Best Sports Fiction Books
Here you will get Best Sports Fiction Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Sooley: A Novel
Author: by John Grisham
Doubleday (April 27, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel Sooley Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreamsand even bigger challenges off the court. Hard to put down …
The pages turn quickly … Building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel. Associated PressIn the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament.
He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quickness, and an astonishing vertical leap.
The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives devastating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ransacked his village.
2. Fortunate Son: A 2nd-Gen Marked Men novel (The Forever Marked Series Book 1)
Author: by Jay Crownover
June 20, 2021
Ry Archer and Bowe Keller are as different as night and day. That doesn’t mean they don’t share similar struggles. At the moment, both are realizing the reality of getting closer and closer to reaching their dreams and aspirations is very much not living up to all the hype.
The childhood cohorts always seem to connect when one of them needs help figuring out any of life’s major puzzles, like figuring out why getting what you always thought you wanted isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. They might constantly rub each other the wrong way (except for when they rubbed each other really-really right), but there is no denying they’ve always made one hell of a great team.
For Ry, he thought he had the perfect girl, the one who was going to run headfirst into a meticulously and methodically planned future. He was going to marry young and have the same kind of legendary, life-long romance his parents did or so he believed.
His girl was going to stand by his side as he chased his dream of being a professional football player all the way to the NFL.He was wrong. Now, Ry’s gotta figure out the difference between a bruised heart and a broken one, and the only person who can teach him the difference is Bowe.
3. My Lucky #13 (Hockey Hotties Book 1)
Author: by Piper Rayne
June 29, 2021
“My Lucky #13 is smart, sexy and fun! A hot hockey player, a sassy heroine, the best superstition ever, and a slow burn romance that had me panting until they gave in. And if that wasn’t enough, a happily ever after that had the crowd cheering.
A definite must read!” – Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling AuthorLucky. The one adjective used to describe my entire hockey career. I prefer to call it hard work, at least I did until my game went to complete crap. I haven’t scored in eight games and the team owner is talking about trading me.
I’ve never believed in superstitions.Never needed one. I suppose I was lucky in that way. But now the best way to refer to me is desperate. I’d wear the same socks for an entire year just to be the high-scoring center I used to be.
Imagine my surprise when after spending New Year’s Eve with a woman, I score a hat trick in the next gamethat’s three goals in one game for you non-hockey lovers. Now, I have to track her down and bribe her to do it again before every game.
4. Blindsided: A Best Friends to Lovers Standalone
Author: by Amy Daws
What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction? Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat. Midfielder Maclay Mac Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football.
But when an adorable, freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime. Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest.
She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered. However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya.
What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off. Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall in love with your best friend. Blindsided is a full length (97,000 words) contemporary rom-com standalone with a sports theme.
5. Rule Play (Saints of Love Book 1)
Author: by Elizabeth Perry
Fake.That’s what we are. That’s what we agreed on. That’s all we were ever supposed to be. What started out as revenge turned into a game that I never should have played. I should have known that a fake relationship with superstar quarterback Adrian Malone was asking for trouble.
It should have been simple. He needed to use me to boost his presence on social media. I needed to use him to make my ex squirm. I was too focused on revenge to catch myself when I started to slip.
Too lost in the way that his lips felt when they pressed against mine to realize that I was already falling for him. Now, the lines between what’s real and what’s fake have started to blur. You see, that’s the problem with faking it.
Someone is always better at it, and by the time that I realized this, I was in too deep. Turns out, the cost of revenge was more than I was bargaining for. I didn’t plan on paying with my heart.
6. Dirty Toe Drag (Nashville Assassins: Next Generation Book 6)
Author: by Toni Aleo
July 13, 2021
Stella Brooks is a woman who knows what she wants. From her first glimpse of Paris Fashion Week at the tender age of eleven, she has only ever wanted to be a designer. Hardworking and dedicated, she knows she can make a success of it.
Untilshe is driven to trade fashion for frosting, a move that makes her soul sing but shakes her confidence in her decision-making to her core. And when you add in that her sexy hookup from her older brother’s wedding is sniffing around again, things are about to get out of hand.
Wesley McMillan seems different, no longer putting off love-’em-and-leave-’em vibes, which only adds to Stella’s emotional chaos. Wesley McMillan has had a thing for Stella since she first served him a fried pickle platter at her mom’s restaurant. He may have only ordered a snack, but he found he wanted a whole mealin the form of Stella Brooks.How could he not?
She’s stunning, smart, and confident. She knows her worth and what she wants, and she owns whatever room she’s in, the ultimate turn-on for him. He just has two problems: Stella is his best friend’s sister, and she thinks he’s a playboy.
7. The Perfect Catch: A Forbidden Workplace Standalone
Author: by Meghan Quinn
June 10, 2021
“Kiss me.Just this once … Please Walker.”Those whispered words were my undoing … As the most hated player in baseball, I had two options: either clean up my image or pack my bags. Being traded wasn’t an option which only meant one thing, I had to become compliant.
That’s how I found myself sharing a small bistro table with Kate Chapman, the Chicago Bobbies newest PR Manager. Devastatingly beautiful, vastly intelligent, and incredibly cunning, she knows exactly how to handle my grumpy demeanor. It was supposed to be simple.
Book some PR events, show up, smile for the camera, and be done. But one massive mistake on my end sends me into the trenches with Kate, forcing me to open up to her. Innocent glances turn into cordial encounters.
Secret touches turn into tempting invitations. And dangerous nights alone turn into consuming desperation. I’ve never wanted a woman as much as I want her. And I know she wants me, but there’s a no fraternizing with the players rule.
8. Beartown: From The New York Times Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove
Author: by Fredrik Backman
Penguin (May 3, 2018)
May 3, 2018
Look out for ANXIOUS PEOPLE, the new novel by Fredrik Backman and INSTANT #1 New York Times bestseller! Beartown is now a MAJOR HBO TV series, coming to UK screens in 2021* ‘I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown and felt ripped apart by the events in the book’ JOJO MOYES ‘I couldn’t put it down.
Heart-rending and engrossing’ 5* Reader Review _ In a large Swedish forest, Beartown hides a dark secret … Cut-off from everywhere else, it experiences the kind of isolation that tears people apart. And each year, more and more of the town is swallowed by the forest.
Then the town is offered a bright new future. But it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who’ll risk the future to see justice done.Who will speak up?
Could you stand by and stay silent? Or would you risk everything for justice? Which side would you be on? ‘A mature, compassionate novel’ Sunday Times ‘You’ll love this engrossing novel’ People ‘You know a book is good when you don’t want it to end’ 5* reader review
9. Playing for Pizza
Author: by John Grisham
January 19, 2010
Playing for Position Rick Dockery is an NFL quarterback who can’t catch a break. One huge mistake makes him a national laughing stock overnight, and no team will touch him. Playing for PizzaBut all Rick knows is football, and he needs to find a team.
Against all odds, Rick gets his break as star quarterback for the Panthers of Parma, Italy. Playing for Pride Rick doesn’t speak a word of Italian, and the crowds there aren’t exactly NFL-standard. But football americano is about more than fame, and home comes in the most unlikely of packages.
10. The Play (Briar U Book 3)
Author: by Elle Kennedy
October 7, 2019
A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series! What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later.
Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibateno matter how hard that makes things. But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t liemy new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick.
Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her. Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound.
And she’s making a play for me. Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts.
11. Infinite Jest
Author: by David Foster Wallace
Back Bay Books
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America. Set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.
Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human – and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
12. When Life Gives You Lululemons
Author: by Lauren Weisberger
Simon & Schuster
June 5, 2018
The Devil Wears Prada’s Emily Charlton gets the spin-off she deserves (Cosmopolitan) in the months-long New York Times bestseller from Lauren Weisberger in which three women team up to bring a bad man down in the tony suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor. Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs.
After leaving Miranda Priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now.
When Karolina Hartwell, a gorgeous former supermodel, is arrested, her fall from grace is merciless. Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce. In Karolina, Emily finds her comeback opportunity. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach.
13. Calico Joe: A Novel
Author: by John Grisham
Dell (April 10, 2012)
April 10, 2012
Grisham knocks it out of the park. The Washington Post It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records.
Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad.
Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans. USA Today Grisham has hit a home run…. Calico Joe is a great read, a lyrical ode to baseball, small-town America, youthful innocence and a young boy’s search for heroes.
The Buffalo News [A] pleasure … Suffice to say [Grisham] knows his way around the ballpark as well as he does a courtroom. The Washington TimesIncludes an excerpt of John Grisham’s The Racketeer
14. Us Against You: A Novel
Author: by Fredrik Backman
Washington Square Press
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown returns with an unforgettable novel about peopleabout strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men (Jojo Moyes).
Have you ever seen a town fall?Ours did. Have you ever seen a town rise?Ours did that, too. A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair.
No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact.
As the tension mounts between the two adversaries, a newcomer arrives who gives Beartown hockey a surprising new coach and a chance at a comeback. Soon a team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; always dutiful and eager-to-please Bobo; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker.
15. It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars Book 1)
Author: by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
May 14, 2013
The Windy City isn’t quite ready for Phoebe Somervillethe outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not ready for the Stars’ head coach, former gridiron legend Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind.
Calebow is everything Phoebe abhors. And the sexy new boss is everything Dan despisesa meddling bimbo who doesn’t know a pigskin from a pitcher’s mound. So why is Dan drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat-seeking missile? And why does the coach’s good ol’ boy charm leave cosmopolitan Phoebe feeling awkward, tongue-tied …And ready to fight?
The sexy, heartwarming, and hilarious “prequel” to This Heart of MineSusan Elizabeth Phillips’s New York Times bestselling blockbusterIt Had To Be You is an enchanting story of two stubborn people who believe in playing for keeps.