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Subject: Curvy women romances
Date Posted: 1/5/2010 3:49 PM ET
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I’m looking for romances (any time period) that have a curvy heroine. I feel like it’s too easy to find heroines that are too skinny but then the hero finds out he likes her anyways. The titles that come to mind that I really liked was Too Much Temptation and Jude’s Law by Lori Foster, Big Girls Don’t Cry by Cathy Linz. Suggestions please!

Date Posted: 1/5/2010 5:31 PM ET
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Here's a whole site about them: http://curvynovels.tripod.com/

The have a special topic devoted to them at All ABout Romance, too.

Subject: curvy novels
Date Posted: 1/5/2010 5:45 PM ET
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I saw the curvy novels, but it hasn't been updated recently, from what I could see.

Date Posted: 1/5/2010 8:18 PM ET
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He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan (Contemporary)

Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James (Regency)

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 8:32 PM ET
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I think some of Katie McAlister's books -- the contemporaries -- have curvy heroines. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about that. http://www.katiemacalister.com/booksCont.php  Her stuff is all terrific.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 8:39 PM ET
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 I just finished Maya Banks' Sweet Seduction. Julie regained 30 pounds she lost for an ex-boyfriend who complained. She likes herself much better with the junk in the trunk. This one is WL'd, but you can still find it at Borders.

Colleen

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 8:59 PM ET
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If you like paranormal Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon is a good book.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 9:38 PM ET
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One of  my all time favorites... Bet Me - Jennifer Crusie. I adore that the heroine is truly overweight and the hero doesn't want her to change. Its not an ugly duckling story - she is never transformed etc... he just falls for her as she is. Its one of the funniest books I've ever read and describing it makes me want to read it again!

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 9:43 PM ET
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Jennifer Weiner has a couple I really liked.  Little Earthquakes and Good in Bed.  You have probably already read them, but I liked both.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:25 PM ET
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The Corset Diaries by Katie McAlister has a curvy heroine

for erotic romance Lena Matthews has one, Stripped Bare - it's book 3 in a series/trilogy (previous couples are mentioned and she's also in their books a few times)

Bet Me was really cute as well as He Loves Lucy which have already been mentioned.

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 4:44 PM ET
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I think there was a story in the anthology, The Hottie Next Door.

Started one today called Were Watching: Candid Camera by Susie Charles. Pretty good so far.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 1:34 PM ET
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I have found this list helpful: http://www.likesbooks.com/curvy.html

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 2:34 PM ET
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Suzanne Enoch's new one The Care and Taming of a Rogue has a curvy heroine - with a "willowy" femme fatale older sister, who usually gets all of the male attention as well. It has a bit of a Beau Crusoe thing going on in it too. It's not as deep, but it's pretty good fluff.



Last Edited on: 1/10/10 2:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/11/2010 6:06 PM ET
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I bought The Care and Taming of A Rogue, but haven't read it yet. I WL'd the Lena Matthews and The Hottie Next Door. The Cruisie I requested from my library. Thanks everyone! Any other suggestions, please keep them coming. I can't believe how difficult it is to find titles with curvy women!