search-icon

5 Books to Read When You Should Be Watching the Big Game

by | February 1

So, the big football game is almost here, which means many of you will be either attending or hosting screening parties for the annual sporting event. The Sunday of February 3 will be full of food, drinks, commercials, Maroon 5, and more important football! However, some people might not be completely thrilled about the athletic portion of the evening. For instance, if you’re like me, your team’s season ended back in December (RIP to my NY Giants, next year will be better!), or maybe you’re just not into sports (also fine!). If you’re looking for something to do in between commercials and eating wings, then catching up on some reading might be exactly what you need. Sports romances in particular might get you excited about football on Sunday! These books feature love triangles, relationships, and drama in an athletic atmosphere, without forcing you to indulge in the sport itself. Here’s a list of books featuring sporting cuties that you can read instead of—or in addition to—watching the big game!

Field Party Collection Books 1-3

Field Party Collection Books 1-3

by Abbi Glines

Lawton High is known for their championship leading football star, West Ashby. When Maggie Carleton moves to the southern town, West’s world is turned upside down. Two years prior to her attendance at Lawton, Maggie witnessed her father murder her mother, and ever since that day she hasn’t spoken. However, during an encounter at a party, Maggie decides to speak to West after he confides in her about his own family struggles. West and Maggie then begin a captivating romance filled with intrigue, insight, and, of course, football.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logoSimon & Shuster logo
The Deal

The Deal

by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy introduces us to her addictive Off-Campus series with the dynamic duo of Hannah Wells and Garrett Graham. When Garrett, the star of their college’s hockey team, begins struggling to keep his GPA from dropping, he enlists the book-smart Hannah to tutor him. She agrees, but only if he helps her score her crush. With their “deal” in place, the two dive into a completely unexpected friendship, and maybe a potential romance of their own.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
Face Off

Face Off

by Alicia Hunter Pace

Embark in Emile Giroux’s world of hockey and girls in the first book of this new sports romance series. Emile finds Amy Callahan, a freelance professional organizer, out of work and offers to help her out by assisting his NHL team. Will the two be able to keep things professional or will they accept their undeniable attraction for each other?

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logoSimon & Shuster logo
The Hook Up

The Hook Up

by Kristen Callihan

Anna Jones is very aware of college quarterback Drew Baylor’s charming playboy ways. That’s why Anna immediately shuts him down when he shows any interest in her. Until, that is, Anna’s caught off guard during a random encounter at a party with Drew that leads to an unexpected fling with the football star.

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logo
Game for Seduction

Game for Seduction

by Bella Andre

Bella Andre introduces superstar wide receiver Dominic DiMarco in her football romance novel. Melissa McKnight is the daughter of Dominic’s agent and has had a crush on him since they were teens. Now that Melissa is a successful adult, working with her father, Dominic’s fair game, right?

Amazon logoBarnes & Noble logoBooks a Million logoIndiebound logoSimon & Shuster logo
Love to get lit... erary? Sign up to get the latest delivered to your inbox!
Jess is a Digital Marketing Content Coordinator at Simon & Schuster. Her guilty pleasure is reading Young Adult series like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Field Party, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. When she’s not reading, you can find her at a Yankees or Giants game or rewatching Riverdale for the hundredth time.