Top 5 Wednesday @ Goodreads (moderated by Lainey) – Each week is a different topic to pick 5 of your favorite/best for. There are a lot of topics but this week I wanted to focus on Sports Romance and talk about my favorite ones!
#5 Lucky by Carina Adams
My thoughts: I don’t like football, at all. HOWEVER there is something about sports romance books that focus on football that I actually really like! Weird I know, but bare with me please! Lucky was a huge surprise for me but I loved this story and Adams is a fantastic writer with a great sense of humor. Not to mention the chemistry between Sunshine and Lucian is electric hot and the way they meet is just hilarious but I won’t spoil it for you. Lucien is also super, super sexy and honestly he just made me swoon! If you’re a fan of sports romance and football romance, you definitely need to read or add Lucky to your TBR list!
Blurb: Everyone loves Lucky # 7.
He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin.
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.
About the Author: Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story. Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.
Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block.
Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
#4: Home Run King by Stacey Lynn
My thoughts: I was SO excited when I first signed up to review Home Run King because honestly besides football, there wasn’t a lot of versatility when it came to sports romance and a lot of books were focused on just football. So when I saw that Stella was releasing a sports romance book about baseball, I was pumped! Home Run King was such a sweet, funny read and I love books that focus on blossoming relationships. Most of the time you start a book and BOOM! The couple are suddenly in love which isn’t the case for this book and I really liked that change.
Blurb: My life was what country songs are made of: my Granny died, my girlfriend broke up with me, I knocked up her cousin, and I was inducted into the Major League Hall of Fame. Yup…just like every country song I’ve ever heard.
But let me start over…my name is Gage Nix. That’s all you need to know. Actually, there’s a lot more to Gage than meets the eye. My name’s Katie Crisp, and I had a front row seat and the inside scoop. In a moment of grief and desperation, I allowed the Home Run King to…well, hit a home run on my diamond. He not only knocked it out of the park, but he also knocked me up.
Raising two babies—the one I was carrying, and Gage—wasn’t what I signed up for. But he gave me no choice. I only wish I hadn’t waited until the end of the season to see that he was my MVP. Oh, and the only hall of fame he’s ever been inducted into is his own.
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#3 Filthy Player by Stacey LynnMy thoughts: Again another football sports romance but another favorite of mine! Stacey Lynn has this wonderful way of mixing real life problems within her books and it’s so relatable that it makes me feel closer to her characters. Beaux and Paige are one of my favorite fictional contemporary romance couples EVER and Beaux is one steamy, dirty talking, kind man. Definitely one of my favorites and there are other books in the series too!
Blurb: The Raleigh Rough Riders are back, and this time Super Bowl Quarterback Beaux Hale finds himself playing the most important game of his life.
Every woman knows Beaux Hale is nothing but a player. Yet the first time he walks into Paige Halloway’s restaurant and flashes his sexy grin, she feels a heat between them spark. Too bad he opens his mouth and ruins it.
He may think his money, fame, and sexy looks will attract any woman—but he’s wrong.Paige doesn’t have time for a man. She’s too busy keeping a roof over her head and taking care of her father to care about relationships.
Lucky for Beaux, he’s a man who’s ready to use all the plays at his disposal. He didn’t bring his team a Super Bowl victory by giving up at the first block in his path—and Paige Halloway has just become his new long-game. Beaux also knows that sometimes, in order to win and claim your prize, you have to get a little bit filthy.
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About the Author: Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.
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#2 Team Player A Christmas Anthology
My thoughts: Team Player is a great sports romance read because it is a long read but includes so many different kinds of sports! Baseball, football, MMA fighters, hockey, oh my! Lots of different stories and lots of love storys and hunks to swoon over. Perfect for anyone who wants a little taste of everything when it comes to sports romance.
Blurb: Hot jocks. We love them all. Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!
The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book. The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.
*This anthology does not contain calories, just eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney. We aren’t responsible for melted devices.
#1 Real by Katy Evans
My thoughts: If you read my blog and reviews, you should KNOW that I am a Katy Evans fangirl. I’m not afraid to admit it, I am! So it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that Real by Katy Evans is #1 for my Top 5 Wednesday Sports Romance. I love Remington Tate so much, he is the embodiment of athleticism, health goals and oozes sex appeal by just looking at you. Real is my favorite book of all time and every romance reader/sports romance lover should read Real!
Blurb: Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy. But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and REAL.
Hired to keep his perfect body working like a machine, Brooke finally has the lucrative sports therapy job she’s been dreaming of. But as she tours the dangerous underground fighting circuit with Remy and his team, Brooke’s own body becomes alive with the most primal of hungers. If what happens between Brooke and Remy is ever as light as a flirtation, it quickly becomes an erotic obsession for them both, and promises so much more.
But their white-hot lust has a dark side—and when Remy’s deepest secret comes to light and Brooke’s familial duties demand action, will the pair be able to hang on, or will everything that once seemed so real suddenly fade away like an illusion?
About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world
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That’s my Top 5 Wednesday for top Sports Romance! I’m looking forward to doing more of Top 5 Wednesdays in the future! In the meantime, what are some of your favorite sports romance? Comment below and share your picks with me! Xo!