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.