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Not all the Garrisons are guys. Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She's called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie. Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he's had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He's got a bruise on his fa Not all the Garrisons are guys. Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She's called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie. Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he's had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He's got a bruise on his face to prove it. They have to work together and sparks are flying that aren’t all about the job.


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Not all the Garrisons are guys. Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She's called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie. Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he's had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He's got a bruise on his fa Not all the Garrisons are guys. Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She's called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie. Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he's had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He's got a bruise on his face to prove it. They have to work together and sparks are flying that aren’t all about the job.

30 review for Loving the Texas Negotiator

  1. 5 out of 5

    Susan Snodgrass

    'Don't think you can pat me on the head and tell me to file my nails while the big boys solve the nasty old crime.' Beth Garrison is one mean detective. Real mean. She can't keep a partner cause nobody can stand her. She is a hostage negotiator and meets Tate McCade when he arrives to pull hostages out of a school, finds Beth tied up and gagged and has to drag her out. Drag her out cause she keeps kicking and hitting him. Then when he unties her, she walks up to him and slugs him right on the chi 'Don't think you can pat me on the head and tell me to file my nails while the big boys solve the nasty old crime.' Beth Garrison is one mean detective. Real mean. She can't keep a partner cause nobody can stand her. She is a hostage negotiator and meets Tate McCade when he arrives to pull hostages out of a school, finds Beth tied up and gagged and has to drag her out. Drag her out cause she keeps kicking and hitting him. Then when he unties her, she walks up to him and slugs him right on the chin hard enough to make him stagger backwards. They hate one another. Now they've been put together, along with 4 other male cops who hate Beth, on a really bad crime. Mary Connealy was great with her cowboy comedies, but she has truly outdone herself with this series and shown just how great a talent she is with the written word. And boy is she forevermore funny! Just go ahead and get down on the floor because that's where you'll end up from laughing yourself crazy. I'm not kidding, either. And when you think it can't get any better, Connealy jumps in with some of the best police drama I've ever seen, rivaling Criminal Minds. Seriously. This book is awesome! So run...don't walk...to your computer and order this book. Get the digital copy not the physical so you can start reading right now and not have to wait on the mail to bring it to your door. Then you'll have to get the physical copy because you'll want it for your keeper shelf. I don't know when I've enjoyed a book so much! Connealy made me feel like I was right there and part of the action. I loved it. Every. Single. Minute. Highly recommended. Just reread this again in March 2021. Better the second time around. Boy, did I love this book! Highly recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Daws

    The deeper into this series I get, the more I like it. The female leads in book 2 and 3 were both tough, aggressive women, but they are also succeeding in tough, aggressive career fields--not to mention they are well fit for the males in the stories. Minor note: these stories are mostly clean but a little more heated than what would be considered chaste for the 1800s westerns by this author. This story, in particular, included some vague sexual inuendos and mild cop humor that was well suited fo The deeper into this series I get, the more I like it. The female leads in book 2 and 3 were both tough, aggressive women, but they are also succeeding in tough, aggressive career fields--not to mention they are well fit for the males in the stories. Minor note: these stories are mostly clean but a little more heated than what would be considered chaste for the 1800s westerns by this author. This story, in particular, included some vague sexual inuendos and mild cop humor that was well suited for the characters and the situations. Additionally, the head bad guy is particularly nasty, and if you are sensitive to physical abuse, you'll want to skip this one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rachel DeVaughn

    “Loving the Texas Negotiator” is book 3 in the Garrison’s Law series by Mary Connealy. I have read all 3 books in this series, in order, but they can be read as stand alone stories. I liked the story line and it kept my interest from beginning to end with a good steady plot. Due to the nature of the crimes mentioned in this book (Valentine Day serial killer) I wouldn’t recommend it for young adult readers. This story follows Beth Garrison who is a top negotiator in Rocky Ridge Texas and who is ask “Loving the Texas Negotiator” is book 3 in the Garrison’s Law series by Mary Connealy. I have read all 3 books in this series, in order, but they can be read as stand alone stories. I liked the story line and it kept my interest from beginning to end with a good steady plot. Due to the nature of the crimes mentioned in this book (Valentine Day serial killer) I wouldn’t recommend it for young adult readers. This story follows Beth Garrison who is a top negotiator in Rocky Ridge Texas and who is asked to serve on a task force with officer Tate McCade. Beth and Tate are thrown together in chapter 1 during the middle of a crisis and neither start off with a good impression of one another. I had a hard time liking the main female character in all 3 books, including this one. I felt like the women were very strong, aggressive leaders-a little over the top for my liking. By the end of the stories they had all mellowed out and were more likeable. Overall, I liked these stories and they were fun to read. I love the concept of having multiple books in a series that includes a specific family and I liked getting to know the Garrison family. I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Suzie Waltner

    3.5 stars This is a different kind of read for Mary Connealy fans, but not to worry, there’s still some of that signature Connealy humor (and plenty of tough cowboys). Loving the Texas Negotiator sets up the action (and animosity between the hero and heroine) right away. The tension and passion Beth and Tate put into arguing and disliking each other translates into attraction as they spend time together on a task force to find a serial killer. The police investigation was my favorite part of this 3.5 stars This is a different kind of read for Mary Connealy fans, but not to worry, there’s still some of that signature Connealy humor (and plenty of tough cowboys). Loving the Texas Negotiator sets up the action (and animosity between the hero and heroine) right away. The tension and passion Beth and Tate put into arguing and disliking each other translates into attraction as they spend time together on a task force to find a serial killer. The police investigation was my favorite part of this book with all its twists and turns (and crimes) plus readers get to see Beth in action as a hostage negotiator a time or two. Beth herself is a no-nonsense, take no prisoners type of character—one who tends to bulldoze her way in and through people, but this is explained throughout the course of the book. Of course, it’s going to take a strong man to turn her head and Tate is the perfect fit (if they don’t get killed or kill each other first). This is a contemporary read (a deviation from Connealy’s beloved cowboy historicals) and sometimes the story leans a little too much toward mainstream contemporary with some fairly blatant sexual innuendo. Perhaps the book crosses a line, but I appreciate that the author gave her characters real personalities with relevant temptations. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Reader beware: Since this book was independently published the writing is a little more 'risqué' than Mary Connealy's other books distributed by a Christian publisher. There are a some sexual innuendos throughout, that may come as a surprise to Mary's fans. These are real temptations people face, but some may find it uncomfortable to read about if they're expecting Mary's usual style. I didn't have a problem with that as much as I do with the Beth. It seems that Mary has gotten in the rut of wri Reader beware: Since this book was independently published the writing is a little more 'risqué' than Mary Connealy's other books distributed by a Christian publisher. There are a some sexual innuendos throughout, that may come as a surprise to Mary's fans. These are real temptations people face, but some may find it uncomfortable to read about if they're expecting Mary's usual style. I didn't have a problem with that as much as I do with the Beth. It seems that Mary has gotten in the rut of writing 'tough as nails' women who came across as a hateful, mean and abusive. Beth was constantly grabbing or poking men, calling them names and telling them to shut up. Nothing appealing at all (in my opinion), besides her apparent physical appearance. The story kept my attention, but Beth and her spiteful ways were off-putting. Unfortunately, I'm assuming the next books in this series will continue the 'angry woman' syndrome. So disappointing since these women could be respected for their jobs and not their mouthiness.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Beth Garrison is a tough as nails hostage negotiator for the Rocky Ridge police department. When she is assigned to a task force investigating a Valentine's Day disappearance (and suspected murder) of a woman and her young daughter, she finds Tate McCade just as tough and cranky as she is. The other four men on the task force are skeptical of her because of her reputation. She isn't easy to work with but she is effective. The action and crime in this book is even more heightened and creepy than Beth Garrison is a tough as nails hostage negotiator for the Rocky Ridge police department. When she is assigned to a task force investigating a Valentine's Day disappearance (and suspected murder) of a woman and her young daughter, she finds Tate McCade just as tough and cranky as she is. The other four men on the task force are skeptical of her because of her reputation. She isn't easy to work with but she is effective. The action and crime in this book is even more heightened and creepy than in the previous books of this series and there isn't quite as much humor. As in the other books, there are typos and misuse of words that made me cringe but not enough to distract me too much from the story. It's another quite interesting romantic suspense novel.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Litchfield

    I've read all 3 of the books in this series in order and agree with Amy (2019 review). I've also read almost all of the western themed series by Ms. Connealy. While I'm enjoying the author's take on a more modern setting, the heroines seem a bit too "mouthy", even for their tough characters. Separately, while self-publishing has advantages for the author, this book (more so than any of the others in the series so far) has so many typos, punctuation errors, and words completely left out (yes, the I've read all 3 of the books in this series in order and agree with Amy (2019 review). I've also read almost all of the western themed series by Ms. Connealy. While I'm enjoying the author's take on a more modern setting, the heroines seem a bit too "mouthy", even for their tough characters. Separately, while self-publishing has advantages for the author, this book (more so than any of the others in the series so far) has so many typos, punctuation errors, and words completely left out (yes, they were necessary to the sentence being complete) that it became distracting. Please have someone proof-read the book prior to publication. Word processing programs don't do the full job.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Cross

    Tough Texas Law...woman Mary Connealy hits the bullseye once again, with Beth Garrison, Ace hostage situation negotiator, and tough Rocky Ridge police detective Tate McCade. Together with their task force, they solve murders & kidnapping and round up an entire family of evil-doers in the process. Sprinkled with laugh-out-loud diaglogue that is the author's signature, this book flew to its conclusion way too soon. There are half a dozen more Garrisons who arent hitched yet, and im hoping we arent Tough Texas Law...woman Mary Connealy hits the bullseye once again, with Beth Garrison, Ace hostage situation negotiator, and tough Rocky Ridge police detective Tate McCade. Together with their task force, they solve murders & kidnapping and round up an entire family of evil-doers in the process. Sprinkled with laugh-out-loud diaglogue that is the author's signature, this book flew to its conclusion way too soon. There are half a dozen more Garrisons who arent hitched yet, and im hoping we arent forced to wait long til the next one is released!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Byers

    Beth Garrison is a hostage negotiator with a reputation. Tate McCade just happens to almost blow one of those negotiations. They are 2 members of a task force (Davis, Hagel, Bigelow and Crinklaw are the others) looking to find out if a recent disappearance is a copycat killing or not. Beth doesn’t take anything from anyone, sort of like Jacie in the 2nd book, though some of it is due to her reputation. Another great addition to the Garrison series with enough tension and plot twists to keep the Beth Garrison is a hostage negotiator with a reputation. Tate McCade just happens to almost blow one of those negotiations. They are 2 members of a task force (Davis, Hagel, Bigelow and Crinklaw are the others) looking to find out if a recent disappearance is a copycat killing or not. Beth doesn’t take anything from anyone, sort of like Jacie in the 2nd book, though some of it is due to her reputation. Another great addition to the Garrison series with enough tension and plot twists to keep the pages turning.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah W. Calvert

    Just try and keep up Connealy's third book in the series of Garrison's Law, introduces to the baby sister of the legendary Garrison family. But watch out, because she's nobody's pushover. Sparks fly when she meets Tate McCade. This is a story that will have you laughing and holding your breath. Don't miss any of the three stories in this series, but for sure, read Loving the Texas Negotiator. Just try and keep up Connealy's third book in the series of Garrison's Law, introduces to the baby sister of the legendary Garrison family. But watch out, because she's nobody's pushover. Sparks fly when she meets Tate McCade. This is a story that will have you laughing and holding your breath. Don't miss any of the three stories in this series, but for sure, read Loving the Texas Negotiator.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Great Beth is the youngest of the family, but she is the toughest, loudest of the bunch. But she is a good cop, her first week out of the academy she helped capture a bad guy. But now she is a hostage negotiator, and she's good. Tate is a good detective and has been put in charge of a big kidnapping. But his task force with Beth, but something more becomes of it. Great Beth is the youngest of the family, but she is the toughest, loudest of the bunch. But she is a good cop, her first week out of the academy she helped capture a bad guy. But now she is a hostage negotiator, and she's good. Tate is a good detective and has been put in charge of a big kidnapping. But his task force with Beth, but something more becomes of it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Jessen

    Negotiate this! I so glad there's so many Garrison siblings!! Beth is amazing g and tough and having to rebuild her reputation. Getting added to a task force with annoying, aggravating, and an attractive fella out her in a spin. They battle through things with each other and the bad guy...you'll be impressed! Negotiate this! I so glad there's so many Garrison siblings!! Beth is amazing g and tough and having to rebuild her reputation. Getting added to a task force with annoying, aggravating, and an attractive fella out her in a spin. They battle through things with each other and the bad guy...you'll be impressed!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Clara K Page

    Mixed feelings about this book. I would have given this book a four star for the actual story but the lustful parts were over done. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement, especially since I 'vs read several of Mary's books and never encountered this before. Story line had lots of twists and suspense. Mixed feelings about this book. I would have given this book a four star for the actual story but the lustful parts were over done. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement, especially since I 'vs read several of Mary's books and never encountered this before. Story line had lots of twists and suspense.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    Beth's story! I loved this one too! She's a professional negotiator for the police department, he's an officer. They meet in an unusual way, but eventually grow to like then love one another. Exciting story! Beth's story! I loved this one too! She's a professional negotiator for the police department, he's an officer. They meet in an unusual way, but eventually grow to like then love one another. Exciting story!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pascale

    Lots of fireworks when two strong characters come head-to-head against each other. This story was riveting. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it. It reads like a tv show or a movie. Lots of great dialogue, fully developed characters, and a complete storyline. I loved it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Beth Negotiates A Wedding Beth was a fearless negotiator that Tate tried to save from her own determination. This story is fast moving and keeps you riveted to the action. I loved it all the way.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Suspenseful A little more blood, guts, and death than what I usually expect a Mary Connealy book to have, but still a great suspenseful read with humor interspersed. Like "Beth's brother is Smokey the Bear." I kept wanting to see what happened next. Suspenseful A little more blood, guts, and death than what I usually expect a Mary Connealy book to have, but still a great suspenseful read with humor interspersed. Like "Beth's brother is Smokey the Bear." I kept wanting to see what happened next.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rae

    Another well written novel by Mary Connealy. Her characters are always so much fun. They have so much spark and sass. The story was great. I felt like this got a bit more kissy/hormonal than her books usually do, but nothing that was awful or anything.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dianne Sidebottom

    Both main characters are in law enforcement in this book. Sometimes there is a win win against crime. But Mary, you have left me to wonder about Case, Beth's brother. Is this going anywhere with a story for him or that family have unknowns??? I enjoyed the series of novellas. Both main characters are in law enforcement in this book. Sometimes there is a win win against crime. But Mary, you have left me to wonder about Case, Beth's brother. Is this going anywhere with a story for him or that family have unknowns??? I enjoyed the series of novellas.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Barnett

    Wonderful and hilarious I will read whatever you write! You're a wonderful author and so funny! I know you have a life but don't stop writing. God bless you for sharing your wonderful gift! Wonderful and hilarious I will read whatever you write! You're a wonderful author and so funny! I know you have a life but don't stop writing. God bless you for sharing your wonderful gift!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Karen Tuttle

    Good read This story was fast paced and remained believable. Will definitely read the next one. None in this series has disappointed.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    Fast paced and intriguing on more than one level. .

  23. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Snyder

    Fantastic book! It’s got chemistry, suspense, great characters— and an epilogue! Each book in this series has gotten better than the prior book. I’m looking forward to book four.

  24. 4 out of 5

    BECKY OTTAWAY

    Love this book couldn't out it down Written wonderfully loved the dialogue each book better than before I can't wait for the next one such a great writter Love this book couldn't out it down Written wonderfully loved the dialogue each book better than before I can't wait for the next one such a great writter

  25. 5 out of 5

    Connie Brown

    Connealy does it again. S Mary Connealy has again written another great read. She has combined her pacing and story to give us another fast paced, humorous, romantic story.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christine Hindman

    Great series! Mary Conneally keeps on writing the best stories! Yeah Mary! Can't wait for the next book in this series. Thanks for the wonderful books. Great series! Mary Conneally keeps on writing the best stories! Yeah Mary! Can't wait for the next book in this series. Thanks for the wonderful books.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Christine R. Butcher

    Too much sexual inuendo Mary Coneally’s book are usually fun to read and the main characters are always attracted to each other, but I thought this book crossed the line, especially the last chapter.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kim Gregory

    I read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them. The slang bothered me, but it wasn't nearly as bad as in this story. There is strong slang and crass language that just shouldn't be in Christian fiction. I read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them. The slang bothered me, but it wasn't nearly as bad as in this story. There is strong slang and crass language that just shouldn't be in Christian fiction.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Charles K.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sara Blackard

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