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Posted on May 31, 2011 7:10:58 PM PDT
L. Burns says:
This is probably more chick lit than romance (though you do get the HEA) - Jemima J: A Novel by Jane Green. Kind of an interesting take on the subject...with a twist.

Posted on May 31, 2011 10:06:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2011 10:13:38 PM PDT
Seeking Truth by Francesca Hawley
Medieval period ? with magic
Protect and Defend by Francesca Hawley
werewolf shifters
Wednesday Nights With Jamie by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

Posted on May 31, 2011 10:13:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2011 10:21:44 PM PDT
RomReader says:
Funny & HOT plus-sized book:
Real Women Don't Wear Size 2 by Kelley St. John

Edited to ADD:
Just read the Amazon reviews & I guess h is not truly plus-sized since she's only a size 10. I somehow remembered her being bigger than that when I read it years ago, b/c her weight issues was the crux of the story. It's still a good book that deals with weight & sexiness.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2011 10:28:30 PM PDT
G.I.N.A. says:
Brenda Jackson & Catherine Anderson both write great stories with plus size leads. I would recommend BJ "Beyond Temptation" as an excellent read. If you enjoy then delve deeper in her other books. She also has a series dedicated to plus size women. Look her up and let me know what you think.


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Posted on Jun 1, 2011 3:17:50 PM PDT
Jamie Garton says:
Banana, I don't mind paying for used books, prefer it actually, but when the sellers are trying to go for anything about 5 bucks for a used book BEFORE the 4 buck shipping charge, it seems pretty crazy for people to make that purchase.

We have a wonderful used book store here and I can get books for .25 cent up to 10 bucks! It always shocks me into silence that I can buy a new book for a buck and then return it for resale and they can make a few more quarters off it.

I am going to look into the one recommendation for Jemima J. The sellers here are to high for my blood, but I might be able to find it elsewhere.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I am going to look at every single one of them and Im sure add many.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 3:20:08 PM PDT
Jamie Garton says:
Rom, I went to look for this book and I see I have it in my TBR pile. I will move it up to the top of the pile!
I guess I can relate to the size 10 still feeling 'big' since I was a size 10 all through High School and felt like it couldn't get worse than that! I will enjoy it I think, even if it isn't exactly the Plus Size I think is Plus Size, you know what I mean?


Posted on Jun 1, 2011 5:00:06 PM PDT
Ms. Sheb says:
I am in the process of reading "Taylor's Temptation" far so good...
I am be in the minority about this, but I see tons of praise for "Bet Me" and I just don't get it. I thought the book was just OK. Maybe I should try reading it again, it has been a while....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 5:13:20 PM PDT
CDaisy says:
The sequel to Good in Bed is Certain Girls: A Novel and yes I recommend NOT reading it. It was good, but not in a complimentary way to the first book.

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 5:29:05 PM PDT
CDaisy says:
If you do paranormal romance there is Love's Learning Curves.

Alternate Beauty is another really good read. Highly recommend it.

Johanna Edwards also has written a couple books featuring the same plus size h. These also border more on the chick lit romance side of things too though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 5:57:13 PM PDT
That's it! Thank you, CDaisy. I was so traumatized by that book that I couldn't even bring myself to look it up for this thread. It may have been good but I hated it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 7:28:18 PM PDT
Jamie Garton says:
Oh, I have read Bet Me a few dozen times and listened to it on CD twice as many. I am a sucker for guys who always thought they wanted the skinny size 4 women, but when a REAL woman shows up and sweeps them off their feet and they are completely dumbfounded by it; blows my mind!
I am one of those women...I have that hunky husband that when people look at us I can tell they think, even if it is just breifly, what is he doing with her?! Sometimes I have those insucure moments when I also wonder how I got lucky, but in the end I am who I am and accepting myself for who I am is what won him over.
You really should read it again SJE!

Has anyone ready Good In Bed? I also love it! Not like I do Bet Me, but It touches on the things many 'Plus Sized' women think to themselves about the skinny women who don't appear to have to work to keep their skinny bodies. It's a resentment we work on daily when we see someone who we are inside.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 7:32:01 PM PDT
Jamie Garton says:
CDaisy, I didn't see your post until after I posed...sorry! Yes, I was told that the sequel is horrid, so I think I will avoid it. There was a book by Jennifer that was a collection of short stories and it had a story about Bruce in it....
The Guy Not Taken: Stories
I honestly couldn't read any of them after seeing Bruce's story was the first one in there. I can't be sympathetic towards him. I don't care what his story is nor do I want to see him end up happy or see him go through women comparing them all to Cannie. I don't know that any of those are the story lines since I didn't read it...but I still am not interested in him or his story.

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 9:08:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 1, 2011 9:10:16 PM PDT
Not CDaisy, but I can tell you that Good in Bed was a fabulous read. It's not a traditional romance, since very little of the book focuses on the eventual H or the relationship between them. It's more just Cannie's story, but it is a very compelling and satisfying read. And so much better if you just stop with this one and don't read the sequel!

And Bruce is not exactly an integral part of Good in Bed, but he is sprinkled throughout the story. I read The Guy Not Taken a few years after I read Good in Bed, but I don't remember having a problem with him in either book. Aside from finding him to be immature and way too passive...

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 10:43:58 PM PDT
Navi says:
I highly recommend "Boss Man" by Diana Palmer. I just got done reading it today and loved it. It took me a day to finish. Unfortunately, part of the story is told in "Cattleman's Pride" (like the reason the H and h were angry with each other). Although "Boss Man" does elude to the reason as well. She is plus size, working for him, and in love with him. He does something hurtful to her and she quits... I don't want to give too much away, but I recommend it!


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2011 11:04:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 1, 2011 11:08:40 PM PDT
Navi, good rec.. I forgot about Boss Man and Violet being plus sized. Definitely recommend that story..

Also to add to my earlier recommendations last week I read Doctor's Delight (Big Girls Lovin').. The h is a 35 year old plus sized virgin. Her friend talks her into calling an escort service and hiring a guy to lose her virginity to.. Throw in a case of drunken mistaken identity and your on your way to the h/H's HEA.. It wasnt fantastic but I thought it was pretty good (I think the ending needed a bit more. It was complete and everthing but I just wanted a bow :) but since it is the first of a trilogy I can overlook it and hope I see more of the h/H in the other two books) Its also a bit steamier than I am used to -theres no bum action or anything that kinky- .. The H was a hunk and had to convince the h he wanted only her.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 6:22:36 AM PDT
irish says:
There is a new release over on Liquid Silver, Wolf's Glory by Maddy Barone(always liked her writing). The h is a plus sized goth marine biologist. The H is a tall, hunky wolf shifter. Interesting premise: the h is flying to Ca for a job interview when her plane crashes. She and another woman survivor set out to find help since commuinications are down. She comes to find out that she and the others are transported 50 years into the future and the time and world she knew were destroyed by nuclear blasts.

I am about a 1/4 way through it and it is very much holding my interest.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 6:30:14 AM PDT
coffeebean says:
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean. The heroine is overweight (although it isn't a central focus of the story) and the hero is a rake. I feel like people are going to start thinking that I am the author because I keep recommending it. But I really just fell in love with this book! And people seem to favor this theme and ask for suggestions.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 3:54:54 PM PDT
Andrea says:
Too Much Temptation and Tied Up by Lori Foster both have plus size woman, but lean towards erotica. If your ok with paranormal and erotica, Fetish by Sherri L. King, is really good. The h is plus size and older.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011 7:47:34 PM PDT
Banana Boat says:
Coffeebean, I agree with you, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is one of my favorite books!

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 8:54:27 PM PDT
Wendy Stark says:
Hi Everyone,
I love this thread....have written down some great titles to read. I am with Coffeebean and Banana Boat...LOVED Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake.....lots of humour as well! :)

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 9:21:23 PM PDT
Jamie Garton says:
I am going to go ahead and get Nine Rules to Break...since it is getting so much play in here. Can't wait to dive into these. Please keep posting...loving the suggestions.

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 8:55:00 AM PDT
Banana Boat says:
Jamie, You'll love Nine Rules. I suggest when you're done you read the other books in the series. Also very good and funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2011 6:15:55 PM PDT
Jamie Garton says:
A. Heck, I was looking through Sherri L King's books and wonder if you know more about her Horde Wars series. I can't seem to find the fourth book, it jumps straight from 3 to 5. If you have read other books by Sherri King, can say if they are worth the price to get?

Posted on Jun 6, 2011 9:15:11 PM PDT
RomReader says:
Moving Target by Cheyenne McCray

H thought h was hotter when she was a size 22 than when she shrunk to a size 8. Good romance-suspense.
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