Leah and Kate Rooper
October 2, 2017
Blurb: Alice 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.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
I am a sucker for sports romances. Add a little of that old Shakespeare favorite sister pretending to be her brother. You’ve got me.
And, Just One of the Boys did. I’m still not a huge hockey fan (not even a little hockey fan), but I’ll slowly work my way there if I keep reading these fun hockey books.
Pretty much everything about Just One of the Boys worked for me. The writing was good, the characters were realistic, the pacing was good, and I’d love to be a fly on the wall in the after-chapters to see what the eventual fall-out is. I had guessed Xander’s secret early on so that “secret” wasn’t much of a one to me, although Alice admits to being one of the most oblivious people in the world so it probably wasn’t meant to be a huge secret.
Hopefully it was Alice’s obliviousness that came into play regarding her relationship with Freddy, the cheating boyfriend, because he is a real creep with no redeeming qualities.
I finished it in a couple of hours. It’s happy escapist fun.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
From Amazon: Just One of the Boys
5 butterflies out of 5 butterflies