My Rating: 4 Stars!
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publish Date: October 2nd, 2017
Received: Netgalley provided an e-arc in exchange for an honest review
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…
*Subject to change*
Opening Sentence: “I’m not sure why everyone in the movies gets so down about moving.”
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 One of The Guys and this book is very similar to that in the best of ways.
The romance in this book is also delightful in the best of ways. Alice and Hayden are each other’s balance and even though Hayden gets deceived into thinking Alice is Al, someone who is an amazing hockey player who becomes close friends with him as the story progresses, I ate up every moment they were together. I think most of all that friendship between Hayden and Al was the best part. Alice gets the chance to see Hayden’s many layers and gets to realize how much she enjoys every one of them.
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.
Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts about this book down in the comments. I highly recommend this adorable contemporary.
-Till next time!