Small town romances have always been a favorite among readers, but when combined with the thrill of sports, the result is an irresistible read. From baseball to football, hockey to basketball, small town sports romances have captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Here are some of the best small town sports romance stories that will have you rooting for the home team!
“The Perfect Game” by J. Sterling
In this heartfelt romance, college senior, Cassie Andrews, falls for a star baseball player Jack Carter. Despite their undeniable chemistry, their relationship is challenged by Jack’s rigorous training schedule and Cassie’s insecurities. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves a good sports romance, complete with passion, humor, and a heartwarming story.
“The Deal” by Elle Kennedy
Hockey fans will love this captivating tale of a college student Hannah Wells, who desperately needs a philosophy tutor. Enter Garrett Graham, the college hockey star who offers to help her in exchange for her tutoring him in art history. What begins as a simple agreement quickly turns into something more as Hannah and Garrett find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other.
“The Sweet Gum Tree” by Katherine Allred
Small town Mississippi girl, Alix French, falls in love with her childhood friend, Nick Anderson. Over the years, Alix and Nick experience many ups and downs, including misunderstandings, family tragedies, and personal struggles, but their love for each other endures. The novel is a touching and emotional story of love, friendship, and the power of forgiveness.
“The Hook Up” by Kristen Callihan
Anna Jones, a college student, meets star quarterback Drew Baylor at a party, and sparks fly. As they get to know each other, Anna and Drew must navigate the challenges of being in the public eye and dealing with past traumas. The steamy novel tells an emotional love story that deals with themes of trust, communication, and healing.
“Defending Taylor” by Miranda Kenneally
Taylor Lukens, a high school soccer star, gets expelled from her private school and must transfer to a public school. As she adjusts to her new surroundings, Taylor must also navigate family drama, friendship issues, and her growing attraction to her new soccer coach. The novel is a fun and heartfelt coming-of-age story that deals with themes of self-discovery, perseverance, and following your dreams.
Small town sports romances are the perfect combination of passion, excitement, and heartwarming stories. From baseball to football, these stories capture the thrill of the game and the power of love. Whether you’re a fan of sports or simply love a good romance, these books are sure to have you cheering for the home team!