Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Sports Fiction. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Caspian: A Carolina Reapers Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

She’s the girl next door, and for the next two weeks I’ll be her NHL star boyfriend. When Ryleigh Dunham needs a date for my sister’s wedding—one confident and sexy enough to make her ex jealous—I’m more than happy to sign up for the job. After all, Ryleigh isn’t the feisty teenager I used to know—now she’s all fiery passion, delectable curves, and a smart mouth I can’t get enough of. Only problem is, I can’t stop the electricity crackling between us every time we’re “faking it.” And the longer we play the game, the harder I’m falling. Ryleigh feels it too, but she’s stuck in a past that refuses to let her go. Now I’m playing for her future, and if we can’t see beyond our stubbornness, we may lose our shot at one hell of a happily ever after.

  • Author: Samantha Whiskey
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

2. Blindsided: A Best Friends to Lovers Standalone


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction? Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat. Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorable, freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime. Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest. She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered. However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya. What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off. Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don't fall in love with your best friend. Blindsided is a full length (97,000 words) contemporary rom-com standalone with a sports theme.

  • Author: Amy Daws
  • Publisher: Amy Daws, LLC (November 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

3. The Change Up: A Roommates to Lovers Standalone


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

BREAKING NEWS: The Bad Boy of Baseball, Maddox Paige, is totally and utterly whipped. Okay, that might not be the headlines in the newspaper this morning, but it's the reality of my current situation. It all started a month ago when I received a call from my best friend, Kinsley. She got a new job in Chicago and needed a place to stay. I've known the girl since I was five, what harm would it be to have her stay at my place for a while? Ha! Total disaster. Now instead of going out every night with my teammates, I'm couch surfing and sketching endless photos of my best friend . . . but that's the least of my concerns. The disaster, you ask? I'm rapidly falling head over cleats in love with my best friend, my roommate, and my number one fan. And she has no idea . . .

  • Author: Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC (June 11, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. Jett: A Football Romance (The Nighthawk Series Book 4)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

A one-click, wow he’s hot, blind-date romance and big secret love story with the hottest quarterback in the NFL. From bestselling author Lisa Lang Blakeney comes a new contemporary football romance between a scorching hot pro quarterback and the woman who hasn’t got the faintest clue who he is. A disgruntled pro quarterback with something to prove. A broken-hearted pediatrician who’s lost her way. An unlikely romance that blossoms out of a chance meeting, a blind date, and one big fat secret. Jett and Adrienne are the world’s least likely couple to succeed. She’s just suffered through the most heartbreaking night of her life. He’s still reeling from the most humiliating game of his. Their attraction for each other is palpable, yet they have absolutely nothing in common.  Neither of them have the time or space in their hearts for love, but when fate continues to push these two together, will they both take the hint and surrender to a future together or does the secret that lies between them threaten their happily ever after before it even starts.

  • Author: Lisa Lang Blakeney
  • Publisher: Writergirl Press (February 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

5. The Perfect Catch: A Forbidden Workplace Standalone


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

"Kiss me. Just this once . . . please Walker." Those whispered words were my undoing . . .As the most hated player in baseball, I had two options: either clean up my image or pack my bags. Being traded wasn't an option which only meant one thing, I had to become compliant. That's how I found myself sharing a small bistro table with Kate Chapman, the Chicago Bobbies newest PR Manager. Devastatingly beautiful, vastly intelligent, and incredibly cunning, she knows exactly how to handle my grumpy demeanor. It was supposed to be simple. Book some PR events, show up, smile for the camera, and be done. But one massive mistake on my end sends me into the trenches with Kate, forcing me to open up to her. Innocent glances turn into cordial encounters. Secret touches turn into tempting invitations. And dangerous nights alone turn into consuming desperation. I’ve never wanted a woman as much as I want her. And I know she wants me, but there’s a no fraternizing with the players rule. Neither of us can afford to lose our jobs, but we also can't seem to keep our hands off each other either.

  • Author: Meghan Quinn
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 



6. Sooley: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

New York Times Best Seller John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams - and even bigger challenges off the court. “Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” ( Associated Press ) In the summer of his 17th year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Sports

                 

7. Dirty Toe Drag (Nashville Assassins: Next Generation Book 6)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

Stella Brooks is a woman who knows what she wants. From her first glimpse of Paris Fashion Week at the tender age of eleven, she has only ever wanted to be a designer. Hardworking and dedicated, she knows she can make a success of it. Until…she is driven to trade fashion for frosting, a move that makes her soul sing but shakes her confidence in her decision-making to her core. And when you add in that her sexy hookup from her older brother’s wedding is sniffing around again, things are about to get out of hand. Wesley McMillan seems different, no longer putting off love-’em-and-leave-’em vibes, which only adds to Stella’s emotional chaos. Wesley McMillan has had a thing for Stella since she first served him a fried pickle platter at her mom’s restaurant. He may have only ordered a snack, but he found he wanted a whole meal—in the form of Stella Brooks. How could he not? She’s stunning, smart, and confident. She knows her worth and what she wants, and she owns whatever room she’s in, the ultimate turn-on for him. He just has two problems: Stella is his best friend’s sister, and she thinks he’s a playboy. The first issue, Wes is willing to face off against. As for the second…Wes doesn’t blame Stella for her assumption. He used to love to play the field, but now that he has his demons under control, he is ready to show her and the world that he is worthy of her love. Wes may be known for his sick signature move on the ice, but will his dirty toe drag be enough to score Stella’s heart?

  • Author: Toni Aleo
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

8. Savage Queen: A High School Bully Sports Romance (The Royalty Crew Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

I grew up a queen among men. Proud. Strong. Royalty. I’ll do anything for the ones I love, even if it means allowing myself to be forced from my kingdom. I may be stuck having to play Samantha St. James inside the gilded halls of my new school, but I’ll always be Savvy King at my core . Now Jasper Noble and his merry band of douchebags expect me to yield. That’s funny. They think they’re tough. Gods among men. I know they’re nothing but ordinary bullies. With threats coming from all sides, my adversaries will come to learn— I don’t bend the knee for false kings. *SAVAGE QUEEN is book 1 in The Royalty Crew Duet. It is a #UofJ Spin-off and is a non-dark high school bully/enemies-to-lovers sports romance filled with hella sexual tension, an alpha-hole hero, and a Boss B heroine. Book 2 will be releasing July 8, 2021*

  • Author: Alley Ciz
  • Publisher: House of Crazy Publishing LLC (April 29, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

9. Replay: Second Chance Sports Romance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

Not all players deserve a second chance… no matter how hot their first chance was. Football club lawyer, Santino Rossi is known in the locker room as the two-month chump. For years he’s been on a mission to find someone he can share his basil plant with and cure him of his former playboy ways. Tilly Logan is a fiery, Scottish lass who didn’t bat an eye five years ago when a smoldering Italian pulled her into a nightclub bathroom. He was dark, dangerous, and exactly the good time Tilly was looking for—even if he worked for her over-protective brother’s team. But a lot has changed and when Tilly returns to London five years later only to find herself trapped in an elevator with the smoldering Italian, it isn’t a happy reunion. Especially because her brother blames Santino for her high tailing it back to Scotland in the first place. Tilly doesn’t want a replay of past mistakes and reconnecting with Santino is playing with fire. But if they keep their relationship a secret, it could be worth the burn. A new 100,000 word standalone from Amazon Top 13 Bestselling author, Amy Daws. This is a second chance romance set in the Harris Brothers world but can be read on its own.

  • Author: Amy Daws
  • Publisher: Amy Daws, LLC (April 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

10. The Strike Out: An Unexpected Pregnancy Standalone


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Fiction - August 2021

It started with one night out with the boys. She was the hot diner waitress putting herself through school. I was the rich, arrogant player everyone misjudges. On paper we didn’t match. Yet all it took was one day. One single day to change her mind. She wasn’t planning to spend her day off with me. She wasn’t supposed to fall for my charm. But one day, one smile, turned into several nights of her calling out my name. I’m not the guy she should end up with. I’m jealous, possessive. Not here for a long time - just a good time. She’s changed me. But, for some reason, I feel her slipping through my fingers and no matter what I do, I fear I’m going to strike out with the one and only girl I’ve ever fallen for.

  • Author: Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC (January 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction