Just One of the Boys, by Leah & Kate Rooper | ARC Book Review #273

A huge Thank-you to Entangled Teen Publishing, LLC., for allowing me to read this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review

36198644Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons. But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality…even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates…

Hayden Tremblay, star of the Falcons, can’t keep himself out of the penalty box. Constantly living in the shadow of his older brother, Hayden’s losing his passion for hockey. But when he gets shown up on the ice by the Falcons’ new rookie, Hayden’s determined to teach the kid a thing or two. Little does he guess that “Al’s” surprises on the ice are just the beginning…

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush title proves that wonderful things can happen when you’re brave enough to go after your dream. Dream hockey player, that is! Warning–a few locker room scenes are included…

Prior to actually reading this novel, I was super-duper-freaking excited for Just One of the Boys. Seriously! I’m so glad that I requested an ARC of this book, because I ended up loving it.

There are two points of view in Just One of the Boys.

The first view we read from is Alice. Alice is a high school senior, but we don’t see her school life. The book is incredibly focused around the ice rink. Alice is competitive, and doesn’t like to give up things easily. Alice loves skating and hockey. Mostly though, if she can skate, Alice feels like she can breathe again. — We mostly read from Alice’s point of view.

Hayden has the second point of view in this novel. Hayden is a major hockey fan with some emotional baggage attached. I liked Hayden’s point of view since he’s an all around great dude. Hayden is definitely one of a kind dude. I wish there was more chapters with Hayden’s point of view.

There were a few small things that I found to be predictable. I’m 100% fine with those things being predictable, just because the rest of the book is so well written.

My first favourite part is when Alice and Hayden meet. I honestly laughed at this point of the book. Come to think of it actually, I laughed a lot during my read of this book. I had so much fun reading this book to be honest. I enjoyed learning some hockey lingo (even though I am Canadian), and I enjoyed learning some figure skating lingo as well.

I found the plot of the book to be very enjoyable. There were some scenes that I didn’t think would happen which were a bonus. I loved seeing the character development Alice and Hayden went through as well. Agh, I loved everything about Just One of the Boys.

The last thought I had after I finished reading Just One of the Boys was that I wished I hadn’t read it, just so I could read it again for the first time!

I gave Just One of the Boys 5 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Thank-you again to Entangled Teen Publishing, LLC., via Netgalley for allowing me to read Just One of the Boys! I loved it!

Are you interested in reading Just One of the Boys?

Happy Reading!

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