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Just One of the Royals (The Chicago Falcons #2)

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Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons
to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.

Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is
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Published June 2018 by Entangled Teen
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Danielle
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Princess Diaries meets the Mighty Ducks.
Just one of the royals has all my favourite books themes rolled into one.
- Best friends who secretly want more ✅Check
- Fake relationship ✅Check
- Ice hockey player ✅Check
- Misunderstood bad boy ✅Check


Daniel Sacachelli is a hockey player for the Falcons. His best friend Madison is also the girl of his dreams, but he needs to find the courage to tell her. Daniel is also hiding another truth. He's secretly a prince and his responsibilities are about to catch
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Samantha (WLABB)
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just re-read my review for the previous book in this series, Just One of the Boys, and I have to say, I am harboring many of the same thoughts about this book, which is a positive thing.

I had adored Madison in the last book, because she was such a fantastic friend to Al, and I was happy that she was getting her own romance. I was also excited to see she was getting paired up with the resident bad boy, Daniel. They had a really close friendship in the previous book, but I wasn't sure if the att
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Stephanie
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

Just One of the Royals is the second book in a series about members of a junior hockey team. I haven’t read the first book in the series yet (from what I gather it sounds very similar to the move She’s the Man, but with hockey instead of soccer), but found this could be read easily as a standalone.

I really liked the friendships in the book. The guys on the hockey team, plus Madison (the trainer) were all pretty close an
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Colleen
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received Just one of the Royals by Leah and Kate Rooper from Netgalley. It has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.

I was very excited when I first heard about Just One of the Royals. It's very surprising, but I love a good hockey story. And if you add in some royalty to it? HUGE BONUS!! I quickly started it when I got it and was very pleased that it met my expectations.

Just One of the Royals is the second book to The Chicago Falcon's series by Leah and Kate Rooper. They could al
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Alja Katuin
A lovely,light story about true love and how sometimes it’s better to be honest and upfront! I loved it, I’m looking forward to reading more of this author
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Hold up a sec...
- Ice hockey player
- Guy is secretly a prince and needs to learn how to be more royal (Princess Diaries vibes)
- Friendship to romance trope

Yeah, I need in on this.
Elaine
This is a lovely teen romance with plenty of surprises along the way. To start with Daniel Sacachelli is the illegitimate son - and heir -of the King of Eldonia but no one at his school knows this. There he’s one of the star hockey players and best friend of Madison Myong. Actually he’d like to be much more than her best friend, but she has very controlling parents and he has a poor reputation so they’d find him totally unacceptable. Little does he know that Madison also wants to be more than hi ...more
Kristin
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Just One of the Royals is a cute young adult story about a bastard son who has to learn to be a King for his people. Daniel has no interest in being the prince of Eldonia, let alone the king. However, after his father passes away, his sister comes out to America to ask for him to consider taking the thrown. In their country, only a male can rule the country, so if Daniel turns it down, Eva must marry a suitable man to rule the kingdom or the family will lose the thrown forever. This was sort of ...more
Thamy
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I hoped for another version of the secret-prince trope, but this one wasn't bad.

Daniel is secretly a prince and now his father, the king of Eldonia, died, his sister shows up asking him to take over the throne or else she'll have to marry against her will thanks to some very old law. But Daniel knows his popularity isn't that high, so he gets the help of his secret-crush Madison, who suggests pretending they're a thing so he can show commitment.

I really wanted the actual prince trope. I
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Alja Katuin
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved how quirky and quick this read was. I need more of these kind of books!
Grace
Princess diaries with hockey is a fun concept. The writing just wasn’t very good.
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
1.5 Stars

I wanted to love this I really did. It has everyhing I'm looking for in a fluffy contemporary, but this just fell incredibly flat to me. I thought the plot moved fast, with little to no set up and the characters were one dimensional. The dialogue was rough and felt really juvenille. The whole story was just a miss for me. Can't win them all.

I received a copy of the book from Entangled Teen via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Di
** I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

This book was super cute! It immediately reminded me of The Prince and Me or even The Princess Diaries and even though contemporary romance isn't my usual read I knew that I had to give this one a try - and I'm glad that I did; I enjoyed it.

Just One Of The Royals is actually the second in a series that seems to be centred around the budding romances of a team of hockey players however you ca
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Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
Just One of the Royals was a fun and cute book to read during my royal wedding hangover!

One of my favorite things about this book was the focus on friendships! All the characters had such strong dynamics with everyone around them, and it warmed my heart so much! The authors were great at creating believable and fun friendships between everyone.

The romance in this book was very sweet and adorable! The romance was supposed to be the trope of a fake relationship to something more, which is one of
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Sionna
*I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book and I didn't agree, but I was able to pull through and finish it. The thing is, 15% into the book I knew how it would end. Like, I've pretty much read this plot line before in both YA and adult romance books, so all the steps were pretty obvious... unfortunately. Someone new to romance might not know these steps, though, so it might be a good read for them. But for Madison, our main character who claims
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Zoe Forward
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A hothead hockey player finds himself in the middle of the Princess Diaries. Only, he's the royal. Not her. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about teenagers being stupid teenagers who can't communicate how much they're into each other. Yep, it was totally annoying about their lack of social communication skills, but, hey, that's so true for any kid who's sixteen. I mean, how in the world could any teenager come to grips with suddenly taking on the mantle of ruling a kingdom? Especially a kingdom that ...more
CrazyCat (Alex)
This was such a fun light read. A real feel good book. Sure, the HEA was a given, but it the way to it and the how made me laugh and I will definitely read the next book.
I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing!
Rebecca June
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

"But I know that in order to pull this off, I'm going to have to let go of every real thing about me. I'll have to become someone else, someone new, someone...royal" (chapter 6).


This review was originally posted on my blog: June Reads Books.

Happy book birthday to the second book in the Chicago Falcons series, Just One of the Royals by Leah and Kate Rooper! Thank you to the Rooper sisters, Entangled Teen, and Chapter by Chapter for my eARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. While I h
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Olivia Farr
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Just One of the Royals" was a cute but predictable YA romance. Daniel is passionate about hockey and plays for the Chicago Falcons, where his close friend Madison works as a trainer. Daniel is trying to work up the courage to ask her out, while Madison is working up the courage to ask her parents to go to Julliard. Madison dreams of being an actress, while her parents want her to go to medical school and become a doctor like them.

Everything is about to change when Daniel's sister, Eva, comes t
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Michelle
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net**Just one of the Royals is the second book in the Chicago Falcons series by Leah and Kate Rooper. I loved the first book in the series, Just one of the Boys, so much that I actually re-read it before picking up this book. So I had a pretty good feeling I was going to enjoy Just one of the Royals. Leah and Kate Rooper make a great writing duo. I can't wait to see what the next book is going to bring for us. The Chicago ...more
Johanna Montilla
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Living a lie so well, it consumed my truth. But lies are empty. And now, I’m left with nothing.”

The perfect summer reading.
Just One of The Royals is the story of Daniel the bastard prince, his love for his family and his journey to find the right answers to where he belongs. And Madison an aspirant actress with big dreams and biggest heart.
I love Prince and Princess’ stories. I like to think that I’m part of those stories and this book wasn’t an exception. It’s cute and funny, actually, it’s h
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Michelle
May 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog!

Thank you to Entangled Publishing for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is about as fluffy as a book could get - this was a very quick read for ALL the wrong reasons. Madison secretly wants to be an actress while her parents expect her to become a doctor. Her best friend Daniel, is secretly a Prince for a country named Eldonia whose singular interest appears to be hockey. Things get dramatic when his sister Eva co
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Raj Nandani
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being a prince is not easy, but being a bastard prince is much more difficult. Daniel may agree with this more than anyone. He is just the opposite of what a King is supposed to be yet he has this big load of being the new King of Eladonia. Either this or he will lose his kingdom and the happiness of his little half sister. He loves his family more than anything so he takes this challenge along with the encouragement of his friends and his crush, Madison.

Madison is an actress at heart and yet he
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Johanna Montilla
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Living a lie so well, it consumed my truth. But lies are empty. And now, I’m left with nothing.”

The perfect summer reading.
Just One of The Royals is the story of Daniel the bastard prince, his love for his family and his journey to find the right answers to where he belongs. And Madison an aspirant actress with big dreams and biggest heart.
I love Prince and Princess’ stories. I like to think that I’m part of those stories and this book wasn’t an exception. It’s cute and funny, actually, it’s h
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Danielle
This was a really cute YA romance. Bad boy Daniel is best friends with straight laced Madison. Only thing is that Daniel like likes Madison but doesn't think the girl with doctor parents will go for the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Unbeknownst to Daniel, Madison is crushing really hard on him also. When Madison finds out Daniel is a prince, she tries to help him change from his bad boy status to the king he is meant to be.


This was a cute story. I thought it was sweet when Daniel was t
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Thamy
Jun 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley2018
I guess I hoped for another version of the secret-prince trope, but this one wasn't bad.

Daniel is secretly a prince and now his father, the king of Eldonia, died, his sister shows up asking him to take over the throne or else she'll have to marry against her will thanks to some very old law. But Daniel knows his popularity isn't that high, so he gets the help of his secret-crush Madison, who suggests pretending they're a thing so he can show commitment.

I really wanted the actual prince trope. I
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Candyce Kirk
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a contemporary fan I love the friends to lovers trope as well as secret royalty. Come to find out this book was going to give me both! Madison and Daniel are both such fun characters who each have their own issues to deal with. They both are in love with each other, but don't think the other feels the same. Madison and Daniel have a lot of fun moments because of this. Being best friends doesn't mean you know all of each other's secrets. Madison finds this out the hard way when she hears that ...more
Jackie Wright
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Leah and Kate Roper are new authors to me and given that I love hockey romance I’m amazed they hasn’t crossed my radar before now so make no mistake I will be going back to read book one in their Chicago Falcons Series as well as checking out other reads from these very talented authors.
The Chicago Falcons are a junior hockey team and this series is all about friendships and loves formed as we start start to make our way in the world. This group of friends are loyal and caring and will do what e
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Jessica
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my first book to read by Leah. It was an okay read, but it definitely didn't capture and keep my attention as I'd hoped it would. Don't get me wrong, I love all things royal, but this one fell a bit flat for me. It took a while for the story to get going and I found myself setting the kindle down to go do other things (which I never do).

The story had potential, but the characters were just annoying and I couldn't connect to them. I didn't feel the chemistry needed to see them "in love".
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Heidi
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
⭐⭐⭐💫 Three and a half stars.
**I received this ARC in exchange for a honest review**
I was drawn to this book based on the cover. I’ve had a thing for Royal stories lately. Throw in some hockey and I’m sold. This is a cute YA book. It’s a pretty fast read and I found it enjoyable. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it’s basically the same type of story as The Princess Diaries....except from the male perspective. There are definitely different twists and turns but the similarities are clearly there.
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Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters who live on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. Ever since they were little, they have loved playing make-believe. Now even as “grown-ups”, they play make-believe every day in the stories they write. When they’re not glued to their laptops, Leah and Kate are both studying Elementary School Education at university.
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The Chicago Falcons (3 books)
  • Just One of the Boys (The Chicago Falcons, #1)
  • Untitled  (The Chicago Falcons, #3)