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Gold Hockey, Book 1
Series: Gold Hockey, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, New Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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This is her shot. 

Brit has the chance to make history by being the first female goalie to play for an NHL team, the San Francisco Gold. So, when she is introduced to Stefan, the Gold's captain, she is determinedly not interested. 

Stefan is sexy, charming, and has a publicly documented list of conquests a mile long. But Brit is unwilling to risk mixing business with pleasure, even when that business is wrapped up in a six-foot-plus, gorgeously muscled package. When management pushes Brit and Stefan together in an effort to gain good press for the beleaguered team, Brit finds that her carefully calculated disinterest doesn’t mask her body's desires. The more she falls for Stefan, the more she risks her career. 

Will she be able to have it all - a starting position and the heart of the captain? Or will she lose everything?

©2015, 2018 Elise Faber (P)2019 Elise Faber

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Blocked deserves a perfect 10.

Blocked deserves a perfect 10. Faber breaks down barriers with a great story. Brit is more than window dressing. She's all heart. Behind her tough exterior, beats the heart of a battered soul. Her demons run deep, but so does her determination. Despite life's hard knocks she finds the courage to follow her dreams and maybe, just maybe open her heart to more than the game she's dedicated her life to. Through Blocked isn't the average romance read, it definitely leaves it's mark on the heart. Faber, Salinas, Laurel and Co. make it easy to cheer for the underdog.


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Great Sports Romance!

I really enjoyed Blocked! I’m a huge hockey fan, and I loved the fact the Brit was making it in a male dominated sport! How many women out there are a goalie for the NHL? I’m going to say-zero!

Brit has what it takes to make it in the NHL. She has strong determination and definitely isn’t a pushover. She’s probably stronger than some men I know 😂. She stands up for herself, and doesn’t let the guys take it easy on her because she is female. But, she’s has some bad experiences from a previous team she played for. To top that off, higher ups from her current team, brought there under false pretenses. They want her to date the captain of the San Francisco Gold, Stefan. Trust me when I say, it’s not a hardship. Dating him would be like winning the Stanley Cup 😂. But, nothing ends well when you mix business with pleasure. What happens when her heart isn’t safe either?

Lacy and Gregory did a fantastic job bring Brit and Stefan’s characters to life!

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Fun Hockey Romance

I love hockey romance. It was so refreshing to see a female hockey player and her struggles as being the newbie, and only female, on a team. I really liked how the sports aspects were seamlessly intertwined in the romance.

Brit is strong and doesn’t let obstacles get her way. Her and Stefan connected right away and had great chemistry.

The narration by Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas was fantastic. They complimented each other and brought the story and characters to life.

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Good Story!

This was my first Elise Faber's book, and this is the first book in the Gold Hockey Series, a sports romance. Brit and Stefan's story is well written, original, and emotional. Brit is strong and determined. Stefan is handsome and really good man. They share an instant attraction, and they are great together. The secondary characters are great. Lacy Laurel, Gregory Salinas did a great job with the narration. I love their voices together. #AudiobookObsession

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Goalie Steals Captain's Heart!

Blocked (Gold Hockey, Book 1) is a sports romance with a leading-edge unexampled mastery. I revel in how smoothly continuous of sports aspects that were creatively intertwined into the romance suspense aspects of the story. Sporty aspects involved playing on the ice hockey, locker room antics, and media blitz that were crossed with betrayal, suspense and romance. Supporting character's whether you loved them or hated them they are a pyramid that brought out the sports camaraderie. One of the best aspects is the deep profound love of the game that is shown and a strong leading female with a equally strong male equal. This ended with epilogue that had throw for a loop. Looking forward to listening to the next audio in this sports romance series.

Narators Lacy Laurel, Gregory Salinas are finely tuned narrators. Their inflection flowed through smoothly throughout at the right pace. Lacy articulates her words in a way that exhuberates her abilities. Gregory put all his emotions into the part. Together, the story and characters were brought into existence.

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  • JuttaS
  • 11-01-19

Love the take on ice hockey & fab narration

Ooooo I love the way that Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas brought these characters to life is fantastic. They pulled me into the story and didn't let me go.

I love the set up of this book, the woman in a man's world and all she has to cope with and go through. It's a new angle on ice hockey for me and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed watching the characters and how they coped with everything going on around them and how their relationships built and what happened after. I love the way that Brit doesn't take any crap from anyone yet she has a vulnerable side too. I just really enjoyed the story and would highly recommend it.

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  • Maria Fernanda G. Lechuga
  • 10-26-19

Good

The narration of the book was really great, it really does enhance the story and makesit better. While I have listen to Lacy Laurel before, and I love her performance a lot, it was myfirst time listening to Gregory Salinas, he has a great voice and his performance was great.

The storyline of the book was good and kept my attention throughout the book, it has some frustrating parts but it's all part ofc what makes this book good.

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  • miss natalie hollern
  • 10-23-19

not for me

poor quality recording. I wish I could send it back. I feel like I wasted a credit.

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  • XxTainaxX
  • 10-23-19

A Fan of Stefan ;)

Audiobook review. 3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love hockey romances and was excited to listen to this story. I liked how mature Stefan was. He comported himself like the leader that he is and was responsible, honest, and kind. Brit was faced with a tough choice and I don’t blame her for her missteps. Both had a natural and easy connection. The secondary characters generated interest and were used effectively.

The plot was centered on the external conflict and I would’ve liked for some more time to be spent on developing the relationship. The pace was good until the climax and then went faster from there. Finally, the resolution/grand gesture... I don’t know if this will make sense to anyone but me but here it is: In my mind I understood that I should feel like the gesture was enough and grand. However, it felt a bit anticlimactic. I didn’t feel the typical satisfaction I’m used to when things are set to rights. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad story, I just feel like there were some missed opportunities.

The narrators, Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas, did a great job with their roles. Their performance, to include tone, pitch, pace, and inflections, was solid.

Complementary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

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  • shedevilreads
  • 10-22-19

Sports Romance

Blocked by Elise Faber is a sports romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas.

This is the first book of Elise’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. You can’t help but fall in love with Brit and Stefan. I cannot wait to read more books from this series.

Lacy and Gregory did an amazing job on the narration. They are a great duo. I cannot wait to find more projects that they have worked on.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-21-19

Blocked

Two people pushed together in some very hard situations and yet they are able to find their way through with a happy ever after. I loved this book and the preview of Backhand had us begging for more.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-21-19

Girl Power!!!

I was never interested in hockey until my Godson started to play. Now with an understanding of the game and some minor league games under my belt, I can truly appreciate a good hockey romance!! Elise Faber has crafted this first book in her Gold Hockey series to grab and keep you listening! Brit is new to the team, and as a female goalie has to prove herself. With grit and stamina, she is on her way to acceptance. Then management steps in and blackmails her into seducing the captain to get additional press for the team.Stefan is good looking, focused and guarded, but there is something about Brit that intrigues him. Will this couple get together? And at what cost? I really enjoyed this story. Not only does it give women a leg up in a men's sport, but it shows acceptance and teamwork. Stefan is an amazing character. Though reserved, he has good values, has his priorities in order and proves to be a good man. Brit is spunky, and courageous to take on her dream. I loved the couple, the supporting characters both good and evil and can't wait to hear Mike's story next!

Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas bring this story to life. I can hear Laurel's passion not only for the couple, but for the sport too! She finds Brit's strength and vulnerability, letting us feel all her emotions from her decisions. Salinas has a smooth voice and he is the perfect Stefan. He is strong, yet soft as we can hear the difference from the locker room to his mother's house. Together they create a fantastic story.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 10-18-19

Great book!!

I am a rabid hockey fan, so this story appealed to me on every level.

Stefan and Brit have chemistry, but they play on the same team. Stefan doesn’t know that the team leadership has blackmailed her into seducing him into a relationship.

There are many things going on in this story and it is very well written. Elise Faber does very well with the characters and the complexity of the story.

Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas do a wonderful job with the narration!!!

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 10-17-19

Impressive

Brit is an amazing goalie for a hockey team. She gets targeted for a hazing that turns violent. When she finally gets the courage to report the incident, it's handled by kicking her off the team. She finds herself on a better team, but the incident follows her. She's blackmailed into doing something that doesn't make her comfortable at all. I really enjoyed this story very much. It was inspiring. I'm not sure I could call myself a hockey fan. I'm enamored with reading about it. In both fiction and non-fiction. I just don't think I could actually watch a game. But I digress. It's hard not to get pulled into this story and want the best for all the good guys. Even if it can be a bit cheesy and predictable at times. Brit is this amazingly fierce woman She doesn't seem to realize it about herself, but it's true. She survived something that no woman should ever have to go through and kept going. She didn't let it hold her back. Yes, she lived with fear, but she faced those fears every day. Steffan was a pretty amazing person as well. He may be rough around the edges, but he means well. I'd of loved to see more of Brit's brother and Steffan's mom. They were both pretty amazing as well. The narrators were fantastic. I have listened to other books by Lacy Laurel, but I'm not sure if I've heard anything narrated by Gregory Salinas. Either way, both narrators were amazing. I can honestly say Lacy has become one of my favorite narrators. She just has this quirky tone that I adore. As for Gregory, I love his voice. I can't describe it without sounding like I'm insulting it. But it's just... alluring. If I were to have judged a book by it's cover, I wouldn't have picked this book up. Don't get me wrong. The cover is absolutely amazing. It just doesn't seem like it would be my type of book. Either way, I was curious so I read it. And trust me when I say, I'm glad I did. There were parts that I found very cheesy. There are some overplayed troupes in here as well. The book is still great. And honestly, troupes are a thing for a reason. They work.

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  • Gillek2
  • 10-14-19

Brit and Stefan!

Brit is the first female to play in the NHL however she has learnt that forging the way is not without its challenges. She now finds herself in precarious position when she has to agree to do something that no other player would have been asked to do as saying no would not only bring the past she doesn’t want disclosed public but would place her career and the careers of others in jeopardy.

Stefan is the captain of the San Francisco Gold and he is determined to ensure the team is a success on and off the ice. His reputation as a playboy is all talk and little action as his only concerns are hockey and his family.

From their first meeting they have an immediate chemistry and connection however their new relationship is complicated by the pasts that still affect their present. Secrets have a way of coming out at the worst possible time and when they do will their relationship survive?

Full of emotion and drama I liked the growth of both characters as they learn to heal from their pasts so that they can face a future together. I received a complimentary copy and thought the narrators did a great job of bringing all the different facets of the story to life. 🎧AudiobookObsession