What are the best romance novels with an athlete main character?

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    #1The Deal (Off-Campus)

    The Deal (Off-Campus)
    The Deal is a new adult hockey romance by Elle Kennedy. It tells the story of how college hockey player Garret Graham and Hannah Wells fell in love after spending time with each other. It is the first book in the Off-Campus series.
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    James Payne
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I don't really care for this type of book. It's just not my favorite genre and the story was a bit boring for me. "
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    #2The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play)

    The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play)

    The Perfect Play is a football romance novel by Jaci Burton. It tells the story of pro-football player Mick Riley as he determinedly pursues Tara Lincoln. It is the first novel in the Play-by-Play series.

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    Keith Griffin
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If you are into the combination of sports and romance, this novel contains both. While I enjoyed some of the characters, I feel as though it relied on sex a bit too much. It essentially became a crutch for uninspired storytelling. "
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    #3Changing the Game (Play-by-Play)

    Changing the Game (Play-by-Play)
    Changing the Game is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton's erotic, thrilling romance series for young adults, A Play-by-Play. It was published by Berkley in August 2011. It is about a female sports agent and a baseball star.
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    Han Wan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is your typical romance novel with a lot of sex. It is the second book in a series featuring athletic characters. The story revolves around an athlete and his agent and their ensuing romance. For a greater appreciation of the story, I recommend reading the first book in the series. I enjoyed the fact that throughout the book the author touches on characters from her other books."
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    #4Walking Disaster (Beautiful)

    Walking Disaster (Beautiful)

    Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire is a contemporary romance of a protagonist surrounded by women, gambling, and violence. Experience a painful bliss through the eyes of Travis who loves hard and fights harder as what he learned from his mother.

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    Juan Hart
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Add: Part of the Beautiful Disaster series of books. Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Sacrifice, Beautiful Redemption, Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. Over 3,000 reviews at Amazon 4 1/2 stars."
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    #5Hard And Fast

    Hard And Fast

    Hard and Fast is a romantic erotic novel for young adults written by Lisa Renee Jones. It was first published in 2007. It is about the love affair between a lady sportscaster and a baseball superstar.

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    César Caballero
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I found this to be a bit tiring. While the sports aspect of it was a bit unique and fresh to me in this genre, the book wasn't very well written. Lots of unbelievable dialogue and just uninteresting situations going on throughout the whole thing."
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    #6Trying to Score (The Assassins)

    Trying to Score (The Assassins)
    Trying to Score is the second book in the series The Assasins. The story is about Fallon Parker's hard work and patience to achieve her dream cellar. But as things are getting nice, an old lover will come back. 
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    #7Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

    Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

    Heaven, Texas is the second book in the contemporary romance series Chicago Stars written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips which centers on Gracie Snow trying to convince ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton to start shooting his first motion picture. 

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    Ling Jia
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Heaven, Texas is a romance novel about a Gracie Snow trying to convince an ex-athlete to become a movie star and shoot as movie in his hometown of Heaven, Texas. Instead, it turns into a makeover for Gracie, and the fun ensues."
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    #8Binding Arbitration

    Binding Arbitration
    Libby Tucker and Aidan Palowski had a one night stand that ended up with her being pregnant. He refused parenthood, until he found out that his own son had cancer, seven years later. Aidan is now a successful baseball player, and will try as hard as he can to make things up for when he abandoned both Libby and their son many years ago. 
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    Paul Howard
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book has everything you need if you are looking for a romance novel with a sporty twist"
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    #9The Sweetest Game (The Game Series)

    The Sweetest Game (The Game Series)

    The Sweetest Game is the third book in J. Sterling's dramatic romantic series for young adults, the Game. It was released in Christmas of 2013. It is about a baseball player fighting with the reality of quitting baseball.

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    Steven Clark
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Sweetest Game is a great novel if you are looking for romance. The story is very well written and the characters are relatable."
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    #10Bring on the Heat (Bad Boys of Baseball)

    Bring on the Heat (Bad Boys of Baseball)

    Bring on the Heat is the first book in Katie Rose's romantic erotic series for adults, Bad Boys of Baseball. It was first published in 2014. It is about an avid baseball fan trying to seduce a playboy baseball superstar.

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    Sean Hansen
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "best book knows to everywhere in sports. "
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    #11Hot Number (Hot Zone)

    Hot Number (Hot Zone)
    Hot Number is the second book in Carly Phillips's romantic series for young adults, Hot Zone. It was first released in 2005. It is about a boyish publicist who fell in love with a playboy pro baller. 
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    Eric Nguyen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Not a huge fan of romance novels and this doesn't change my mind. The writing isnt particularly great and the characters are not likeable."
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    #12Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)

    Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)

    Nobody's Baby But Mine is a romance novel by Susan Elizabeth Philipps. It tells the story of physics professor Jane Darlington and her plan to have a child with quarterback Cal Bonner. It is the third book in the Chicago Stars series.

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    Joe Howell
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Nobody's Baby But Mine is a romance novel by Susan Elizabeth Philipps. It tells the story of physics professor Jane Darlington and her plan to have a child with quarterback Cal Bonner"
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    #13The Score (Off-Campus)

    The Score (Off-Campus)

    The Score is the third book in the Off-Campus Series written by Elle Kennedy that tells the story of fresh college graduate Allie. She is clueless about her plans after college and her heart is also still broken. 

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    Eric Gilbert
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This author has written several novels that are similar to this, a young college age girl, and her stories of romance. The guys are built and good looking, but I'm not certain that either one is an athlete. "
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    #14Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team)

    Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team)

    Georgeanne Howard left her fiancé at the altar when she realizes that she can't marry an old man. With the help of John Kowalsky, a bad boy and a jockey player, she can escape from this nightmare.

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    #15Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)

    Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)

    Beautiful Disaster is a novel written by Jamie McGuire. This romance novel is published in 2011, and it is part of the Beautiful series. It is about Abby Abernathy whose life has changed after entering college.

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    Jose Evans
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Beautiful Disaster was a book that came well recommended, but after I finished reading it I can't say the same. The writing is okay, but the whining and constant back and forth was annoying. I liked Travis, mostly when he wasn't fighting. He wore his heart on his sleeve and Abby stomped it. She was cold and heartless one moment, weak and whiny the next. Abby used Parker for her own agenda. Mick, the "legend", felt like he was used only to cover some plot points and barely at that. So much of this book was unrealistic, unbelievable, and /or childish. I read all the other Maddox books and wanted to know more about Travis and Abby's story, but this was a disappointment."
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    #16Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track)

    Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track)

    Flat-Out Sexy is a contemporary sports romance fiction and the first book in Fast Track series written by Erin McCarthy. This book is about Tamara and Elec. It is first published in 2008 by Berkley. 


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    Catherine Hayes
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a contemporary romance that just so happens to be fiction."
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    #17Ho, Humbug, Ho (Richmond Rogues)

    Ho, Humbug, Ho (Richmond Rogues)

    Ho, HUmbug, Ho is the fifth book in Kate Angell's romantic erotic series for young adults, Richmond Rogues. It was published in 2012. It is about a baseball superstar who fell in love with a simple girl in a small town in Florida.

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    Christian Rodriguez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is a really good story for people who enjoy romance novels, the main character is an athlete. I have highly recommended this to friends and family who I know enjoy stories of the genre."
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    #18Stealing Home (Sweet Magnolias)

    Stealing Home (Sweet Magnolias)

    Stealing Home is the first book in Sherryl Woods' famous dramatic romance series for young adults, Sweet Magnolias. It was released in November 2014. It is about the sad love story between a baseball coach and his player's mother.

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    Russell Gardner
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Stop me if you've heard this one - Guy meets girl, guy has mysterious past, girl has present trauma, sad love story ensues. You have? Yeah, me too. I love a good romance, but part of being a good romance is being good - and this one is only just a romance. There's nothing unusual or interesting here, you've heard this story a thousand times and don't need to hear it again. Pass!"
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    #19Anything but Minor (Balls in Play)

    Anything but Minor (Balls in Play)

    Anything But Minor is the first book in Kate Stewart's romantic erotic series for adults, Balls in Play. It was first released in July 2016. It is about a pro baseball player and a nerdy flight instructor finding love. 

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    Benjamín Barragán
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This so so sweet, you guys. A big strong baseball man falls in love with a flight instructor. They have a love lasting longer than the empire of Rome itself. what a sweet fantasy it is to love and be in a romantic endeavor. Oh, happenstance!"
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    #20Game Changer

    Game Changer

    Game Changer is a young adult fiction novel written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This book was first published in October 2012 by Simon & Schuster. It tells the story of a softball athlete - KT Sutton.

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    Felipe Nava
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "There are many choices when looking for young adult fiction these days, but this one will not leaving you disappointed, only wanting more! It has been one of the best novels I have read in recent times with my child."

Summary

Best What are the best romance novels with an athlete main character
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Deal (Off-Campus)Books 49 Paid
2The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play)Books 42 Paid
3Changing the Game (Play-by-Play)Books 39 Paid
4Walking Disaster (Beautiful)Books 36 Paid
5Hard And FastBooks 33 Paid
6Trying to Score (The Assassins)Books 30 Paid
7Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)Books 29 Paid
8Binding ArbitrationBooks 26 Paid
9The Sweetest Game (The Game Series)Books 24 Paid
10Bring on the Heat (Bad Boys of Baseball)Books 24 Paid
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