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Best Sports Romance Books

Romance books that have a central theme of some aspect of the sports world. Usually main characters in this sub-genre are athletes, coaches, owners, agents, etc.

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The Deal
Elle Kennedy - 2015-02-24
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A confident Hannah believes she has it all together, except when it comes to sex and seduction. To get her crush's attention, she's willing to step out of her comfort zone and tutor the arrogant captain of the hockey team for a pretend date. As their relationship progresses, they both realize that "pretend" isn't going to cut it. Will Hannah take the risk and go for what she truly wants?
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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
Mariana Zapata - 2016-02-28
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This touching romance novel features Vanessa Mazur, a former assistant to a top football player, who is determined to move on with her life. But when her former employer, Aiden Graves, shows up unexpectedly, Vanessa is shocked to learn he wants her back. A story of love, growth, and second chances, this book explores the complexities of relationships and the power of forgiveness.
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Mariana Zapata - 2015-03-20
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A former soccer fan girl finds herself repulsed when she meets the man she adored as a child, now her coach. Sal Casillas quickly realizes the international soccer star is not the man she thought he was. Reiner Kulti is a shell of his former self, but something about him stirs in Sal an unanticipated attraction.
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Long Shot
Kennedy Ryan - 2018-03-20
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This book explores the world of the NBA and the forbidden love that blossoms between two characters. The protagonist's fairy tale takes a dark turn when the prince she loved turns out to be a fraud. Enter August West, one of the brightest stars in the NBA, who becomes entangled in her life. Understanding her past may be the key to embracing her future. *Sensitive content warning.
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Consider Me
Becka Mack - 2023-11-21 (first published in 2022)
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Experience the sizzling hockey romance that has captured the hearts of readers worldwide. In the first installment of the Playing for Keeps series, Carter Beckett, the NHL's ultimate player, goes on a mission to win over the woman of his dreams. But Olivia Parker isn't interested in dating a professional athlete, no matter how irresistible he may be. As Carter turns on the charm, sparks fly and a battle of wills begins. Will Carter's efforts be enough to make Olivia consider him? Find out in this captivating tale of love, passion, and determination.
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From Lukov with Love
Mariana Zapata - 2018-02-01
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This captivating book follows figure skater Jasmine Santos, who is coming to terms with the end of her skating career. However, when an unexpected opportunity arises from someone she never thought she would work with - Ivan Lukov - Jasmine is forced to reevaluate her life choices. Full of drama and romance, "From Lukov with Love" is a heartfelt and engaging read.
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The Hot Shot
Kristen Callihan - 2017-04-18
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This romance novel follows the story of two friends turned roommates turned lovers. The protagonist, a charming sportsman, and Chess Copper, a prickly photographer, must navigate their growing feelings for each other while struggling with their own emotional baggage. Can their relationship survive as they discover new sides of each other, or will their differences drive them apart?
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The Baller
Vi Keeland - 2016-01-17
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A professional sportscaster meets the famed quarterback, Brody Easton, in the men's locker room. He quickly adopts a new hobby-screwing with her- but when she pushes back, he shifts to wanting to screw her. The Baller is a full-length standalone novel filled with strong language and sexual content that shows the story between once upon a time and happily ever after.
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The Score
Elle Kennedy - 2016-01-11
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A college graduate in crisis mode and nursing a broken heart finds temporary solace in gorgeous hockey player, Dean. Though Dean's known for his charm and one-night stands, he's yet to meet someone quite like Allie, who doesn't fall easily for his flashy moves. As their relationship progresses, Dean realizes that maybe it's time to focus on love instead of just scoring on and off the ice.
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Everything for You
Chloe Liese - 2022-05-10
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Get ready for a steamy enemies-to-lovers sports romance that will tug at your heartstrings. Everything for You follows the tumultuous relationship between Gavin and Oliver, two teammates who find themselves at odds both on and off the field. With an ultimatum from their Coach looming, these two must put their differences aside and work together as co-captains. But as they get to know each other better, an explosive attraction ensues, and they quickly discover they have more in common than they thought. This slow-burn romance is the perfect combination of grumpy and sunshine, and will keep you hooked until the very end.
The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan
Enemies by Tijan
Pucked by Helena Hunting
Him by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
The Perfect Catch by Meghan Quinn
Blindsided by Amy Daws
The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan
Empire of Desire by Rina Kent
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
Blind Side by Kandi Steiner
See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
The Player by Claire Contreras
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen
Midnight Ruin by Katee Robert
What Happens at the Lake by Vi Keeland
How to Date a Douchebag by Sara Ney
The Mistake by Elle Kennedy
Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid
Redeemed by Lauren Asher
Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
Catching Caden by Samantha Christy
Teardrop Shot by Tijan
Replay by Amy Daws
I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez
The Learning Hours by Sara Ney
Real by Katy Evans
Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn
Changing the Game by Jaci Burton
Hard to Love by K. Bromberg
This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico
Ride by Harper Dallas
Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Bombshell Effect by Karla Sorensen
Moonshot by Alessandra Torre
It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Other Game by J. Sterling, Bruna Martinelli
The Hooker and the Hermit by Penny Reid, L.H. Cosway
Outmatched by Kristen Callihan
All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O'Roark
Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey
Say You Swear by Meagan Brandy
Reckless by Elsie Silver
Endurance by Amy Daws
Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant
Forever Pucked by Helena Hunting
Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken
Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton
The Endgame by Riley Hart
Those Three Little Words by Meghan Quinn
Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg
The Change Up by Meghan Quinn
Jock Row by Sara Ney
Offside by Avery Keelan
Catch and Cradle by Katia Rose
Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
Pucked Over by Helena Hunting
Pucked Up by Helena Hunting
Behind the Net by Stephanie Archer
Winter Solstice in the Crystal Castle by Jennifer Ivy Walker
Intercepted by Alexa Martin
The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen
40-Love by Olivia Dade
Egotistical Puckboy by Eden Finley, Saxon James