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Working Up a Sweat: Female Athletes in Romance Novels

Romance novels with heroines who work out, run, play a sport, or athletes.
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message 1: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart I love the idea of this list, but there are several additions that don't make any sense at all. None of the Shelly Laurenston books seem to feature heroines who are athletes. In Chance Encounter by Jill Shalvis, the heroine is a librarian. In Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton, the heroine runs a sports bar. The hero is the one who's an athlete. These should be removed, yes?


namericanwordcat The Shelly Laurenston books do have athletes. They are great. Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5): Roller Derby Girl.
Bear Meets Girl (Pride, #7) Bare Knuckle Boxer.
The Mane Squeeze (Pride, #4) Roller Derby Girl.
Bite Me (Pride, #9) Hockey player.

I will look into the others :)


namericanwordcat Chance Encounter by Jill Shalvis My guess is she becomes a mountain biker but someone might know more.

Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton She wants to be a musician. So, yes this one doesn't seem to fit.


message 4: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for checking! Curious, why did you delete Fierce by L.G. Kelso? That was one of the books I found that seemed to fit the list nicely. She's an MMA fighter.


message 5: by namericanwordcat (last edited Oct 08, 2014 06:31AM) (new)

namericanwordcat I didn't mean to.. lol.. or it wasn't me...it is back.


message 6: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Oh, cool, no prob! I just added it back in. :)


message 7: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Campbell Just added

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

The female protagonist / narrator plays tennis.


namericanwordcat Thanks!


message 9: by Rina (new)

Rina I am looking for a specific book and I hope you can help me find it's name.
It is about a girl/woman that used to do gymnastics, but one day in an important competition she crashes her knee, and her career is over. But then she becames a physical therapist and helps a (i think it was rugby or baseball) player bc he has injured his arm.
It was a beautiful story to read, so I hope you can help me find it and maybe read it because it's super cute.
Pd: The guy is kind of an asshole at the beginnig bc of his injury but we will just ignore that.


message 10: by namericanwordcat (new)

namericanwordcat Mar wrote: "I am looking for a specific book and I hope you can help me find it's name.
It is about a girl/woman that used to do gymnastics, but one day in an important competition she crashes her knee, and h..."


Hmm. I can't recall that one but go to Smart Bitches, Trashy Books to HABO and ask there!


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