Monday, August 5, 2019

Blog Tour: Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy

Announcing Trouble

Amy Fellner Dominy

August 5, 2019

Entangled Teen Crush

eARC from publisher in exchange for honest review

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Book Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts:

Announcing Trouble was a fast-paced, cute, and sweet story layered with humor, depth and emotion.   It was a story that made me smile, laugh, swoon, and tear up.  It made my heart hurt for the female lead Josie, and made me adore the male lead, Garrett.

Josie use to love Baseball.  It was the way she bonded with her father, and a passion that they both shared.  However, he ended up abandoning her and her mother, so that he could chase his dream without strings attached.  Since that fateful time in her life, Josie's pain, and anger, turned in to a hate for everything that had to do with the game.  She decided to prioritize practicality over daydreaming, and has agreed to go in to the essential oil business with her mother when she turns eighteen.

Josie's Best friend Mai, has a crush on cute baseball player, Anthony, and drags Josie to a game.  While there, she is appalled by the horrible color commentary.  When she storms the booth, she meets Garret, injured star pitcher, who currently broadcasts the games to stay connected to the sport he has such a passion for.  Eventually, with much persistence, he convinces Josie to be the new color commentator.  

I loved how in sync Josie and Garret where when they would broadcast the baseball games.  They played off of each other, and the flow was seamless, fun, and entertaining.  When these two were together there was a lot of push and pull.  Garret was such an amazing guy, that no matter how hard Josie tried to resist him, it was futile.  Both Josie and Garrett suffered from family emotional baggage.  Josie had a broken heart and a lot of anger from being abandoned by her father, and my heart broke for her.  Garrett and his father didn't see eye to eye, regarding his dream of being a baseball player.

I enjoyed the secondary characters, and am hoping that Mai and Anthony will get a story of their own.  Mai was a fun character!  She was quirky, blunt, intelligent, driven, and a very loyal friend to Josie.  The things that would come out of her mouth had me cracking up constantly!  

Character growth and life lessons were abundant in this romance!  The ending of the story was perfect!  I loved every moment of how it played out. There was a lot of smiling, sighing, and swooning on my end, and it was the cherry on top of an already wonderful read!

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 or find her on Facebook at amyfellnerdominyauthor and Instagram at @amydominy.

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  1. Awwww its so neat when a character can work through their heartache over a parent with a love interest's help. And a sport's romance one to boot!! I love that they bonded over color commentary!! That is so neat and a career I wouldn't have thought to focus on. ❤️

    1. I know! This is the first book that I've ever read that had color commentary in it!

  2. This sounds heartwarming. I love when characters help each other work through their pain.

  3. Oh that's great you're making me want to read it too now

    1. I'm glad you want to read it! It was a really good story Melliane!

  4. great book for the time of year. i don't read a lot of this type of book, but the ones i have read i enjoyed. your review makes me think this could be one of those.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. i love the cover and then it sound great read

  6. Oh my goodness I haven't heard of this one before but I legit need this one on my TBR pile ASAP! Great review. I have a feeling I'll be feeling for the main character a lot as well since I always feel for abandoned kids. Thank you for sharing and I have mad love for the cover.

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

    1. Thanks Reese! This story will pull at your heartstrings for sure!

  7. The ending really was perfect. I think I let out a delighted squeal when I saw what Dominy was doing there. I adored this book, and will definitely be checking out the author's back catalog.

    1. I hope we get some more stories with the secondary characters too! I'd like Mai to get her own book.

  8. This sounds so adorable! YA contemp isnt always my favorite but this sounds like it is a good one. Great review!

  9. Poor Josie! Her father sounds like a real peach. Glad to hear you enjoyed Josie and Garrett's story. Hope your wish comes through for a book with Mai and Anthony. Fab review, Lindy! :)


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