Sports Romances

These romances feature characters heavily invested in the sports world. They may be players or retired players, amateur enthusiasts, or those with careers revolving around sports.

List begun 07/99, updated 06/13

Contemporary unless otherwise noted

Auto Racing   Hockey
Baseball   Rodeo
Basketball   Running
Boxing   Skating
Equestrian   Skiing
Fishing (Professional)   Swimming/Diving
Football   Tennis
Golf   Wrestling
      Miscellaneous

 

Auto Racing

  • Dangerous Curves (2005) by Patti Berg
  • Danger Zone (4/1992) by Madeline Ker - HP-884
  • Flat Out Sexy (2008) by Erin McCarthy (B+ at AAR)
  • Hard and Fast (2009) by Erin McCarthy (C+ at AAR)
  • Hot Finish (2010) by Erin McCarthy (C at AAR)
  • Black Frost (5/1990) by Helen Mittermeyer - LS-396
  • Kiss Me Once, Kiss Me Twice (2004) by Kimberly Raye
  • Once Upon a Wedding (10/1993) by Paula Detmer Riggs - SIM-524
  • Lost in Love (7/1994) by Michelle Reid - HP-1665
  • The Heart's Victory (11/1982) by Nora Roberts - SSE-59
  • Masquerade (11/1991) by Jenna Ryan - HI-173
  • Killer Curves (2005) by Roxanne St. Claire (B at AAR)
  • Race for Revenge (8/1982) by Lynsey Stevens - HR-2493
  • Wonderful You (1998) by Mariah Stewart (A- at AAR)

Baseball

  • Curveball (2007) by Kate Angell
  • Squeeze Play (2006) by Kate Angell (B- at AAR)
  • Strike Zone (2008) by Kate Angell (B at AAR)
  • Lucky in Love (3/1991) by Beverly Barton - SD-628
  • The Man for Me (2009) by Gemma Bruce (B+ at AAR)
  • The Wishing Tree (8/1991) by Kim Cates - SSE-687
  • The Heart Mender (8/1990) by Kathleen Creighton- SD-584
  • Standby Nurse (1974) by Mary Collins Dunne
  • Scoring (3/2003) by Kristin Hardy - HBZ-78 (B at AAR)
  • Rough Diamond (5/1982) by Brooke Hastings - SSE-21
  • Honey (2000) by Stef Ann Holm - American Historical (B at AAR)
  • Lucy Gets Her Life Back (2006) by Stef Ann Holm (B at AAR)
  • Boys of Summer (2006) by Leslie Kelly, Julie Elizabeth Leto and Kimberly Raye
  • Lucky Charm in Hot Ticket (2006) by Julia London (A- at AAR)
  • Hot Summer Nights (2006) by LuAnne McClane
  • Dare You To (2013) by Katie McGarry
  • A Perfect Season (1/1990) by Judith McWilliams - SD-545
  • Be My Baby Tonight (2002) by Kasey Michaels (B at AAR)
  • Love to Love You Baby (2001) by Kasey Michaels (C+ at AAR)
  • A Sporting Affair (12/1982) by Jennifer Mikels - SSE-66
  • Summer Season (2/1984) by Vella Munn - HAR-42
  • Hot Number (2005) by Carly Phillips
  • Forever Mine (1996) by Charlene Raddon - American Historical
  • Out of Her League (8/1992) by Katherine Ranson - HAR-450
  • Rules of the Game (10/1984) by Nora Roberts - SIM-70
  • Stardust and Diamonds (8/1983) by Joann Robb - RR-29
  • Double Play (2009) by Jill Shalvis (B+ at AAR)
  • Slow Heat (2010) by Jill Shalvis (B+ at AAR)
  • Playing for Keeps (2003) by Karen Templeton (B- at AAR)
  • Beloved Stranger (3/1984) by Joan Wolf - RR-58 (A at AAR)
  • Fever Pitch (2/1991) by Sherryl Woods - SD-620

Basketball

  • What the Heart Knows (1999) by Kathleen Eagle (A at AAR)
  • All in the Game (9/1983) by Jessica Jeffries - HAR-22
  • Tall Order (5/1993) by Linda Jenkins - LS-612
  • Hoops (3/1990) by Patricia McLinn - SSE-587
  • No Place for a Woman (4/1983) by Suzanne Michelle - SD-57
  • All the Right Moves (6/1986) by Linda Rave (Linda Turner) - SCAL-344
  • More than You Dreamed (1991) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel (A at AAR)
  • Rainsinger (5/1996) by Ruth Wind - SSE-1031

Boxing

  • Touch of Lace (1993) by Lizabeth DeLancey - American Historical
  • The Bachelor Trap (4/2000) by Kristin Gabriel - HD-25
  • Midnight Blue (1988) by Dorothy Garlock - American Historical
  • Conor's Way (1996) by Laura Lee Guhrke - American Historical (A at AAR)
  • The Wild One (1997) by Danelle Harmon - European Historical (A at AAR)
  • A Bright Idea (2001) by Cindy Harris - European Historical (C- at AAR)
  • Broken Vows (1995) by Shirley Henke - American Historical
  • Making Him Sweat (2013) by Meg Maguire
  • The Virgin and the Unicorn (9/1995) by Kelly Street - HT-441

Equestrian

  • My Dear Innocent (9/1982) by Lindsay Armstrong - HR-2497
  • Spitfire (12/1981) by Lindsay Armstrong - HR-2443
  • Fast & Loose (2008) by Elizabeth Bevarly (B- at AAR)
  • The Valentine Legacy (1995) by Catherine Coulter - European Historical
  • The Ultimate Choice (8/1990) by Emma Darcy - HP-1288
  • Ride a Painted Pony (2006) by Kathleen Eagle (B+ at AAR)
  • Something Worth Keeping (1/1987)Kathleen Eagle - SSE-359
  • Dark Horse (2002) by Tami Hoag (B at AAR)
  • Mackenzie's Magic in Christmas Kisses (1996) by Linda Howard
  • His Partner's Wife (7/2001) by Janice Kay Johnson - HSR-998
  • Summer Games (8/1984) by Elizabeth Lowell - SD-57
  • Ring of Fear (1971) by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Long Shot (1998) by Michelle Martin (B- at AAR)
  • The Wedding Wager (2001) by Cathy Maxwell (B at AAR)
  • Ride a Dark Horse (2001) by Laura Moore (B- at AAR)
  • Hunter's Moon (1996) by Karen Robards
  • Irish Rose (3/1980) by Nora Roberts - SIM-232
  • Irish Thoroughbred (5/1981) by Nora Roberts - SR-81
  • True Betrayals (1995) by Nora Roberts
  • For the Love of Beau (1998) by Margaret St. George
  • The Horsemaster's Daughter (1999) by Susan Wiggs - American Historical (A- at AAR)
  • Affair of the Heart (7/1984) by Joan Wolf - RR-73
  • The Arrangement (1997) by Joan Wolf - European Historical
  • Change of Heart (5/1983) by Joan Wolf - RR-19

Fishing

  • Keeper (4/1994) by Patricia Gardner Evans - SIM-559
  • Talk to Me (9/1999) by Jan Freed - HSR-858 (B+ at AAR)
  • White Water in Love (5/1982) by Alyssa Morgan - CER-58

Football

  • The Game is Love (4/1988) by Jeanne Allen - HR-2899
  • The Rana Look (4/1986) by Sandra Brown - LS-136
  • Can't Catch This in Hot Ticket (2006) by Geri Buckley (B+ at AAR)
  • The Perfect Play (2011) by Jaci Burton
  • Playing to Win (2012) by Jaci Burton (B- at AAR)
  • Night into Day (10/1987) by Sandra Canfield - HSR-278 (A at AAR)
  • The Aristocrat (9/1986) by Catherine Coulter - SSE-331
  • Line of Scrimmage (2008) by Marie Force
  • Mississippi Miss (7/1991) by Emma Goldrick - HR-3134
  • Mother of the Year (6/2000) by Lori Handeland - HSR-922
  • Impulsive (1998) by Catherine Hart (B- at AAR)
  • Fire in Paradise (12/1985) by Betty Henrichs - CES-102
  • Love Irresistibly (2013) by Julie James (B+ at AAR)
  • Illegal Motion (11/1993) by Donna Kauffman - LS-651
  • Midnight Oil (4/2006) by Karen Kendall - HBZ-246
  • Catching Jordan (2011) by Miranda Kenneally
  • Tigers and Devils (2009) by Sean Kennedy - Australian Football (A at AAR) (M/M)
  • Looking for Lacey (2003) by Linda Francis Lee
  • Sweet Spot (2008) by Susan Mallery (B+ at AAR)
  • Five's a Crowd (9/1996) by Kasey Michaels - HLAL-3
  • Hot Stuff (2004) by Carly Phillips (B- at AAR)
  • Dream a Little Dream (1998) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B+/B at AAR)
  • Heaven, Texas (1995) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • It Had to Be You (1994) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Natural Born Charmer (2007) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A-/B at AAR)
  • Nobody's Baby but Mine (1997) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • This Heart of Mine (2001) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A/B- at AAR)
  • Her Secret, His Child (10/1995) by Paula Detmer Riggs - SIM-669 (A at AAR)
  • Huddle With Me Tonight (2010) by Farrah Rochon (B- at AAR)
  • Bright Hopes (4/1992) by Pat Warren - TY-2
  • Portrait of a Love (11/1984) by Joan Wolf - RR-89

Golf

  • Partners for Life (10/1985) by Sharon Brondos - HSR-183
  • How the Game Is Played (12/1984) by Mary Canon - HT-38
  • Whole in One (9/2002) by Aisha Ford - HSNG-502
  • Saving Grace (1993) by Julie Garwood - Medieval (A/A at AAR)
  • Number One (4/1985) by Donna Huxley - HP-776
  • Out of Bounds (2/1984) by Angel Milan - SD-118
  • Fancy Pants (1989) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Lady Be Good (1999) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A- at AAR)
  • Highland Fling (1995) by Amanda Scott - European Historical
  • A Risk of Rain (9/2000) by Dar Tomlinson
  • Table for Five (2005) by Susan Wiggs

Hockey

  • No Way to Treat a Lady (11/1986) by Jane Atkin - CER-468
  • Child's Play (9/1992) by Bethany Campbell - HI-196 (A at AAR)
  • Fire and Ice (12/2002) by Tori Carrington - HBZ-65 (B- at AAR)
  • Message for Jesse (11/1985) by Patricia Coughlin - HT-83
  • Romantic Notions (5/1991) by Roz Denny - HR-3122
  • Shadow on the Sun (3/1989) by Lynn Erickson - HSR-347
  • A Place to Belong (5/1987) by Christine Flynn - SD-352
  • Any Man of Mine (2011) by Rachel Gibson (B+ at AAR)
  • Nothing But Trouble (2010) by Rachel Gibson (B at AAR)
  • See Jane Score (2003) by Rachel Gibson (A- at AAR)
  • Simply Irresistible (1998) by Rachel Gibson (B at AAR)
  • The Trouble with Valentine's Day (2005) by Rachel Gibson (B at AAR)
  • True Love and Other Disasters (2009) by Rachel Gibson (B at AAR)
  • Rainbow of Love (4/1994) by Kay Gregory - HRS-179
  • A Star for a Ring (7/1988) by Kay Gregory - HR-2919
  • Halfway to Paradise (1999) by Nessa Hart (B- at AAR)
  • The Return of Slade Garner (3/1991) by Dee Holmes - SSE-660
  • When Nick Returns (1997) by Dee Holmes
  • Scoring Lacey (2011) by Jenna Howard
  • Everybody's Hero (12/2002) by Tracy Kelleher - HT-908
  • Blindsided (10/2005) by Leslie LaFoy - SSE-1716 (B at AAR)
  • River Rising (1999) by Merline Lovelace (B+ at AAR)
  • And Baby Makes Six (6/2000) by Linda Markowiak - HSR-920
  • Body Check (2003) by Deirdre Martin (A at AAR)
  • Chasing Stanley (2007) by Deirdre Martin (B at AAR)
  • Fair Play (2004) by Deirdre Martin (B+ at AAR)
  • Hip Check (2013) by Deirdre Martin (B at AAR)
  • Icebreaker (2011) by Deirdre Martin (B+ at AAR)
  • Penalty Box (2006) by Deirdre Martin (B at AAR)
  • Power Play (2008) by Deirdre Martin (A at AAR)
  • Same Rink, Next Year in Hot Ticket (2006) by Deirdre Martin (A- at AAR)
  • Crystal Dreams (3/1983) by Diana Morgan - RR-9
  • Can't Buy Me Love (2012) by Molly O'Keefe (B+ at AAR)
  • Crazy Thing Called Love (2013) by Molly O'Keefe
  • Summer Light (2001) by Luanne Rice (A- at AAR)

Rodeo

  • Someday Soon (11/1994) by Kathleen Eagle - SSE-204
  • This Time Forever (1992) by Kathleen Eagle (A at AAR)
  • River Moon (1996) by Carole Finch
  • Taming the Outlaw (10/2002) by Cindy Gerard - SD-1465
  • One Night Rodeo (2012) by Lorelei James (B+ at AAR)
  • Clint's Wild Ride (4/2003) by Linda Winstead Jones - SIM-1217
  • If Wishes were Horses (1998) by Curtiss Ann Matlock
  • Lost Highways (1999) Curtiss Ann Matlock (A/B+ at AAR)
  • The Horseman's Bride (10/1999) by Marilyn Pappano - SIM-957
  • Forever Yours (1994) by Francis Ray
  • Calloway Corners: Gabe (10/1996) by Penny Richards - HSR-710
  • Danny Boy (1995) by Leigh Riker
  • Good Time Girl (2/2002) by Candace Schuler - HBZ-27 (B at AAR)

Running

  • The Golden Girl (8/1978) by Elizabeth Ashton - HR-2192
  • Moment to Moment (3/1984) by Bonnie Drake - CER-219
  • A Man Like Mac (4/2000) by Fay Robinson - HSR-911 (B at AAR)
  • How Sweet It Is (2/1989) by Roseanne Williams - HT-237

Skating

  • On Thin Ice (1995) by Susan Andersen
  • Reluctant Partnership (1979) by Elizabeth Ashton
  • Ice Crystals (4/1987) by Pamela Browning - HAR-194
  • Diamond on Ice (3/1991) by Lacey Dancer - KIS-35
  • The Medusa Game (2/2006) by Cindy Dees - SB-79
  • Fire Beneath the Ice (2001) by Linda Hudson-Smith (F at AAR)
  • Dreams to Mend (8/1987) by Risa Kirk - HSR-273
  • Tender Longings (2/1978) by Barbara Lynn - CR-230
  • Cassidy and the Princess (10/2001) by Patricia Potter - SIM-1107
  • Summer's End (1999) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel (A- at AAR)

Skiing

  • 'Til There Was You (1/1990) by Kathleen Eagle - SSE-576
  • Snowbird (9/1984) by Lynn Erickson - HSR-132
  • Snow Angel (1993) by Isolde Evans
  • Double Exposure (11/1990) by Lisa Jackson - SSE-636
  • Dreams to Mend (8/1987) by Risa Kirk - HSR-273
  • Edge of the World (1/1988) by Kathleen Korbel - SIM-222
  • Dream of Winter (4/1978) by Rebecca Stratton - HR-2154
  • When Angels Dance (2/1985) by Vicki Lewis Thompson - HSR-151

Swimming/Diving

  • Meant to Marry (3/1997) by Robyn Donald - HP-1871
  • Love is a Distant Shore (11/1986) by Claire Harrison - HP-930
  • Too Hot to Handle (12/1986) by Elizabeth Lowell - SD-319

Tennis

  • Mixed Doubles (1/1984) by Jasmine Cresswell - SD-113
  • The Unforgiving Minute (2013) by Sarah Granger (M/M) (B at AAR)
  • Love Match (1980) by Roberta Leigh
  • Hidden Love (4/1994) by Carole Mortimer - HP-587
  • Opposites Attract (11/1984) by Nora Roberts - SSE-199
  • Playing for Keeps (1/1987) by JoAnn Ross - HT-137
  • The Thrill of Victory (4/1989) by Erin St. Claire (Sandra Brown) - SD-488

Wrestling

  • George and the Virgin (2002) by Lisa Cach (A- at AAR)
  • Hold on to Forever (12/1985) by Francine Christopher - HSR-191
  • The Misconception (2002) by Darlene Gardner (C- at AAR)
  • No Holds Barred (3/1987) by Jackie Leigh (Deborah Smith) - SCAL-394
  • Got a Hold on You (2003) by Pat White (B- at AAR)

Miscellaneous

  • Silver Arrow (9/1981) by Elizabeth Ashton - HR-2425 - (Speedboat racing)
  • Across Forever (1994) by Janice Bennett (Ballooning)
  • The Morning Side of Dawn (1996) by Justine Davis (Wheelchair Racing)
  • Jude's Law (2006) by Lori Foster (Ultimate fighting)
  • Murphy's Law (2006) by Lori Foster (Ultimate fighting)
  • Ride With Me (2012) by Ruthie Knox (Cycling)
  • Extreme Bachelor (2006) by Julia London (Extreme sports)(B at AAR)
  • Wedding Survivor (2005) by Julia London (Extreme sports)
  • Hot Item (2006) by Carly Phillips (Sports agents)
  • Hot Number (2005) by Carly Phillips (Sports agent)
  • Hot Stuff (2004) by Carly Phillips (Sports agent) (B- at AAR)
  • Match Me If You Can (2005) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Sports agent)(A at AAR)
  • Sea Swept (1998) by Nora Roberts (Speedboat Racing) (A/B at AAR)
  • Maybe This Time (1990) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel (Sports agent)
  • Crash Into Me (2009) by Jill Sorenson (Professional Surfing)
  • Freefall (2013) by Jill Sorenson (Rock Climbing/Kayacking) (B- at AAR)

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