August 5, 2019
Blurb: 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.
Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy was so much fun to read. As a lifelong baseball and romantic comedy fan, this book hit all of the right notes.
Josie goes to her high school’s baseball game to provide moral support for her best friend who has a crush on one of the players. She hears all of the errors made by the color commentary and steps in, thus providing a very lively meet-cute between Josie and Garrett, an injured ballplayer who’s announcing the games while hoping to make a comeback. There’s an immediate attraction between Josie and Garrett and lots of witty sometimes sarcastic repartee between the two on air and off.
Dominy does a great job with characterization showing Josie’s confusion over her attraction for Garrett who is totally off-limits because he’s a baseball player and is so much like her absent father as well as Garrett’s need to be judged as his own person.
There were so many wonderful facets of this novel. I especially loved Josie’s interaction with the children at the bookstore and Garrett’s showing up and becoming known as the “cookie man.”
If you’re a baseball fan and YA novel lover, this one is definitely for you. If you love romantic comedies, you will probably love this one as Dominy shows a deft hand for witty dialogue.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 http://www.amydominy.com or find her on Facebook at amyfellnerdominyauthor and Instagram at @amydominy.a Rafflecopter giveaway