by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: August 5, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
I may know everything there is to know about baseball, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Or like him. Garrett Reeves: sidelined player and the embodiment of everything I’ve learned to hate about baseball. He’s gorgeous, he’s cocky, he’s laser-focused on getting back in the game, no matter the cost.
When he convinces me to call games alongside him, our chemistry heats up the booth. We’re good together, whether I want to admit it or not. I’m finding that I like baseball again, but even worse, I’m liking Garrett. A lot.
But when he has to decide between our future and a new shot at his dreams, I know baseball will win out every time.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book has tons of hilarious banter, lots of sexual tension, and a hero who will throw a wild pitch right at your heart.
Such a fun read! I don’t even like baseball (for reasons not nearly as good as Josie’s; it’s just so darn boring) but it didn’t matter at all…and for a change it had nothing to do with characters in tight-fitting baseball pants 😉
Josie and Garrett’s story was my first read from this author, but definitely not my last! Announcing Trouble is more than just a YA sports romance–it’s a book about letting go of the past and finding your own path to a new beginning. It’s a story about first love that is refreshingly free of OTT angst, with characters it’s easy to root for. The story is told in first person POV (Josie’s) which really worked for me here. Initially I was a bit bummed that we weren’t going to get Garrett’s POV as well, but a few chapters in I found myself not minding a bit.
The back and forth between Josie and Garrett is some of the best parts of this book (toward the end, Garrett doesn’t even have to be on page to be contributing to their banter, which was genius) and pretty much guarantees that Amy Fellner Dominy is an author I’m going to be keeping an eye out for!
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Amy Fellner Dominy is the award-winning author of books for teens, tweens and toddlers. An MFA playwright, Amy’s novels include The Fall of Grace; Die for You; A Matter of Heart; Audition & Subtraction; OyMG and the picture books series, Cookiesaurus Rex. Amy was recognized in 2017 by the Arizona Library Association with the Judy Goddard Award. Her novels have been recognized as Bank Street College of Education Best Book Selections, and OyMG is a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens. Amy lives in Phoenix with her husband and a puppy who is training them. To learn more, visit www.amydominy.com or find her on Facebook at amyfellnerdominyauthor and Instagram at @amydominy.a Rafflecopter giveaway