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Peek Inside Armed 'N' Ready

State Police Sgt. Nick Houston and his suspect Andi Hardt are catapulted straight into the danger zone, forcing them to make life-altering choices, and face their desires. Risking his life for Andi is the easy part. Risking his heart is the toughest assignment Nick will face.

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Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Nick Houston is as tough as they come, and he and his K-9, Saxon, are hot on the trail of a major illegal gun dealer. But his best lead—the beautiful owner of the Dog Park Café, Andi Hardt––is not cooperating. Doesn't matter how sexy she is or that his dog seems to be in love with her. She’s a suspect, and he won’t cross that line. Ever.

Andi Hardt sank everything into her dream business—the Dog Park Café, a restaurant catering to dogs as much as people. Now everything is in jeopardy because of one extremely frustrating, incredibly hot state trooper. Like it or not, she’s in Nick’s crosshairs, and he’s calling the shots. Her only option: cooperate, or lose everything she’s worked so hard for.

Nick and Andi are catapulted straight into the danger zone, forcing them to make life-altering choices and face their desires. Risking his life for Andi is the easy part. Risking his heart is the toughest assignment Nick will face.

Each book in the Federal K-9 series is STANDALONE:
* Lock 'N' Load
* Armed 'N' Ready
* Dark 'N' Deadly
* Trap 'N' Trace


“This book was freaking awesome.  It checked off all my boxes. Law enforcement/ military romantic suspense. Fantastic storyline. Great, well developed characters. Action-packed, with a side order of humor.” -Christina R., NetGalley

“An excellent romantic suspense! I loved this book from start to finish—as evidenced by the fact I read it in one-sitting. It was fast-paced, action-packed and deeply engaging, with characters who were flawed but likable and a storyline that kept me on the (metaphorical) edge-of my seat. Plus, DOGS. Gah, Stray and Saxon were scene-stealers in the best way.” -Beth C., Goodreads

“This is a fast-paced, suspenseful read. It pulls you in from the first page and keeps your attention until the last. The intriguing storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat and the adorable K-9's will win your heart. This is a great addition to the series!” -Shirly L., NetGalley

“I couldn’t wait to dive into the latest in this series! Strong characters, suspense and action, and, of course, four-legged friends, proved once again to be a winning combination!” -Kylie M., Goodreads

Edge of your seat action!” -Erika C., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640637207
Series: Federal K-9, Book 2
Release Date: Feb 25, 2019
Page Count: 275
Imprint: amara next
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, romantic suspense
Tropes: enemies to lovers

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By Melissasfandomworld May 03, 2020

When I got the opportunity to review this second book in the Federal K-9 series, there was no doubt in my mind as to wether I should take this opportunity or not. So thank you so so much St. Martins press and Netgalley, for providing me with an arc copy!

I've read and LOVED the first book in the ser ...more

By Erth October 27, 2020

Boy, do I love this series by Tee O'Fallon. After reading book one, which I really, really enjoyed, I hoped this second book would be just as good. It was. The hero and heroine, Nick and Andi, were realistic and likeable. And Saxon and Stray? How can you not fall for them? Dog lovers will love them ...more

By ☕️Kimberly January 12, 2020

Andi Hardt, owner of Dog Park Café, and her dog, Stray are staying at her friend’s home thanks to plumbing problems. He’s out of town when Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Nick Houston and his K-9 Saxon arrive to executing a search warrant of the home. From the onset I loved the crazy tension and che ...more

By Anne - Books of My Heart April 13, 2019

This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart
Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I loved the action and law enforcement work in the second book of the Federal K-9 series. The author has 23 years as a ...more

By 1-Click Addict Support Group February 18, 2019

I love this series!

I couldn’t wait to dive into the latest in this series! Strong characters, suspense and action, and, of course, four-legged friends, proved once again to be a winning combination!

Andi and Nick’s first meeting included a healthy dose of action as well as embarrassment. It may not h ...more

By Ayekah February 24, 2019

This book captivated me from the heartfelt dedication through every single page, I could not get enough of this story. Andi is staying at a friends house while the plumbing at her place is being repaired. She's in the wrong place at the wrong time when the state police led by Sgt Nick Houston, serve ...more

By Reading In Pajamas February 26, 2019

✦Review: ARMED 'N' READY (Federal K-9 Book 2) by Tee O'Fallon
Publication Date: February 25, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars

I truly enjoyed this installment in the Federal K-9 series. Andi was easy to understand and know, mak ...more

By Elizabeth March 03, 2019

Nick, a sergeant for the Massachusetts state police, and his K-9 partner, Saxon, are after a major illegal gun dealer. They have a lead, she just isn't cooperating. And while Saxon may be in experiencing puppy love, and Nick himself can't deny the pull he feels to her, it does make their job even ha ...more

By Elaine March 01, 2019

Having thoroughly enjoyed reading the first book in this series, Lock 'N' Load, I wondered if this would be as great a read so I requested and was lucky enough to be given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it - and it definitely is anothe ...more

By Eva February 26, 2019

The second book in the Federal K-9 series is an exciting and passionate read that catapults readers right into the danger alongside the strong, captivating characters. Nick and Andi has some deliciously sizzling chemistry that readers can practically feel flowing from the pages as the characters sen ...more

By Lisa July 04, 2019

I found this book in the romance section. However, there is more suspense than anything.
K-9 police officer, Sargent Nick Houston is investing illegal gun sales. His best lead is the owner of a dog park cafe. She happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. She is staying at a friend's house w ...more

By Bette February 24, 2019

This second book in the Federal K=9 series is a fantastic, fast paced story with sexy cop Nick and his K=9 partner Saxon at the center. Nick and Saxon are hot on the trail of an illegal gun trader and they don't have time to deal with the uncooperative owner of the Dog Park Cafe. Andi Hart won't ris ...more

By Shahla's World April 02, 2019

Armed N' Ready was a fantastic read. Nice consistent pacing; nothing felt too rushed or too drawn out. The romantic aspects of the story felt realistic and were very enjoyable to read about. The characters were fantastic and while dealing with their own trauma they also had some great character deve ...more

By Heather April 08, 2019


This book had everything to keep the reader interested! You had the suspense of what was going on and why the police barged in on Andi when she was bathing her dog. You had the undeniable attraction between Andi and Nick. You had Nick's heartbreaking past. And you had a side r ...more

By Tina February 17, 2019

A great second book in and tense and fab series. After getting over the set up (him forcing her to help with the investigation to get her life back) I enjoyed the story. Saxon and Stray are wonderful and the twist st the end completely unexpected.
I look forward to reading the next story in the serie ...more

By Nikki February 06, 2019

Nick Houston is the next K9 handler in line for an unconventional romance!

Nick is part of a task force looking into the financial convolutions of an associate of Andi Hardt, He and the task force give Andi a bit of scare when they carry out a search of her Ex's home whilst she is only in a very smal ...more

By Linda November 15, 2019

Great start to this book. The startling beginning put things into the intense category right away.
Andi has had bad radar when it comes to men and it looks like another one used her again and now she's in danger. She's been friends with Joe for many years and he sure has kept some dangerous secrets. ...more

By Val February 18, 2019

Another new author. Another romance I enjoyed.

Armed N' Ready definitely falls in the romantic suspense category, a sub-genre I haven't read in a while so I it was thrilling to go back and see two main characters falling in love while also trying to catch the bad guys.

The romance between the hero a ...more

By Sandy February 24, 2019

This is book 2 in the Federal K-9 series and can absolutely be read as a stand alone! I hadn't read book 1 before reading this one and understood everything happened in it with no problems. Sgt. Nick Houston meets Andi Hardt when he is part of a team that serves a search warrant on the house of her ...more

By Claire February 26, 2019

I do enjoy a good romantic suspense and this one had all the elements I love. There was plenty of action, twists and chemistry to be had throughout this novel.

This was my first read by this author and I'll definitely be looking out for more of her books.

When Andi, a dog lover and dog park restaurant ...more

By Sharon February 25, 2019

Another winner for Ms. O’Fallon in the Federal K-9 series. Andi Hardt, owner of the Dog Park Café, is washing her dog when police break in to the house where she is staying. Her friend, Joe, is out of town and offered her the use of his home due to plumbing issues in her home. Sgt. Nick Houston with ...more

By Teresa January 29, 2019

**I received a copy of Armed N' Ready from St. Martin's Press and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. My opinions expressed are mine and solicited in any way**

Armed N' Ready by Tee O'Fallon is the second book in her Federal K9 series. Since I'm a big fan of the authors books I ...more

By Lynn May 14, 2019

Attention grabbing from page one! With the second book in her Federal K-9 series, Tee O'Fallon brings us another great story that keeps us on our toes throughout. The characters have a rich back story, the setting is exciting and the taboo attraction between them is powerfully compelling. Really enj ...more

By Carma February 13, 2019

Andi Hardt loves what she does, finally, leaving the rat race business world after a huge violation of trust she started her own business. The Dog Park Café, a restaurant and dog park all in one and fills her days with joy. She is currently staying at her ex-boyfriends house while the pipes in her h ...more

By Vicky January 11, 2020

I loved the characters in this book. The main female character is Andi who owns a cafe with a dog park adjacent. Andi has a stray dog she says she fostering; a female named Stray. Andi stays at a male friend’s house while plumbing issues at her house is being fixed. While giving Stray a bath , cops ...more

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Tee O'Fallon

About the author

Tee O'Fallon

Tee O'Fallon is the author of the Federal K-9 Series and the NYPD Blue & Gold Series. Tee has been a federal agent for twenty-three years and is now a police investigator, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. When not writing, Tee enjoys cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and spending time with her Belgian Sheepdogs Loki and Kyrie. Tee loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via her website where you can also sign up for Tee’s newsletters.

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