How much trouble can one dog cause? Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


What an adorable book! This was a fun read and there's a super fun giveaway running as well through next Monday. Check that out and my full review below...

Sit, Stay, LoveSit, Stay, Love
by Dana Mentink
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
April 1st 2016 by Harvest House Publishers

Summary

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.

   
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My Review

SIT, STAY, LOVE was such an adorable, heartfelt, and fun read! There was emotion, humor, inspiration, sweet romance, one lovable dog, and plenty of family, character, and romantic tension to keep things interesting. Would recommend to dog lovers, romantics, and inspirational romance readers.

The characters were so much fun in this story! Cal was a talented pro pitcher with a troubled past and recent heartbreak. Underneath all his grouchiness and arrogance was a man with a big heart and a boy who never got over past hurts. I loved seeing the changes that he made and how his heart grew and opened up as the story unfolded. Gina was such an interesting counter to Cal. She is so positive and loving and wears her heart on her sleeve for all to see. I loved how talented she was in her own right and how she really sees Cal and not his celebrity status. Then there was Tippy, the dog, that had her own superb and entertaining role, and other characters that added to this story who were all well done.

I'm so glad I got to review this one! A great read to lighten the heart, bring a smile to the reader's face, and add some laughs and sighs. I'm looking forward to reading the next one, which I recently spied on NetGalley up for review and also available for pre-order on Amazon, FETCHING SWEETNESS. Can't wait!



Content: Clean

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Dana Mentink

Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

What do you get when you add one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog? A lesson in love—Tippy style—in Dana Mentink's new book, Sit, Stay, Love. 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. . . .

Join Dana in celebrating the release of Sit, Stay, Love with a blog tour and a Travels with Tippy prize pack giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Sit, Stay, Love
  • A $75 Visa cash card
  • A basket filled with Tippy-themed goodies
    • Travel-themed decorator box
    • Reading dog statue
    • Dog journal
    • Poems for Dog Lovers
    • Snuggle Paws fleece blanket from Animal Rescue Site
    • Pawprint scarf
    • Doxie desk pen
    • Pupmobile auto magnet
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on April 25th. The winner will be announced April 26th on Dana's blog.

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