7 Sports Romance Novels That Will Win You Over
Sports Romance Novels
One of the biggest parts of culture all around the world is sports. The popular games themselves might vary by country and continent, but popularity doesn't. Sports have always been a large part of pop culture, including romance novels!
For this article, we've rounded up seven sports romance novels that you're sure to enjoy. You don't even have to be a fan of sports to enjoy romance novels about sports because sports are simply a different backdrop for the book. However, think people that are fans will really appreciate the books in this article, which include baseball players, football players, surfers, ice skaters, hockey players, and basketball players!
Read through this article about sports romance novels to find your next favorite read!
1. Pairing Off by Elizabeth Harmon
After Carrie Parker's dreams of going to the Winter Games end thanks to her skating partner's philandering ways, she gets blacklisted from skating in the U.S. She receives an invitation to partner with the infuriating champion, Anton Belikov, a man she shared a night with years ago. A publicity stunt grows into much more as they train for the competition of a lifetime.
2. Love in Play by Zuri Day
Dominique Clark is a beautiful, full-figured woman with successful magazine career. She finally has the control over her life she's long desired, so the last thing she needs is any drama. Her attraction to Jake McDonald, her son's football coach, leads to hot night together, one they agree to repeat. Outside of the bedroom, Jake annoys her, but try to tell that to her heart.
3. The Player Next Door by Kathy Lyons
Tori William moves into a new home in need of serious renovations. She ends up falling from her roof and right into the arms of her neighbor, the NBA star, Mike Giamaria. Tori is a woman determined to live her life on her terms, even if no one thinks she's capable. She ends up having a little summer fling with Mike, but Mike can't get his mind off Tori, much to the detriment of his game. Will Tori be able to convince the perpetual bachelor to give it a shot?
4. Deke by Eden Finley
Pro hockey player, Ollie Strömberg, has an unstable career. Both is family and ex-boyfriend think he'll never be happy if he doesn't come out. While in a public restroom, he comes out to adorable nerdy guy. It turns out the nerdy guy is football reporter Lennon, who has just gotten reassigned to hockey and knows Ollie's secret. In Lennon's defense, he didn't recognize him.
5. Intercepted by Alexa Martin
After discovering her football player boyfriend is an actual player, Marlee Harper vows she's never going to date another athlete. Unfortunately, her ex, quarterback Gavin Pope, comes back into the picture with Marlee on his mind. The football team's wives aren't exactly happy to have Marlee back in the picture and make her public enemy number one. For Gavin and Marlee to have a real shot, they'll have to dodge some opponents along the way.
6. Sparks Like Ours by Melissa Brayden
Gia Malone's goal is to be the best surfer in the world, but one thing stands in her way: Elle Britton. Too bad Elle is both a fan favorite and number one in rank. But when Gia looks a little closer, she starts to notice her sense of humor and just how gorgeous she is. What she doesn't know is that Elle is exhausted from all the tournaments, media requests, and fan meet-ups. Sadly, she has to put off her peace and quiet because Gia closing in on her rank. It turns out the two women actually have chemistry on and off the beach. Still, there can just be one winner.
7. The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise
Shy Zoe Clarke has pretty much been infatuated with Dylan Reed since the first time she saw him. On the university football team, Dylan is projected to go on to play in the NFL. The first few times they interact, it doesn't go all that well. Zoe accidentally propositions him, runs away from him, attacks him with a cooking utensil, you name it - it isn't pretty. Once they begin seeing each other everyday, Dylan tell Zoe she's fascinating and that he thinks they'll be best friends. Which feels like the kiss of death, at least until it seems like Dylan begins reciprocating her feelings.
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