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.
I should be very upfront that I am not a dog person so I wasn't sure about this book but I kept reading the description and I decided that I wanted to read the book even though I am not an animal lover. I loved this book with all the funny characters and situations and had be reading and not able to put the book down because I needed to find out what was going to happen next. Cal was trying to focus on his career after the loss of his mother at the end of last season that took his game off course. Gina was trying to get her life back on track after loosing her job as a teacher so she was taking over for her cousin's business while she was recovering from surgery. These two make a very unlikely friendship while they are both trying to get their lives back on track with a little help from Tippy the dog. I hope that you check out this interesting romance with a starring role from the dog because you might like it as much as I did!
**I got a copy of this book for my review and honest opinion. All opinions here are my own.