Three things to read during the Rugby World Cup


By Kat Latham, author of the London Legends series

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This month, rugby fans around the world are glued to their TV sets in the hopes that their team will be crowned as the best in the world. As the author of the London Legends series—a contemporary romance series about the world’s hottest rugby players—I’ve been taking the World Cup as an opportunity to introduce readers to this incredible sport.

So, whether you’re new to rugby, or new to rugby-themed romance, I hope this list gives you a chance to learn about one of the world’s fastest growing sports! I guarantee you won’t regret it.

  1. An illustrated guide to rugby for virgins

Calling all rugby virgins! I put together this handy (I hope) guide using gifs and videos to explain the basics about how the sport is played and some of the most interesting aspects of rugby culture. With videos like this one, what’s not to love?


  1. Romance novels to read during the Rugby World Cup…and beyond!

If you’re looking for rugby-themed romance recommendations, I’ve got you covered here. The comments have loads more recommendations.


  1. An interview with rugby romance authors

I did an interview with Rosalind James, Nalini Singh, Mina Carter and Donna Gallagher for RT Magazine’s November 2015 issue. It’s only available to subscribers, but you can get it from the RT Magazine site.

Can you recommend any articles for new-to-rugby romance readers?
Please share them in the comments!

Kat Latham is a California girl who moved to Europe the day after graduating from UCLA, ditching her tank tops for raincoats. She taught English in Prague and worked as an editor in London before she and her British husband moved to the Netherlands. Kat’s other career involves writing and editing for charities, and she’s traveled to Kenya, Ethiopia and India to meet heroic people helping their communities survive disasters. Find out more on her website:

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