Just One of the Boys by Leah Rooper

Just One of the Boys

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 pena...

Details Just One of the Boys

TitleJust One of the Boys
Release DateOct 2nd, 2017
PublisherEntangled Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Just One of the Boys

  • Sophie
    So many She's the Man vibes from this. Review to come.
  • katwiththehat
    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, and tries out for an elite team with her hair stuffed up in her helmet. When she makes the team, and the coach kicks her off in favor of her twin bro...
  • Sam Kozbial
    That was terrible cute and so adorable. Totally left me with a stupid smile on my face. It was a little bit of thisAnd a little bit of thisAnd a bunch of thisPro: 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 friendship between Al and Hayden was one I really adored. It went from hate to a full blown bromance. Pro: Christmas in Canada! The holidays with the Tr...
  • Nicole
    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 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 sta...
  • D.M.
    5+ starsLoved 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. This is her last chance to live her dream. After some confusion, her brother makes the team even though she is the better player. Unfortunately for he...
  • lacy
    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 rainbows and sunshines. But I was wrong and I have got to stop predicting books like that. This was so much more than a love story. Alice was such a de...
  • Cindy Hale
    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 like that was a good move on the authors' part. Having her show up periodically as a smoking hot figure skater was a nice touch. I loved watching her ...
  • Lauren
    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. When she gets the chance to play in his place, she grabs it with both hands. She never expected to fall for the star player, troubled Hayden ...
  • Alexis
    3/5 * I received this as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange from my honest review*This book was alright. I honestly don't have much to say. The entire time reading the book felt familiar to be and that's because it was. It has a lot of the same elements from the movie she's the man. It was a quick easy read but unfortunately I just didn't really enjoy it. Nothing about it felt all that original which was awful because I really wanted to love this ...
  • Tiana
    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.When I saw this book for the first time I knew I had to read it, because long ago I loved the movie Just On...
  • Edit~A
    (Source: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Crush and Leah and Kate Rooper.)“It silly how there’s billions of people on Earth, and one person can make or break the world for you,” I finally say. “Maybe it’s stupid, but I sort of believe there’s only one real love out there for everyone.”Just One of the Boys was fun YA read, which means the heroine sometimes got to my n...
  • Adele
    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, because I ended up loving it.There are two points of view in Just One of the Boys.The first view we read from is Alice. Alice is a high school senior, bu...
  • Tissy
    Not for me.I knew that this would be similar to the movie 'She's the man' however I hoped that it would not be an exact copy of it. Unfortunately it is and definitely not as good. The characters are just not that funny and I don't like the dual POV it feels like it takes away from the story rather than adds something new. Also it's way too cutesy and melodramatic and the writing is probably more suited to those aged 12-16.
  • Treena
    This reads like a cute teen movie. The plot is fairly predictable but I didn't mind. It's a clean, sweet YA story.
  • Samantha
    Note: I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!A cute, fluffy, sports-laden first effort from Leah Rooper that I enjoyed quite a bit! It reminded me SO MUCH of the Disney Channel original movie Motocrossed. Does anyone remember that!? Almost the exact same premise but with motocross instead of hockey! I like cute and fluffy though, so it was right up my alley! I can't wait to see more from this author!
  • Lillian
    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 makes me question my dislike. Just One of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper is one of those books. It’s such a fun, cute read. Filled with hum...
  • Emmeline (The Book Herald)
    I received an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review "you've got nothing too worry about, baby brother," i say, nestling my head in his ear. "Because I'm not Alice. I'm Al." This book is essentially the movie plot of She's The Man only with Ice skates and hockey sticks instead of Soccer balls. Rating- 2.5/ 5 Stars. Alright so let's jump to the plot quickly and then we'll delve into the everything else! Alice has one passion- Ice ...
  • Jasmine Fuentes
    *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 Alice- and Hayden. Both characters live and breath hockey, and when you read when they hit the ice? It truly feels like they are home!This is a book you c...
  • Jessie
    ***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 see why we didn't get into those. For what it was it was really good. This book was a level of whimsical fun that put me in such a good mood that I did...
  • Tami
    3.5All sexist pigs must die Youth is wasted on the young! OK I've finished my tirade. It was a nice book.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Kate Rooper
    I had an amazing time writing this book! I hope everyone enjoys it :)
  • Leah Rooper
    This book was hilariously fun to write! I hope you all enjoy reading it. :)
  • Lilly
    Rewiew in English + Reseña en español*I received and e-galley copy in exchange for an honest review of this book. Thank you Entangled teen!*I was completely addicted to this book. The main character is a really tough one and that is super good. I am a bit tired of those female protagonists that claim to be strong and independent and then, when they should be capable enough to overcome a problem, they are -oh what a surprise- rescued by the hero...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    The idea of a girl pretending to be a boy in order to fulfill some kind of a dream because her gender was being perceived as an obstacle isn’t a new theme but the Roopers managed to still write a fun book with it. There is an 80s movie titled Just One of the Guys, Shakespeare played with gender in 12th Night, Disney did it in Mulan and an Amanda Bynes movie She’s the Man added the sports theme.Despite how often I’ve come across the ‘girl ...
  • Isabella (Ell's Bookshelf)
    ARC provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for honest review.This book was great. It was such a good read that I read it all in one setting (‘cause I mean, who needs sleep anyway? I can live off caffeine and books instead of sleeping).The story was fun and witty, an easy and nice read; there was romance and friendship, the importance of family and A LOT OF hockey.But let’s get into a bit more detail.I loved Al and her sass throughout ...
  • Sara
    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review, thanks to Entangled teen (sent through Netgalley). ATTENTION! There may be spoilers..Wow this book was really good! I must say first that the beginning was a bit slow for me. It took me a couple chapters to warm up to the characters and to the story. But when it happened... baaaam! It was a hit! Seriously, I really liked Alice. And as soon as Hayden removed that stick from up his ass, I sta...
  • Michelle
    This book reminded me of the movie “She’s the Man” except with hockey and I really adored it! Alice loves playing hockey more than anything. She tries out for a team when she moves to Chicago and when she doesn’t make it she is extremely disappointed. She decides to play for her brother when he injures himself. She is immediately drawn to another hockey player on her team, Hayden. In the beginning, it is a little difficult to like Hayden....
  • Becky
    Such an adorable story!Just One of the Boys was a super-cute, super-quick read that if you liked She's the Man, you'll absolutely love. (It's not quite as obviously a retelling of Twelfth Night as the movie is, but it's the same general idea. With hockey. So really, a win-win.) Like StM's Viola, Alice is told she can't play the sport she loves because of her gender; also like Viola, she takes her twin's place on the team, though for different r...