Searching for great sports reads? Look no further! Here are my 10 recommended best lesbian sports books perfect to get you out of your current reading rut!
‘Switchback‘ by S.W. Andersen
I love to watch downhill mountain bike racing, it’s crazy and fascinating how the riders control their bikes. In ‘Switchback’ you can enjoy an entertaining ride with Sierra, an outgoing woman who wants to be the world’s number 1 in this discipline, and Kara, a more introvert, accomplished physician who wants to help the athletes succeed. See if Sierra and Kara can win more than races. The audiobook is narrated by Nicol Zanzarella.
‘Sparks like ours‘ (Book 3 of Seven Shores series) by Melissa Brayden
This is book 3 in this romance series about four friends living in Venice Beach (Hollywood). A romance about two surfer pros? Look at this fit and suntanned women, can it get any better? The surfer scenes, the competition, and media circus are very well written. With Melissa Brayden as the author you know you’ll get a sweet romance with great dialogues, witty banter, and a couple that is competing for more than just the world’s number one ranking in surfing. The audiobook is narrated by Melissa Sternenberg.
‘The Long Shot‘ by A.L. Brooks
I don’t play golf and don’t like to watch it, but I very much enjoyed reading this sports (and age gap) romance. The idea of TV producer Adrienne Wyatt, 49, to do a documentary about the women’s golf sport was intriguing. Pro golfer Morgan Spencer, 31, on the brink to win her first major is the perfect face for the movie. Add a nice romance, bitching competitors and journalists, a bit of humor and sports and you have a wonderful story to read. Audiobook narrated by Melissa Moran.
‘Outside the Lines‘ (Book 3 of Girls of Summer series) by Kate Christie
This is my absolute favorite soccer series. It’s an interesting, emotional, and captivating journey of Emma Blakeley and Jamie Maxwell. It’s about what it takes to be a pro soccer player, about injuries, or what happens when you fall in love with a rival team member. This novel also deals with coming out in a still homophobic sport and giving everything to try to win the World Cup. The audiobook version is narrated by Britney Gil.
‘Kat & Mouse‘ (Book 1 of the Crosscannon Roller Derby series) by Jacquelyn Heat
A flat-track roller derby romance where you learn a lot about this fast-paced sport. The story is more than just a romance and roller derby, it touches some very sensitive themes too. It’s an emotional ride and a great romance between the two main characters Kat and Mouse.
‘Gold‘ by EJ Noyes
A gold-medal winner romance about Aspen, a former professional skier who had to retire after a really bad accident in her medal run at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. A captivating story about finding a new role and place in life, and about possibilities in love and professional ski sports. The audiobook, narrated by Abby Craden, is excellent.
‘From Third to Home‘ (Book 3 of Playing for First series) by Chris Paynter
A wonderful journey with Amy Perry who wants to be the first female player in a mayor baseball team and her friend Lisa Collins, the sportswriter who accompanies her for the whole hard and bumpy road to success. After they both fall in love, establishing a relationship and building a family sometimes isn’t compatible with professional sports. In this book Kat Benson is introduced, an interesting baseman player with family secrets.
‘Delay of Game‘ by Tracey Richardson
What an enjoyable ice hockey romance with great main characters and sparkling chemistry! Eva is a veteran player and Nikki the head coach of the rival team. Both leads were meant for each other but the eternal rivalry between the USA and Canada could stand between them. There is an epic game ahead of them, the Olympic ice hockey final and there seems to be somebody who is spying on the other team to take advantage of insider knowledge. If you want to know who will win in hockey and in life, then grab this book.
‘Edge of Glory‘ by Rachel Spangler
Can a snowboarder and a ski racer, both professionals in their disciplines be more than occasionally training partners? As both have the main goal of competing in the next Olympic Games, a relationship is probably more difficult to achieve than an Olympic medal. An emotional story about how much hard work it demands to compete on such a high level over a long time, and what price their bodies have to pay for it. Maybe after all those tears, training, pain, disappointments, and success, there could even be more than just a medal within reach.
‘Fire and Ice‘ by Rachel Spangler
A sports romance about Curling? I know… not the most popular discipline in sports. It is a very technically and strategically demanding sport and Rachel Spangler did a great job to introduce you to Curling without boring you with details. The love story is ice-melting. Give this Curling romance a chance. Audiobook narrated by Ann Etter.