Sit, Stay, Love

April 19th, 2016. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Sit, Stay, Love

By Dana Mentink

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.


He didn’t want to inherit an old dog! All Cal ever wanted to do is play baseball. He certainly couldn’t do that with a dog underfoot.

Gina didn’t want to be a dog sitter. She wanted to be in the classroom teaching. They met and didn’t particularly like each other. Cal really didn’t like the dog. He decided to just take Tippy to the animal shelter even though Gina told him elderly dogs didn’t get adopted. They got put down.

Cal couldn’t go through wit it, so Gina was hired to take care of the dog. Tippy was a dog who just sort of grew on you and before they knew it, Cal was beginning to love Tippy as much as Gina did.

It appears that Tippy might just bring Cal and Gina together before she has to leave the two humans. Cal needs a lot of love as he deals with his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment. Tippy has a lot of love to give.

Thank you, Ms Mentink, for giving us a book that helps us see more of the plight that elderly pets face.Thank you also for choosing to donate part of the proceeds from this book to senior dog rescue.

**A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***


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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