Just One of the Boys by Leah Rooper; Kate Rooper ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

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...

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About the Authors: 

Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books - lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle-earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they're not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey.

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I really enjoyed this book. Yes, there were moments when I was thinking "How does Alice get away with no one finding out she is a girl?" but I pushed that aside and just enjoyed the story. Alice or "Al" just wants to play hockey and be part of the Falcon team. Little did she realize all the other things that could happen when she is living a double life and hanging with the boys. The authors have us follow sweet, innocent Alice while she and her twin brother come up with a fantastic plan for Xander to keep his spot on the team after breaking his leg and for Alice to be on the ice. Living a double life I really felt for Alice when she started to fall for the bad boy on the team but couldn't take it further than being just "friends" because Hayden only knows her as a boy.

The character development was well done. I enjoyed learning about all the characters and found I grew to love them when I didn't at the beginning, Hayden wasn't a nice guy but once you start to get to know him and understand him, he grows on you. I also really enjoyed the alternate points of view. There are a lot of characters but the authors did a great job of keeping the story easy to follow.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars and look forward to reading more from this duo team of authors! 

~* Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*~


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