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Subject: Books about plus size?
Date Posted: 4/24/2009 9:34 PM ET
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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good romance books about plus size woman

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 9:37 PM ET
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The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister.....and I'm getting a book from an author I've never read before, but from the descriptions of some of her work, some of her characters are plus sized:

Rida Allen



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Date Posted: 4/24/2009 10:00 PM ET
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Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. 

And here is the link to All About Romances Plus Size list


Date Posted: 4/25/2009 1:41 PM ET
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Here are a couple more:

He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan

The Perfect Wife by Lynsay Sands

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 2:24 PM ET
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The one I'm reading right now - Seize The Fire by Laura Kinsale - features a plus-sized heroine and a hero who wants her to stay that way.  No dress sizes or anything mentioned (it's a historical) but the adjective "plump" gets used a lot.  I actually found it a little annoying at times.  Like, I get it, she's plump, can we get on with the story already?  It's a good book so far though.  I'm close to finishing & still really enjoying it.

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Date Posted: 4/25/2009 3:26 PM ET
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Lori Foster had a couple but I can't recall the names right off.  Its been a while since I read them.

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Love At Large by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Jemima J by Jane Green
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
 The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards
Alternate Beauty by Andrea Rains Waggener **Still on my TBR
 Slim Chance (Red Dress Ink ) by Jackie Rose **Still on my TBR

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 4:26 PM ET
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There was a Silhouette Desire some years ago about a plus-size. For some reason I'm thinking 'woman' was in the title but I could be way off base. I'll root around in my reading notebook to see if I come up with what I think is the title.

UPDATE: I think I found the title, Justine Davis' A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE, Silhouette Desire; I read it in July 2000 but don't know the book number.

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Date Posted: 4/25/2009 5:02 PM ET
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Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James - I give it 5 Stars

Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock - YA

Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas - My friend gives it 4.5 Stars


---wow sorry about that formatting was strange

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Date Posted: 4/25/2009 9:52 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for the help!!

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 11:41 PM ET
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I second the ones mentioned - bet me, corset diaries, he loves lucy..havent read The Perfect Wife but it's in mt tbr...I think the Lori Foster book is Too Much Temptation and not sure if the sequel Never Too Much has a large size woman or not...for erotic romanceStripped Bare by Lena Matthews is good.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 2:56 PM ET
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Stripped Bare sounds like it will be a really good book. I just ordered it. Thanks for telling me about it!!

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 3:45 PM ET
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Eloisa James' fourth book in the Essex Sisters series has a plus sized theme.  I think it is Pleasure for Pleasure.  I loved that series.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 5:21 PM ET
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Stripped Bare is the 3rd in that series though you can read it alone - joker's wild trilogy - call me, three nights, and stripped bare. the woman in stripped bare is a student who works part-time at a sex shop..the woman in call me visits there a lot because she's does inventions and is checking out the stock, etc so she appears off and on in the first 2 books. Brodie is a professor in one of her classes or previous classes. a pretty decent storyline for a book meant for the sex!

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 6:04 PM ET
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"The Lady Flees Her Lord"  By Michele Ann Young.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 10:54 PM ET
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Cathy Linz - Big Girls Don't Cry

Jennifer Cruise - Bet Me

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 7:29 AM ET
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Michele Ann Young also has a "plump" heroine in her book "No Regrets". 

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 1:29 AM ET
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Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Night Play" specifically mentions the heroine is a size 18.


It's a paranormal, though.  The hero's a werewolf!

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 9:10 PM ET
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Historically speaking, women in the 17 and 1800s would have been around a 10-14, like that was the socially acceptable size. Yet, all the historical romances I read, the heroine is described as a skinny little thing.

They needed corsets for a reason, duh!