The appeal of a sports hero – & a new chance to win Knowing the Score!

I’ve never been athletic. My high school P.E. teacher probably thought I was malformed, since I got debilitating period cramps every Tuesday, which happened to be the day of the week we had to run the mile. Weird, huh?

But there are many things I love about sports, even if I’m not a keen participant. I love watching people push themselves to the limit. I love the triumph of an underdog over Goliath. My heart breaks when the underdog comes close but fails at the last minute.

The Winning SeasonAnd I love a sports romance hero. They’re committed, savvy and…sorry, I drifted away looking at those pecs. What was I saying? 😉

For those of you who love sports romance too, check out Alison Packard’s brand-spanking-new release, The Winning Season. I’ve already bought it and can’t wait to read it.

To celebrate her release, several of us Carina Press authors are giving away our contemporary romance novels this week on Alley’s website. It’s all part of the Sizzlin’ Summer of Contemporary Romance. Today is my turn. Love sports romance heroes? Enter to win my soon-to-be-released rugby novel, Knowing the Score, at Alley’s site.

And here’s more info on Alley’s book!

The Winning Season by Alison Packard

Publication date: July 15, 2013

Kelly Maxwell has finally landed her dream job, publicist for the San Francisco Blaze. But the team’s newest member, handsome bad boy catcher Matt Scanlon, is refusing every interview. She’s got to get him to open up before the season ends, or she may not be back next year. And after everything she overcame to achieve her dream, Kelly’s not about to let that happen.

Matt Scanlon just wants to be left alone to rebuild his life and his career. After a year of masking the pain of a recent loss with hard partying and fast women, he finally hit rock bottom and was traded to a team he’s loathed his entire life—a team with little or no chance at the post-season.

Butting heads is getting Kelly and Matt nowhere but annoyed, and with the team’s schedule on the road, they can’t avoid close quarters—or their surprising attraction to one another. As the season winds down, Matt finds his growing feelings for Kelly have brought his numbed emotions back to life. But when betrayal shatters their fragile trust, winning it all seems more impossible than ever.

Read an excerpt

Buy it at | Barnes & Noble | Carina Press | Books-A-Million

Do you like sports romance heroes? Why or why not?

By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.


  1. I do like sports heroes since the romance is not going to be smooth since there are going to be problems for the couple just dealing with the fame that comes with the profession.

  2. I do enjoy reading sports romances. The romance is up and down because of the pressure of being famous as a jock.

  3. I do like sports romance heroes. Of course, they will have a hot body! They will usually be cocky, but have some sort of issue or insecurity. I love to see how they get to the HEA.

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