Your personal information is secure! Read our privacy statement

« Back to Login
By creating an account, you agree to abide by Entangled’s Terms of Use.
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
"Email" is not a valid hostname!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Email or Password is wrong!

Peek Inside Lock ‘N’ Load

When crack CIA analyst Trista Gold stumbles across a cryptic exchange, someone tries to kill her—twice. Only Sgt. Matt Connors and his K-9, Sheba, stand between her and certain death.

Availability: In stock

USD Buy today and earn 399 points!
Get your e-book automatically
delivered to your Kindle™ or
open directly on your iPad™,
phone, or computer.

Crack CIA analyst Trista Gold is a whiz with the computer, but not so much with people. She hides behind her job, analyzing Top Secret code and making recommendations on national security. She doesn’t need a man in her life. But she will, very soon...

CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t dare act on his attraction. He’s a loner and always will be. Keeping away from Trista is a must-do directive. Until he doesn’t have a choice...

During a routine assignment, Trista stumbles across a cryptic exchange. She doesn’t think much of it...until someone tries to murder her—twice. Both times, Matt had been there to save her. But now she has to hide. And her new bodyguard, Matt, and his K-9 are the only hope she has against the powerful forces that want her dead.


“This was a new author to me and the cover and the synopsis of the book drew me in but after that with the turn of the first page I was hooked. This book has it all. Great edge of the seat plot, a male lead that is smoking hot, smart female character, a dog to die for and a host of guy friends that will star in their own books I hope. Great start to a series. I could not put it down. I even shed a few tears at the end. Really good read.” – Daphne C., Goodreads

Lock ‘N’ Load is a terrific romantic suspense.  I loved the plot!  The author is new to me and I enjoyed her writing style and will be reading more of her books.” – Marcia S., Goodreads

“This was a well-written, perfectly paced romantic suspense novel and I cannot wait for book two! This is also the first book I've read by Tee, and I plan to scoop up the rest of her books as soon as I can.” – Cola B., Goodreads

A riveting five star read. This is a suspenseful ride that you don't want to get off of. It has an excellent storyline, great characters, suspense from the beginning until the end, danger, mystery, great secondary characters and last but not least a loveable dog and cat that will win your heart. I can't wait to read the next book by this author. I would definitely recommend this book.” – Shirley L, NetGalley

“Hot guys, dogs and danger this story has it all.” – In My Humble Opinion blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640635746
Series: Federal K-9, Book 1
Release Date: May 28, 2018
Page Count: 403
Imprint: amara next
Genre: military/men in uniform, mystery & suspense, mystery romance, romantic suspense
Tropes: blackmail, bodyguard/protector, political scandal

Select Featured Reviews

See All Reviews on

Top-notch thriller romance….

I LOVED this author’s NYPD Blue & Gold stories and was beyond excited for this new series to begin. Trista and Matt had sparks from their first meeting and that was just the start of an action-packed, romantic romp through Washington’s alphabet agencies and the men and wo ...more

By ☕️Kimberly May 30, 2018

I have a weakness for books featuring working dogs and their partners, and I was excited to being Lock 'N' Load. Our hero is sexy, confident in his job as an officer guarding the CIA offices.  He is also working at home to build a K-9 training faculty that also helps troubled youth. Are you drooling ...more

By Erth October 26, 2020

“Dogs are a miracle”. That’s exactly how Sergeant Matt Connors felt about his beautiful CIA K-9, Sheba. Matt is a true warrior, with skills to prove it, but he has ISSUES. Well, who doesn’t? But his main issue is BIG and has to do with his isolation and guilt. One of the top analysts for the CIA, Tr ...more

By Ayekah May 07, 2018

Well since my first review went into cyberspace and got lost, probably due to Trista's secret program, I'll keep this one brief.
Men in uniform -hot. Men in uniform with working dogs-hotter.
This is a great story full of suspense, intrigue and a man's struggle to put his past behind him, if he can. T ...more

By Elaine June 02, 2018

What a brilliant start to a new series this proved to be - I really can’t wait to read the subsequent books in the series!

Take Trista Gold - one, shy, introvert, CIA computer geek, someone highly talented at analysing, programming and searching for evidence of spies on the black web . . . . make her ...more

By Melissasfandomworld June 06, 2018

4.5 stars!!

As far as suspense romance goes, this first book in a new series is a HIT.

I have a weak spot when it comes to K-9 dogs in books, so when I came across this book I got really excited to read it since one of the main characters is a sexy K-9 handler and the synopsis sounded intriguing and a ...more

By Marija May 28, 2018

This is a very well written suspenseful read that keeps you glued with its twists and turns until the end.
I enjoyed reading about brainy CIA analyst and K9 officer and their romance, even thou Matt did made me angry on few places in the book.
It is a book for romance suspense and crime readers, too ...more

By Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) June 22, 2018

3.75 - 4 stars

If you haven’t guessed, I added this to my TBR because of the K9 on the cover. I am a sucker for dog books, and I love K9 stories. I have mixed success with suspense in general, but I still want to read every book with police or military dogs. This was a successful read, despite some p ...more

By Carola May 13, 2020

Leuk boek waarbij de schrijfster voor mij te uitgebreid alles beschreef maar een hele sterke setting wist neer te zetten door haar beroep. De hoofdpersonages in het boek sprak me iets minder aan maar de bijrollen beloven veel goeds in de volgende boeken. Ik heb het boek daarom 4 sterren gegeven. ...more

By Dawn May 05, 2018

Fantastic first book in a series!

When you're a brilliant intelligence analyst who knows her own strengths and weaknesses it's hard to accept certain things. That someone might best her in her world, that the hot security guy might actually like her, or that she might one day like dogs is like believ ...more

By Martha July 04, 2018

I enjoyed this romantic suspense but there is too much cursing for my tastes.

Trista is a crack CIA analyst who is sorely lacking in self-confidence and social skills. Presumably she was a computer nerd through her growing years and never met a boy or man to show her the world beyond computer code. T ...more

By Donna July 31, 2018

This is the third novel I've read by Tee O'Fallon, and it's the first book in her Federal K-9 series, and although I'm a cat person, I've recently been reading quite a few books featuring canine characters and have developed quite a liking for them, and this novel was no exception, and it gets a 5-s ...more

By Booknerd_1107 May 27, 2018

Lock N Load

**received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**


This book is packed with action and a slow burn that will keep you on your toes. Matt is a broody, sexy K-9 agent who will do anything to protect someone and Trista is a quiet, firecracker who will make an impression on Matt tha ...more

By Book Him Danno May 18, 2018

Lock N Loaded is the start of a Federal K-9 series. Readers are introduced to a handful of Alpha male characters and their K-9 animals. Each one with a purpose.
CIA analyst Trista Gold and CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors are the first in this series. The story is very much a ugly ducking vs prince ...more

By The Book Girl May 10, 2018

Lock N Loaded is the first book in the Federal K-9 series. In this book, there are a handful of Alpha male characters and their canines. Each one has a very specific purpose. We meet CIA analyst Trista Gold and CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors in this installment of the series. This story is basica ...more

By Heather June 01, 2018

OMG I loved this book!

First off we have HOT Matt and his K9 partner; they are absolutely adorable together!!

Second we have Trista who is afraid of dogs despite how friendly Sheba is when not in work mode. Trista eventually has to face her fears though when someone tries to kill her not once but twic ...more

By Michelle May 20, 2020

3.5 stars // This book was a fun read: a nice romance, animal love, (necessary) character development and a good dose of suspense. Can't wait to read more books from this series! ...more

By Beth May 30, 2018

He didn’t know where any of this was going, but the more time he spent with her, the more he understood one thing with unerring certainty.
For her, he’d do just about anything.

Tee O’Fallon has quickly become one of my go-to authors for romantic suspense. Her blend of edge-of-your-seat action and hea ...more

By Anne - Books of My Heart March 05, 2019

I really enjoyed this for the K9 aspects and the mystery and the camaraderie of the friends. The characters had some emotional issues to deal with like any romance but they were smart. talented and good-hearted people. I'm definitely interested to see where the series goes from here. ...more

By Bec June 02, 2018

CIA analyst Trista Gold is very good at her job. However, while investigating something that should have been easy enough for her to reconnoiter without someone discovering her identity, she stumbles across something that could make her a target. Luckily, she has Sargeant Matt Connors to watch her b ...more

By Vickie June 01, 2018

Lock ‘N’ Load begins with Trista Gold heading to work on a day like any other day. As she is waiting in line to go through the metal detector, a teenager from a tour group bolts and knocks her down. The security guards grab the kid and Sgt. Matt Connors, a CIA K-9 officer, assists Trista, making sur ...more

By Sailor May 08, 2018

The Federal K-9 series is off to a great start! I love Tee O’Fallon’s other books, but as a dog lover, you have to love a series centered around K-9s and their handlers. The first book in this series features Matt, K-9 handler at Langley and Trista, intelligence analyst extraordinaire. Trista is a c ...more

I'm going to be honest the first thing that drew me into this boo was the cover.
I didn't like the heroine to much in this story. She was a little bit too whiny had a male cat named Poofy. She blamed Matt her coworker for being put on leave from her job after she failed to report an attack she had wh ...more

By Teresa May 10, 2018

**I received a copy of Lock N' Load from Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Lock N' Load by Tee O'Fallon is the first book of her new series about very hot men and their K-9 partners. I have read the author's previous series but I really loved this book so a hearty 5 stars for ...more

By Sleepless February 08, 2019

An engaging romantic suspense story about a CIA analyst, russian agents and K9 protectors!

I read some reviews from people who were annoyed by everything from a cat name, a fear of dogs too easily changed, a wonderful man unworthy of love and a socially inept heroine who doesn't know shes beautiful! ...more

Showing 1 to 25 of 25
4.20 avg rating
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.

entangled reward points