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  • 268 pages
  • The Tao of Hockey
  • Melanie Ting
  • English
  • 14 May 2019

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  1. Maria Rose Maria Rose says:

    This is the first book in a new series about the Vancouver Vice, an AHL hockey team that suffers from an image problem and has a host of other things to deal with, including being the last placed team in the league Their coach is a jerk, their owner is hands off, and their players are a mix of good and not so good guys But this story that deals with the tryouts for the team features one of the good ones best to start with a hero, after all Eric is a player who used to have it all, then squa This is the first book in a new series about the Vancouver Vice, an AHL hockey team that suffers from an image problem and has a host of other things to deal with, including being the last placed team in the league Their coach is a jerk, their owner is hands off, and their players are a mix of good and not so good guys But this story that deals with the tryouts for the team features one of the good ones best to start with a hero, after all Eric is a player who used to have it all, then squandered his chances at making the NHL after a drunk driving accident he was responsible for resulted in a lot of other issues and him getting kicked off his team at the time Finally coming to grips with the problems in his life, he s made a turnaround, spending a year playing in Switzerland, getting his mind and body back into the right mode needed to realize his dreams At the start of the story he s been given a last chance ticket to attend the tryouts for the Vancouver Vice and is at an expensive training camp with six weeks to get into peak physical form While there, he meets a rather mysterious woman at a bar one night, one he just can t get out of his head The pursuit is on, eventually resulting in Eric and Josie becoming lovers and friends in that order But Eric has a lot on his plate, and a relationship with a new woman may or may not help him in his quest to better his chances at moving up the hockey ladder With a lousy coach, the demons of his past, and a new relationship, can Eric find the right path to realize his dreams What a fascinating story It s a hockey romance, sure, but it s a lotthan that, as we go with Eric on his path of self discovery I really enjoyed how the book started, the training camp that Eric attended and its focus on mind and body a great reminder that the psychology of sport is as important as its physicality The story is told entirely from Eric s point of view, so we know his past, his present and what he hopes to achieve in the future Eric himself is in a good place now, both mentally and physically He s a practitioner of yoga and meditation He works himself hard physically to keep in shape He s acknowledged the mistakes of his past and faces up to them in a mature and honest manner As a result of his driving under the influence charge, he has a breathalyzer installed in his car, a device he must blow into that records the percentage of alcohol before he is able to drive and obviously would lock him out if he was over the limit It s a sobering reminder for him daily of the chances he used to take and the responsibilities he has to himself and his teammates As the story progresses, Eric has decisions to make and conflicts to resolve It was refreshing to see him deal with everything in a mature manner I just really liked him as a character.The romance part of the story was a little bit different than any I d read before, mostly because Josie s character remains an enigma through much of the story She comes across as a very contained woman, not expressive emotionally The first few times that she and Eric meet, you get the feeling that she really doesn t care much whether or not she and Eric will ever be in a relationship Though it s obvious that this is something Eric wants, Josie is muchclosed off and doesn t share her feelings with him This doesn t stop them from having some super steamy scenes together though, and while the sex between them is definitely hot, it s not until later in the story that you getof a sense that Josie cares for Eric, in her actionsthan in her words She s definitely a positive presence in his life though, a good listener for him and a woman who asks him the questions that no one else does Josie s got some secrets too, ones we don t find out about until later on There are some things that happen in the story, interesting twists and turns that I didn t see coming and that definitely made this a real page turner for me I really wanted to know what would happen, not just with Eric and Josie but also with Eric s hockey career We get a good happy for now ending appropriate for Eric s age at 23, and the fact this reads as a new adult story and I m definitely interested in readingof this series 4.5 stars.In the morning, I woke up early Josie was lying beside me, and I got up on one elbow to stare at her She looked beautiful It was like she was this talisman for me I could relax when she was around.Everyone thought that I was pretty laid back But I had this constant low grade worry about the future, specifically my hockey future Right now, things were great because I was training hard and the only pressure was to get into better shape But in a couple of weeks, I d be at the Vice training camp The pressure would be amped up then Even the idea was starting to twist up my stomach.I slipped out of bed and pulled on sweats and a t shirt I grabbed my flip flops and wallet, then went out into the backyard I stretched slowly, and then moved into a sun salutation This was the best time of day, when the sun was rising and the neighbourhood was quiet It was getting colder though, and the leaves were turning golden shades and falling Then I sat down to meditate Time to quiet my worries I closed my eyes and concentrated on my breathing, on the sunlight on my eyelids, and on the peace I was still feeling Calm.Once I was finished my meditation, I put on my sandals and tucked my wallet in my pocket I walked briskly to this nearby bakery We had found it one evening when Josie got sugar cravings after I made her dinner.When I got back inside with a paper bag of pastries, the bed was empty and the drawer where I d stashed her stuff was slightly ajar Shoot How like her to take off I had been looking forward to spending the morning with her.Then I heard a voice in the bathroom Cat, you are weird The bathroom door opened Misty exited first and then Josie She was dressed, and towelling her hair dry She smiled at me, and I grinned back Misty watched me shower too, Josie said.Sounded like something I d like to do myself Really She s never done that to me Maybe she s a lesbian cat, and your body is not turning her crank I pulled her in for hug As long as my body turns your crank Josie kissed me Oh, definitely I borrowed your toothbrush No problem I ll get you one of your own for next time She shook her head Oh, Eric Is your middle name Commitment No, it s Sky Her eyes widened, and she laughed.I frowned at her What That s normal where I come from Yes, mythical, mystical Nelson, B.C I want to take you there, you ll like it It s a beautiful place spiritual and welcoming One sleepover and I have to meet the parents Josie was smiling though, she didn t seem to mind my scheming My mom will love you, I said Apparently not your dad, she observed.Shit Nothing escaped her Well, my dad wants me to concentrate on hockey all the time He keeps telling me it s my last chance to make it So, he doesn t approve of any extracurricular activities Ahh, like me Awesome, I m the sexual equivalent of taking jazz band Note a copy of this story was provided by the author for reviewThis review appears as a blog post at


  2. Heroesinbooks Heroesinbooks says:

    2.5 3 StarsI think you may have to be in a certain mindset when you read this book and I don t think I was Eric was ok as a hero I liked his perseverance to a degree he battled his demons and then some to claw back what should have been an illustrious career from the start However, when he was pursuing Josie, he was persistent to the point of being worryingly so He was just so intense about things but then he would be all spiritual talking about animal spirit guides and eating clean etc 2.5 3 StarsI think you may have to be in a certain mindset when you read this book and I don t think I was Eric was ok as a hero I liked his perseverance to a degree he battled his demons and then some to claw back what should have been an illustrious career from the start However, when he was pursuing Josie, he was persistent to the point of being worryingly so He was just so intense about things but then he would be all spiritual talking about animal spirit guides and eating clean etc I think he was really not your typical sports hero in many ways and I found it hard to wrap my head around his character at times but I did find him a very interesting character with lots of layers My big issue in the book was Josie I just didn t like her very much She lacked warmth for me I understood her a bit better as layers were revealed but , no, she wasn t my kind of heroine It is a well written book with a real mix of characters and I would readabout them


  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review BUNCH OF GIFs, SPOILERS, and RANTING UP AHEAD Finally finished my university final exams last Fridayand I thought what better way to start the winter break than with HOCKEY and ROMANCE NOVELS I had the kindle file looking all NEW and I seriously had to restrain myself all week from reading it It was killing me Just like the SJ Sharks playing right now Anyways I don t think this book was good for my mood or bloodI received an ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review BUNCH OF GIFs, SPOILERS, and RANTING UP AHEAD Finally finished my university final exams last Fridayand I thought what better way to start the winter break than with HOCKEY and ROMANCE NOVELS I had the kindle file looking all NEW and I seriously had to restrain myself all week from reading it It was killing me Just like the SJ Sharks playing right now Anyways I don t think this book was good for my mood or blood pressure because I honestly rage quit like 3 times in this book One was unnecessary and probably because I saw the final score on a Sharks game, but in all seriousness, this book made me put it down and pick it up after a few hours Then after I calmed down I opened the kindle app again and mentally prepared myself Here s a quick play by play of my reading journey through The Tao of Hockey First few paragraphs WHOA ALREADY WHAT SEXY TIMEoh wait, he s just exercising Sad, deprived lower brain calm downFirst impressions of Eric I never read a book about a Yogi health nut hockey player with a pretty sordid past before and I thought what kind of seduction techniques would this guy even have I m going to admit it He struck me as a granola version of Jimmy See Hockey is my boyfriend Part One that became an extreme version of Jake Cookson See How the Cookie Crumbles and kept getting handed the wrong sided stick in life As for Josie, she was aof a kind of personShe has that reserved secretive side that made think of amature, aloof Kelly See Hockey is my BoyfriendI mean for one, she had a lovesick puppy following her around and Josie was a real carpe diem type of lady with style and spunk.The insta lust didn t really work for me I know I ve read a bunch of those types of books and kinda just dealt with it, but I wasn t expecting sexy time a third of the way into this book I neededof the connection and the humor to loosen me up The hockey talk was great and all, since I love the visuals that come to mind with Melanie Ting s writing, but when there s a non sports person involved, I just needed some REAL CONNECTION to bring them together, you know I mean, if they talked about accidents they had gotten into and laughed about it I would have been Great You forgot about getting into each other s pants for one minute and laughed about that one time you got hit and you said Oh look a toothOtherwise, I know I m headed into ONE NIGHT STAND TURNS TO MULTIPLE TRIPS TO THE BEDROOM TURNS TO THAT PERSON WHO SAYS THE L WORD TURNS TO CONFLICT TURNS TO MAKEUP SEX territoryI just couldn t get into this book as easily as the others The beginning was a shot ofinsta , the middle was getting a little better, and towards the end began the fit of rage quits I m going to let the gifs do the talking for me The reason behind the rage quits People can be dicks I have seen this first hand But when people are MASSIVE, NEEDS TO BE CASTRATED DICKS is what makes my blood boil 1 The coach 2 The captainThe sabotage and lack of regard to other people s LIVES just got to me WHO DOES THAT3 The tie for third place in 90% ASSHOLERY and 10% NICE goes to the MacMillan siblings and Eric s dad The ending was ok, but seemed a little rushed and justice wasn t exactly served to balance out all the anger I feel the characters felt Maybe they re just too zen to care or something At least it was happy ending, rightA solid FOUR and wantingKeep up the awesome hockey romance writing, Melanie Ting


  4. Diane Lynch Diane Lynch says:

    The Tao of Hockey by Melanie Ting The Tao of Hockey by Melanie Ting is a contemporary hockey romance that takes place in Vancouver Canada and is suitable for a new adult and adult audience Eric Fairburn had a promising career ahead of him after being selected in the first round of the NHL draft His dreams are shattered after a car accident The book takes place five years later from Eric s point of view Eric is given an opportunity to try out for the worst team in the AHL, the Vancouver Vi The Tao of Hockey by Melanie Ting The Tao of Hockey by Melanie Ting is a contemporary hockey romance that takes place in Vancouver Canada and is suitable for a new adult and adult audience Eric Fairburn had a promising career ahead of him after being selected in the first round of the NHL draft His dreams are shattered after a car accident The book takes place five years later from Eric s point of view Eric is given an opportunity to try out for the worst team in the AHL, the Vancouver Vice In order to make his dreams a reality he needs to clean up his act and convince the coach that seems not to like him to select him for the team Melanie Ting scores with the Tao of Hockey As in all her books, it is obvious, she knows her stuff when it comes to hockey I loved all the philosophical aspect of this story There are many interesting conversations between the players and fascinating viewpoints about the sport I also loved that Eric is so into clean eating, yoga, and a healthy lifestyle In the last year, my twelve year old son has been big on only eating things that are good for him to help him improve as a hockey player The results have been noticeable, so I appreciated Eric s eating choices Eric is a refreshing hero He has made mistakes and doing everything in his power to become a better hockey player to achieve his goal I adored Eric s relationship with, Josie She is an extraordinary individual who is perfect for him and vice versa I love that she is a challenge and calls him out on stuff The Tao of Hockey is a great onset to the Vancouver Vice Series I will definitely want to continue this series This is the perfect book for people that enjoy contemporary sports romances Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review


  5. Carla Simoes Carla Simoes says:

    this is not my usual read, but i have to say i really like itthan i was thinking this one makes me remember about the teen weekends movies, but with a major difference, it is the guy that tell the story Eric is a hockey player that had bad stuff going on, he has been in a car accident, because he has driving drunk, and all his brilliant career was turn apart Now his last chance of playing professional is the vince team, but first he has to make the tryouts During his training seasion h this is not my usual read, but i have to say i really like itthan i was thinking this one makes me remember about the teen weekends movies, but with a major difference, it is the guy that tell the story Eric is a hockey player that had bad stuff going on, he has been in a car accident, because he has driving drunk, and all his brilliant career was turn apart Now his last chance of playing professional is the vince team, but first he has to make the tryouts During his training seasion he meets Josie, a girl in a pub that turn in down, and here begin the love story of these two the story is sweet, i love josie and eric together and i love them separated, i have to say that the end of the book was the better part for me so the sport game type is not my usual read, but this one is well written and it was a light read for a complicated time of work


  6. Jamie Jamie says:

    I almost didn t finish it A dozen chapters in, I didn t are a need forstory Chapter 21 made me want to stop Eric was annoying Josie was okay but I couldn t connect with her.


  7. Elle Rush Elle Rush says:

    4.5 stars I loved this It s one of a handful of romances I ve found which was told by the male POV, and this slice of Eric s life was a wild ride Imagine having your future lined up in front of you at the end of a road paved with gold, and losing it all before you take your first step on it Eric s road to redemption is a long with, with a few missteps or should I say mis skates It is a hockey romance, after all but you ll cheer like I did when he crosses the finish line with the love o 4.5 stars I loved this It s one of a handful of romances I ve found which was told by the male POV, and this slice of Eric s life was a wild ride Imagine having your future lined up in front of you at the end of a road paved with gold, and losing it all before you take your first step on it Eric s road to redemption is a long with, with a few missteps or should I say mis skates It is a hockey romance, after all but you ll cheer like I did when he crosses the finish line with the love of his life I can t wait for the next book in this series


  8. CeCe CeCe says:

    Not for me I was unable to connect with the heroine Not sure why the hero wanted her so desperately I did not get it You may love it.


  9. Lara Lara says:

    I just couldn t get into this one Lots of little and some big things adding up to kill this one for me.Eric He was a hard one to get a handle on I get that he s still young and figuring out a lot in life, and that s part of what I liked His perseverance was good, as was his growth That perseverance when it came to Josie, however, was bordering on uncomfortable for me His character seemed a grab bag of traits, though super obsessive, but very Zen, etc Was a hard one to relate to someti I just couldn t get into this one Lots of little and some big things adding up to kill this one for me.Eric He was a hard one to get a handle on I get that he s still young and figuring out a lot in life, and that s part of what I liked His perseverance was good, as was his growth That perseverance when it came to Josie, however, was bordering on uncomfortable for me His character seemed a grab bag of traits, though super obsessive, but very Zen, etc Was a hard one to relate to sometimes.Josie Just didn t like her Cool and aloof Very, very cool and aloof Even when they re going out, it feels like all the emotion is on Eric s side and Josie just feels flat It s hard to see why he s so obsessed with her She s like a Manic Pixie Dream Girl or whatever the cool and aloof equivalent is , only there to push the main character into life changes We do eventually get her back story, but it s pretty late in the book and by then, it s too little, too late to care She d have been muchrelatable if this was an alternating POV instead of just Eric s view And actually, understanding Josie would have made Ericrelatable too.The Vice coach Personal prejudices much I d think that if a team is allowing personal bias to affect hiring that much, then it would be a winning team If a team is as described the worst in the league, wouldn t they be too desperate for the talent to be putting up with that nonsense The Vice captain WTF Really, I have no words.In short, 2 stars it was OK Did finish it, didn t lose brain cells, and didn t hate it, plus it was free Not one I d reread, though, and have no desire to read the rest of the series


  10. Lance Lance says:

    Eric Fairburn has been given a second chance for a professional hockey career in North America Five years earlier he was involved in a drunk driving accident and after playing in Switzerland as well making himself stronger physically,mentally and emotionally he is ready for his tryout with the Vancouver Vice of the American Hockey League During this training, he meets a mysterious beautiful woman who will change him in other ways as well.That is the premise of this excellent hockey romance by Eric Fairburn has been given a second chance for a professional hockey career in North America Five years earlier he was involved in a drunk driving accident and after playing in Switzerland as well making himself stronger physically,mentally and emotionally he is ready for his tryout with the Vancouver Vice of the American Hockey League During this training, he meets a mysterious beautiful woman who will change him in other ways as well.That is the premise of this excellent hockey romance by Melanie Ting Not only does she portray Eric as a man whom everyone wants to succeed, but she also shows her knowledge of the sport of hockey and the training involved to make a team The scenes with Eric and his trainer Tony are great as well as the sequences during training camp.The woman to whom Eric opens up, Josie, is a littlemysterious but also a well developed character as well She has had her own issues and is now a successful stuntwoman on movie sets Together she and Eric make an interesting pair that the reader can t help but cheer for both of them.The story is written from Eric s point of view, something that impressed me with Ting s writing I have felt that it is difficult to write a story from the point of view from a character the opposite gender of the author To do so effectively the author has to have done his or her homework to know the thoughts and feelings of the other gender, something not easy to do That, along with nearly everything else about this story, makes it a must read for those who enjoy sports romances.I wish to thank Ms Ting for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review


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The Tao of Hockey❄ The Tao of Hockey kindle Epub ❦ Author Melanie Ting – Thomashillier.co.uk After being selected in the first round of the NHL draft, Eric Fairburn was in a car accident that destroyed his career Now, five years later, he s getting one last chance If he can make the Vancouver After being selected in the first round of the NHL draft, Eric Fairburn was in a car accident that destroyed his career Now, five years later, he s getting one last chance If he can make the Vancouver Vice of the AHL, it could be the first step to making his hockey dreams come true There are only two things standing in his way the coach from hell and his own self destructive ways The one talent he hasn t lost is his way with women So he s surprised to be The Tao PDF/EPUB ² turned down by a mysterious woman he meets in a bar Eric finds himself pursuing her when he should be focusing on hockey Yet he s drawn to her confidence and independence, believing that might be the key to fixing his own on ice issues This book contains adult situations and language and is suitable for readers agedand up The Tao of Hockey is the first book in a new series about a fictional hockey team called the Vancouver Vice Each story is complete, and can be read in any order.


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