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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 1:13:31 PM PST
Alli says:
I am in my late 20s and want to find a book that the lead woman is in her late 20s to early 30s. Or a book were she use to be overweight. I have lost 55 lbs so far with 50 more to go. I want to relate more then all these skinny heroines.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 1:36:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 1:36:18 PM PST
Bitchie says:
Try Heavy Issues, age is right, heroine lost a bunch of weight, but still has a lot of esteem issues and what I feel is still an unhealthy relationship with food.

Congrats on losing the weight!

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 1:41:17 PM PST
Angel9460 says:
I second Heavy Issues!

Also try Taking Shots by Toni Aleo. I'm not a hockey fan...but the romance in this story is unbelieveably amazing!

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 3:33:15 PM PST
MelissaB says:
Hmm one book featuring weightloss is He Loves Lucy

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:18:08 PM PST
atiptoes says:
Maybe The Unidentified Redhead (The Redhead Series) and it's sequel: The Redhead Revealed (The Redhead Series). Heroine went through a tough period in her life and gained weight and then lost it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 4:22:23 PM PST
nameinuse says:
She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:43:03 PM PST
LuckyGirl says:
Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley. It's part of the Rock Chick series (book 5) and I personally think they should be read in order.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:02:25 PM PST
Two books with heroines with body issues/struggles with weight are LOLA CARLYLE REVEALS ALL by Rachel Gibson and PURE INDULGENCE by Janelle Denison. These are both light, sometimes fluffy reads but if you're not looking for anything too deep or serious, they may suit.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:26:49 PM PST
KatieM says:
I think Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgerton Series, Book 4) has this theme.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 7:18:39 PM PST
M.L. says:
Jemima J.

The h starts off the story overweight and loses it throughout the course of the story. Her weight transformation is a major focal point of the book.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 5:14:05 AM PST
LTR says:
I feel like I recommend this book frequently but I loved it -- Beast by Pepper Pace. The h starts working out early in the morning when her buildings gym is almost empty, save for one guy, the H. I really liked how the two developed their friendship over time and it morphed into more. He has some terrible scarring on his face from a surgical procedure that wasn't done well so he's very shy and rarely speaks except to his coworkers. I've re-read this book several times in the last few months because I liked it so much. And yes, a large part of the book is the h continuing to work out and lose weight.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 4:28:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2013 10:48:05 AM PST
LuckyGirl says:
Worth The Weight (The Worth Series Book 1:The Nice One) is one I just started with this theme. It's free on Kindle. The writing is fine, but thus far (about 20%) I don't like the heroine that much.

***Spoilers thus far***
She has lost a lot of weight and goes to her hometown to find and hook up with her high school boyfriend in order to take her newly thin body for a test drive before she goes after the guy she really wants. It just strikes me as a cold way of treating a nice guy who's had a tough life, so I'm not liking her much. I hope she redeems herself.

Edit to add: I finished it. It was a decent read, nicely written and few editing mistakes, but in the end I still don't completely love the heroine. There was lots of talk about how selfless she was and good to everyone, but I felt she was pretty focused on herself through much of the book. Bottom line, worth reading if you like this theme.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 4:47:53 PM PST
Neeta says:
You could try Daisy Dexter Dobbs' Absolutely Not....
Synopsis: After surviving on rabbit food for eighteen months, a transformed Maisy is set to exact revenge on her cheating ex. The fact that the SOB has dropped dead of a heart attack in the act of cheating on his new wife complicates matters. Paying her final disrespects at the funeral home, Maisy meets Keller, a man so sexy and scintillating, she longs to jump his gorgeous bones right there in the mortuary. Unfortunately, once she discovers he's the brother of the woman she caught in bed with her husband, Keller is as good as poison. Maisy's meddlesome boss and best friend, however, has other ideas. His attempts at playing matchmaker result in a series of hot, steamy, erotic consequences-as well as embarrassing mishaps, masquerades and misunderstandings.

If memory serves the heroine is about 35. It's really a pretty hilarious read - I found myself laughing A LOT... and needing to read passages to my sister A LOT (we were having a girls night at the time) and she nearly wet herself a couple of times - and then promptly borrowed the book.

You could also try Kristen Ashley - she has a couple of heroines that are 25 and a couple that are 42 & 44, but most of her heroines range from late 20s through their 30s. And most, if not all, of them are curvy girls... her heroes looooove boobs and butts.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 5:07:11 PM PST
A Customer says:
Noah (5th Street #1) The h is 28 or 29 and is overweight and the H is a 20 year old boxer / trainer. She loses weight during the book with his help and they fall in love along the way. Cute story.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 5:40:55 AM PST
Amy says:
I second Jemima J.
and He Loves Lucy

Noah (5th Street #1) was good, but the other two were better IMO. Congrats on your weight loss!

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 5:18:13 PM PST
Alli says:
Thanks everyone I have read all the assassins series and heavy issues and loved them. I am a little over half way there with my weight loss and couldn't be happier

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 7:35:53 PM PST
Russo says:
Congratulations Alli, I really liked Fall of Troy and the sequel Full Bodied Charmer I personally liked the 2nd book better but you should read them in order. I can't exactly remember the ages of the heroines but I think they fall into the range you are looking for.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 4:00:46 PM PST
Amy says:
Forgot about Pieces Of Rhys. SOOO GOOD
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