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In a world full of athletes, competition, and determination who knew love existed around every corner? Take a break from your routine and kick back with one of these novels.


Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

For the past seven years, Avery Abrams has had it rough. After dedicating her entire life to participating in the Olympics a bad performance ended her career for good while her best friend, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion. Jasmine would eventually marry their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri which was the ultimate betrayal for Avery. Now, after a bad breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery goes back home to Massachusetts to coach a promising young man named Ryan despite all the traumatic memories she would relive. Soon, sparks fly between the aspiring gymnast and former athlete when news that shock the gymnastics world comes to surface and it effects not only Avery, but her old friend Jasmine too.


Pucked by Helena Hunting

Having a stepbrother who plays in the NHL, Violet Hall completely knows how flirtatious and promiscuous hockey players can be. So, when Alex Waters defies her expectations of a NHL player’s intelligence, she succumbs to a lapse of judgment and has a one nightstand with him. It isn’t until he begins to call, text, and send her gifts that she realizes he is much too likeable to ignore, but in a world where Alex is portrayed as a player, Violet does not want to play his game.


Him by Elle Kennedy & Sabrina Bowen

When they were eighteen, at a summer hockey camp, Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley stopped being friends after Ryan managed to coax his straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, four years later, Jamie still can’t figure out why his roommate cut him off. With their college teams about to face off at the national championship Jamie knows this is his time to get answers to his questions and to discover things about his old friend and even himself.


The Hooker and the Hermit by Penny Reid & LH Cosway

Annie Catrel is a social media expert and celebrity blogger at Davidson & Croft Media. Annie also has her own anonymous page, New York’s Finest, which can make or break someone’s image. Annie also prefers online interactions rather than reality. Ronan Fitzpatrick is the best hooker on his rugby team, but also a notorious and reckless bad boy. When Ronan is suspended, he heads to Manhattan to reshape his image through Davidson and Croft, but he never expects to cross paths with Annie who he likes right away. Can Annie keep her identity as a blogger a secret or will he discover who she is?


From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

After seventeen years, Jasmine Santos has experienced pain in the form of broken bones and broken promises. With her window of competing in figure skating is slowly coming to a close, the offer of a lifetime presents itself from someone she dislikes. However, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything and that includes, Ivan Lukov.