Contemporary Fiction, Review

Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink

If you are a dog-lover (or if you find pooches even mildly amusing), I suggest you take Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink for a spin! The Love Unleashed series is the perfect pick for dog-loving fans of romantic comedies! 

about the book

Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink (Love Unleashed book 1)

Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink - Faithfully Bookish reviewTake 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 thoughts

Sit, Stay, Love is so good, it should be made into a movie! I love dogs so this book is irresistible with adorable little Tippy looking so innocent on the cover. Once I read the book blurb, I was hooked! Dana Mentink hit it out of the dog park (baseball-doggy banter, I couldn’t help myself) with the engaging story and loveable characters.

Cal, Gina, and Tippy’s adventures are full of humor, blunders, love, and the occasional outburst of temper. I liked Gina’s feisty attitude and her doggy-baby talk (I admit I’m guilty of the second trait too). Cal’s demeanor is more of an acquired taste but those rough around the edges guys make life interesting. Tippy’s quirks and hijinx kept everyone on their toes and I loved every moment!

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy this encouraging romantic comedy, it’s definitely a “something for everyone” kind of story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
This review was originally posted on 4/1/16.


about the author

Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two teen girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear is retired from the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.

Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and a two-time ACFW Carol Award winner. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is honored to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Harvest House Publishers. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.

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Love Unleashed series

Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink - Faithfully Bookish review Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink Paws for Love by Dana Mentink Love at First Bark by Dana Mentink
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book 2 review | novella flf

Love at First Bark is a Kindle freebie!


Have y’all read the Love Unleashed series or other titles from Dana Mentink?
Add Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink to your tbr!


4 thoughts on “Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink”

  1. Oh this one was so good!! Cute, funny, a lovable trouble making four-legged character, all rolled into one!! Have you read the entire series Beth? If not, you absolutely must ????


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