the series. Me being me, I couldn’t simply start with book four, no, a true dedicated readers starts with the first book in the series, always.

Paw Enforcement introduces readers to Megan Luz, a rookie cop with anger issues working in the Fort Worth area of Texas. Megan’s got herself into a spot of trouble after tasering her
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff
First book in the Paw Enforcement series introduces us to police officer Megan, and her K-9 Brigit. Megan is a young police officer in Texas that is assigned a K-9 as “punishment” for getting into a dispute with her former partner.
There are some scenes in the book that are cringe worthy but overall I enjoyed this light mystery.
Samantha Cudworth
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Megan Luz is a police officer with the Fort Worth police department. She is a rookie with a short temper. When a incident with her taser and her partners family jewels lands her a new K-9 partner named Brigit the real fun begins. Soon bombs are going off and its up to Megan and Brigit to sniff out the culprit. If that wasn’t enough for Megan to handle throw in a sexy and sometimes moody Seth and his dog Blast.

Diane Kelly knocked this book out of the park! I LOVED IT!!! I could not put it down.
Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
Decent read. I am not a fan of multiple narrators in books - especially when one is the bad guy and the other is a dog so I never fell in love with this one. I also listened to this one on audio book and was not totally enamored with the narrator so maybe that was part of the problem. Either way it was a just ok for me.
Ginny Tata-Phillips
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Light and fun new series - just what the reading doctor ordered!!! Two more on my night stand are a bonus!!!
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly, Officer Megan Luz is in trouble. Only six months into her career as a police officer, she gets fed up with her disgustingly sexist partner's offensive remarks and tasers him in the groin. Since the police chief admits she had justification for her action, he decides not to fire her but to reassign her to a new partner, a "real bitch," complete with four legs and a tail. Megan especially can't stand the fact that as a dog handler, she is required to serve as Sgt ...more
Eileen Lynx
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good funny story. A bit too much romance.
Tara Chevrestt
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulously fun and funny read! I laughed so many times. Those of you who may have read the Chet and Bernie mysteries, featuring the PI and his dog...if you enjoyed that, you'll love this! It's Chet & Bernie for women, only better, in my opinion.

First of all, Megan the cop is incredibly ballsy. She has inner fears, but acts regardless. Even when she's afraid, she steps up to get the job done. She's also getting over a childhood in which she was made fun of and ridiculed for having a st
SOS Aloha
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras

Diane Kelly starts her new series K9 with a bang, or rather, kaboom with a bomber running loose in Fort Worth. Enter Officer Megan Lux, a new recruit to the Fort Worth Police Department. After tasering her foul mouthed partner, she is reassigned to work with Sergeant Brigit, an extraordinary rescue dog who outpaces the male dogs on the force. Reluctant to take on a canine partner, Megan comes to appreciate Brigit's abilitie
I stumbled across this book while trolling my library's website looking for audio books I could immediately download. It looked cute so I grabbed it.

It wasn't soon before I was turned off. For a supposed smart girl, Megan did stupid things. I actually thought her tasing a co-worker was warranted, but the way that her captain talked down to her made me want to scream. I wanted her to go to HR or IA and tell them, all she would have needed to say was sexual harassment and things would have gone di
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
As much as I wanted to really like this novel, I just couldn't quite bring myself to do it. This is the second book by Diane Kelly that I've read and it's the second book by her that I didn't enjoy. The main character started to get on my nerves almost immediately. I could've cared less about her stutter it was her reasoning behind wanting to be a police officer that annoyed me. Brigit was cute and I enjoyed reading the story from her point of view, but that was probably one of the only things I ...more
Sep 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read by Coleen Marlo and just over ten hours of listening. audiobook.

Gave this story a good try, listened for three hours. There are a number of reasons I’m done. One, the dog does not behave like a police dog. Eating evidence at a crime scene? Ignoring commands? Humping another dog during training class? Really? Are you serious? Two, the attempt by the author at humor is just that, an attempt. Granted, some of the commentary is funny, but little comes across naturally, it is all ver
Tiana Harris
It was a struggle between 1 and 2 stars. I gave it 2 stars because I didn't absolutely hate it, but it was tedious to get through. The storyline had potential, a cop and her K-9 partner, I'm thinking action and fun. Not even close. What was supposed to be funny was just tactless idiocy. The main character has anger issues and has the mentality of a high school drama queen. The rest of the characters are her equal. The things that happened were unbelievable and I don't think she ever would have p ...more
May 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars could have been more like 3.5 if the main character didn't come across as so angry. I wanted to like this book more than I did. I really like the setting - I grew up in the D/FW area of Texas, after all - and I like the idea of following a K9 team through the stories that unfold in this series. I didn't even mind the switching of POV between Megan, Brigit and the Rattler from one chapter to the next. But so much of the book seemed devoted to Megan being angry about something (justly, i ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fun start to a new series for me, featuring a young woman who is a police officer in Texas. As a penalty for tasering her partner in a vulnerable part of his anatomy (and he well deserved it!), Megan Luz is partnered with a dog, a move which almost brings her to resigning. The chapters are interspersed with short chapters that are from the dog's perspective, and others from the point of view of the villain Megan is pursuing. I am adding this to my list of series I plan to keep reading ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
I really liked this. Quite different from her Tara Holloway series. That one has a real chick-lit feel to it. This one definitely doesn't and there's a fair amount of 4-letter words thrown out, for those who can't abide that. This was a good story and I LOVE Brigit, the dog! Look forward to the next one of these! RECOMMEND!
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and will be looking for the next book in the series. Cute premise and humor.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is going to be a really fun series! She's got some good psychological issues going in her lead characters and Brigit the K-9 is one of the best characters ever.
DelAnne Frazee
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Paw Enforcement - Paw Enforcement Series Book 1
Author: Diane Kelly
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: 6-3-2014
Pages: 400
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Sub-Genre: Animals, Police Procedurals, Cozy Mystery
ISBN: 9781250048349
Reviewed For NetGalley and St Martin's Press
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Paw Enforcement Series
1. Paw Enforcement
2. Paw and Order
3. Upholding the Paw
4. Laying Down the Paw
5. Against the Paw
6. Above the Paw
7. Enforcing the Paw

After an altecation wit
Tiffany Reads It All
Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly is a perfect combination of cozy mystery, romance, humor, and suspense. I started reading it expecting a cute cozy but got so much more than I bargained for! What a fun read and awesome start to the Paw Enforcement series.

Officer Megan Luz was fed up with her partner’s thinly veiled sexual harassment when she tasered him in the groin. It certainly wasn’t her most professional moment, but even the police chief admits that it was probably deserved. However, Megan’s b
Jessica  Sinn (Books and Trouble)
The gist: A hapless Fort Worth cop, Megan Lutz, nearly loses her job after tasering her insufferable partner. She reluctantly partners up with a canine cop and signs up for anger-management classes. Probably a good idea since she’s prone to kicking her sexist colleagues where it counts! But hey, who could blame her? While working the shopping mall beat, she and her four-legged sleuth, Bridget, find themselves in the crosshairs of the next Unabomber…or I should say Tuna-bomber! When they’re not c ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I know I read this book some time between 2014 when it was published and 2017, when I listed my copy for sale on the now defunct, which I used to recycle my past reads to afford new ones, yet it wasn't on my Goodreads shelf for some reason... Having just completed the second book in the series, the events of the first one came right back into my memory, that and Kelly mentions them frequently in that next book.
Therefore, this is a series that you should read sequentially in order to get
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Award-winning author Diane Kelly writes romance and romantic mysteries featuring feisty heroines, quirky sidekicks, and sexy leading men, with humor that leaves readers laughing out loud.

Other books in the series

Paw Enforcement (8 books)
  • Paw and Order (Paw Enforcement, #2)
  • Laying Down the Paw (Paw Enforcement, #3)
  • Against the Paw (Paw Enforcement, #4)
  • Above the Paw (Paw Enforcement, #5)
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