Saturday, February 16, 2019

#Review: Just one of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper (Chicago Falcons #1)

Just one of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Release Date: October 2nd, 2017
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
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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.
Um...where has this book been all my life? This is definitely the type of book I have been looking to read for a long time. Girls that play hockey, boys who are completely clueless with a real She's the Man feel to it, this book was awesome! If anything about the interests you, I would definitely recommend this book to you.

I love boy and girl twins, I am fascinated by them and their relationships, so I loved the idea that Al is able to disguise herself as her brother in order to do the thing she loves which is play hockey. The tension between Xander and Al was done well, but I could figure out what was going on with her brother from a mile away. So that part of the book was pretty predictable, but that didn't mean it was bad. I also liked that she meet a girl friend that helps her hide her secret. I love reading about girls supporting other girls.

I liked that we also get Hayden's perspective and see how much the pressure is getting to him. Being in the constant shadow of a more successful older brother is something really hard to have to deal with. Especially when you are still grieving over the death of your parents. I really could relate to Hayden's struggles with his brother, my brother is insanely smart so I spent most of high school in his shadow and being known as his little sister. It's super annoying, so I totally get Hayden's annoyance with always being known as the younger Tremblay brother.

It was cool to see Hayden open up to Al, even when he didn't know that it was actually Alice. You could see the delicious drama from a mile away, but I was just glad to be along for the ride. I had a really fun time reading this book, so if you want to read a book about girls playing hockey in disguises, I definitely recommend this one.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series!

Happy Reads Everyone!

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