5 Cheerful Soccer Romance Books

Soccer Love Stories

Step onto the field where the passion for soccer meets the irresistible allure of romance in a game where hearts are on the line, and love scores the winning goal. Welcome to the world of soccer romance books, where every match tells a story of love, determination, and a beautiful game that brings people together.

Whether you’re a die-hard soccer fan, a lover of captivating love stories, or simply searching for your next great read, you’re in for a treat. From tales of underdog teams and their star players to stories of love blossoming on and off the pitch, these books promise to enthrall you with the spirit of soccer and the power of love. So lace up your cleats, let the sound of the cheering crowd fuel your excitement, and prepare to dive into novels that capture the thrill of the game and the sweet victory of finding love.

5 Soccer Romance Books

Soccer romance books transport us to the dynamic world of soccer, with its fast-paced matches, passionate fans, and iconic stadiums. These stories immerse you in the sights, sounds, and energy of the soccer pitch, capturing the intensity and emotion of the game.

Whether it’s a forbidden love affair with a rival player, a second chance at love with a coach or teammate, or a slow-burn romance between star-crossed lovers, these stories explore the passion, chemistry, and intensity of romantic relationships against the backdrop of soccer. I will discuss my favorite five soccer romances for you. Let’s play!

NameKey FocusRating (Goodreads)
Blindsided by Amy DawsA soccer player who loves his friend, a virgin, and a shy girl also works at the same company.4.1/5
Only When It’s Us by Chloe LieseA soccer girl hates his classmate, but somehow it turns into friendship and romance.4/5
Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy ScoreA second chance love story between a soccer coach and player who also deals with many problems.4.3/5
Dominate by Amy DawsAn emotional love story between a soccer player and his supportive partner.4.5/5
The Bad Boy And The Tomboy by Nicole NwosuA love triangle story where friendship turns into more.4.1/5
Soccer Romance Books List

1. Blindsided (Harris Brothers World)

Blindsided is a standalone funny soccer romance. The story is about a girl named Freya and a soccer player named Mac in the UK. He is Scottish, and she is from Cornwall. They are best friends because she works with many women who have this seamstress. She’s a seamstress with a fashion company, and they are all married slash dating these soccer players on one of the teams in the UK. So that’s how they met. They’ve been best friends for a year.

Freya is a virgin, and she meets a guy she wants to start dating, but she is uncomfortable and nervous around men. So Mac offers to help coach her in love, where he helps her go on dates and flirt with other men. It goes awry, and some feelings are caught. I wanted them to catch feelings faster than they caught. The storyline was boring, and the romance was not deep enough. I enjoyed a lot of banter, tension, and quirky situations. Read it if you like a fun, easy, fast, quick sports romance book.

Author: Amy Daws
Narrator: Aaron Shedlock, Erin Mallon
Publisher: Amy Daws, LLC
Tropes: Humor, Virgin-heroine, Friends-to-lovers, Angsty, Alpha-hero
Number Of Pages: 322
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

2. Only When It’s Us (Bergman Brothers)

Only When It’s US is a romantic comedy adult romance. Our hero is Ryder, and the heroine is Willa (soccer star). They share a class and have an enemies-to-lovers situation, which is relatable on different levels. These characters have real things that they’re struggling with, where they have parents dying and their diseases.

They have insecurities that they’re dealing with and have their real problems. That affects them getting into a relationship. I love it so much more because these difficult situations hit what happens in real life and why people hesitate to start a relationship or trust somebody.

Also, it makes it more enjoyable because you can picture it well in your head. Try this book if you want a steamy soccer love story and emotional characters. The hardcover is average, but the paperback is best for the font size, color, cover, and binding.

Author: Chloe Liese
Narrator: CJ Bloom, Nelson Hobbs
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Tropes: Big-family, Disability, Friends-to-lovers, Comedy
Number Of Pages: 386
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

3. Rock Bottom Girl

Rock Bottom Girl is well-written and perfectly edited, and everything is relatable. The title speaks for itself. It’s about a small-town teacher (Marley) who escaped the town because she ruined homecoming her senior year and wanted to get out. Some mean girls and guys thought they knew everything and the typical small-town charm.

Then Marley runs away and thinks she will have everything figured out that everyone else thinks. It all turns out not to be the case. She returns to the place she ran away from and is not thrilled because the town is still the same. Everyone she grew up with still lives there, except now they run the town. But she’s the main girl and the soccer coach who dumped her for the mean girl.

This was not only Marley trying to figure out her way out of Rock Bottomland, but she now has to help the once-upon-a-time bad boy of high school. He wants to learn how to be in a relationship to settle down finally. So it is also a fake romance with the soccer coach, which I’m a huge fan of because they always go wrong, and there will always be some drama. You’ll like the plot, storyline, character building, and chemistry. Some readers hate Marley as a confusing character, and I disliked her the first time, but in the end, I liked all of them and their feelings.

Author: Lucy Score
Narrator: Natalie Duke, Stephen Dexter
Tropes: Fake-dating, Romcom, Small-town, Feisty-heroine, Funny, Steamy, Second-chance
Number Of Pages: 532
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

4. Dominate (Harris Brothers)

Dominate is such a fun, emotional book in the Harris Brothers series. The story is about a soccer player, Gareth. He’s held up so many emotions because of being there for his mom as a child as she succumbs to cancer. He’s holding this against his father because his father left him. His father sometimes abandoned him mentally and physically because he was grieving the love of his life’s death.

Gareth has somebody, Sloan, in his life, and he can almost feel that emotion. Gareth and Sloan are attacked in their home. We don’t know what will happen, but they’re at the hospital. Sloan is utterly grief-stricken because of what happened to Gareth. You can almost feel the emotion in his love for her because she protected him. That’s what the whole story is about. Gareth is finally starting to feel he can love and jump off that plane and have that parachute with Sloan.

You get to their level, and you find their love and trust. So Dominate is not dominating each other but rather their less and their love in the bedroom. The author represents a beautiful relationship with soccer romance and is left on a cliffhanger. Never miss this book, and add your upcoming reading list!

Author: Amy Daws
Narrator: Will Watt, Piper Goodeve, Charlotte Cole
Publisher: Amy Daws, LLC
Tropes: Family, Single-mom, Mystery, Plot-twist
Number Of Pages: 291
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

5. The Bad Boy And The Tomboy

The Bad Boy And The Tomboy were originally on Wattpad under the same name, and I read it for the first time in the summer. It’s so amazing, and it’s what it deserves. We follow a 17-year-old girl named Macy Anderson, who cares about her friends, grades, soccer, and getting a university scholarship. We start with a boy named Cedric, who has been crushing on her for years, and he asks her out. She says yes to Cedric and that she’s been crushing on him. But at around the same time, Macy and Cedric start dating.

Macy becomes friends with Cedric’s cousin Sam. Sam is a stereotypical bad boy with a motorcycle. As Macy and Sam grow closer in their friendship, that friendship turns into more. Macy is a very athletic girl, and she is the captain of the boy’s soccer team at her school because they don’t have a female soccer team. She has a rough history of her mom dying and being raised by a single dad.

Sam comes from a huge family. He has grief, which gives him a bad-boy attitude. So he is trying to mask that, which isn’t the best thing to do, but it gives his content. I love the way that Macy and Sam flirt. Some characters were a bit boring, and the story lacked a plot. Also, the writing is questionable for some readers. This one is for you if you like soccer player romance where the heroine is the player or coach.

Author: Nicole Nwosu
Narrator: Bianca Drew
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Tropes: Friendship, Arc
Number Of Pages: 360
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

5 Steamy Soccer Romance Books

  1. “Kulti” by Mariana Zapata

Sal Casillas, a professional women’s soccer player, turns her life upside down when Reiner Kulti, a retired international soccer legend and childhood idol, becomes her coach. The animosity between the stern, aloof Kulti and the determined Sal slowly evolves into a deep, simmering romance. Zapata is renowned for her slow-burn romances, and “Kulti” is a prime example, blending sports action, emotional depth, and a compelling love story.

  1. “Scoring Wilder” by R.S. Grey

When college soccer player Kinsley Bryant scores a spot at a summer training camp, she doesn’t expect to fall for Liam Wilder, a professional soccer player known as much for his playboy reputation as his coaching skills. “Scoring Wilder” is a light-hearted, steamy romance filled with witty banter, undeniable attraction, and the pursuit of dreams, both on and off the field.

  1. “The Player” by Claire Contreras

When Warren Silva returns to the UK to take over his father’s Premier League soccer team, he doesn’t anticipate Camila Avila, a fiery journalist determined to uncover the truth behind the team’s scandals. Their initial clash sets the stage for a steamy, intense romance that explores trust, ambition, and the power of second chances. Contreras delivers a captivating story with “The Player,” making it a must-read for fans of sports romances.

  1. “Sweet Spot” by Stella Rhys

Liam Patrick, a bad boy professional soccer player, and Lia Doe, a bakery owner with no interest in the fame or complications of dating a celebrity, find themselves in a fake relationship to clean up Liam’s image. As their pretend romance starts to feel all too real, “Sweet Spot” faces the challenges of public scrutiny, personal vulnerabilities, and the irresistible pull of attraction.

  1. “Challenge” by Amy Daws

“Challenge” kicks off the Harris Brothers series, focusing on Camden Harris, a talented soccer player, and Indie Porter, a doctor who catches his eye. Their steamy relationship outside a hospital leads to a complicated but passionate relationship, blending humor, steamy romance, and the highs and lows of soccer fame. Daws’ series is perfect for readers looking for a mix of British charm, sports action, and sizzling romance.

5 College Soccer Romance Books

  1. “The Year We Fell Down” by Sarina Bowen – The Ivy Years Series

Corey Callahan’s college experience starts differently than she imagined after an accident leaves her in a wheelchair. When she meets Adam Hartley, another injured hockey player, in her dorm, they form an instant bond. While not exclusively about soccer, this novel captures the essence of college sports romance, including athletes’ resilience. Corey’s journey is about adapting, thriving, and finding love in unexpected places.

  1. “Scoring Wilder” by R.S. Grey

Kinsley Bryant, an up-and-coming soccer star, has her sights set on making the national team until she meets Liam Wilder, a professional soccer player known as much for his off-field antics as his on-field skills. Assigned as a volunteer assistant coach for Kinsley’s college team, Wilder is off-limits. Grey delivers a hilarious and steamy story of forbidden love, ambition, and finding one’s path.

  1. “Out of Nowhere” by Rebecca Yarros – Flight & Glory Series

Ember Howard thought her life was perfect until her longtime boyfriend returned from deployment, paralyzing her with uncertainty about their future. When Josh Walker, the college soccer star, enters her life, he offers a new perspective on love and loyalty. This novel beautifully weaves themes of sacrifice, courage, and the power of moving forward, set against collegiate soccer and military life.

  1. “Kulti” by Mariana Zapata

Sal Casillas idolized Reiner Kulti, a retired soccer legend, growing up. When he becomes her coach, their relationship starts on the wrong foot. The novel is a deep dive into the world of women’s soccer, ambition, and the unexpected places love can grow.

  1. “Breakaway” by Mignon Mykel – Prescott Family Series

Ashton Prescott, a talented soccer player, is determined to make her last college season her best. When she meets Nathan, a hockey player dealing with his pressures, they find solace in each other’s company. “Breakaway” explores the sacrifices and decisions faced by collegiate athletes, with a strong focus on personal growth, familial expectations, and the strength found in love.

5 High School Soccer Romance Books

  1. “Kicking It” by Rachel Van Dyken and Nikki Ummel

This collaborative novel features Parker Speedman, a high school soccer star with a chip on her shoulder, and Ty (Tyler) Rigsby, the new coach’s son and a talented player in his own right. Forced to work together on and off the field, their mutual disdain slowly transforms into an undeniable attraction. “Kicking It” is a story of redemption, healing, and love, capturing the highs and lows of high school soccer and romance.

  1. “Out of His League” by Maggie Dallen

Briarwood High’s star soccer player, Luke, finds his world turned upside down when Charlotte, the new girl and a talented soccer player, challenges him for his position on the team. Their competition on the field sparks an unexpected connection, leading to a sweet and fiery romance. Dallen’s novel explores themes of rivalry, ambition, and the surprising paths to love.

  1. “Playing for Keeps” by Kendra C. Highley – The Game Series

As the captain of the high school soccer team, Landon Vega has everything going for him until he meets Gwen, a talented player who challenges him for his position. Their fierce competition turns into a complicated romance as they face the pressures of high school, soccer, and their burgeoning feelings for each other. Highley’s “Playing for Keeps” is a compelling tale of love, determination, and the courage to pursue one’s dreams.

  1. “The Perfectly Imperfect Match” by Kendra C. Highley – Suttonville Sentinels Series

Dylan is dedicated to his soccer game and doesn’t have time for distractions—until he meets Lucy, a free-spirited girl who challenges his disciplined lifestyle. As Dylan helps Lucy with a project for her fashion design portfolio, their opposing worlds collide, sparking an unexpected romance. Highley’s novel is a heartwarming exploration of opposites attracting, with soccer playing a pivotal role in their connection.

  1. “Defying Gravity” by Kendra C. Highley – Finding Perfect Series

Paige has her sights set on a soccer scholarship, the only way she can attend college. When the school’s golden boy and fellow soccer player, Ben, offers to help her improve her game, their friendship evolves into something more. But with college on the horizon and the stakes high, they must face their dreams and feelings for each other. Highley’s “Defying Gravity” captures the essence of high school soccer romance, filled with hope, challenges, and the thrill of first love.

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  1. “Kulti” by Mariana Zapata

Sal Casillas, a professional women’s soccer player, turns her life upside down when her childhood idol, Reiner Kulti, a retired international soccer legend, becomes her coach. What starts as animosity slowly becomes more as they spend more time together.

  1. “Scoring Wilder” by R.S. Grey

College soccer player Kinsley Bryant has her sights set on the national team until she meets Liam Wilder, a professional soccer player known as much for his playboy reputation as his coaching skills. Their forbidden attraction and witty banter set the stage for a steamy and humorous romance. R.S. Grey delivers a light-hearted and sexy story that explores the challenges and triumphs of pursuing dreams and love.

  1. “Sweet Spot” by Stella Rhys

Liam Patrick, a bad boy professional soccer player, and Lia Doe, a bakery owner with no interest in the complications of dating a celebrity, find themselves in a fake relationship to clean up Liam’s image. As their pretend romance starts to feel all too real, “Sweet Spot” faces the challenges of public scrutiny, personal vulnerabilities, and the irresistible pull of attraction.

  1. “Challenge” by Amy Daws

“Challenge” introduces Camden Harris, the talented, bad-boy star of a Premier League soccer team, and Indie Porter, a doctor who saves his sister’s life. Their initial relationship outside the hospital sparks an undeniable attraction that leads to a whirlwind romance.

  1. “The Play” by Karina Halle

When Lachlan McGregor, a former rugby player turned youth soccer coach, meets Kayla Moore, a woman recovering from heartbreak, their connection is instant and intense. Set in Scotland, “The Play” explores the themes of healing, trust, and second chances, offering readers a deeply emotional and steamy romance that transcends past pains.

Last Words

As the final whistle blows on our exploration of soccer romance books, it’s clear that the journey through the heart of the game and into the depths of love has been nothing short of exhilarating. These stories have shown us that on the soccer field, as in love, every play is a chance for magic, every setback a test of resilience, and every goal a triumph of the heart.

Whether you’ve found yourself cheering for star-crossed lovers, reliving the glory of game-winning goals through their eyes, or simply falling in love with the beautiful game all over again, we hope this selection has sparked joy and reignited your passion for both soccer and romance. Until the next kickoff, may the stories of love and soccer continue to inspire you, reminding you that in life and love, the most important goals are those we pursue with all our hearts.

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