I just reread Reeds Reckoning by Ahren Sanders and it had me thinking of some of the wonderful sports romance books out there. Here are a few that are my favorites.

Shrouded in Blackness (The Blackness, #3)Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For eight years Darcy Quinlan has been hiding. She has lived on the streets as a ghost, the only person she has let close is Ian who is an older man who owns an underground fighting establishment. When she accidentally meets Kieran Delaney, she stabs him. She doesn’t realize he wants to help, well she does but when she tells him no, he doesn’t listen. As if the day was not bad enough, she finds a little boy and a newborn who have been sent to her for safety.

Darcy claims them as her own, but she knows the newborn named Ashling needs help. Pushing her pride aside she seeks out Ian for help. Kieran wants to protect this women and her family, he doesn’t know why she is running but Kieran can protect her like no one else. It takes awhile to earn Darcy’s trust and with it she reveals a few closely guarded secrets. Kieran knows she is his redemption but when in one moment he realizes he can lose it all. Kieran has to figure a way to regain everything he had with Darcy and the children. Can two broken souls find happiness together?

I loved this, it is rough, raw, and hard to read at times but overall encompasses strong characters who are fiercely protective of the ones they love. Definitely picking up more from this author.

View all my reviews Wicked Games (Games, #1)Wicked Games by Jessica Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When her boss pulled her into her office, Abby Lewis doesn’t expect to find out she is the a contestant on survival game show, Endurance Island. Abby is a plan expected to do an expose and book for the magazine she works for.The only surety she has is getting past the first round, farther than that is solely up to her.

Dean Woodall is highly competitive, when it is announced that they are to pair into boy/girl teams he finds himself paired with the attitude filled Abby. Abby is not happy with her team mate, especially after his rude introduction. A couple of cool nights though and an unpleasant challenge has the two realizing they are going to have to work together if they want to succeed.

Loved it. It had surprises galore and was unpredictable. The chemistry between Abby and Dean is hot, hot, hot!!! Checking out more of this author’s books.

View all my reviews Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5)Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blayne Thorpe is a spirited wolf dog whose thoughts and actions run a hundred miles a minute. She has caught the interest of Bo Novikov, the seven feet, 400 lb shifter and notorious hockey player who has a reputation of being just plain mean. Blayne decides Bo needs a life and to be happy, this is the opening that Bo needs to convince Blayne he wants her to be happy. Danger lurks in the background though as hybrid shifters are being kidnapped and tortured to fight in the pits until their death, and Blayne is the next one on their list.

What a wonderful series, absolutely relished in every page. This was hilarious, captivating, and just pure out fun

*Just reread, I have to say this is probably my favorite of the series. I love Bo….can I please have him for Christmas.

**Reread again because I can’t wait for her next books..love this book my ultimate favorite.

View all my reviews Reed's ReckoningReed’s Reckoning by Ahren Sanders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ari Williams was the love of Reed Matthews life, a talented football player on the rise into the NFL, but then it all crumbled. For Ari she thought Reed was her happily ever after, until he left her and finding out she was pregnant with his child was a constant reminder of what they once had.

Four years later a chance moment has Reed realizing they have a son. He wants answers and when they come Ari and Reed quickly realize someone broke them up on purpose, but who? Trying to rebuild a relationship, get to know his son, and get ready for the next NFL season keeps Reeds plate full, but what he really wants is to find out who destroyed the best thing that has ever happened to him.

I loved this one, normally when you have a story like this with a break up and what seems like a betrayal your halfway through the book before the couple figures it out. Not this one, you know right away, Reed is a charmer and although initially Ari is supportive of Reed’s relationship with his son, she doesn’t want her heart broken again but Reed is in it to win it. I am definitely picking up more books from this talented author.

View all my reviews Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball, #1)Pitch Please by Lani Lynn Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hancock “Parts” Peters is a man known for his reputation being gruff, playing ball, and telling it as it is. Sway Coffman knows she beat out others for her job as athletic Trainer for the Texas Lumberjacks baseball team, but she is the best in her field and is not letting anyone stand in her way. When she meets Hancock for the first time, she is a bit awe struck as she has had a crush on him she can remember.

Hancock wants Sway and has a alpha caveman way of wooing Sway. Sway is not sure what is going on with Hancock but she knows she wants him. Together they are in their own world will Sway get her happily ever after with the Hancock?

Delightful. Hancock is a larger than life personality who sets his sights on Sway. I thought the characters were quirky and was chuckling throughout the book. I cannot wait for what is next in this fantastic new series.

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