Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink – Book Review

Sit Stay Love

Sit Stay Love – Book Review

There’s an old adage that says that we should never judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest: sometimes, we just can’t help ourselves. Have you ever decided to read a book simply because you feel in love with the cover?

That’s what happened when I saw the photo of Tippy – the elderly, overweight dog on the cover of Dana Mentink’s new novel, Sit Stay Love. I simply couldn’t resist those irresistible eyes so I decided I’d give the new-to-me author a whirl – and I’m so glad I did!

Sit Stay Love is the charming story of three characters – Cal, Gina, and Tippy – whose paths become entwined when Cal’s mother passes away.

Cal Crawford is a successful Major League baseball player but a bit of a tortured soul. Abandoned by his father during his youth, he was raised by his mother, aunt and uncle. When his mother passes away, he wants to focus his energies on baseball, but he has a slight problem.

Cal has been left to care for Tippy – his mother’s 13-year old, overweight dachshund – and Cal just isn’t a dog person! What will he do with the dog?

He decides to do what anyone with a little bit of clout and a lot of cash would do. He tries to use his financial resources to pawn off Tippy on someone else!

Gina Palmer is an unemployed kindergarten teacher who has taken on a temporary pet sitting job through her cousin’s agency as she looks for her next teaching assignment. Cal is the first potential client she meets on her new job – and the two of them get off to a rocky start when Cal tries to dump Tippy on her! But, Gina establishes the parameters of their working relationship and Cal hires to care for – not adopt Tippy!

As the story develops, Cal and Gina move past their initial poor impressions of one another and begin to see one another in a different light. Will Tippy, the unwanted geriatric dog, be able to bring these two lonely, unhappy people together?

Sit Stay Love is a charming, faith-based love story that will delight dog lovers, baseball aficionados, and fans of contemporary romances stories alike! Best of all, the author is donating a portion of the proceeds of this book towards senior dog rescue.

I rate this book series 5 out of 5 stars.

About Dana Mantink

Dana Mentink

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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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book though Litfuse Publicity for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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12 Responses to “Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink – Book Review”

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  1. Amy M says:

    Aww..that sounds like a sweet book! I’m a sucker for animals, and senior rescue is a cause close to my heart. We’re more cat people here in my house, but we’ve always taken in all comers.

  2. Dana Mentink says:

    So thrilled by this kind review. Thank you, Joy!

  3. Mimi says:

    I’ve seen the cover of this book several times, and now that I’ve read your review, really want to get my hands on a copy. I think visiting the book store this weekend will be first on my agenda.

  4. Marcia says:

    The covers get me all the time. 🙂
    Good to visit with you again.
    🙂 🙂

  5. I love a great book with a dog! Thanks for the review.

  6. Beverly says:

    Can’t resist a sweet romance. Happy Pink Saturday.

  7. Veronica Lee says:

    I always judge a book by its cover and this one gets me!

  8. It’s all part of the marketing. A book cover can attract people to checking it out.

  9. This sounds so heartwarming!

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