Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Enforcing the Paw: A Paw Enforcement Novel

Diane Kelly is the author of A Tara Holloway series and A Paw Enforcement series.  She has also written Love Unleashed and A Sappy Love Story.  Readers can follow Diane on Facebook, Amazon and Goodreads.  The novels in A Paw Enforcement series are Paw Enforcement, Paw and Order, Laying Down the Paw, Against the Paw, Above the Paw, and the newly released Enforcing the Paw. There is also the novella Upholding the Paw.

Enforcing the Paw by Diane Kelly is the sixth A Paw Enforcement Novel.  Officer Megan Luz and her canine partner, Sergeant Brigit of the Fort Worth Police Department are on the night shift when they respond to a call of a broken window.  Adriana Valdez claims her ex-boyfriend, Ryan is responsible for the vandalism and that this is not the first incident.  Megan goes to Ryan’s apartment where she finds evidence that implicates him in the crime.  Ryan, though, claims that Adriana has been harassing him, and she is framing him for the crime.  Ryan has an order of protection against Adriana.  This is just the beginning of a he said/she said case that is going to test Megan’s detective skills.  Is the guilty party the creepy Ryan or the drab, neat freak Adriana?  Megan has another case that is equally perplexing.  A man in hospital scrubs, scrub cap, and mask is stealing grape Tootsie pops from convenience stores near two hospitals.  The man knows the area well and manages to escape each time Brigit and Megan track him. Why would an adult steal lollipops?  When Megan is not working, she is spending time with her boyfriend, Seth and his dog, Blast.  Megan has noticed that Seth is slowly leaving things at her place (toiletries and clothes).  Megan needs to decide if she is ready to escalate their relationship?  Life is never dull for Megan and Brigit.  See how things turn out in Enforcing the Paw.

Enforcing the Paw is a delight to read.  I found it to be well-written, engaging, and moved along at a fast clip.  The book is written in the first person.  The chapters alternate between Megan’s, Brigit’s and The Devoted One’s (the person responsible for the attacks on Ryan and Adriana) point-of-view. Brigit’s chapters are humorous and will have readers chuckling.  They provide a light element that injects whimsy into the story.  Enforcing the Paw may be the sixth book in the series, but it can be read alone (easily).  All the necessary facts are provided on Megan and Brigit along with some key details from the previous novels.  My rating for Enforcing the Paw is 5 out of 5 stars.  The identity of The Devoted One is not difficult to figure out, but that did not stop my enjoyment of the story.  I was riveted from beginning to end (and got a little miffed when I was interrupted).  I do want to mention there is some mild swearing in the book.  I wish it was not included, but it does go with the characters.  Enforcing the Paw has a great ending.  I have read all the books in A Paw Enforcement series, and Enforcing the Paw is my favorite.  Now I must wait (impatiently) for the next book to be released.  

Thank you for reading my latest book review.  I will be featuring Weddings at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard next.  May you have a wonderful Wednesday.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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