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If you enjoyed Icebreaker and are looking for similar books, here are some recommendations.
In this blog post, you’ll find sport-themed romance books, including spicy hockey romances, with similar plots, characters, and settings as Icebreaker.
If you loved the themes of following one’s passion, banter, and iconic friendships in Hannah Grace’s Icebreaker, you’ll love these recommendations. Also, you will be delighted to find many steamy hockey romance novels like Icebreaker with so much smut.
13 Books Like Icebreaker That Are Spicy
Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker
Let’s start the post with a smutty romance which revolves around the romantic and sexual tension between two characters, Reese and Ben. Five Ways to Fall follows Reese MacKay, a spirited woman seeking a fresh start in Miami after a heartbreak. There, she encounters Ben Morris, a charismatic guy whose plans take an unexpected turn. And as their romance blossoms, the story explores the dynamics of love, maturity, and the magnetic pull of trouble in a captivating way. I think it’s great book to read if you liked Icebreaker because the plot involves their one-night stand, workplace dynamics, and the forbidden romance.
Behind the Net by Stephanie Archer
Next up is a grumpy-sunshine pro hockey romanceBehind the Net . It’s the story of Pippa who decides to to become live-in assistant for Jamie Streicher, an NHL goalie she admired. Despite Jamie’s grumpy exterior, he shows a sweet and protective side, fostering a relationship that reignites the protagonist’s creativity. There is so much to love about this spicy romance because it includes elements of intense attraction, sexual tension, and a slow-burning romance between the main characters. So if you want to read a hockey romance novels like Icebreaker, this would be a great choice.
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Elle Kennedy’s The Deal is another smutty hockey romance that features college student Hannah Wells entering into a deal with Garrett Graham, the hockey team captain. Seeking to attract her crush, they pretend to be a couple in exchange for tutoring, but a kiss sparks a passionate connection. As Garrett pursues his hockey dreams, he must convince Hannah that he’s the man she desires. I also loved the fact that similar to Anastasia from Icebreaker, Hannah also wants to take up challenges and grow. I loved the twist in this one, where a college bad boy and a confident but sexually inexperienced woman coming together in a unique arrangement.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Helen Hoang’s debut , The Kiss Quotient is another book that I found a lot similar to Icebreaker. The plot is about Stella Lane, a brilliant mathematician with Asperger’s, hires escort Michael Phan to improve her romantic skills. Through a detailed lesson plan, Stella discovers the unexpected joy of love and connection. It’s a steamy, hot romance that delves into their evolving relationship, going beyond physical intimacy to explore emotional connections.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is rather sweet romance. It is not as steamy as Icebreaker, but it does give away the same vibes. Lara Jean Song is a likeable heroine just like Anastasia Allen and you could easily connect with her. I also loved family relationships and bonds in the book.
Breakaway by Grace Reilly
Breakaway by Grace Reilly is another book recommendation if you loved Icebreaker. This smutty college romance follows Cooper, an aspiring NHL team captain. When he faces a performance slump he enters a secret friends-with-benefits arrangement with Penny Ryder, his coach’s daughter. Their forbidden romance is really adds tension and intrigue to the love story.
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata is the story of Jasmine Santos, a figure skater nearing the end of her competitive window, faces an unexpected offer from Ivan Lukov—the arrogant figure skater she’s spent a decade dreaming about pushing under a bus. Now, Jasmine must reconsider everything, including her feelings toward Ivan, as she navigates a potentially life-changing opportunity. If you’re looking for more similar novels as Icebreaker that feature a compelling and passionate romance, I would recommend this one.
Wildfire by Hannah Grace
Now if you really want to go back to Maple Hills universe, you should read Wildfire. The second book in the series follows Russ and Aurora, who meet at a party and have a passionate night together. They don’t expect to see each other again, but they end up working together as summer camp counselors. It’s sexy, steamy and hot book just like Icebreaker.
Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux
Falling hard never felt so good in Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux. Pair skaters Courtney and Mark are determined to achieve their Olympic dream, but their path is challenged by the wealthy and talented sibling duo, Josh and Stephanie. Despite their rivalry, Courtney finds herself falling for the sweet and shy Josh. As their connection deepens, they face the dilemma of being on opposite sides of the competition, with futures heading in different directions. Will their friendship evolve into something more, or are their paths too divergent to cross?”
Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood follows Mallory Greenleaf’s reluctant return to chess for a charity tournament, where she surprisingly triumphs over world champion Nolan Sawyer. Nolan, intrigued, seeks a rematch, sparking a complex relationship. As Mallory navigates chess’s intricacies, she strives to protect her family from past wounds. The competition extends beyond the board, with intense spotlights and the enigmatic strategist Nolan adding complexity to both the game and Mallory’s heart. This YA debut cleverly blends chess, romance, and the challenges of life’s moves.
Consider Me by Becka Mack
Consider Me is a steamy hockey romance that’s taken TikTok by storm, NHL superstar Carter Beckett goes from ultimate player to a hopeless romantic in pursuit of Olivia Parker. In the first book of the Playing for Keeps series, Carter, at the peak of his career, is determined to win Olivia’s heart. However, Olivia, uninterested in dating athletes, is determined to keep him at a distance. As Carter ups his game to break down her defenses, sparks fly in this captivating love story by Becka Mack, where Carter does whatever it takes to make Olivia consider him.
Pucking Around by Emily Rath
In Pucking Around by Emily Rath, Rachel Price leaves a seemingly perfect man, only to find out he’s the playboy grinder for the NHL’s new team. As his physical therapist, she grapples with challenges, including a determined player, a surly equipment manager, and an uncooperative goalie. With twists and secrets, the spicy hockey romance unfolds as Rachel must decide not just on one player but three. Get ready for a captivating journey of love and challenges in this ‘why choose’ hockey romance.
Iced Out by Veronica Eden
Iced Out by Veronica Eden is a college sports romance introducing a protagonist in a tough spot, seeking refuge from her brother, a rival to Heston University’s hockey captain, Easton Blake. Despite reservations, the cocky and irresistibly sexy Easton pursues her. The story unfolds with unexpected challenges, daring dares, and explores if the protagonist can risk falling for a hockey player again. Expect a swoonworthy love story in the college and hockey world.
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There you go—13 mesmerizing books that capture the essence of love, much like Hannah Grace’s novel Icebreaker.
This collection of sports romance, with its engaging characters and plots, is truly exciting to read. Also, remember to keep an eye out for Hannah Grace’s third book in the Maple Hills Series, Daydream. I am sure it will be a delightful blend of heartwarming and steamy romance
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