Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sit, Stay, Love


Sit Stay Love Dana Mentink


Sit, Stay, Love

by Dana Mentink   

Contemporary Romance
Harvest House 

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.

My thoughts:  "There's just something about Tippy", the overweight, sluggish, key snatching, geriatric dog."

Gina is a heart-warming, funny, sincere character. She was friendly to everyone. Cal, I wasn't sure about. I didn't like him, really. He was rough, abrasive, and hated dogs. But he was willing to use Tippy for the value she gave to his career. On the other hand, he was hurt, feeling he was only valued because he's a pro-athlete. That kind of made me sad. However, he did grow on me in bits and pieces. 

SIT, STAY, LOVE is a really slow read, it doesn't really grab the reader, suck them in, and make them read through in one sitting, it is a type of personal-development story for both Cal and Gina. 

This is a different sort of story than Ms. Mentick's usual, and she did it in her usual impeccable style. Fans of Ms. Mentick, animal stories, and "finding yourself" stories might be interested in reading SIT, STAY, LOVE. Non-athletic people who are afraid of sports related stories need not worry. It is very lightly done and in an agreeable, very readable way. 

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 Meet the Author

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.



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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 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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