A crazy mix-up and possible love... Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for this second dog-filled inspirational romance in this series! I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series (review here), so I've been anticipating this follow-up. Read my full review and check out the giveaway below...

Fetching SweetnessFetching Sweetness
(Love Unleashed #2)
by Dana Mentink
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
August 1st 2016 by Harvest House Publishers

Summary

Standing between Stephanie and her dream is one hundred pounds of lovable trouble.

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes’s canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog…thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it’s a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

   
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My Review

FETCHING SWEETNESS was full of laugh-out-loud hilarious mishaps and mayhem, some inspiring moments as the characters try to figure out their lives, and a little sweet romance. It was an enjoyable read from beginning to end and perfect for contemporary romance readers and dog-lovers alike.

I wasn't quite sure how to initially take these characters. They both have such a single-mindedness about them and they didn't want anything to deter them, which made it tough for them to see their blessings and how their plans might not have been the right ones. I loved the internal dialogue as well as the banter between the two main characters. I also loved how their friendship develops and how they each have their minds and hearts opened over the course of a few days. It's always rewarding to be invested in characters who develop and change for the better during a story.

The plot and story were quirky, fun, hilarious, and charmingly sweet. The pace was steady and it was a quick, easy, and sweet read all around. I loved the dogs and other animals and how they came to join the group. I also liked that the inspirational aspects felt natural and were inspiring in parts.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Pretty much. I wanted just a little more in some places, but overall this was a very entertaining read. I'm definitely going to be reading the next book in the series, Paws for Love, coming out early next year:

Content: Clean

Source: Netgalley and ARC from publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

Sit, Stay, Love
Sit, Stay, Love
(Love Unleashed #1)
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.

Check out my review here.

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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

A recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest can only be found in Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink. It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Retrieve a reclusive author's valuable new manuscript and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But when the author's canine companion, Sweetness, makes a break for it and Stephanie has to track Sweetness down, she meets Rhett Hastings. They’re in for a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Celebrate the release of Fetching Sweetness with Dana by entering to win the Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 24. The winner will be announced August 25 on Dana's blog.

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