Baseball Romance Books

Batter up! If you’re a sucker for romance books and the thrill of America’s favorite pastime, then baseball romance books are your perfect match. The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, and the swoon-worthy romance that happens both on and off the field. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just here for the hot athletes in tight pants, we’ve got a lineup of must-read baseball romances that will steal your heart.

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Baseball romance books you can’t miss

Baseball season might come and go, but the love stories in these books are timeless. And speaking of timeless fun, have you seen the TikTok account of the Savannah Bananas? They bring a whole new level of entertainment to baseball, and we’ve got a small taste below for some baseball player eye candy and just plain fun before we dive into our book recs. This should get you in the mood to read one of these.

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

Growing up in a major league dugout, Ty had a front-row seat to baseball’s highs and lows. Enter Chase Stern, the rookie sensation who should be off-limits but isn’t. Their chemistry is undeniable. Four years later, Ty’s in the owner’s box, and Chase is back to save the team. A second chance romance filled with forbidden love, intense emotions, and drama.

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Swing by Adriana Locke

Swing by Adriana Locke

Lincoln Landry’s stats are perfect, but he’s met his match in Danielle Ashley, a woman who despises athletes. Their banter is sharp, the attraction is fierce, and their chemistry sizzles. This romance blends humor, steam, and a little bit of sports rivalry for a winning combination.

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You Should Be So Lucky by Cat Sebastian

You Should Be So Lucky by Cat Sebastian

Set against the backdrop of the 1960 baseball season, Eddie O’Leary’s life is a mess. In a batting slump and hated by teammates, he’s forced to give interviews to Mark Bailey, a grieving arts reporter. As they orbit each other, their attraction grows. This slow-burn, grumpy/sunshine romance tackles grief, found family, and the challenges of being true to oneself in a world that’s not quite ready.

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Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

Liz Darnell, a determined sports agent, is ready to win back her star client, baseball pro Gavin Riley, with an offer he can’t refuse—herself. Gavin’s game changes completely when love enters the field. This romance is a steamy blend of second chances, sizzling chemistry, and unexpected emotions.

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Stealing Home by Grace Reilly

Stealing Home by Grace Reilly

Reverse grumpy/sunshine vibes with college athletes. Sebastian is focused on the MLB draft, not on Mia, his astrophysicist ex and current roommate. She left him once, but the attraction is undeniable when she moves in for the summer. Packed with swoons, spice, and sports, this forced-proximity romance is a home run for fans of second chances and hot athletes.

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Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis

Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis

MLB catcher Wade O’Riley’s reputation needs a makeover after a paternity scandal. Enter team publicist Samantha McNead, pretending to be his girlfriend. With a secret crush and past elevator escapades, their fake relationship sizzles with sexual tension. Wade’s determined to turn their pretense into the real deal. Expect plenty of humor, heat, and romance from this fun-filled story.

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The Art of Catching Feelings by Alicia Thompson

The Art of Catching Feelings by Alicia Thompson

Daphne Brink heckles baseball star Chris Kepler after a few too many beers, only to end up apologizing to him on social media without revealing her identity. As Daphne and Chris grow closer, she juggles her secret and their blossoming feelings. A fun mix of humor, mistaken identity, and second chances, this romcom hits all the right notes for fans of sweet and funny love stories, whether you’re a fan of the sport or not.

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The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

Legend has it that a trip to the baseball locker room leads to marriage. When one player’s dream girl brushes him off, he starts to wonder if there’s truth to the superstition. A fun, steamy read full of team dynamics and taking chances on love, this book brings plenty of laughs and swoon-worthy moments.

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Reading the Signs by Keira Andrews

Reading the Signs by Keira Andrews

Pitcher Nico Agresta struggles with his temper and his hidden desires, while veteran catcher Jake Fitzgerald just wants to finish his career quietly. When Jake is traded to Nico’s team, old crushes and new tensions spark. This age-gap, hurt/comfort romance is filled with heat, emotional growth, and the journey of accepting oneself. A heartfelt read for fans of queer sports romance.

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Homerun Proposal by Maren Moore

Homerun Proposal by Maren Moore

Lane Collins is the cocky pitcher and All-Star baseball captain of Orleans University. When a proposal to lose her virginity goes to the wrong brother, sparks fly between Lane and his best friend’s sister. He agrees to teach her everything with one condition: they walk away after. But hearts don’t follow rules.

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Pitch Please by Lani Lynn Vale

Pitch Please by Lani Lynn Vale

Hancock “Parts” Peters is gruff, filterless, and baseball-obsessed. Sway Coffman is the curvy head athletic trainer who’s beating stereotypes one game at a time. When their worlds collide, sparks fly both on and off the field. Expect plenty of banter and steamy moments.

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Caught Up by Liz Tomforde

Caught Up by Liz Tomforde

Single dad and star pitcher Kai Rhodes is juggling too much until his coach’s wild, young daughter Miller Montgomery steps in as his son’s nanny. Kai thinks Miller is trouble, but she brings fun back into his life. As they grow closer, summer feels too short, and Kai starts thinking about forever.

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Hardball by C.D. Reiss

Hardball by C.D. Reiss

Vivian’s patience is tested when baseball legend Dash Wallace accuses one of her fourth graders of theft. Defending her kids fiercely, she catches Dash’s eye in an unexpected way. Their attraction grows, but Dash’s routines and Vivian’s firm boundaries clash.

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Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre

Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre

Ryan Sullivan, a pro baseball player, and Vicki Bennett have been best friends since she saved his life as a teen. When Vicki needs a fake boyfriend to fend off unwanted advances, Ryan steps up. Their “pretend” romance ignites real feelings, leading to a sizzling friends-to-lovers journey. This story is filled with sweetness, protective instincts, and the realization that love was right there all along.

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Jock Row by Sara Ney

Jock Row by Sara Ney

Known as the ultimate jock-blocker, the sensible one in her friend group, our heroine gets banned from the university’s hottest party scene. Enter “Rowdy” Wade, the shortstop tasked with keeping her out. Their weekly banter turns into something more as she’s determined to get inside, and he’s determined to keep her out.

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Scoring with Him by Lauren Blakely writing as L. Blakely

Scoring with Him by Lauren Blakely writing as L. Blakely

Rookie baseball player Grant has a wicked crush on his sexy teammate, Declan Steele. Despite his best intentions to stay focused on the game, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Declan is flirty, irresistible, and now Grant’s workout partner. As they spend more time together, their connection deepens, and secrets are shared. One night, Grant takes a chance and sends Declan a daring selfie, asking him to be his first. This forbidden, steamy MM romance is the start of an epic journey in the Men of Summer series.

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The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

Cassie Andrews meets Jack Carter, a rising baseball star with a cocky attitude. She’s determined to stay away, but Jack has other plans. Both damaged and guarded, they embark on an emotional journey of love and forgiveness. Expect heartbreak and healing in this story where life gets messy before it gets beautiful.

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The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble after discovering his wife has faked every orgasm. Desperate to save his marriage, he joins a secret romance book club with Nashville’s top alpha men. Guided by a steamy Regency novel, Gavin learns that saving his relationship takes more than just grand gestures. It’s a fun, heartwarming tale of second chances, bromance, and finding your inner hero.

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Hothead by Stella Rhys

Hothead by Stella Rhys

Drew Maddox, the hottest and most notorious player in MLB, becomes a fake fiancé to save his reputation. His agent pairs him with a woman who needs to prove she’s moved on from her ex. Sparks fly, and their fake relationship blurs into something more real.

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Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Beth Risk’s life is a mess, but she’s tough and protective. Enter Ryan Stone, the golden boy baseball star with his own secrets. What starts as a dare turns into an intense attraction. This opposites-attract story delves into real issues, with a mix of drama, heart, and the thrill of falling for someone who sees the real you.

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Fake Out by Eden Finley

Fake Out by Eden Finley

Maddox told a big lie to escape marrying his childhood sweetheart and now needs a fake boyfriend for her wedding. Enter Damon, a former baseball player turned sports agent.

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Holiday Home Run by Priscilla Oliveras

Holiday Home Run by Priscilla Oliveras

Event planner Julia dreams of Chicago, but her Puerto Rican family expects her to take over the catering business. Enter Ben Thomas, a former pro baseball player who understands her struggle. As they collaborate on a holiday event, sparks fly, and they find a winning strategy in love.

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Love of the Game by Lori Wilde

Love of the Game by Lori Wilde

Dallas Gunslingers pitcher Axel Richmond is healing from more than just a shoulder injury. While recuperating at a Texas ranch, he clashes with his physical therapist, Kasha Carlyle. Axel’s guarded heart and Kasha’s career pressures lead to a fiery romance.

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Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or just love a good sports romance, these baseball romance books offer love, drama, and heart-pounding action. From second chances to forbidden love, each story captures the magic of the game and the thrill of falling in love.

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