Wednesday 24 December 2014

Book ~ "Paw and Order" (2014) Diane Kelly

From Goodreads ~ Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner, Brigit, are back on the beat - and under the gun - when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs.

After capturing the notorious Fort Worth "Tunabomber", Megan and Brigit are practically celebrities. Which is why the police chief lassoed them into doing rodeo duty - mostly as a public relations stunt for the department. Megan’s not a fan of calf roping, bull riding or goat milking contests. But when a thief appears to be working the circuit, her trusty K-9 partner starts sniffing for clues

The culprit is "Robin Hood", a young Texas golddigger who steals from the rich to give to the poor - namely, herself. With Brigit hot on the trail, Megan has to juggle her on-again off-again reputation in the FWPD with her on-again off-again relationship with sexy bomb-squader, Seth Rutledge. This time, Megan is determined to rope in her suspect and her man … before chaos and/or her trusted furry partner, is unleashed.

Because they are local celebrities for recently catching a bomber, Police Officer Megan, and her K-9 partner, Brigit, are on rodeo duty ... patrolling the grounds and taking pictures with the patrons as a public relations stunt for the police department.  When thieves start stealing purses from the ladies' washrooms and move on to seducing men at the rodeo to steal their wallets, Megan and Brigit ramp things up to catch them.

Robin Hood is the thief.  Growing up poor in a trailer park but wanting so much more, Robin feels she deserves to take from the rich and keep it herself ... just until she finds someone who will make her a trophy wife.

Sean, who works for the bomb squad, had broken up with Megan a couple months ago and now regrets it and wants her back.  Megan doesn't want her feelings hurt again and wants to take things slow.  Also influencing her decision to take things slow is the spark between her and Clint, a deputy and championship horse rider in the rodeo.

This is the ninth book I've read by this author (and the second in the series ... reading the first one in this series had introduced me to this author) and I liked it.  I liked the writing style ... it was funny and sarcastic at times.  It is written in first person perspective from Megan's point of view and third person perspective from Brigit's point of view (which is funny) and Robin's point of view.  As a head's up, there is some mild adult activity and swearing.

I liked Megan.  It was good to see her more confident than in the first book.  Rather than taking Seth back, she took the time to put her own needs and feelings first to make the right decisions.  Brigit is a hoot and deep down is still a dog who loves food and chewing on Megan's shoes.  As much as Megan tries to outsmart Brigit and keep her locked out of the closet where has her shoes, Brigit shows her determination every time and succeeds in ruining yet another shoe or boot.

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