Plus size heroine

B
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 ...

B+
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 ...

A
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 ...

C
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 ...

C-
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 ...

C
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 ...

B-
Untouchable

What happens when a bad boy becomes a man? Nate Davis didn’t plan on returning to his hateful hometown. But then, he didn’t plan on being widowed in his twenties, or on his mother getting sick, either. Turns out, life doesn’t give a f$*k about plans. Hannah Kabbah thought her career in ...

A
Melt for You

One of the pleasures of reviewing books for All About Romance is the opportunity to interact with readers. Recently, one of them recommended Melt for You by J.T. Geissinger.  I’m familiar with the author - I’ve read two of her earlier books, including the Slow Burn novel that precedes it.  I l ...

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Sadie's Highlander

Maeve Greyson opens up her nicely written but poorly plotted new series of time travel romances with Sadie’s Highlander, the first in what promises to be a series of stories about the MacDara clan – a tribe of Scottish brothers who can trace their bloodlines back to the ancient Druids, and who a ...

B-
Size Matters

Leah Martin is a successful baker who also happens to be plus-sized. Sam Cooper has a weakness for both her body and the desserts she makes and in a bumbling attempt to help her defend herself against her sharp-tongued mother, tells said mother that he and Leah are engaged. The problem is that they ...