The best sports romance books that will leave you breathless (and smiling)

Who am I?

I was raised on the Los Angeles Dodgers and baseball is in my blood. I love reading sports romances. An athlete's mindset is something I'm intimately familiar with (my son is a professional baseball player), so I get a lot of enjoyment reading about the guys who chase their dreams and ultimately get to make them come true. I enjoy reading stories that are familiar to me and that I can relate to.  

I wrote...

The Perfect Game: A New Adult Romance

By J. Sterling,

Book cover of The Perfect Game: A New Adult Romance

What is my book about?

He's a game she never intended to play. And she's the game changer he never knew he needed.

When Cassie Andrews meets rising baseball hopeful, Jack Carter, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day. Strap yourselves in for one hell of a realistic ride into the world of baseball – and true love. 

The books I picked & why

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The Player

By Claire Contreras,

Book cover of The Player

Why this book?

I loved this book so much! It was hot, full of passion, and fun to read. I adore Claire's writing and she brings you into a world where you never want to leave. I literally know nothing about soccer, but this book is still one of my absolute faves!

The Deal

By Elle Kennedy,

Book cover of The Deal

Why this book?

Elle writes college hockey like no one's business. You can tell she's a fan who actually knows the sport (and the mindset of the guys who play it). This book is hot, funny, frustrating, and oh, so good. I fell in love instantly with her writing and I know you will too!

I Promise You: Stand-Alone College Sports Romance

By Ilsa Madden-Mills,

Book cover of I Promise You: Stand-Alone College Sports Romance

Why this book?

No one writes college football romance like Ilsa! I fall in love with every football book she writes and this one was no different. From the banter, to the push and pull between the characters, to the legend of the bonfire kiss, this book has it all! You're going to love it!

Long Shot

By Kennedy Ryan,

Book cover of Long Shot

Why this book?

Kennedy is a fantastic writer, who brings you into the world of the NBA as if you've always belonged there. She's an emotional and gripping storyteller, who will have you holding your breath during certain moments, and wiping your tears in others. This story isn't for the faint of heart, but it's one of the best. 

Kiss My Putt

By Tara Sivec,

Book cover of Kiss My Putt

Why this book?

Tara is an incredibly funny writer. She's over the top and zany, but in the best possible way. You don't have to know anything about golf to enjoy this story, or the crazy antics that ensue on Summersweet Island! It's a second chance romance, full of lighthearted laughs and a guy who won't take no for an answer. 

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