13 Baseball Romance Books that Hit a Home Run

    Take yourself out to the ball game with these steamy stories of love on and off the field.

    As the weather warms up, we’re sliding closer to baseball season and all that it brings: sunny weather, long, leisurely Saturdays—and, of course, those uniforms. As love and training season both blossom in springtime, romances set in the world of baseball are a perfect pairing. If you’d like to start the season off early by catching up with some baseball romances you might have missed, check out the list below of ones that are sure to score.

    Buy Changing the Game at Amazon

    Changing the Game

    By Jaci Burton

    The second book in a long, bestselling series of baseball romances, Changing the Game is a sizzling romance between a sports agent, Liz, and Gavin, the baseball player she wants to sign. If you’re in the mood for supersexy sports romance between two people surprised by love, look no further.

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    Changing the Game

    By Jaci Burton

    Buy The Lucky Charm at Amazon

    The Lucky Charm

    By Beth Bolden

    Izzy is a sports reporter who knows little about baseball and likes it even less. Jack is the second baseman on the team she’s following. Perfect setup, right? Especially when you throw in the wit and charm of this Portland-set romance. If you’re new to the game, it might even teach you a thing or two, as you learn along with Izzy what exactly an RBI is.

    The Lucky Charm

    By Beth Bolden

    Buy The Perfect Game at Amazon

    The Perfect Game

    By J. Sterling

    Baseball romance isn’t just for the big league. The Perfect Game is a New Adult romance between two college students—baseball hopeful Jack and Cassie, a girl who’s about to make him change his (non-baseball) player ways, whether he wants to or not. Warning: this one packs an emotional wallop.

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    The Perfect Game

    By J. Sterling

    Buy Slow Heat at Amazon

    Slow Heat

    By Jill Shalvis

    Shalvis is known for her fun, sexy contemporary romances, and this one is no exception. Wade is a baseball bad boy, and he needs the help of his team’s publicist, Samantha, to clean up his image. Fortunately for us readers, that requires a fake date or two—and a lot of real feelings bubbling underneath. 

    Slow Heat

    By Jill Shalvis

    Buy Moonshot at Amazon

    Moonshot

    By Alessandra Torre

    Both the hero and heroine are baseball players in Moonshot. Ty, a girl born into a baseball family, meets pro player Chase—but due to shifting circumstances, they can’t be together. Throw in a lot of angst and the curveball of a murder suspense subplot, and this romance has all the makings of a home run.

    Moonshot

    By Alessandra Torre

    Buy Calling It at Amazon

    Calling It

    By Jen Doyle

    If you’re like me, you love a librarian heroine, and Calling It has a great one with Dorie, a woman who’s in baseball player Nathan’s home when he unexpectedly returns from traveling with the team, surprising them both. Super sharp and fun—Doyle won a best banter award for the novel—it’s a sure bet to read while you’re waiting for the game to start.

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    Calling It

    By Jen Doyle

    Buy Dare You To at Amazon

    Dare You To

    By Katie McGarry

    Dare You To is a young adult novel between a popular high school player, Ryan, and the new girl at school, Beth, who comes from a painful past. If you want your baseball love along with the high emotions and coming-of-age themes that YA brings, look no further. Bonus: Beth is a skater girl.

    Dare You To

    By Katie McGarry

    Buy Caught Running at Amazon

    Caught Running

    By Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux

    What happens when a jock and a nerd are forced to coach together 10 years after they graduated high school? Opposites attract, and we readers get all the sweet, sexy romance we crave in this story between jock Jake and nerdy Brandon from the author of the m/m Cut and Run series.

    Caught Running

    By Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux

    Buy See No Color at Amazon

    See No Color

    By Shannon Gibney

    This time, it’s the girl who plays ball, as Alex struggles to balance baseball with growing up, falling for a guy, and discovering her identity as an adopted biracial girl in this complex young adult novel. If you’re looking for meatier themes with your baseball romance, try this one.

    See No Color

    By Shannon Gibney

    Buy Let Me Be the One at Amazon

    Let Me Be the One

    By Bella Andre

    Love the fake boyfriend trope? Then you’ll probably adore this friends-to-lovers contemporary in Andre’s Sullivans series. Vicki and Ryan have been close friends since they were teens, but when Vicki needs her pro baseball player friend to be her date, it might just nudge them to first base and beyond.

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    Let Me Be the One

    By Bella Andre

    Buy HardBall at Amazon

    HardBall

    By C.D. Reiss

    C.D. Reiss is known for her supersexy contemporaries, and HardBall is that and more. “Diamond King” Dash is the kind of sports that star school librarian Vivian could only dream about it—but her wildest dreams have come true. What enfolds is a love story both spicy and emotional as the two learn to come together outside of the game.

    Buy Stealing Home at Amazon

    Stealing Home

    By Sherryl Woods

    If you’re looking for a sweet romance that leans towards women’s fiction, Stealing Home may be your best ticket. A divorced single mom of three kids, Maddie has a lot on her plate. A romance with her son’s baseball coach, Cal, could be a terrible idea—or the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

    Stealing Home

    By Sherryl Woods

    Buy Napa Crush at Amazon

    Napa Crush

    By Kate Kisset

    If a second-chance romance set in wine country isn’t enough to entice you, you might need to check your pulse. In Napa Crush, semi-pro player Luca reunites with his old high school crush, Danica, after he accidentally hits a line drive into her head. (Ouch.) Unfortunately, his flirtatious brothers are also in the picture—but Luca’s not going to retreat to the dugout this time.

    Napa Crush

    By Kate Kisset

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