My “Books to Read if you like” series continues! This series of book recommendations goes beyond recommending a genre, but a theme, feeling, mood, trope, etc. If you are interested in some of my past recommendations, you can check out this page on my blog.
But, If you are ever in the mood for a sports romance, check out…
#UofJ Series by Alley Ciz
Kay, a well known all-star cheerleader and sister to a professional football, wants nothing to do with social media or the limelight. Mason “Cassenova,” a college football player can’t get enough of it. When Kay catches Mason’s eye, she can’t run away fast enough, but Mason is willing to work for it.
I am normally not a fan of romance book series, unless each book follows a different character, but Ciz really drew me in and I enjoyed it.
The Bombshell Effect (Washington Wolves #1) by Karla Sorensen
Allie got is taking over her dad’s job… As the Washington Wolves owner. Luke wants nothing to do with the owner. All he wants is to play football and be with his daughter. They butt heads from the beginning, that is, until they don’t.
I am not a big fan of enemies to lovers, but I did like this book. I also loved how Allie was a character who broke gender norms and really advocated for feminism. This is a series where each book follows a different character.
The Goal Line by Jamie Bennett
Camdyn, a girl who just wants to have fun and as little responsibilities as possible has her world upturned when she finds herself pregnant. And no, not by some long term boyfriend, but by César Hidalgo, the famous football player, who literally ran out of her house the morning after they were together. Can they set aside their rocky start for the sake of the baby?
All of Jamie Bennett’s books are standalones, however, they are all connected through characters. It’s a bit of a maze that I won’t even try to explain. I don’t always like her books, but I did really like this one.
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
Jasmine has been out of ice skating when her partner left her for someone else the year before. Her only chance to get back into season is to skate with Ivan, her arrogant idiot of a nemesis. Can they put they learn to get along for the sake of their season.
You guys know I LOVE Mariana Zapata, and a sports romance about something that is not football? Amazing!
Wildcat by Max Monroe
Cat Wild is an ordinary flight attend, but her life changes when she serves Quinn Bailey, one of the best QBs in professional football. They embark on a whirlwind romance, but can they survive the fame?
The plot summary does not advertise this, but this book has a main character POC and deals with racism, prejudice, and homophobia. I was utterly impressed with the importance Monroe laid on those themes, and this book is now one of my favorites!
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for my next post in the book recommendation series!