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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)|
Series: Love Unleashed
Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love...Tippy style.
Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service.
Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.
As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too...
Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.
Dana Mentink is a multi-published, award-winning writer. When shes not clacking away on the keyboard, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a rascally rescued terrier, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.
"Her witty writing style was perfectly suited to this story and it's a wonderful book regardless of the reader's pet ownership status. My favorite Mentink book to date!"
Rebecca Maney, Director of Childrern's Ministry at First A. R. P. Church
"Dana Mentink's Sit, Stay, Love is a sweet, witty romance filled with delightful characters and a fast-moving plot. If you want a quick, fun read, clear your schedule, pick up Dana's new book, and be prepared to sit, read, and enjoy!"
Susan Simpson, author
"Sit, Stay, Love was a fun, touching, and enjoyable story that left me smiling and satisfied. While Tippy catches the readers heart, Cal and Gina will have you rooting for a happily ever after."
"This book is absolutely delightful! Dana Mentink crafted wonderful characters and sharp, witty dialogue....I'm anxious to read more from Ms. Mentink."
"Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink is a home run! This fun-loving book is one you won't want to put down!"
Christa Metz, Lemongrass Spa Director
"This is a Christian book about a cranky professional baseball player, a dog sitter who is really an out of work teacher and a mischievous geriatric dog. It's so much more than that - it's about love, second chances and learning what your true identity is. I laughed, I cried and loved this book!"
"This was a delightful book. It was a sweet story and I fell in love with Tippy as well as the human characters... I laughed and cried while reading it, which is always a sign of a good book. I would definitely recommend it."
TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Prepare to fall in love...with a dog...September 18, 2016TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I didn't start out as a dog lover, I was a cat person all the way....now 2 dogs of my own and many hours spent volunteering at an animal shelter later I am known as a dog person, too. I love stories with pets in them, especially comedy stories with a dash of romance.
I've enjoyed Dana Mentink's romantic suspense books for a few years now and I honestly wondered how a pet-themed romantic comedy would turn out. I should never have questioned. Sit, Stay, Love is totally my new favorite book by her! I enjoyed every page and couldn't seem to put it down. I really can't wait to read the next title in the Love Unleashed series and hope it continues for several more books.
Dana Mentink knows her craft, I disliked Cal and his attitude quite a bit at first, really liked Gina's quirkiness, and completely fell in love with Tippy's crazy antics. Sit, Stay, Love is a delightful read filled with fun times and poignant moments, and Tippy most definitely steals every scene. This is one book you won't want to miss!
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.)
ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Adorable and lightheartedJuly 2, 2016ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink is a light and sweet romance story. It was one of those feel good books that I zipped right through. Im looking forward to her next release, Fetching Sweetness. Since this was the first of Ms. Mentinks books that Ive read, I was happy to see shes got TONS more! Its always great to discover a new author.
Being an animal lover, I was immediately drawn to this story since it revolves around a geriatric dog, Tippy. I especially enjoyed the way Ms. Mentink developed Tippys personality, making her annoyingly lovable.
Its a shorter book so the story moves fast from the professional relationship of Gina the dogsitter and Cal, the professional baseball player. Both carry a lot of personal baggage and there are several misunderstandings between them. All making for a good read.
MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Sit Stay Love will make you laugh and cryJune 16, 2016MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sit Stay and Love made me laugh out loud along with tears at times. Dana Mentink created a delightful read with the book being centered on an overweight elderly dog named Tippy. Cal Crawford, a professional baseball pitcher inherited Tippy from his mother and had no desire to keep Tippy, He even wanted to take him to a shelter; however, the media snapped pictures and had remarks trending about him so he decided to keep Tippy. He hired Gina as his dog sitter because his schedule was to busy to care for a dog. Oh the laughs and mishaps Gina caused to happen when she was with Tippy and Cal.
Cal carried a grudge about his dad who had abandoned him and was only focused on his pitching career. Gina was filled with faith and determination to see that Tippy is cared for properly and that Cal would take an interest in her. There is action, suspense when Tippy is kidnapped, love and restoration of faith and hope in lives before the story ends.
I encourage readers to purchase a copy of this delightful read for a story that you will not want to stop reading till the end. I couldn't stop until I saw how Cal Crawford was going to accept Tippy and change his attitude and focus on others instead of being so self-centered.
Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Cute storyJune 9, 2016Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a funny cute story.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Dog + baseball = fun storyJune 8, 2016MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This series has gone to the dogs, and you wont be able to resist Tippy, the elderly dog featured in the first book, Sit, Stay, Love. Cal Crawford. A professional baseball player, Cal Crawford, lost his mom but inherited her dachshund. With his hectic schedule and traveling, he cant maintain a pet, plus he isnt interested in caring for any critters. He employs a pet service, which sends Gina Palmer to care for Tippy. This leads to some rollicking adventures, including times at the ballpark and Cals family ranch. Add working with blind children, and you have enough sweet, funny, heart-tugging moments to make this book a home run. Yes, you will want to sit and read it straight through, staying until the end because you love the characters and the story. I look forward to Dana Mentinks next dog tale. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.