5 Faves: Clean Romances with Pro Athletes

5 Faves

I’ve been thinking about re-reading Amy Matayo’s The Thirteenth Chance – and that’s saying something because the book only came out yesterday! I breezed through my advance copy, but I find myself wanting to go back and savor it. It got me to thinking about other books I’ve read that involve professional athletes as main characters. I could think of quite a few books with high school and college athletes, but when I tried to think of pro athletes only, I came up with the Becky Wade books below but not much else. I scanned my Goodreads list, and it jogged my memory about two more. But that’s it.

Clearly there’s interest in professional athletes as leading men in romance novels, as evidenced by a glut of mainstream romances and erotica with half-naked athletes on the cover, but they seem to be underrepresented in Christian fiction and clean romance. Huh. Hard to believe no one has fictionalized Tim Tebow. Yet.


The Thirteenth Chance

The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo

The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo. Sport: baseball. My review. The cat. I love the cat.


Her One and Only

Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Her One and Only by Becky Wade. Sport: football. My review. I love the Porter Family series, start to finish.


My Stubborn Heart

My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade. Sport: hockey. I grew up watching Mario Lemieux play. Need I say more?


A Fair Catch

Fair Catch by Cindy Roland Anderson

Fair Catch by Cindy Roland Anderson. Sport: football. My feet ache just looking at those pretty shoes.



Home Run by Travis Thrasher

Homerun by Travis Thrasher. Sport: baseball. Book based on the movie, I think.


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What fiction featuring professional athletes have you read and enjoyed?

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4 thoughts on “5 Faves: Clean Romances with Pro Athletes

    • Oops! I’m really surprised there aren’t more out there. I’m sure there’s some that just aren’t on my radar, but there’s no glut of the, that’s for sure.

  1. Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury is about a pro football player. I think Susan May Warren has some pro hockey players in her Christiansen series.

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