Review: Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly

Review: Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly
Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly

Published by Tantor Audio on September 19, 2014
Series: Paw Enforcement #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library

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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 gun, can’t drive a cruiser, and can’t recite the Miranda Rights. Because her new partner is a big furry police dog. So that’s what the chief meant when he called Megan’s partner a real b*tch…


With Brigit out on the beat, Megan is writing up enough tickets to wallpaper the whole station. But when a bomb goes off at the mall’s food court, it’s up to Megan and Brigit to start digging—and sniffing—for clues. With the help of dead-sexy bomb-squad expert Seth Rutledge and his own canine partner named Blast, Megan finds herself in a desperate race to collar a killer. Will justice be served—or will she end up in the doghouse?

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 behavior can’t go unchecked, which is why the chief reassigns her a new partner. Megan is hopeful when she learns that her new partner is female, but that excitement is short-lived when she discovers that her partner is Brigit, a K-9 cop.

Megan is not amused by her new furry sidekick, despite Brigit’s intelligence and natural ability to sniff out crime. Brigit’s equally unimpressed by her new human partner. But when someone plants a bomb at the local mall, Megan and Brigit are on the case and put their differences aside to work as a team.

I love this book so much! Alternating points of view make it a fast-paced read. I especially loved the chapters that are narrated from Brigit’s perspective. That’s right, we get into the dog’s head in this story and it’s a riot (and truly touching at times). In addition, a budding romance between Megan and bomb expert Seth provides a nice balance with the darker chapters from the bomber’s point of view.

I adore Brigit and really enjoy Megan as the sassy heroine of this new-to-me series. I’m so glad that there are several more books and can’t wait to see what adventures Megan and Brigit find themselves on next.

Rating: 5 stars


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