Grab your first clue... Loving the Texas Lawman by Mary Connealy (Clue, Excerpt & #Giveaway)

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.

I'm the first stop with the first clue that you'll be grabbing. Here it is:
Mary Connealy's

Continue on to find out about the first book in the series, read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway...

Loving the Texas Lawman
(Garrison's Law #1)
By Mary Connealy
Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 250 Pages
July 2nd 2018


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.

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As the youngest tenured professor at Bella Vista Christian College, she did her best to appear mature and in control. She dressed to support that image, right down to her glasses, which were plain glass. Her baby blues worked just fine, thank you very much.
All the seniors in the Psych Department needed her class to graduate and they knew it. That helped her keep things under control. But it looked like this semester Mr. Garrison wasn’t going to make that easy.
As her students filed out, she turned her back on the emptying room to pack her briefcase. The letter she’d tucked in with her other papers caught her eye. Turning it over, she wondered why Mr. Watson hadn’t followed her advice.
She flipped the envelope open and slid the lined notebook paper out. This wasn’t his first pathetic cry for help. He’d been writing nearly all summer since he’d approached her to counsel him and his estranged wife.
Over the months, his handwriting had deteriorated to an almost unreadable scrawl and his desperation grew with each letter, this one had an almost threatening tone. She re-read it with a sense of dread as he raged at her, demanding help.
‘You’re the only one who can help me. You WILL help me!!! I won’t stop, I won’t! I’ll keep coming until you give me what I want. You’ll give me what I want or I’ll take it!’ R Watson
The words filled a full-sized sheet of white printer paper. Some were two inches tall, underlined, scratched out and rewritten. Exclamation points. A signature that was next thing to illegible. The T that was crossed in Watson slashed through his whole name twice, obliterating it.
He’d come to her office a few times then, when she refused to see him anymore, he began writing letters. He’d sent one daily for two weeks. Each had a more fanatical tone. The paper was torn in places under the heavy lines of ink that spoke of a violent temper. All of it went together to chill her blood.
A hand closed on her shoulder.
She shrieked and whirled around. Cough Man stood inches behind her.
She staggered back. He backed away quickly. “Sorry,” he said. “I didn’t mean to startle you.” All of his buffoonery gone, replaced with sharply intelligent, observant eyes that went right to her letter. The oversized, darkly written words visible.

Other Books in the Series

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About the Author

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.

Tour Schedule

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

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