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Peek Inside Just One of the Boys

Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons—even if she has to do it disguised as her twin brother. Still, the deception works beautifully…until she falls for one of her teammates.

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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...

Each book in the Chicago Falcons series is STANDALONE:
* Just One of the Boys
* Just One of the Royals
* Just Pretending


“This is the type of book you could sit down on a nice winter day with a cup of steaming hot cocoa and cuddle with a pillow that you'll…wipe the tears you'll get from reading this book from laugh worthy moments.” –Jasmine F., Goodreads

I absolutely adored this book! There was something about this book that really grabbed me and I loved the alternating view points.  Will definitely be recommending it to my students!” –Sarah B., NetGalley

“I love the characters, the plot, the set up..everything. I loved everything. Just One of the Boys is now one of my favourite books!” –Adele C., NetGalley

“I highly recommend reading this cute, funny contemporary romance when it comes out in October! It will put you in a good mood!” –Jessie, Book Ballistic

“Great storyline? Tick. Kickass protagonist? Tick. Swoony love interest? Tick. I think we've got here, a great fun, and light novel.” –Viv Y., Goodreads

OMG THIS BOOK!!!!! I love reading books that make me laugh and make me smile! This book did both! Al is just such a wonderful character and I wish I could be more determined like her. Hayden is so dreamy I fell in love with him too!” –Brooke M., Goodreads

This book is 100% my guilty pleasure. I enjoyed every single thing about it, but I especially enjoyed the feminist inklings inside of it. Alice is one tough cookie and as someone who used to figure skate...her abilities to both be graceful in figure skating and tough and agile on the hockey floor filled me with a huge load of feminist pride. Just One of The Boys is an adorkable novel that sings with a different kind of romance. It spreads the message that a girl can be whoever they wish to be and that love will follow when it is meant to.” –Tiana, The Book Raven Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640633421
Series: Chicago Falcons, Book 1
Release Date: Oct 2, 2017
Page Count: 241
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, lgbtq, sports romance, young adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues, enemies to lovers, fish out of water, forbidden love/off limits, mistaken identity

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By AleJandra March 10, 2018

Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018
Un libro con personajes que son gemelos.

"When my blades hit the ice, it’s like I can breathe, as if I’ve been drowning and finally coming up for air."


Mi primer libro Young Adult del 2018.
Alguna vez han visto la película She’s the man, pues si les gusto, les recomiend ...more

By Sophie August 06, 2019

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view.

When I first heard about this book, I was immediately intrigued. Everything about the synopsis screamed it was a book for me, and I had quite the feeling that it would be very much like the movie, She's the Man, ...more

By Kat August 02, 2020

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for allowing me to read and review this cute debut novel by Leah and Kate Rooper. This completely brought me back to seeing Mulan when I was younger and watching her take on all those boys while in disguise!

Alice Bell lives and breathes hockey, ...more

By Alaina December 15, 2018

super cute.

Just One of the Boys was one of those YA books that seems like a movie or previous book that you've read/watched. In it, you will meet Alice Bell. Her whole world revolves around hockey and the day that she doesn't make a team because she's a girl.. was just the worst day ever. Her twin b ...more

By Samantha (WLABB) May 21, 2018

That was terribly cute and so adorable. Totally left me with a stupid smile on my face.

It was a little bit of this

And a little bit of this

And a bunch of this

Pro: A lot of She's the Man hijinks, and I loved it.

Pro: This was fun and fluffy and exactly what I wanted when I was reading it.

Pro: The fr ...more

By lacy October 03, 2017

A special thank you goes out to Entangled Teen for allowing me to read this copy early! All thoughts and opinions are my own!

When I started this book, I thought it was going to be some cheesy little book about ice skating and hockey. How Alice and Hayden were going to fall in love and it'll be all ...more

By Lauren September 28, 2017

Holy shmokes, I want to hug this book.

It’s a modern retelling of Twelfth Night - with hockey. Alice Bell knows she’s good enough to play for the Chicago Falcons and there’s no rules against a girl playing - she’s checked. But when she takes off her helmet, her brother is given her place on the team. ...more

By Danielle's September 26, 2017

5+ stars
Loved this book!

A hockey romance book that was actually about Ice hockey. Shocker! It just doesn't happen that often.

Alice loves, breathes and lives for hockey. Her family have just moved to a new town. Alice and her brother try out for the local team. Alice knows she can't play in the NHL. ...more

By Nicole October 06, 2017

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This book was everything I wanted it to be!!!!

Summary: 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 reali ...more

By Cindy October 02, 2017

This book was so fun! I got through it quickly. I'm a sucker for twin stories. I'm not a big hockey fan, but this book sucked me in and I felt as though I was Alice, getting my head into the game right with her.

It was fun to see how long it took for him to figure out she was actually a girl. I felt ...more

By Tiana September 25, 2017

This book is 100% my guilty pleasure. I enjoyed every single thing about it, but I especially enjoyed the feminist inklings inside of it. Alice is one tough cookie and as someone who used to figure skate.. her abilities to both be graceful in figure skating and tough and agile on the hockey floor fi ...more

By Adele October 02, 2017

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

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, be ...more

By Natalie November 04, 2018

Ever wanted to read a book with serious She's the Man vibes, but with ice hockey rather than skating? Well boy do I have the novel for you! ;D

In this novel, Alice (or Al) takes the place of her twin brother Alexander (or Xander) when she is passed over for entry into the Chicago Falcons for being (* ...more

By Kate October 02, 2017

I had an amazing time writing this book! I hope everyone enjoys it :) ...more

By Leah January 02, 2018

This book was hilariously fun to write! I hope you all enjoy reading it. :) ...more

By Lillian October 08, 2017

I received an eARC of this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of this book or the content of my review.

Ok…so here’s the deal. I’m the first one to admit that I don’t like YA contemporary. It’s not my favorite thing to read. HOWEVER every now and then a book crosses my radar that mak ...more

By Moa November 20, 2017

I loved this book! The romance was sweet, the plot was enjoyable – and there are hot hockey players! What else could you ask for? Just One of the Boys is a super sweet, romantic and light read, and it fit me perfectly! I finished it in one sitting, and then I regretted it, because I didn’t want it t ...more

By Jasmine September 09, 2017

*I received an Advanced Readers Copy from the publishing house through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Shes the man mixed with Mulans bad ass self, meets ice hockey. This is the best way I know in describing this book.

We have two main characters we follow in this book, Al, short for Alic ...more

By Jennifer January 22, 2018

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 th ...more

By Jessie September 15, 2017

***I Received an ARC through Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review***

I gave this book 4 stars. Many aspects of the story were so well done, I for the most part loved this book, there were a few things I wish we would have gotten into more, but considering this isn't exactly a long book, I can s ...more

By Laura's Book Addiction February 11, 2018

"Alice the daughter, the sister, the girlfriend, the figure skater. And Al, the hockey player. The rookie, the friend. Maybe none of those are lies. All of them make up a mosaic of my life, a picture of broken glass and scars. But there's beauty there, too."

I'm a massive fan of She's The Man so thi ...more

By Julia November 27, 2017

Sooooo cute !
I loved it, it was everything I needed right now: a cute, fluffy romance and a fast paced book, that doesn't take me a week or longer to finish(like the other books I read in the last few weeks).
A must read, if you look for some cute romance, that makes grin all the time. ...more

By Amy May 25, 2018

My book is called Just One of The Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper. Alice Bell's dream was to play on the junior Hockey team with the boys. She tried out for the team and got cut off the team. She decides to disguise herself as her brother so she can play hockey. My opinion on this book is that I love i ...more

By Christina February 08, 2018

A story about a girl that loves sport and still enjoys dressing up and wowing her crush? Well what more could you ask for? Not much at all.

Alice Bell loves NOTHING more than ice hockey. So when the coach finds out she’s a girl at tryouts and pretends that her brother made the team instead, she is fu ...more

By Lenore October 15, 2020

4.5 stars -- Well, I decided to start this one at midnight because I wasn't quite tired thing I know it's 5:30 am and I'm finished.  If that doesn't tell you something, I don't know what will.  I was sucked right in, it was very compelling for me.  ...more

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Leah and Kate Rooper

About the author

Leah and Kate Rooper

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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