Garrison's Law blog hop

Welcome to the Scavenger Blog Hunt and giveaway for the Garrison’s Law contemporary romantic suspense series by Mary Connealy, hosted by JustRead Tours!

At each stop, there will be:

  • special content by the blogger, and
  • a clue

Keep track of these clues each day because you’ll need to enter the clues you’ve gathered that day in the Rafflecopter (a new entry each day for that day’s clues).

On the last day, the final piece of the scavenger hunt will be revealed in a puzzle on JustRead’s (and JustCommonly’s) blog.

My Clue: Garrison’s Law


'Loving the Texas Lawman' book coverTitle: Loving the Texas Lawman
Series: Garrison’s Law, Book 1
Author: Mary Connealy
Release Date: July 2, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Trudy Jennings is a college professor with a string of bestselling pop psychology books about answering all of life’s troubles with love.

Ben Garrison is her student. He’s a hardened cop who needs this class to get his degree, but he can’t keep a straight face. He tells her she’s right, as long as she lives in her cushioned, safe life. But for him, using her philosophy, he’ll be dead by the weekend.

A stalker is coming after kindhearted Trudy, and Ben is there to protect her. Trudy faces her first true challenge to turning the other cheek. Her stalker keeps coming despite her kindness and she feels like a failure that she can’t help the confused and frightening man. Ben has to keep Trudy safe until the escalating stalker can be stopped. As Ben gets to know Trudy better, he recognizes his own callous behavior at the same time he finds out everyone in Trudy’s life takes advantage of her.

She’s got to get tough. He’s got to find a kinder way. Together they have to take down a wealthy, obsessed man who knows how to play the system, because he’s done all this before.

PURCHASE: Goodreads | Amazon


Loving the Texas Lawman is a thought-provoking read about the application and challenges of “turning the other cheek” in real life. Trudy Jennings sits on one end of the spectrum, writing books about and teaching classes on the principle (and other components of Jesus’ teachings). Ben Garrison, on the other hand, is a homicide detective who struggles to see how this would stop a criminal, drug addict, etc. in their tracks.

I found myself agreeing with both of them at varying times, and appreciated how Connealy brings the tension to life. Confession: I’ve been watching “The Rookie” (a cop drama) on Hulu of late, so found Ben easier to relate to. But, I appreciated the author’s approach to both sides and resolution (or at least furthered dialogue) accordingly.

Ben and Trudy’s repartee entertained me throughout the book, and I laughed out loud on several occasions.

Ben (unfortunately for me) has the same name as a character in another book I’m reading — Irene Hannon’s Pelican Point — so I did struggle at times to separate the two and remember which book I was reading. Pure coincidence, though, I’m sure!

I received a copy of the book from JustRead Tours. All opinions are my own.



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Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys always with a strong suspense thread. She is a two time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of over 50 books and novellas.

Her most recent book series are: Garrison’s Law, High Sierra Sweethearts, Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, and Kincaid Bride for Bethany House Publishing. She’s also written four other series for Barbour Publishing and many novellas.

Mary has nearly a million books in print.

CONNECT WITH MARY: website | Facebook | Twitter | Seekerville | Petticoats & Pistols

garrison's law giveaway


(1) winner will receive:

  • a $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally)

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. A new entry option will be live each day for that day’s clues. Giveaway begins at midnight on January 8, 2019 and lasts through 11:59pm January 15, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Be sure to stop on every stop on the Tour Schedule for all the clues to enter!

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