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Paw Enforcement (Paw Enforcement #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  872 Ratings  ·  189 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, 400 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Maureen DeLuca
Jan 06, 2017 Maureen DeLuca 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
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
Mary Kay Kare
Jun 10, 2014 Mary Kay Kare 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
Jun 02, 2014 Susan 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 ❂ Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery, 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 Kelly 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 Jaclyn 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
Jan 13, 2015 Sadie rated it did not like it
Shelves: z-dnf, romance-2015
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
Samantha Cudworth
Apr 18, 2014 Samantha Cudworth 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.
Ginny Tata-Phillips
Mar 24, 2016 Ginny Tata-Phillips 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 FangirlNation 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
Tara Chevrestt
Apr 10, 2014 Tara Chevrestt 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 SOS Aloha 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
May 30, 2014 Julia 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 Janice 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
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.
May 09, 2014 Melodie 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!
Mar 13, 2015 Regan 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.
Oct 09, 2016 Carol 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.
May 22, 2017 Teresa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery Lovers!
Recommended to Teresa by: Just stumbled upon the Title by browsing
I am not finished with this book yet, but will get thru my last couple of chapters very fast! This is a fun, light-weight, quirky book! It's what I call an easy read, some of the reviews questioned the reality of the book, but I found Megan Luz to be very human. yes she had a short temper, but the incident with the 1st bomb revealed the realistic actuality in the life of a cop, at this very moment the book pulls you in and show you Megan' underneath all the human layers. I appreciate how Diane K ...more
Julie Fetcho
Jul 02, 2017 Julie Fetcho rated it it was amazing
Great mystery with a rookie cop who winds up with a K9 partner Brigit. Officer Megan Luz has hopes of becoming a detective one day.

Officer Luz and Brigit are at the mall in the food court when Brigit hits on one of the trash cans. Officer Luz doesn't relish the idea of having to go through a full trash can. But it's her job. There she accidentally discovers a bomb.

Loved the way book is written as it devotes chapters for Brigit's thoughts as well as Megan and the criminal. Easy to follow and kep
Jul 02, 2017 Rori rated it liked it
Quick, guilty pleasure read. Enjoyable, but not too deep. Fun characters and interactions.
Sally Walker
May 27, 2017 Sally Walker rated it it was amazing
I loved this first book in this series.I found it easy to follow and so easy to enjoy. I can't wait to read more of this series for sure!
Jun 03, 2017 Monica rated it it was ok
2.5 - fun & fluffy (not just Bridget).
Jun 05, 2017 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so cute and awesome and hilarious! Such a great concept and I loved all the POV's! Loved reading it, and I can't wait to read more!
Liz L
Jul 14, 2017 Liz L rated it it was amazing
As A firs timer in the Crime/Mystery genre I'm glad i started here this series keeps you guessing right down to the end. I finished this thinking "I never saw that coming".
Rhonda M Goulet
Mar 23, 2017 Rhonda M Goulet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a fun story. It got a little slow but picked right up. I can't wait to read the next one. Not my usual book type but I loved the characters.
Pamela Tracy
Mar 13, 2017 Pamela Tracy rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I thought this was a cozy but it wasn't.

There was a lot to like about the book. I like reading about a cop who has insecurities. It makes them a bit more real. I like that she was good with the baton. I also like how her first partner had to pay up at the end.

I liked the real scenarios - a cop who knows her neighborhood, as in who finds furniture on the side of the road and fixes it up, who is struggling to make ends meet, as well as off beat places to eat.

I really like a K-9 relationship.

As w
May 20, 2014 Jeanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Megan Luz is a police officer in Forth Worth, Texas, in her first year as a beat cop, with a partner who is not one of her favorite people, Officer Derek Mackey. The opening incident set the stage for the mystery, as Megan was deemed needy to participate in an anger management course – and immediately, I liked her! Especially when she receives a new partner in her last chance as an officer. Enter Sergeant Brigit, a large, furry, dog who walked with pride and chewed leather boots for fun. Who imm ...more
Oct 15, 2016 Bbhall rated it liked it
A great easy reading book filled with humor. Enjoyable.
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