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Paw Enforcement

(Paw Enforcement #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,385 ratings  ·  260 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
Published September 19th 2014 by Tantor Media (first published June 3rd 2014)
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Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Megan Luz is a police office in Fort Worth, Tx. She has aspirations of becoming a detective, but she's going to have to control her temper a bit better if she ever wants to fulfill her dream. After using her taser to shoot her former partner in the testicles, she's reassigned to another partner. A female partner. A furry female partner. Neither of them are that impressed with the other. Megan doesn't want a dog cramping her style. And Brigit has no respect for Megan. But, as they get to know eac ...more

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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  ·  review of another edition
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
Mary Kay Kare
Jun 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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 didn't
Loved the concept - but the characters just didn’t come alive for me which kind of spoiled it for me.
Jeannette B Clarke
Really fun fast read. Great for animal lovers who like a good mystery!
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.
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
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
❂ Murder by Death
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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
Sep 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
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
Samantha Cudworth
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
Light and fun new series - just what the reading doctor ordered!!! Two more on my night stand are a bonus!!!
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
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Caitlin Copp
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bingo, september-2020
This is the first in the Paw Enforcement series. I loved it! I really liked Liz and Brigit. I also like how the book is told by three different narrators. The first being Liz, the main character, the second being her partner Brigit and the third being the villain. I say villain because this book didn't actually have a murderer, which always throws me off.

Liz is a beat cop in Ft. Worth, TX. Her dream is to make detective and she knows the only way she can do that is by doing patrol first. She ju
Eileen Lynx
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good funny story. A bit too much romance.
Altivo Overo
Clever idea, weak development. I hoped for more from the dog, but in spite of her competence, she doesn't get many lines. As for Officer Luz, she seems kind of pitiful. The Texas setting is probably well developed and even accurate, but certainly didn't appeal to me. The actual mystery is resolved with a dramatic conclusion designed to give a hook for the next book in the series, but I probably won't rush to read that one. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not bad

It was a bit difficult to get used to, but once I got the hang of the authors style, I enjoyed it. Although I wish the dog wasn’t written from an “outside” voice
Tara Chevrestt
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 stutte
SOS Aloha
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
May 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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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.

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Paw Enforcement (9 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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