Plus size heroine

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Marriage by Arrangement

I was in the mood for something deliciously romantic, and Marriage by Arrangement certainly delivered. I initially picked this book up because of its gorgeous cover, but the story within was equally enchanting. The author deftly explores workplace romance, cross-class issues and cultural pressures t ...

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One to Watch

The pitch for this book was enough to make me one-click it immediately: a plus-sized fashionista becomes the next contestant on a fictional Bachelorette franchise. Done. I’m in. Thanks for playing, I’ll be reading this in one sitting. And boy, did I. It’s frothy and fun and one hundred and ...

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Talia Hibbert is a master craftsperson when it comes to romance novels, and she continues to demonstrate her ability to woo a reader's heart with her latest release, Take a Hint, Dani Brown, book two in her Brown Sisters series. Part-time teacher and PhD student Danika – Dani - Brown has a grea ...

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Bingo Love

A bingo hall brought Mari McCray and Hazel Johnson together as young women in 1963. Prejudice and family ultimatums pushed the two apart, but forty years later, a bingo hall brings them back together. In the meantime, however, both Hazel and Mari have married and had families. Is it too late for a s ...

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Sweet Heat

Sweet Heat combines family drama and heated romance beautifully.  A story of love between two plus-sized black characters filled with humor and drama, it’s wonderfully appealing. Marvin Carter is a wiz with a whisk and a spatula.  An exemplary baker, he spends his days toiling as a line cook ...

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There's Something About Sweetie

In this delightful but slightly flawed sequel to her When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon takes us into the love life of Rishi’s basketball-playing hotshot brother, Ashish and his new girlfriend, the determined Sweetie. Self-proclaimed player Ashish Patel is grumpy about love.  That’s unders ...

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Teach Me

One of the comforts of Romancelandia is that there is rarely anything new under the sun. Most books are exactly what they say on the tin and you know what you’re getting when you wade into the waters of that particular book. I don’t see this as a criticism, I see it as a strength. But it does ma ...

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The Perfect Dress

Mitzi Taylor, Jody Andrews and Paula own a custom wedding dress shop for plus-sized women – the titular Perfect Dress - which is pretty ironic considering none of them have ever been married.  Paula is a superstitious half-Cajun who believes in curses, Jody’s come the closest to actually achiev ...

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Moonlight & Whiskey

In Moonlight & Whiskey, Tricia Lynne aims to deliver spunky, funny little story about a one-night stand that turns into true love. The novel starts well, but unfortunately goes quickly downhill and ends up feeling like a beignet that’s been soaked in cinnamon sugar for too long. Medical eng ...

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Willful Depravity

Two things up front: the title tells you everything you need to know about this erotic story and the cover model matches the character. You’re on board for both those things? Read on. Lord Ashcroft believes he was put on this planet for two reasons and two reasons only: to paint and to sleep wi ...