Sports romance books are becoming increasingly more and more popular. These athletes are generally at the top of their game, rich, and famous. They are confident, stubborn, dedicated, focused, passionate, and have a soft side – which makes them strong, interesting characters. All of them eventually realize that the love of a woman is what they need to make their life complete. These stories are not overloaded with sports scenes or terminology. There is just enough to give you a realistic insight into the sport and the challenges these athletes and the women in their lives face.
(On a side note: Model Jed Hill seems the most popular choice for the many “naked chest” covers of sport romance books. See his “stats” here and his facebook page here. Enjoy!)
With the cold days and nights ahead, turn up the heat with a Sport Romance! Here’s a sampling of some titles available at the Cheshire Library. Some are series where the first title is listed to get you started, although you don’t need to read them in order.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips has a sports series centering around football called Chicago Stars. The first title is It Had to be You. A sexy, outrageous New York woman inherits a football team.
Let’s Misbehave by Lisa Plumley is a football story centering around Quarterback Cash Connelly and his need to find a nanny.
Another football themed title is Sweet Spot (book two of the Bakery Sisters trilogy)by Susan Mallery. A touching, heartwarming story of a youth football coach and a bakery owner going through hard times.
Rachel Gibson has a hockey series, Chinooks Hockey Team. The first title is Simply Irresistible. Realisticstory about a hockey jock tamed by an irresistible woman.
Deirdre Martin also has a hockey series, Blades with the first title being Body Check. Fun, sexy, withwonderful characters and story line.
Just In Time (Alaskan Night series) by Addison Fox about an injured hockey star returning to Alaska to heal and try to make things right with the girl back home.
Stealing Home is part of Sherryl Woods’ series Sweet Magnolias. It’s about a single mom and her son’s baseball coach.
Staying with baseball, Pitch Perfect (A Cricket Creek Novel) by LuAnn McLane. A hard-swinging baseball team and three hometown heroes try to revitalize the community.
Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre. Part of The Sullivans – focusing on baseball pitcher Ryan Sullivan.
Pamela Britton has an exciting NASCAR series. The first title is Slow Burn. An action packed, sexy read.
Some miscellaneous sports:
Table for Five by Susan Wiggs – Golf
On Thin Ice by Susan Andersen. – Ice Skating
Crash Into Me by Jill Sorenson – Professional Surfing
Freefall by Jill Sorenson – Rock Climbing/Kayaking
Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Sports Agent
Causing Havoc by Lori Foster. Her series, SBC, is based on the Ultimate Championship fighting world of bad boys and the women they love.