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Subject: big women romance
Date Posted: 12/9/2008 6:55 AM ET
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does any one know any real good big women romance

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 7:15 AM ET
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He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan (personally I didn't think she was that big but she was a weight loss challenge and fell in love with her trainer.

Perfect Wife by Lynsay Sands - haven't read this one but some recommended it here a while back and it's in my TBR pile

darn gotta look over my list of books I've read because I know I've read some more

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 8:41 AM ET
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Lori Foster wrote two I believe where the heroine was plump.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 9:10 AM ET
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Jude's Law is one--Lori Foster

There is another one..don't know the title..but the main character is named Bride..she is plus sized..the hero is a HOTTIE....that was a great book....shame I can't remember the title though.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 11:08 AM ET
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Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise comes to mind.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 11:11 AM ET
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Jessie - you're talking about a Sherrilyn Kenyon book - the name eludes me now but the heroine is called Bride and the hero is something like Fang or Vane.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 12:24 PM ET
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I think you guys are thinking of Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, which is one of my all time favs!

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Date Posted: 12/9/2008 1:04 PM ET
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From AAR


Medieval Romances

  • The Bride and the Beast (2000) by Teresa Medeiros
  • Taming the Wolf (1995) by Deborah Simmons - HH-284
  • Lord of Danger (1997) by Anne Stuart

Regency Romances

  • The Obedient Bride (1989) by Mary Balogh
  • The Sugar Rose (1987) by Susan Carroll
  • A Gypsy at Almack's (1994) by Chloe Cheshire
  • A Civil Contract (1961) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Duke's Dilemma (1996) by Nadine Miller
  • Lady Delafont's Dilemma (2000) by Donna Simpson

European Historical Romances

  • The Pretender (2003) by Celeste Bradley
  • Highland Ecstasy (1993) by Mary Burkhardt
  • The Accidental Bride (1999) by Jane Feather
  • The Seduction (1997) by Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Pleasure for Pleasure (2006) by Eloisa James
  • A Dangerous Love (2000) by Sabrina Jeffries
  • Seize the Fire (1989) by Laura Kinsale
  • Suddenly You (2001) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (2002) by Julia Quinn
  • Perfect Stranger (1996) by Rebecca Sinclair

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • River's Dream (1991) by Virginia Lynn
  • Runaway Hearts (2001) by Katie Rose

Contemporary Romances

  • Sweet Nothings (2002) by Catherine Anderson
  • Taylor's Temptation (7/2001) by Suzanne Brockmann - SIM-1087
  • Just Desserts (8/1984) by Dixie Browning - SSE-182
  • More to Love (6/2001) by Dixie Browning - SD-1372
  • Size 12 Is Not Fat (2006) by Meg Cabot
  • His Seductive Revenge (8/1998) by Susan Crosby - SD-1162
  • Bet Me (2004) by Jennifer Crusie
  • A Whole Lot of Love (3/2000) by Justine Davis- SD-1281
  • Take a Chance on Me (2003) by Susan Donovan
  • The Bridesmaid's Reward (5/2003) by Liz Fielding - HR-3749
  • Beguiled (1999) by Lori Foster
  • Caught in the Act (2001) by Lori Foster
  • Mr. November (11/2001) by Lori Foster - HT-856
  • Treat Her Right (10/2001) by Lori Foster - HT-852
  • Wanton (10/1999) by Lori Foster - HT-752
  • Runaway Bay (2002) by Lisa Hendrix
  • Tall, Dark, and Cajun (2003) by Sandra Hill
  • A Whole Lot of Woman (12/1985) by Anna Hudson - CER-345
  • The Millionaire Bachelor (1/1999) by Susan Mallery - SSE-1220
  • The Wedding Ring Promise (8/1998) by Susan Mallery - SSE-1190
  • The Real Deal (2004) by Lucy Monroe
  • Too Perfect (2005) by Julie Ortolon
  • Cabin Fever (2003) by Marilyn Pappano
  • Kiss or Keep (1999) by Debra Phillips
  • Museum Piece (4/1984) by Anne Stuart - HAR-52
  • Whirlwind Courtship (1980) by Jayne Taylor (Jayne Ann Krentz)
  • What a Man's Gotta Do (1/2003) by Karen Templeton - SIM-1195
  • Good in Bed (2001) by Jennifer Weiner
  • Beautiful Stranger (6/2000) by Ruth Wind - SIM-1011

Alternate Reality

  • The Changeling Bride (1999) by Lisa Cach
  • Legend (1996) by Jude Deveraux
  • Wishes (1989) by Jude Deveraux
  • The Star Princess (2003) by Susan Grant
  • Son of the Morning (1997) by Linda Howard
  • Night Play (2004) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Big & Tall Heroines

Medieval Romances

  • Earth Song (1990) by Catherine Coulter
  • Outrageous (2001) by Christina Dodd
  • The Protector (2001) by Madeline Hunter

Regency Romances

  • The Famous Heroine (1996) by Mary Balogh
  • Miss Carlyle's Curricle (1999) by Karen Harbaugh
  • The Grand Sophy (1950) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Toll Gate (1954) by Georgette Heyer

European Historical Romances

  • A Summer to Remember (2002) by Mary Balogh
  • The Courtship (2000) by Catherine Coulter
  • That Scandalous Evening (1998) by Christina Dodd
  • The Proposition (1999) by Judith Ivory
  • The Heroine's Sister (1975) by Frances Murray
  • The Rake (1998) by Mary Jo Putney
  • On a Long-ago Night (2000) by Susan Sizemore
  • For the First Time (2003) by Kathryn Smith

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • Bitterleaf (1983) by Candace Camp
  • Traitorous Hearts (1994) by Susan Kay Law
  • Land of Dreams (1995) by Cheryl St. John - HH-265
  • Beckett's Birthright (2002) by Bronwyn Williams - HH-633

Contemporary Romances

  • Looking for Laura (2001) by Judith Arnold
  • Taylor's Temptation (7/2001) by Suzanne Brockmann - SIM-1087
  • Red Roses Mean Love (1999) by Jacquie D'Alessandro
  • Taken! (9/1998) by Lori Foster - HT-698
  • Lola Carlyle Reveals All (2002) by Rachel Gibson
  • The Trouble with Valentine's Day (2005) by Rachel Gibson
  • Princess Charming (1997) by Jane Heller
  • Carried Away (4/2002) by Donna Kauffman - HT-874
  • Love Song for a Raven (6/1987) by Elizabeth Lowell - SD-355
  • The Dancing Floor (1998) by Barbara Michaels
  • A Match for Sister Maggy (2002) by Betty Neels
  • Vicky Bliss series (1973-1994) by Elizabeth Peters
  • The High Price for a Good Man (2003) by Debra Phillips
  • Walking after Midnight (1995) by Karen Robards

Alternate Reality

  • A Girl's Guide to Vampires (2003) by Katie MacAllister


Date Posted: 12/9/2008 1:07 PM ET
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My fave would be Untie my Heart by Judith Ivory.  It's european historical.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 1:32 PM ET
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Author Bella Andre.....very steamy!

Ashley!!!  Love the list!  Thanks, I will be going through it tonight.....

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 2:43 PM ET
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Too much temptation by lori foster is one. Bet Me by Crusie is funny funny!

Stripped Bare by Lena Matthews is an erotic romance and the woman has  issues with her weight but I didnt' think she was all that big but oh well...

oops forgot! too much temptatin is pretty hot too though dont think it's classified  as erotic romance...

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Date Posted: 12/9/2008 5:26 PM ET
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Almost anything by Patti Berg!

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 8:00 PM ET
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Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister.

Also her latest vamp book Zen and the Art of Vampires.  But I think her vamp books are best read in order.  She is one of my favorite authors.

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 2:58 PM ET
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i didn't know there where so many of them :)


Date Posted: 12/11/2008 5:08 AM ET
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Okay, this one is not quite a romance.  A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman.  I love her writing;  it just feels like a wonderful warm hug.  There is a little romance.  And lots of discussion of body image issues.  Like most of NKH's books, it would also work for YA. 

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 5:58 AM ET
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for historicals.. Michele Ann Young has written two really awesome books with plump heroines.

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 12:02 PM ET
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Ash thats a full list! LOVED bet me by jennifer Crusie. A good erotic one is Full Bodied Charmer.

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 12:10 PM ET
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These are also good: All are contempprary romances:

Size 14 is not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

Real Women Don't Wear a Size 2 by Kelly St John. (LOVED this one)

This one's classic:

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

This one was HYSTERICAL:

The DeviL Served Tortellini by Shirley Jump

Houston, We Have A Problem by Erin McCarthy (LOVE her!)

 Big Girls Don't Cry by Cathie Linz

 Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green

Love At Large by Sue Ann Jaffarian

The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards

Full Bodied Charmer by Marilyn Lee

 Some Girls Do (Warner Forever) by Leanne Banks

Plum Girl by Jill Winters

13.  Blushing Pink by Jill Winters

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Date Posted: 12/11/2008 1:13 PM ET
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The Love At Large anthology was good. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781933157009-Love+At+Large

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