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
Her One and Only
My Stubborn Heart
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. Sport: football. My feet ache just looking at those pretty shoes.
Homerun by Travis Thrasher. Sport: baseball. Book based on the movie, I think.
What fiction featuring professional athletes have you read and enjoyed?
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