Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sit, Stay, Love: Love Unleashed Book One By Dana Mentink

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description:

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:

Sit, Stay, Love is the first book in Dana Mentink's latest series, Love Unleashed and it is FANTASTIC. This is the first book by Dana Mentink I have had the pleasure of reading and I am so glad I did! As a pet owner and animal lover this book really caught my attention, especially the cover.  This book is great, a cute and funny book about an older dog, a cranky pro athlete, and a different dog walker who is typically a school teacher. I could NOT put this book down, from start to finish I was hooked. Dana Mentink writes with authority on dogs, all things baseball including Beep Ball, California, and forgiveness. I loved the fact that Beep Ball had its place in this book because I do know a special young man who has played Beep Ball for years. The cast of characters in this book are a great bunch. I found myself drawn to their love for one another and their faith in God. The interactions between them all made for a fun read but I have to say I loved Tippy. This geriatric dog is hilarious.  She is definitely quirky and in the words of the characters in the book, "There's just something about Tippy." This book was a quick read but it definitely packed a lot in it. As much as this book was definitely funny it also had its serious parts. I found myself laughing in many, many parts, sad in others, and holding my breath in others wondering what will happen. The acts of forgiveness and love are a big part of this book and it truly spoke to my heart. This book was absolutely great for my heart, offering me some well needed laughs!! I personally have a heart for older animals and have adopted 2 "older" cats so Sit, Stay, Love really spoke to me.  I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction and/or are animal lovers, you will NOT be disappointed.  I cannot wait to read the next book in this series, Fetching Sweetness which will be out in July 2016. I give this book 5 STARS. Please check out Dana Mentink's blog and A Travels with Tippy Prize Pack Giveaway below!



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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