Sit Stay Love(A Novel )by Dana Mentink(review by Cathy)

sit stay love

From Goodreads:

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 review:

What an absolutely delightful book!  It’s laugh out loud funny, its fast paced and it’s one that I’ll read again.

The author has the ability to craft characters and dialog that keeps the reader engaged.  I do have a favorite character and that is Tippy!  Oh my, what a little charmer she is!    Although at first, Cal seems immune to her charm, public opinion is on her side.  Tippy tends to create havoc wherever she goes and to Cal’s bewilderment, Tippy wants to go where Cal goes.

Gina tries everything she can to be the best pet-sitter she can be.  Tippy proves to be quite challenging but, so does Cal.

There is definite attraction between Cal and Gina which brought a nice element to the story.  The relationship between Cal, his dad, his aunt and uncle seemed very natural.

I cannot say enough good things about this book.  I encourage fans of clean and well written fiction to read this one.  It’s suitable for young teens and older readers.

Definitely 5 stars!

Dana Mentink is donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to senior dog rescue.

I received a copy of this book from the author and her publisher for my honest opinion which I have given.





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