Take a look at the playbook because it’s time to get some ideas about which sports romances to read next. There’s something for everyone on this list, no matter what kind of sport you love. Make sure you add these sports romances to your list if you want to find the best ones. This is one of the best books ever written.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Vanessa Mazur is the mother of the famous football player who is called the “Wall of Winnipeg.” For two years, she ran around like a chicken with its head cut off for a man who never even took the time to say happy birthday to her. It was supposed to be a short-term job. Because Van knows it’s time to move on, she hands in her letter of resignation at work. Then Aiden Graves shows up on her doorstep and asks her to come back.
The Wall of Winnipeg is one of the best sports romance books out there, so it should be on your “to read” book shelf. Plus, if you like slow-burn romances, you’ll fall in love with this little-known book. She also puts the slow in slow burn.
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
It gets harder for Jasmine Suko to win a gold medal with each passing year. When her partner walks away, she’s ready to give up skating. But when Jasmine is given a chance to compete in an upcoming competition, she takes it. Even if that means dating the a-hole golden boy she’s been fantasizing about throwing off a cliff for a decade. She doesn’t care if she has to work with him. But it’s not that simple.
It will be important for them to try to stop insulting each other and not kill each other before their wedding. Even though both of them have to work very hard and do trust exercises, they soon learn that there is a very thin line between the two of them.
You will love From Lukov with Love if you like Kulti and The Wall of Winnipeg. In the end, you’ll be gushing about Jasmine and Lukov and going down a YouTube figure skating rabbit hole.
The Jock by Tal Bauer
Texas: “What Texan comes to Paris and falls in love with a cowboy?
When Justin Swanscott studies abroad in Paris, he plans to visit the French Riviera, go to the gay clubs, and find a French lover. All of that goes away when his football-playing cowboy roommate walks in and makes him smile and show him how sweet he is.
It was Wes Van de Hoek’s idea to make his dreams come true. A football scholarship to one of the best universities in Texas led him to start three years of college and make a name for himself as one of the best NFL draft picks in America. As long as everyone knew the secret, everything would be great.
Football and epic love stories are two things you’ll enjoy if you like Tal Bauer’s work. Inspiring, beautiful, and moving, The Jock is a stunning MM sports romance that you should add to your bookshelf right now! Bauer is almost certain to have scored a touchdown with this one.
Kulti by Mariana Zapata
Sal is excited when she hears that their new coach is Reiner Kulti. The soccer legend is her long-time crush and her favorite person from childhood. She can’t think of anything better than being taught by him. That is, until she meets him and sees that he isn’t the passionate champion she looked up to as a child.
A book called Kulti is another one of the best sports romance books that are out there. You should give Kulti a try if you like stories where two people who were enemies become lovers at a young age. You’re going to love it.
Torn Apart by K. Webster
It’s the story of four people who become entwined in a web of attraction and lust that leaves them even more confused than before.
There are four people in this group: Ashton, the dean’s gay son, his beautiful best friend Mia, the young hockey coach Drew, and the arrogant hockey star Brayden. When their lives become intertwined, they will be forced to go on a journey of self-discovery that will leave them vulnerable and unsure of their unconventional relationship, which will happen when they meet.
If you want to read a story that defies all expectations and doesn’t fit into a box, read Torn Apart. One of the best contemporary reverse harem books has been written by K. Webster and Nikki Ash, and it will be one of the best books ever written.
Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
People who are about to make a big difference in this world get together at a bar. They talk about basketball and feel a connection that they can’t explain, even though they don’t know each other well. There isn’t anything August West can do to find out more about the girl from the bar. Then Calab Bradley can’t be with Iris DuPree while they’re together.
It’s said that Caleb is the NBA’s “golden boy.” Caleb plays the perfect boyfriend to a tee. The mask of Caleb fades behind closed doors. Over time, the two think about the beautiful night they spent together when they were in their darkest places. It may be a long shot, but fate is on their side.
Long Shot is heartbreaking, touching, and emotional. It’s a big hit in the world of sports romance books. Makes you feel bad for Iris and August at the same time as it gives you hope.
Egotistical Puckboy by Eden Finley & Saxon James
Pro hockey player Ezra Palaszczuk is bold, egotistical, and very witty. He has an ego the size of Texas and the skills to back it up both on and off the ice. Everybody in the NHL would be happy if Anton Hayes, the NHL’s “golden boy,” were not around.
It’s been years of hard work for Anton to become the best player in the league, and he doesn’t want to let a trade change his mind. Ezra, the obnoxious, sexy rival he had a one-night stand with, isn’t going to be on the same team as him if he trades.
What could go wrong?
“Egotistical Puckboy” is an MM book that you can’t put down. It’s full of steamy chemistry, hilarious banter, and nail-biting hockey games. Anton and Ezra are going to be your new favorite thing. You should get ready for that.
Game On by E.M. Moore
At seventeen, Quintessa Marie Dale moves from her private high school to the public school to play for the men’s team. There is no one who can stop Tessa from pursuing her dream, even the Ballers.
At school, The Ballers rule. They don’t like that Tessa wants to try out for their team. Some of the people who want to stop Tessa from making the team have a plan. That plan includes stopping Tessa from making the team.
If you want to read one of the best reverse harem sports romances books, Game On is the book for you. It has the bully romance trope and a heroine who doesn’t like to be bullied.
Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Why did his best friend not talk to him for the summer before college? Jamie Canning can’t figure it out. After four years, Jamie is ready to hear that explanation when he learns that they will be living in the same city so that they can play each other in the national college hockey championship next month.
When Ryan Wesley broke up with his best friend of six years, he always felt bad about it. Because of his drunken antics, he took the easy way out and didn’t have to deal with the consequences of his bet going too far. Ryan is ready to say sorry now that it has been four years. Except when he looks at his Jamie, all of his feelings for his straight best friend come back.
Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s sports romance is one of the best m/m friendship-to-love books ever written. I recommend adding it to your book shelf. Him is a second chance hockey sports romance between two friends that will keep you up well into the night and make you want more.
Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
All you have to do is make one decision to change the future for good or bad.
It was four years ago that Daria Followhill took fate into her own hands. She single-handedly killed a fellow dancer’s chance at achieving her dreams and, in the process, broke up with the guy who wanted all of her firsts. He’s back now. The only difference is that this time, he’s her foster brother instead of her real brother.
Penn Scully used to love Daria, but then he didn’t like her any more. When she broke the only thing that was good in his life, everything changed. He still wants her, but in a different way. There is a twist this time. He will be the person who kills her.
It’s a good book to read if you’re looking for high school romance books with misunderstood characters who are on the edge of love and hate.