Announcing Trouble

Announcing Trouble

by Amy Fellner Dominy

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638433
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/05/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 157,122
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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

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Announcing Trouble 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Cat_Reader 6 days ago
Josie carries with her a great pain from the past, something she still can't forget and that ended up marking her change her dreams when she meets Garrett she couldn't imagine how her life would change for better. Problem is, she doesn't want to open up to this change and struggles so hard not to let the boy get too close to her. Garrett is a prince who is enchanted by the mysterious girl who knows a lot about baseball and who comes into his life in an unpretentious and challenging way. A cute love story where both of them will have to face changes to move on and overcome difficulties. Josie needs to learn to live in present and dream about the future and Garrett will show and prove he is worth of every risk. Narrated only by Josie, I could see how much she suffered and how slowly Garrett was gaining her confidence and breaking down her barriers.
DownrightDystopian 7 days ago
After reading Announcing Trouble, I can honestly say that I have yet to dislike a book from Entangled Teen's Crush imprint! Announcing Trouble was such a great summer read for many reasons. what i liked: *The amount of baseball in this book. As an athlete from a young age, I love seeing sports represented in YA. I also loved the whole backstory with Josie's father, and how as a reader I kind of had to piece all of the history together throughout the novel until the very end. *The relationship between Josie and Garrett. You could just tell how perfect they were for each other from the very beginning, even though Josie fought against it because of everything she had been through. They worked so well together, whether it was with broadcasting, helping each other out with their future career ideas, or just hanging out. *GARRETT. I literally loved him to pieces. I preferred the chapters that he was in over ones that he wasn't just because I loved reading parts with his character in it so much. I really felt for him too, with his injury and wanting to come back. It was a very realistic representation of high school/college sports injuries. *How quick of a read it is! Since it is a contemporary, it was a very quick read. I read it in a matter of a few hours. It'd be perfect if you're looking for something interesting and engaging but not too heavy! In my reviews, I usually have a "what I didn't like" section, but I honestly can't think of anything for this book! Actually, maybe the fact that it's a standalone? I'd love to hear more from these characters, and maybe even see what life after high school is like for them.
Splashesintobooks1 10 days ago
This is a delightful teen romance involving baseball, baseball players - and a young lady determined not to have anything to do with baseball players after her baseball playing father left to follow his baseball playing dreams, abandoning her and her mother. Oh, did I say it has a lot to do with baseball? Josie Walters had shadowed her father and loved everything to do with baseball until he chose to follow the game rather than her. Now she's determined to keep herself safe and never have anything more to do with the game that had been her life. All that changes, however, when she agrees to go to watch a game to support her best friend who has a crush on one of the team. Listening to the commentary on the match she can't believe how many mistakes one of the commentators is making. She marches into the booth and lets him know just how inept he's being - and inadvertently ends up commentating instead of him. She's working alongside Garrett Reeves, a baseball pitcher who has been sidelined because of a serious arm injury and the rapport and banter make them a winning duo. Can she put aside her prejudices against athletes and work with him in an attempt to win a competition or should she let her head rule her actions and get as far away as fast as she can? This is a story filled with great banter, plenty of humour and a growing romance. There are great characters, a determined hero and a heroine who learns to open her heart again. She has her safe life plans, with no risks and plenty of rules whilst he has lots of options but nothing certain. Can she learn to let fate intervene or will she keep her heart safe by keeping it locked away? It is an engaging, entertaining, fun and light-hearted read, just right to escape into when you want to relax. Many thanks to Entangled Publishing for gifting me a copy of this book via NetGalley. This review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this book and enjoying doing so.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Announcing Trouble is the epitome of Teen & YA romance. It was definitely not love at first sight, none of the typical insta-love. There was some witty banter, some steamy romance scenes, and a whole lot of baseball. I found myself looking up terms just so I could keep up with what was going on in the announcing booth. It was a fast-paced story that was sweet but also had a ton of emotion and depth to it as well. ➽ Josie - Burned by her father and his love of baseball, Josie has turned her back on baseball and hates everything about it; especially baseball players. She plays it safe and plans to become a partner in her mom's essential oil company while attending college online. It's a perfectly safe plan, until she meets Garrett and takes over as an announcer for her high school baseball team. Suddenly thrown back into the baseball world and falling for a baseball player with a Plan A, B, C, etc. for his own future, Josie questions her choices and might lower her walls, as long as playing baseball is no longer in Garrett's plans. ➽ Garrett - The school's golden boy always surrounded by girls and a cocky attitude to boot. He's an injured star pitcher who is now in the announcer box instead of on the field. He loves baseball more than anything but a comeback from his injury is near impossible. Announcing is the next best thing and then one day stubborn, know-it-all Josie interrupts a game and becomes his new partner and catches his eyes. He's really into Josie, but is he fully willing to step away from his chances of playing baseball again for her? Garrett and Josise were so in sync in the announcer's box, to the point where it was noticeable to others in the story when they were fighting. They played off each other well, both witty and funny which made it an entertaining read. The relationship was slow-growing and believable as were the choices the characters made regarding their lives after high school and their relationship. It didn't feel too young/juvenile which can sometimes happen for this genre sometimes. Both Josie and Garrett had issues in their personal lives that they had to work through on their own along with issues that came up with them trying to make a relationship work. Throughout the novel Josie makes huge strides in recovering from her past with her dad and even starts to figure out what she wants for her future versus what Garrett or her mom may want for her. She follows her heart and does what she thinks is best for her and what will make her happiest. I think that's an important message for younger women who may read this novel and I applaud Dominy for making this book about more than a boy and girl falling in love. It's an important message, one I wish I'd come across when I was younger. If you can't tell, I absolutely loved this book, especially Josie and Garrett. I love a cocky baseball player who is really a giant mushy teddy bear and Josie was tough as nails. She truly changes throughout the novel and really comes into herself. I slightly wish there was a second novel so I could see where they each end up I the future. If you love baseball and a steamy romance, check this one out!
FictionallySam 11 days ago
This book is the perfect example of the kind of stories that made me fall in love with romance growing up. Told through the heroines perspective, Announcing Trouble, follows Josie through her last semester as a high school student--her future all planned out for safety, comfort, and absolutely no baseball. But when her best friend gains a crush on one the baseball athletes, Josie finds herself not only the new color commentator for the baseball team, but also questioning her future plans and wondering if there is room for her fellow broadcasting partner, Garrett. I ate this book up in one sitting. That is how good it is. I was head over heals in love with not only our hero (who is better than A1 steaksauce) but also for the voice of our heroine. Dominy does a fabulous job of getting us connected and invested into the life of Josie to the point of where we understand her struggle of choosing whether to love or hate baseball. There were many times throughout the novel where I wish I could jump in and just give that girl a hug, solely because of the amount of things she had to deal with--to which I related hella hard too. Not only is our heroine someone that was easily connectable and relatable, but so was our hero, Garrett. Literally he is everything you want in a YA love interest, cocky, witty, and a complete gentleman--ya girl was swooning from the moment he stepped onto the scene. One of the biggest traits that I appreciated from him, was that no matter what he never gave up on his dreams--no matter who or how many people tried to deter him (which was an ungodly amount). His love of baseball and determination to be apart of it in any capacity spoke volumes to me, and if possible, made me love him even more than I already do! Though this is a contemporary romance, Dominy weaves a theme of self into the story that I think is deeply important for the target audience and even to my age group. Throughout the novel, Josie struggles with going on the path that makes sense and what everyone automatically assumes will happen. She previously never gave herself the opportunity to sit down and ask herself what would she want to do with her life? What calls out to her. I absolutely adored the way Dominy handles this theme and how she carries it subtly throughout the novel, letting us naturally follow Josie's thought process and gradual self discovery. I have no words except--YASSSSSS. Announcing Trouble is a clean, fluffy, and deeply resonating contemporary romance, that enchanted me with its funny and charming characters, and their witty banter. A highlight in my summer reading, I highly recommend anyone who loves a good romance to pick this up, and I dare you to not get swept off your feet.
SaschaDarlington 12 days ago
4 1/2 stars 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.
beckymmoe 12 days ago
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.
kozbisa 12 days ago
Rating: 4.5 Stars There was a famous baseball player from back in the day, who I need to steal a line from, because lately, baseball's been very, very good to me. I have recently read a quite a few fantastic baseball books, and I am adding Announcing Trouble to that list. No lie, I was laughing and wearing a stupid grin for almost the entirety of this book, the other parts, I was wiping a few tears from my eyes. It was a really great emotional experience for me, and I attribute that largely to the wonderful characters and this fabulous set up. Josie used to love the game, but her love turned to hate, when baseball seemed to rob her of so many things. Enter Garrett, a former star pitcher, who injured himself, but was willing to do almost anything to get back in the game. In an effort to maintain some connection to the sport he loved, Garrett began broadcasting the games at school. Appalled by the terrible color commentary, Josie burst into the booth to show them how it was done, and a stellar partnership began. These two together were a thing of beauty. Their rhythm and the way they played off each other was magical, and this was happening both inside and outside the booth. The banter and chemistry were off the charts fantastic. Though, this book leaned towards the lighter side, it was also quite an emotional story. Both Garrett and Josie were dealing with big losses in their lives. Josie dealt with it by abandoning her dreams and settling, while Garrett was more willing to fight for his. The discussions these two and their friends shared regarding their passions, dreams, and futures were very thoughtful, and it was at times agonizing while I waited to see how it all panned out. Dominy really built the case for why Josie should stay away from Garrett, but my heart was screaming for these two to get together. I was surprised by a few decisions that were made, but in the end, I was left feeling like like a kid in a puppy cuddle - all smiles and warm fuzzies. Quick recap: ☑️ Fabulous characters ☑️ Adorable romance ☑️ Fantastic friendships ☑️ Great and loving parents ☑️ Smile inducing ☑️ Amazing banter ☑️ A grand gesture This book sort of had it all for me, and it was done, in my opinion, really well. I am hard pressed to believe that anyone, who reads this book could resist falling in love with Josie and Garrett. These two won my heart, and I was full-on rooting for them to achieve their dreams and get their HEA.
KendalH 13 days ago
I love books that involve baseball, and this one was no exception. I love the spin on it where the guy doesn't play baseball. I loved the characters and their story had me not wanting to put this book down. I had never read a book by this author, but now I need to look into reading her back log.
onemused 13 days ago
Making me smile all the way through, ANNOUNCING TROUBLE was a pure delight. Josie is almost eighteen with an enormous chip on her shoulder. After the way her baseball-obsessed father treated her and her mother, Josie has stayed away from baseball entirely. However, her BFF Mai is crushing on a guy from the team, and Josie ends up at a game. When one of the broadcasters makes another inaccurate statement, Josie heads up to the booth to tell him off, and she ends up getting offered his spot. While initially reluctant to broadcast, Josie cannot help but be convinced by her soon-to-be co-broadcaster, Garrett. Garrett was a pitcher and had to stop playing due to an arm injury. Baseball was always his dream, but being close as a broadcaster is the next best thing- and he's good at it. With Josie on the team, they may have a shot at winning a contest that comes with money, entrance into a college program, and a slot broadcasting in the major leagues. As they spend more time together, their snarky chemistry leaps off the page. Garrett and Josie are my new favorite couple. I love the way they work through their issues together and talk things through. Despite some misunderstandings, this adorable romantic comedy had me grinning from ear to ear from start to finish. Beyond the couple, there are some great messages about balancing your dreams with reality and finding yourself. I am also thinking this could be the first in a series, and I would definitely be cheering for Mai to come up next- I would love to hear more from her genuine and charming self (as well as more tidbits about her parents). Charming, delightful, and full of swoony romance, ANNOUNCING TROUBLE swept me off my feet. Josie + Garrett 4E! Highly recommend for anyone looking for snarky chemistry, unlikely couples, and delicious romantic comedies. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 13 days ago
After a heavy read I just needed something light and fun. This was perfect- it had quick witted banter and, though predictable, was everything you's want out of a romcom. Reminded me if those cheesy-need-to-watch-will-always-love high school chick flicks. YA for the win!