15 Hockey Romance Books You Must Read

Hockey Love Story

Hey hockey lovers! You are here to read hockey romance books, and I’ll not disappoint you. As a romance reader, I always try to read at least one sports romance weekly, and hockey is my favorite trope. So I already read 50+ hockey romances, and I’m waiting to read another new one. I remember my high school and college life when I read about hockey stories. I was always on the hockey field and tried to play with my friends at this time. So I have many cool memories of hockey.

15 Hockey Romance Books (Sports Love Story)

Hockey romance is a popular sub-genre in sports romance. It’s famous for hockey fans and other readers for its various tropes like friend-to-lover, forced proximity, forbidden, angsty, etc. We get to see the romance between coach-player, player-player, and fan-player most of the time. So, you can get the variation of romance and find yourself in the campus memories. To make your reading experience, I will review 15 best hockey romance books. Let’s play!

1. Off-Campus Series

I recommend the series because it’s an essential hockey romance to read. The first book is The Deal, the second book is The Mistake, the third book is The Score, and the fourth book is The Goal. Elle Kennedy does have new covers for the series, which feature all girls on the covers, which are pretty. There are newer editions of these books.

The entire series follows a hockey team and a friend group. They’re all hockey players on one team. So it is a college new adult romance. The first book of The Deal follows Hannah, who has had bad luck with guys. She is currently crushing on a guy, and she wants him to notice her.

So she gets wrapped up with this other guy named Garrett, who is helping her make this other guy jealous. Hannah is helping him study because he’s failing his classes, and they fall in love. It’s super cute, and I highly recommend the series. I love the series so much, and I consider it one of my favorite hockey romance series.

Off-Campus

Author: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Elle Kennedy Inc.
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: College Romance, Humor, Abuse, Smutty, Playboy, Contemporary
Number Of Pages: 342
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2. Pucked

This series is very different than your typical hockey romances. The series is very hockey, but the characters are so different and unique to anything else I’ve read in this genre. It is also a huge companion series. The books are Pucked, Pucked Up, Pucked Over, Forever Pucked, Pucked Off, and Pucked Love. There are quite a few novellas in this series as well.

Pucked follows legendary team captain Alex Waters and Violet Hall. Violet’s stepbrother is a famous hockey player, and she’s very familiar with playboys. Then she meets the team captain, Alex, a playboy, and they have one night together. Then Alex keeps texting her, calling her, and wanting to hang out. Things become cuter and fun. I highly recommend this if you love a good comedy romance because Violet is a different creature. I recommend it if you want something light and funny yet has a great hockey aspect.

Pucked

Author: Helena Hunting
Publisher: Audible Studios
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Erotica, Comedy, Alpha-male
Number Of Pages: 380
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

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3. Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers)

It is another best hockey romance series I have ever read. There are five books out right now. They do still all tie together and feature the same characters. The story follows Leo Trevi, a hockey player, and he and Georgia were high school sweethearts. Leo is her boyfriend from high school, her high school sweetheart. Then Georgia broke up with Leo after he was traded or drafted. He’s assigned to a new team. Georgia works as the PR representative for the team.

So this is a second chance romance. When the story begins, the new coach is arguing with the team owner about a brand new rookie that he has on his team. Georgia hears them arguing and tries to squash the fight before it gets out. So there is a struggle between the two past and present, and they still have lots of feelings for each other.

Rookie Move

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Second-chance, Contemporary-romance, Arc, Beta-hero
Number Of Pages: 336
Available: Audiobook | Mass Market Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

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4. The Good Luck Charm

This is one of the only hockey romances I’ve ever read that it’s standalone, but there’s no sequel featuring other characters. Also, it is another second chance romance. We follow Lilah and Ethan, who were high school sweethearts. Ethan got drafted to a team shortly after high school and is in college. Because of the long distance, Ethan breaks up with Lilah.

Eight years later, Ethan is traded to his home city team, and he runs into Lilah, and they start things back up together, and it’s super cute. It was one of my favorite books of last year and a solid second chance relation with a great mix of hockey.

The Good Luck Charm

Author: Helena Hunting
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.2 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Humorous Fiction, Fun, Women’s Fiction, Mental-health, Angsty, Second-chance
Number Of Pages: 384
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

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5. Alex (Cold Fury Hockey)

There are 11 books in the series, and then there’s also a spinoff series. These are all companion books, so you don’t have to read them in order either. But I do recommend that you do. It’s just fun that way. The books are Alex, Garrett, Zach, Ryker, Hawke, Max, Roman Lucas, Ven, Reed, and Marek.

The first book follows Alex, a very tough, closed-off guy, and he is taking a hit to the reputation that his management wants. So he has to take part in this social work situation. There Alex meets our female character, Sutton, a social worker. She’s very informative with them. I enjoyed this book and the series with great hockey storytelling with romance.

Alex

Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Social Abuse, Erotica, Action & Adventure, Friends-to-lovers, Strong-heroine
Number Of Pages: 293
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Audio CD

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6. A Lie for a Lie (All-In)

This is an accidental pregnancy story. The story follows Rook, who is one of the new players. He meets Lainey in Alaska. They’re spending a few weeks in this remote wilderness, and they are spending it together. Suddenly, Rook leaves, and Lainey doesn’t know how to find him because he never gave her his true name. She has his baby! Then he finds out later on when they accidentally run into each other. It is such a wonderful book as well.

One day Lainey meets Rook at a wedding. They’re both guests at this wedding, and they decide to hook up for the night. She ends up being pregnant from that one night. Then she lets them know that this has happened, and she moves in with him. Rook wants to be a big part of his child’s life, and the forced proximity comes to their inevitable relationship.

A Lie for a Lie

Author: Helena Hunting
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Angsty-read, Contemporary, Romantic-comedy, Insta-love-lust, Single-mom-heroine, Baby-surprise
Number Of Pages: 285
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

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7. The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years)

It is not too huge on hockey, but it is a hockey romance nonetheless. Our heroine, Corey, used to be a hockey player, and she has had an injury where she cannot walk anymore. She’s in this wheelchair, and she is going to college, and she has to dorm in the disability-accessible dorms. There she meets Adam, who lives next door. He is temporarily disabled because he broke his leg. Also, he is a hockey player, and he has a cast on his leg and walks with crutches. They meet and become a best friend.

So this is a friend to lover situation because he’s already in a relationship when they meet. But there are hockey themes in this book, and this is their love story. Even though the hockey themes weren’t as prevalent in this book, it was still technically a hot hockey romance. You can check it out.

The Year We Fell Down

Author: Sarina Bowen
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Disability, Emotional, Sweet-heroine, Strong-female-characters, Friends-to-lovers, Angst-overload
Number Of Pages: 274
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8. Him

It is an empowerment series that has a duet story. The story follows two guys who met in hockey camp when they were boys. So every summer, they would go to hockey camp, and they would meet each other there. They were best friends until something happened and one of them disappeared from the other’s life. Then they are grown up, and they are both going to different colleges.

Now they’re playing against each other for the championship game. So, they start their friendship back up. Both agree to coach the hockey camp they used to go to when they were boys. Here they are living very close together and spending every day together. It leads to their romance. I’ve wanted to reread it lately so bad.

Him

Author: Sarina Bowen
Average Customer Review: (4.7 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: LGBTQ+ Romance, Literature Fiction, Forbidden-scandalous, Friendship
Number Of Pages: 360
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9. Always Only You (Bergman Brothers)

Ren is a hockey player, and this is his romance with a friend, Frankie. She works for the hockey team and works as the social coordinator. She runs all of their social media. So it is forbidden for them to have any official romance. But Ren is a very sunshiny character, and she is a grump. Frankie deals with a chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, and she walks with a cane. So she has to be careful about what she does.

Somebody breaks into her house, and while her home is being repaired, he offers her a place to stay. So she is staying with Ren. Ren has had a huge crush on Frankie for a long time. Then this forced proximity draws them closer together. But there is that forbidden issue of them not being able to be together because she works for his hockey team. So it is one of the best hockey romances for having many tropes and twists.

Always Only You

Author: Chloe Liese
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Comedy, Mental-health, Forbidden-romance, Grumpy-sunshine, Forced-proximity, Slow-burn
Number Of Pages: 355
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10. Make It Sweet

This is about Lucian, who was a great hockey player. Then he has an injury on ice, and he gets a bad concussion. So the doctors tell him he cannot play anymore. If he plays and has another injury, it could kill him. After that, he goes to stay with his grandmother. She has an estate type of place where people can come and stay.

Lucian meets this actress (Emma), taking a break for a while. Also, Emma has a past tragedy, and she still deals with many mental issues. When they meet, they feel an instant attraction and make a relationship very fast. Their chemistry sparked in a way that caught my heart’s attention immediately.

Make It Sweet

Author: Kristen Callihan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Emotional-feels, Family-dynamics, Famous-character, Steamy, Feminist-themes
Number Of Pages: 367
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11. Deke (Fake Boyfriend)

The first book, Fake Out, is an MM romance that follows a hockey player. Then the second one is Deke, that follows Ollie. He is a hockey player, and he meets a sports reporter journalist, Lennon. He wants to get the scoop on him and his friends. They hook up, and then Ollie discovers that this guy is trying to get a story about him and his friends. He doesn’t want anything to do with him. But this is their love story, and they fall in love with each other.

Another book in that same series is Trick Play. This revolves around Matt, who plays on the same team as Ollie, but he is an older guy. He’s looking to retire soon, but he is a hockey player. It is his romance with his best friend’s little brother. So it is an age gap in male-male hockey romance, and their connection is undeniable.

Deke

Author: Eden Finley
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: LGBTQ+ Romance, Fake-dating, Enemies-to-lovers
Number Of Pages: 310
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

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12. Bountiful (True North)

It is about Hockey star Dave taking a vacation in the off-season. He ends up in this small town and hooks up with the bartender. Then he leaves, and he comes back a few years later to come back to the small town. Dave enjoyed his stay in this town, and he also wanted to find Zara. When he finds her, she has a big surprise! She’s had a baby, and he finds out it’s his. So it is a secret pregnancy romance.

Zara has been trying to find him this whole time. So Dave finds out he is a father to his daughter and wants a relationship with her. Their love story finally gets a happy ending. The love scenes with a hockey theme create a great thrill, and you will love Zara’s confidence. So check it out.

Bountiful

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Erotic, Strong-woman, Thriller, Single-parent
Number Of Pages: 315
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13. Full Measures

Our main character’s name is December, and people call her Ember. Ember and her family are going through some bad tragedies. Her father has recently passed away in the war in Afghanistan. Ember has one younger sister, and her name’s April, and then a younger brother, and his name is August. Ember is the oldest and most responsible sibling. So she has decided to take care of her entire family. It puts a lot of pressure on her.

At the very beginning of the book, we meet Josh, a hockey star. He’s three years older than Ember. They went to high school together. She’s always had this crush on him. In contrast, Josh was always a bad boy who spent time with girls and had a reputation with girls. He sees Ember is buying a cake for her birthday. So he offers her to get a ride home, and their romance develops.

Josh is the coach of her little brother’s hockey team, and he helps her deal with August and get him to practice on time. That’s how they start to get to know each other. Throughout this book, Josh is hiding a big secret. This will be tough for Ember to overcome because she and Josh have this instant attraction, and they can’t stay away from each other. I suggest you pick this up because it’s a very thrilling hockey romance to read.

Full Measures

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Military Romance, Angsty, Family-dynamic
Number Of Pages: 374
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14. The Risk (Briar U)

It is book two in the Briar University series, a spinoff of the Off-Campus series. The story is about Brenna Jensen, the Briar University coach’s daughter. The off-campus series all took place at Briar University to made-up college. Also, those four books were about four hockey players. We are more focusing on the girls. So that was always the boys, and we knew who they were, and they all always had a dual perspective.

Brenna did have a hookup with someone from the previous book on the prior team. But her romance is with Jake Connelly, the captain of the Harvard hockey team. They are enemies, and it is a forbidden romance. Brenna and Jake hate each other because they’re enemies. So, they like to push each other’s buttons and play because they’re rivals.

The first 25% of this book is them pushing each other’s buttons. Brenna likes to show Jake what he’s missing and what he’ll never have. There’s no way she would date the captain of a rival hockey team. But Jake is super into her, and he likes to let her play her game. I recommend picking it up.

The Risk

Author: Elle Kennedy
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Erotic, Rom-com, Arc, Alpha-hero
Number Of Pages: 432
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15. Puck Me Secretly (Vancouver Wolves Hockey)

Rory Ashford is going home to take over the family business. Max is a hockey player. They’re in a plane crash, and he keeps her calm throughout the ordeal. Then Rory confesses to him in the plane crash while they’re crashing, while she’s afraid that she’s going to die.

Also, she confesses to him that she’s never been in love. Why would you confess to a stranger? We do weird things when we’re going to die! Somehow they survive! Max gives her one and then walks away. Then it turns out she is the heiress of the Vancouver Wolves.

This book gave me a lot of anxiety because of the nepotism aspect, with being daddy’s little girl coming on to manage the hockey team. Rory grew up doing the hockey thing. So she loves hockey, and she plays everything. I read this book to get to the next one because the next one was recommended to me. You see many tropes like workplace, possessiveness, and one-night relations. So you will love this hockey romance book.

Puck Me Secretly

Author: Odette Stone
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Tropes: Jealous-possessive-hero, Boss-employee-workplace, One-night-stand
Number Of Pages: 409
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

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