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Paw Enforcement

A Paw Enforcement Novel

Diane Kelly

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Paw Enforcement introduces police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit—two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble.

SHE’S ON A SHORT LEASH.

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…

WILL FATE THROW HER A BONE?

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?

 "Readers should be prepared for a laugh fest. Diane Kelly is first class."—Night Owl Romance

 

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JOB INSECURITY

 

Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz

My rusty-haired partner lay convulsing on the hot asphalt, his jaw clenching and his body involuntarily curling into a jittery fetal position as two probes delivered fifteen hundred volts of electricity to his groin. The crotch of his police-issue trousers darkened as he lost control of his bladder.

I’d never felt close to my partner in the six months we’d worked together, but at that particular moment I sensed a strong bond. The connection likely stemmed from the fact that we were indeed

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Praise for Diane Kelly’s previous novels

 

DEATH, TAXES, AND EXTRA-HOLD HAIRSPRAY

 

“As usual, the pace is quick without being frenetic, and the breezy narrative style is perfection—fun and sexy without being over the top.” —RT Book Reviews

 

“This is a rollicking adventure that will have you rooting for the IRS for once—and you won’t want to put it down until you find out how Tara will overcome all the obstacles in her way. Keep turning those pages—you’ll love every second as you try to find out!” — Reader To Reader Reviews

 

“If you’ve never read one of Diane Kelly’s Tara Holloway novels, I strongly recommend that you rectify the situation immediately. The series has gotten better with every single installment, and I’d be shocked if you didn’t see these characters gracing your television screen before too long (USA and HBO, I’m looking in your direction). Get on board now so you can say you knew Tara Holloway when.” —The Season for Romance

 

“Diane Kelly knows how to rock the romance, and roll the story right into a delightful mix of high drama with great characters.” —The Reading Reviewer

 DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE

 

“Readers will find Kelly’s protagonist a kindred spirit to Stephanie Plum: feisty and tenacious, with a self-deprecating sense of humor. Tara is flung into some unnerving situations, including encounters with hired thugs, would-be muggers, and head lice. The laughs lighten up the scary bits, and the nonstop action and snappy dialogue keep the standard plot moving along at a good pace.”—RT Book Reviews

 

“Readers should be prepared for a laugh fest. The writer is first class and there is a lot of humor contained in this series. It is a definite keeper.” Night Owl Romance

 

“A quirky, fun tale that pulls you in with its witty heroine and outlandish situations… You’ll laugh at Tara’s predicaments, and cheer her on as she nearly single-handedly tackles the case.” Romance Reviews Today

 

“It is hard not to notice a sexy CPA with a proclivity for weapons. Kelly’s sophomore series title…has huge romance crossover appeal.”—Library Journal

 

“An exciting, fun new mystery series with quirky characters and a twist…Who would have ever guessed IRS investigators could be so cool!” Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

 

“Kelly’s novel is off to a fast start and never slows down. There is suspense but also laugh out loud moments. If you enjoy Stephanie Plum in the Evanovich novels you will love Tara Holloway!” Reader to Reader Reviews

 

“Diane Kelly gives the reader an action packed thriller bursting at the seams with humor.”—Single Titles

 DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE

“Keep your eye on Diane Kelly—her writing is tight, smart and laugh-out-loud funny.”Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“A hilarious, sexy, heart-pounding ride, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tara Holloway is the IRS’s answer to Stephanie Plumsmart, sassy, and so much fun. Kelly’s debut has definitely earned her a spot on my keeper shelf!”New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday 

“The subject of taxation usually makes people cry, but prepare to laugh your assets off with Diane Kelly’s hilarious debut.”New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, author of the Ghost-in-Law series  

“Quirky, sexy, and downright fabulous. Zany characters you can’t help but love, and a plot that will knock your socks off. This is the most fun I’ve had reading in forever!” New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig

“With a quirky cast of characters, snappy dialogue, and a Bernie Madoff style pyramid scheme–hunting down tax cheats has never added up to so much fun!” Robin Kaye, award-winning author of The Domestic Gods series   

“Kudos to debut author Diane Kelly, who brings a fresh, new voice and raucous humor to the market. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Tara Holloway series!” Angela Cavener, Indie Book Award Finalist and Author of Operation: Afterlife

“Tara Holloway is Gin Bombay’s BFF, or would be if they knew each other. Kelly’s novel is smart, sexy and funny enough to make little girls want to be IRS agents when they grow up!” Leslie Langtry, author of the Bombay assassins mystery series 

“This totally terrific debut is better than a refund check from the IRS!” Reader to Reader Reviews 

“Part romance, part thriller, and part comedic mystery, it’s just the thing to help keep you warm on a chilly autumn night.” The Maine Suspect 

 “Who knew the IRS was so sexy?”—The Alcalde  
“With her quirky humour and incredibly witty aside jokes, Diane Kelly has created a real winner and a star for her debut…series. Kelly’s plot is filled with belligerent and bad ass characters and dicey situations that will keep you turning the pages to see how it all turns out.”—Fresh Fiction

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Diane Kelly

  • Diane Kelly is a former CPA and tax attorney, who had several brushes with white-collar criminals during her career. When she realized her experiences made excellent fodder for novels, her fingers hit the keyboard and thus began her Special Agent Tara Holloway romantic mystery series. A recipient of the 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, she has received more than two dozen RWA chapter awards. Diane’s fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writer’s Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine, and other publications.

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