Ah, fall. Time for cooler temperatures, new TV, and...football? Yep—the new season has officially kicked off, and I, for one, am psyched.
(If you don’t care a whit about the return of college and pro football, I get that too. Until I started attending my school’s games—go Gators!—and working for the student paper, the sport’s appeal was totally lost on me. But I think we can all agree on at least this much: there are some sexxy beasts out on the field, and they can make for some hot romance heroes. So there’s that.)
For me, this time of year means revisiting the story of at least one favorite couples (how to choose?!) in Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Chicago Stars series, which, if you haven’t read it (*gasp*), is about the love lives of a fictional Chicago football team (owner, coach, players, agent...), the Stars:
- It Had to Be You (Phoebe/Dan)
- Heaven, Texas (Gracie/Bobby Tom)
- Nobody’s Baby But Mine (Jane/Cal)
- Dream a Little Dream (Rachel/Gabe)
- This Heart of Mine (Kevin/Molly)
- Match Me If You Can (Heath/Annabelle)
- Natural Born Charmer (Dean/Blue)
How will you be celebrating the return of fall and/or football? Have any other recommendations for romances incorporating football or football players? Do share!