Puck Love: 21 Hockey Romance Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Ladies and gentlemen, lace up your skates and get ready to hit the ice, because we’re about to explore a whole new world of romance – hockey style! That’s right, we’re diving into the world of hockey romance books, where love and the game collide in a flurry of passion, competition, and heart-stopping action. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the sport or simply love a good love story, these books are sure to have you cheering for your favorite team and swooning over the players on and off the ice. So grab your hot cocoa and settle in, because we’re about to score big with some seriously steamy reads!

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Hockey Romance Book List

Looking for a high-stakes, steamy read? Look no further than the following hockey romance books! These books feature heart-racing action both on and off the ice, with star-crossed lovers, intense rivalries, and plenty of passion. Whether you’re a diehard hockey fan or just looking for a thrilling escape, these romance books are sure to deliver. So lace up your skates and get ready for some sizzling love stories on the ice! In this book list, we’ve rounded up some of the best hockey romance books to add to your reading list.

Icebreaker – Hannah Grace

Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life for a shot at Team USA. It looks like everything is going according to plan when she gets a full scholarship to the University of California, Maple Hills and lands a place on their competitive figure skating team. Nothing will stand in her way, not even the captain of the hockey team, Nate Hawkins.

Nate’s focus as team captain is on keeping his team on the ice. Which is tricky when a facilities mishap means they are forced to share a rink with the figure skating team—including Anastasia, who clearly can’t stand him.

But when Anastasia’s skating partner faces an uncertain future, she may have to look to Nate to take her shot. Sparks fly, but Anastasia isn’t worried…because she could never like a hockey player, right?


Taking A Shot – Jaci Burton

If you want to score, you have to get in the game…

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she’s vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too…

But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty…


Taking Shots – Toni Aleo

No matter how hard she tries, Elleanor Fisher never thinks she’s good enough, from her job to her weight to her love life. After enduring years of abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, Elli has been drifting through life in a daze. Until, that is, she meets Shea Adler on a promotional shoot for the NHL’s Nashville Assassins. Before Elli knows what’s happening, the gorgeous Shea breaks the ice and shatters her world.
A brilliant athlete inside the rink, Shea Adler is tired of the life he’s living outside of it: the women, the money, the drinking. But everything changes when he meets Elli. After laying eyes on this feisty, witty, beautiful woman, he feels like he’s just taken the hardest hit of his life. No matter how skeptical she is, Shea knows they are meant to be together—if only he can convince Elli to put her insecurities aside before she misses out on a shot at love.

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Offside – Avery Keelan

After being dumped on her 21st birthday, Bailey James rebounds right into the arms of her ex’s biggest competition, Chase Carter: Antagonizer, womanizer, and infamous left winger for her college’s rival team.

Following a string of scandals and substandard grades, Chase is on thin ice with his teammates and tyrannical coach. The last thing he needs is to have his focus and loyalty called into question by fraternizing with his team’s #1 competition, but a beautiful stranger who throws herself at him one night is too tempting to pass up… Until she throws up on his shoes.

Caught in the midst of a bitter rivalry that extends far beyond the arena, Chase and Bailey are on opposite sides of the bench. He’s worked his entire life to secure a future in the NHL. She’s tagged along while her brother has done the same. Fraternizing with the enemy is definitely out of the question. But what if the enemy is impossible to resist?

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Him – Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize.

But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions— can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it?

When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend…and a big one to learn about himself.


Puck Me Secretly – Odette Stone

It’s funny what blurts out of your mouth when the plane you’re on is going down, and I didn’t hold back with my seat mate when my plane decided to crash.
My hysterical confessions didn’t faze the muscular stranger that sat beside me. In fact, he promised if we survived, he’d give me my first orgasm. We survived. I came. And then he left without telling me who he was.

On the first day of my job, I stood in front of the Vancouver Wolves hockey team and called out a number. #33. Imagine my shock when he skated forward. Max is an incredible hockey player, whose wild, out-of-control antics have almost derailed his career. So many secrets shroud his past and continue to threaten his future.

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Always Only You – Chloe Liese

Get ready for an emotional ride filled with laughter, longing, and a sweet slow-burn in this sports romance about love’s power not in spite of difference, but because of it.

Always Only You is an opposites-attract, forbidden love sports romance about a nerdy, late-blooming hockey star, and his tough cookie coworker who keeps both her soft side and her autism diagnosis to herself. Complete with a meddling secretary, tantric yoga torture, and a scorching slow burn, this standalone is the second in a series of novels about a Swedish-American family of five brothers, two sisters, and their wild adventures as they each find happily ever after.

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Pucked Over – Helena Hunting

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong?

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

But casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to get pucked over.

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Alex – Sawyer Bennett

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

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Breakaway – Grace Reilly

A pro-bound college athlete and his coach’s daughter engage in a secret friends-with-benefits arrangement. As they explore their sexual desires, they must keep their relationship hidden from her father, who happens to be the coach. If caught, he could lose his chance at being captain and she would be forced to keep yet another major secret. However, the longer they are together, the more they trust each other and the less they want to say goodbye. Breakaway is a new adult college sports romance with dual POV and a guaranteed HEA, and is part of the Beyond the Play series.


Rookie Move – Sarina Bowen

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides. First by the team’s coach. And then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.


Us – Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He’s living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves—Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There’s just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice.

Jamie loves Wes. He really, truly does. But hiding sucks. It’s not the life Jamie envisioned for himself, and the strain of keeping their secret is taking its toll. It doesn’t help that his new job isn’t going as smoothly as he’d hoped, but he knows he can power through it as long as he has Wes. At least apartment 10B is their retreat, where they can always be themselves.

Or can they? When Wes’s nosiest teammate moves in upstairs, the threads of their carefully woven lie begin to unravel. With the outside world determined to take its best shot at them, can Wes and Jamie develop major-league relationship skills on the fly?


Pucked – Helena Hunting

With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn’t interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs.

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The Score – Elle Kennedy

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. And although wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, gorgeous hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is impossible to resist.


The Deal – Elle Kennedy

If Hannah Wells wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him notice her. Even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish and cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date. All Garrett Graham wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening his dream. So he’s all for it when Hannah wants to tutor him and make another guy jealous. But he soon realizes that he doesn’t want to pretend to date anymore – he wants to convince Hannah that the guy she wants looks a lot like him.


A Lie for a Lie – Helena Hunting

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands and the notoriety that comes with being an NHL team captain. So when I leave Chicago for some peace, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize that I have no way to contact her again.

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Simply Irresistible – Rachel Gibson 

Georgeanne Howard leaves her fiancé at the altar. Hockey superstar John Kowalsky unknowingly helps her escape and only when it’s too late does he realize that he’s absconded with his boss’ bride. This bad boy isn’t looking to be anyone savior but his own. But a long night stretches ahead of them – a night too sultry to resist temptation.

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The Year We Fell Down – Sarina Bowen

A serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start college in wheelchair instead of being a varsity ice hockey player. Across the hall lives Adam Heartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league. He’s also taken. But an unlikely alliance forms between the pair.

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The Understatement Of The Year – Sarina Bowen

Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same smile that rendered Graham defenseless. With one word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.

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The Play – Elle Kennedy

What I learned after last year’s distraction cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need to focus purely on hockey and school now. But there’s nothing in my rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And Demi Davis is one cool chick. And the fact that she has a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her. Until she’s single and looking for a rebound. And she’s making a play for me.


The Mistake – Elle Kennedy

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but he hides a growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to work after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Other Sports Romance Books Genres

While hockey romance is certainly a popular subgenre of sports romance, it’s just one of many out there. Fans of the genre can also find plenty of romance novels centered around other sports, such as football, soccer, and baseball. Each sport has its own unique appeal and style, and readers can find plenty of captivating stories about the men and women who play them.

For example, football romance novels often feature tough and charismatic players who fall for strong-willed women. Soccer romance books often take readers on a journey through the world of international competition, with high stakes on and off the field. And baseball romance novels can be just as steamy and exciting, featuring star players and the women who catch their eye. Other examples of sports romance include basketball, MMA, and rodeo.

No matter what sport you’re into, there’s a romance novel out there that will have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the characters both in and out of the game. So if you’re a fan of hockey romance, be sure to explore the many other types of sports romance that are out there – you might just discover your next favorite read!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hockey romance?

Hockey romance is a subgenre of romance literature that features stories of love and passion between characters who are either professional or amateur hockey players, coaches, or fans. These books typically include themes of competition, sportsmanship, and teamwork, and often involve high-stakes games and intense emotional connections both on and off the ice.

What is the name of the hockey romance book?

There are many hockey romance books available, but here are our picks of some of the best:

  1. Pucked – Helena Hunting
  2. The Deal – Elle Kennedy
  3. The Understatement Of The Year – Sarina Bowen
  4. Him – Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
  5. Offside – Avery Keelan
  6. Taking A Shot – Jaci Burton
  7. Icebreaker – Hannah Grace
  8. Taking Shots – Toni Aleo
  9. Puck Me Secretly – Odette Stone
  10. Alex – Sawyer Bennett

What is the ice hockey figure skater romance?

“The Cutting Edge” is a 1992 romantic comedy film that features a fictional ice hockey player and a figure skater who team up to compete in pairs figure skating. While the movie is not technically a hockey romance book, it has inspired similar plotlines in the ice hockey figure skater romance subgenre. The plot of the film and its subsequent impact on pop culture has led to several authors incorporating similar themes into their hockey romance books, which have gained popularity among fans of both sports and romance.

Hockey romance books offer a unique blend of sports action and steamy love stories that are sure to leave readers wanting more. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or just looking for an exciting escape, these books are the perfect way to indulge in your love for both romance and hockey. With a wide variety of titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone in the world of hockey romance. So why not give it a shot and pick up a book today? You just might find your next favorite read on the ice.

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