Listen free for 30 days

Blocked

Gold Hockey, Book 1
Series: Gold Hockey, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

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

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a great listen

a fab story and a great listen!! hooked me in and am gutted real life got in my way!!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good story, a little too much happening

I really liked this story as the beginning of the series. The characters are great and I love that Brit is a female who is breaking the glass ceiling by being the first female goalie in the NHL. How very cool.

Stefan is the captain of the team and he's also a strong character for the reader to like- he's loyal, honorable and just a good guy all around. This is not only seen in how he treats Brit but also how he treats his mom *swoon*. I love when a man treats his mother well. Both he and Brit are hiding things in their past and their current situation. Brit also has the added issue of having to "prove" her role on the team both the to the teammates and the upper echelon of managers. It's not a new type of story but so well done that it is enjoyable.

As with all first in the series, there was just so much going on and so many people. The names started to get a little confusing to me. I think that if I was reading, it would be a little more easy to reconcile who was who. But overall, I'm looking forward to the others in the series and in fact, am already listening to Mike's story and liking that one a lot too!

The narrators are really strong. I have to say that I initially wasn't a fan of Lacy Laurel from another book and after listening to a few of her books, she has not only grown on me but I really like her style. I think Gregory Salinas does a really nice job differentiating between the multiple characters including female characters and really, both do a great job bringing the story to life.

AudiobookObsession, AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

interesting listen

I mostly enjoyed this book. I love Lacy Laurel and Gregory Salinas. They make an awesome team. They brought life to the story of Brit and Stefan. The writing was done well. The story was good.


🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very enjoyable

This book has a great storyline. I love a leading lady with a strong personality. Fantastic dynamic between the characters. Excellent narration.
#audiobookobsessionreviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

🎧 Audiobook Obsession 🎧

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

not for me

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

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Isha Coleman
  • Isha Coleman
  • 16-10-19

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.


1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle
  • Michelle
  • 18-02-20

Whiplash!

The story has so many quick changes, that you will have to have your finger on the rewind button. because you will be sure that you missed part of the story. If you are needing to waste time listen

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christi Love4Books.me
  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 17-02-20

Score One for the Gold

Title: Blocked
Author: Elise Faber
Format: Audio
Narrators: Lacey Laurel and Gregory Salinas
Genre: Romance - Sports (Hockey)
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 1 of the Gold Hockey series
POV: Brit and Stefan
Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy at times
5/5

Blocked is the first book in the Gold Hockey series. I read book two a while ago and, while I didn't need to have read Blocked first it's nice to read Brit and Stefan's book. The more I read of Elise Faber the more I like her work. I also really like hockey romance. I loved both Brit and Stefan and look forward to seeing more of their HEA when I read the more of this series. Sweet, funny, smart and emotional, Brit deals with being the first female in the NHL, corrupted management and press. Falling for Stefan, her team captain, isn't something she set out to do but management has other plans for them. I liked how Elise Faber dealt with trauma and hard emotions. Stefan and Brit are both strong and soft and are so great with each other.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Natalie Haigler
  • Natalie Haigler
  • 23-01-20

Cute but Surprising Twist

Cute love story between a all out Hockey Girl and Team Captain! They meet, fall, she protects him and other teammates, while he fixes her broken head! Has a very cute and surprising twist! Narration was spot on with each parts and kept it feeling right!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Linda
  • Linda
  • 14-01-20

Great hockey romance story

This was my first book by Elise Faber and my first sports romance.

I loved the chemistry between Brit and Stefan. Hockey is one of my favorite sports and this storyline with Brit being the first NHL goalie and her struggles is great. There were twist and turns and hot sex which always makes for an awesome read.

I look forward to reading/listening to the rest of the series.

Lacy and Gregory's performance was great. I love when there are both male and female narrators.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for bluepits73
  • bluepits73
  • 12-01-20

Minor League Hockey Romance

I love stories like this one, where we have a strong female character overcoming the struggles of being in a male dominated industry or sport. Brit is an up and coming female hockey player that has been given a chance to play on a minor league hockey team. Of course, there is a great blend of romance in this story, and I loved how our main characters come together even though it was seemingly in a semi coerced manner. Both Stefan and Brit are strong characters and are a well matched pair.

Both of our narrators play their respective character points of view well. They were both able to capture the strong nature of both Stefan and Brit and I thoroughly enjoyed their performance!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennifer K.
  • Jennifer K.
  • 05-01-20

Blocked

Britt is the first female goalie for the NHL. Stefan is the team captain. The chemistry they fight is off the charts. When they give in it is explosive.

🎧 audio obsession

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amanda S
  • Amanda S
  • 30-12-19

excellent sports romance

enjoyed this story a lot, the main characters and the dynamic between them was excellently created! excellent narrators!
#audiobookobsessionreviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-12-19

Hockey Romance

I'm glad I found Elise Faber. I've really enjoyed her audiobooks. Her stories are well written with great storylines. This was a different hockey storyline for me since the heroine, Brit, is a female hockey player. You don't see that often in romance books. Stefan was a man to fall for even when it's the last thing one wants. They both pulled at my heart. I really enjoyed the characters and look forward to more in this series.

Gregory Salinas and Lacy Laurel are both excellent narrators. Their performances were well done. The book ran smoothly through my head.

#AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for brenda l. moreno
  • brenda l. moreno
  • 25-12-19

Love hockey romance!!

Love hockey romance!! Especially when a female is set on being part of the team. I feel it was inspirational and romantic. Enough said I can honestly recommend.