Favorite Football Romances

Happy Superbowl Sunday Storytellers! I don’t know about you but I am huge football fan–especially when it waddles into the romance genre! So as I am gearing up to watch my team come to victory (Go Patriots!) I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite American football sport romances to date!
So grab yourself a portion of the Superbowl snacks, get comfy and lets reminisce on these beauties!

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Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan

The Friend Zone (Game On, #2)Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy.
The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy.
Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her…
Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.

Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to get himself out of the friend zone and into Ivy’s heart. Game on


The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

The Wall of Winnipeg and MeVanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.
But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.
For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.
What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?


The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane

The RivalryThis tight end is at the top of his game.
He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect.
But I can’t fall for him.
He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival?
This guy is their star player.


Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan

Dear JaneI broke her heart ten years ago and left town.
She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.
But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.
He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?
But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.
News flash, buddy: I am over you.

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I Dare You by Isla Madden-Mills

I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series with I DARE YOU!
Badass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?
The late night text is random, but “Badass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…
Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.
She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?
One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.
Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.
Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.
But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.
Will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

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-Honorable Mentions-

Fake FiancéeFinding AlexeiI Bet You (The Hook Up #2)The End Zone
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What are some of your favorite Football Romances? Who are you rooting for this Superbowl?



  1. Kayla @ Books and Blends

    February 3, 2019 at 10:55 am

    So many great books! I just added some to my tbr

    1. sammers65

      February 6, 2019 at 3:50 pm


  2. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

    February 3, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Ohhh I love this!! I am all about football so I don’t know why I have never picked up a football romance!

    1. sammers65

      February 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      YAS! Football and Hockey romances are a favorite of mine in the romance genre! Hope you found some gems here to read!

  3. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    February 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    We sure aren’t rooting for the Rams, LOL. Not when they left us like dis. 😂
    The last time I read a football romance, it was a painful read and the football player and go to the bottom of the fuck it bucket.

  4. lalafulton

    February 4, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I am absolutely DELIGHTED about this post! 😂
    I think the only football romance I’ve read was called ‘The Baller’ by Vi Keeland and it was REAL NICE.
    Def gonna have to check some of these out!

  5. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    February 5, 2019 at 12:01 am

    What a fun and topical post, Sam!!!

    1. sammers65

      February 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      *bows* thank you wonder twin!

  6. Clo @ Book Dragons

    February 10, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Hmmm honestly, I prefer reading about American Football then British Football. *side eyes the football we have over here* I’m not exactly a fan of football or any sports though, but if its in a book and adds to the plotline then I’m usually down for this.
    Although I’ll probably not read any of those books you listed partner in crime, Dear Jane does sound interesting hmmm. <3

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      February 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      Haha thats okay! Sports romance tends to be an acquired taste–you either love it or you dont 😛 And I tend to prefer your football over mine heheheheh

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