Book Reviews

Just One of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper

My Edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 214
Series: The Chicago Falcons
Genre: YA, Sports, Romance
Published: October 2, 2017
Rating: 3 stars


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…


Cute but predictible.

Fair warning: SPOILERS

There were three theories I guessed at the beginning. Surprisingly in my third theory, not the whole thing came true.

The theories:

  1. To the MC all guys are like teammates until she meets “him”
  2. The long-distance boyfriend she has and sees once a month is cheating on her
  3. She is going to be caught by somebody, but she did such a good job it doesn’t matter that she’s a girl.

One and two were spot on and three the first part is right not the last.

Hayden and Al are quite adorable in an Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum get close in She’s the man kind of way. This book was giving me major Motorcross vibes only in a hockey way.

To the low down. Two teens, one boy and one girl look eerily similar. Brother gets injured and sister decides she will take his place. Sister gets close to the captain she isn’t supposed to and brother is getting angry. Brother has secrets and sister is slowly finding them out now that she is “him”.

The book lost a star due to taking the Lord’s name in vain. It lost the other star and a half by being predictable and eye-rolly in many places. Though I do wish the next book in the series was still about Hayden and Alice. I’ll think about reading the next one.