Coast to Coast (Vancouver Vice Hockey, #5)

Coast to Coast (Vancouver Vice Hockey, #5)

by Melanie Ting

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BN ID: 2940155682554
Publisher: Melanie Ting
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Series: Vancouver Vice Hockey , #5
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 185,233
File size: 2 MB

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Coast to Coast (Vancouver Vice Hockey, #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KateWillow 12 months ago
Melanie Ting can always be counted on for laughs, sexy romance, and unusual heroes that you end up falling in love with. This book starts out hilarious right from chapter one. I was hooked and didn't want to stop reading but forced myself to because I want it to last. I also want to add that New Adult is not my genre of choice, but I always make an exception for Melanie Ting's books. Edited to add: I finished the book at 4:19 a.m. this morning all choked up and drunk with happy triumph and an eagerness to read the next in the series. There was also a part in the middle that tugged my heartstrings so hard. You'll know it when you get to it. I loved this book. I visited Sweden about about 25 years ago, but only for a couple of hours. My only memory of it is being shat upon by a bunch of pigeons, en masse. Reading Coast to Coast was much better!! LOL Seriously, I feel like I truly visited the country and have a much better feel for the people and the culture there. Kudos to Melanie Ting for that. The characterization is excellent. Gabe and Lily are deeply faceted and authentic. They're the type of fictional characters I would love to have dinner with and be friends with. The secondary characters--namely Jesper, Gabe's aunt, and Seb--were just as strong. This book is a perfect entry point into the series. There are few little Easter Eggs for those of us familiar with the Vancouver Vice series, and that's fun, but otherwise, it's a total standalone.
Chelsy33 More than 1 year ago
Coast to Coast is Vancouver Vice book 5 - it can be read as a standalone novel, but I highly recommend reading the series. Coast to Coast features Lily, who had a brief mention in An Irresistible Force (Vancouver Vice book 2) as she goes to Sweden for an exchange program in school. In Sweden, she meets Gabe, who is a goalie on his University team. At first, I didn't like Gabe's blunt personality and it seemed like the cultural barrier would be too much for the couple to overcome, but Gabe eventually began to let down his guard and the two were a very sweet couple! Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. There were so many cute and touching moments throughout the book. The characters were lovable. I truly appreciated how much time and research that Melanie put into learning about Swedish culture and that effort show in the quality of the novel. I highly recommend this book. I hope that other readers will love the Vancouver Vice family as much as I do! *I received a free Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest thoughts/opinions of the author's book.*
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Melanie Ting does an excellent job depicting cultural difference in COAST TO COAST. Lily Larson is a Canadian studying abroad in Sweden. Even though her father is from is from Sweden, and she has family living there, there are diversities that she is not accustomed to. Especially when it comes to the brooding goalie, Gabriel Olsson. However, Gabriel has some personal issues that also complicate matters. Lily is a likable character. Her father is a famous hockey player. She looks forward to being anonymous in Sweden where people do not know who her father is. Understandably, she is tiered of people befriending her to get to him. She is the kind of person you would want to be friends with because she is personable, sweet, and outgoing. Gabriel is hard to get to know. He is sort of Lily’s opposite. He keeps to himself. He has family issues that caused him to give up being in a prominent hockey league, playing college hockey instead. He is a selfless and has had difficult issues to face. Gabriel is an interesting character. At first, I didn’t know what to make of him, but the more I learned about him and understood him, the more I liked him. I enjoyed the cultural aspect of the story. My parents were both born in Europe, so I could relate to some of the situations. I think this story is a good reminder that people act differently for various reasons. You shouldn’t assume to know what someone else is thinking or going through. I enjoyed the plot. There were interesting obstacles and challenges. I like how the story ended. COAST TO COAST is a wonderful addition to the Vancouver Vice series. It could be read as stand-alone, but previous characters do make an appearance in this story. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** Coast to Coast is the fifth book in the Vancouver Vice hockey series and while it can be read as a standalone, the series is so good, you should read them all! Lily Larson wants to get away for a bit and just be herself, so in order to do that, she heads to Sweden on an exchange program. She's doing her best to get acclimated and to get around, but she seems to be getting lost more than anything. When she encounters Gabriel Olsson he helps her out and it seems that she brings out a different side of Gabe than most are used to seeing. Gabe has had to sacrifice a lot in order to help out his family. He's not the carefree guy that a college student should be and while he plays goalie for the club team, he used to have aspirations of playing at a professional level before life got in the way. The two spend quite a bit of time together and Gabe finds himself falling for the pretty blonde from Vancouver, but in his mind it's clear there is an expiration date on their relationship since she is heading back home. When he breaks things off just before she leaves, he handles it very poorly and it causes Lilly to head back home planning not to speak to the man she could have seen a future with. Will they eventually be able to deal with the distance and find a way to be together or will their romance be over before it really begins? It took me some time to like Gabe. I found him to be somewhat cold in the beginning, but once I got to know more of his backstory and Lilly started to bring out a different side to him, I found myself falling for him. Lilly was strong, independent and caring, which I loved. The two of them fit together so well and it was wonderful to watch their relationship develop. I give Melanie a lot of credit for doing a tremendous amount of research in order to get everything culturally right with the Swedish language, as well as the culture. It really brought a realness to the book. I would highly recommend picking up a copy of this book!