Get Your Heart in the Game With These Top Picks for Sports Romance Books
Romance readers have been reading about the fantastical worlds of historical romance, paranormal, and science fiction for years now. But as with any market, there’s always room for expansion. In the past few years, a new genre has been making waves: sports romance. With more and more athletes choosing to share their love stories, we’re seeing an increasing number of sports romance novels entering the market. Ready to dive into this new subgenre? Keep reading to see our top picks for sports romances!
Why Read a Sports Romance?
Sports romance is a genre that features delectable romance, the thrill of victory, and the drama of defeat, all set amidst the world of sports. It’s not surprising, then, that many readers enjoy diving into these types of stories. But what are some other reasons you might want to read a sports romance novel?
If you’re a true sports fan—whether it’s basketball, soccer, hockey, or any other sport—sports romance is the perfect genre for you. Sports romances get you into the game, bringing you inside the locker room and on the field. If you’ve ever wanted to feel how it is to be part of an athlete’s (love) life, balancing talent with dedication and love interests, don’t hesitate to check out our top romance books below! If you don’t consider yourself to be a big sports fan, these stories still have a lot to offer you. There are heartwarming romantic plotlines, action, and lots of drama. And you may learn a thing or two about the world of sports that you never knew!
Our Top Sports Romance Picks
1. The Deal
by Elle Kennedy
Garrett Graham is focused on achieving his goal of playing professional hockey post-graduation, but his poor grades might stand in the way of making it to the finish line. Desperate to secure his position on the team, he makes a deal with Hannah, a gorgeous and sarcastic brunette—if she tutors him, he’ll help her make her crush jealous. But one unexpected kiss leads to a hot night in the sheets and Garrett has to convince Hannah that he’s the man she wants. Read more.Buy on Amazon Buy on NookBuy on KoboBuy on AppleBuy on Google Play
by Alexa Martin
When Marlee discovers that her NFL-star boyfriend of 10 years has been tackling other women on the side, she vows to never date an athlete again. But she wasn’t prepared for Gavin Pope, a past fling and the new hotshot quarterback on her ex’s team. Read more.Buy on Amazon Buy on NookBuy on KoboBuy on AppleBuy on Google Play
3. Long Shot
by Kennedy Ryan
Being a baller’s girl isn’t as easy as it looks. My fairytale has become a nightmare. My forever prince turned out to be a toad, a fraud. But now, a new player has taken to the court. August West is one of the NBA’s brightest stars. He wants me and I want him. But my past, my fraudulent prince, won’t let me go. Read more.Buy on Amazon
4. The Dating Playbook
by Farrah Rochon
Taylor Powell is struggling to make ends meet as a personal trainer. So, when Jamar Dixon, a former football player who wants back into the NFL, asks her to train him, she can’t turn the offer down. There’s just one catch—no one can know about their training sessions. But when they’re accidentally outed as a couple, Taylor’s game plan is turned completely upside down. Read more.Buy on Amazon Buy on NookBuy on KoboBuy on AppleBuy on Google Play
by Helena Hunting
Violet Hall has zero interest in Alex Waters. He may be a legendary hockey player with a cute face and stellar physique, but she knows that hockey stars can be playboys. However, when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match. Read more.Buy on Amazon
6. The Cheat Sheet
by Sarah Adams
We hope you enjoyed this list of heartfelt sports romances. The next time you’re looking for a great book to read, consider one of these sports Bree Camden is hiding a big secret—she’s hopelessly in love with her best friend Nathan Donelson. Who could blame her? Everyone loves the star quarterback who stays in the tabloids and has no shortage of dates to go on. But she hasn’t told him how she feels because that would just make things weird between them. Fast forward to the moment when she accidentally shares her secret with a reporter after too much tequila—now the world seems to think she and Nathan belong together. Read more.Buy on Amazon
We hope you enjoyed this list of heartfelt sports romances. The next time you’re looking for a great book to read, consider one of these sports romance novels. If you have any sports romance recommendations you would like to share, be sure to leave a comment below! And, if you’re interested in finding more sports romance books to read (or books in other romance subgenres), Freebooksy has plenty to offer. Be sure to sign up for our Freebooksy newsletter here to receive free Sports Romance books in your inbox every day.