The best romance books with curvy heroines

Who am I?

I’m the USA Today bestselling author of nineteen romances including the He Wanted Me Pregnant! series of short, steamy, standalone reads, several of which feature curvy heroines. I believe there’s room in romance for heroes and heroines of all shapes and sizes and I love to see curvy girls find their one-and-only: someone who loves them exactly the way they are. I like my curvy heroines to be smart, witty, and have depth and I like my romances to be just the right mix of squee-inducing instalove and steamy scenes.


I wrote...

The Curvy Vet and the Billionaire Cowboy

By Victoria Wessex,

Book cover of The Curvy Vet and the Billionaire Cowboy

What is my book about?

A short, steamy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to read in your lunch break. Curvy veterinarian scientist Amanda has never been comfortable with her body. She hides away in her lab in Atlanta, burying herself in her work…until a call from a stranger drags her out of the city and into the wilderness.

Former oil man Russ Tyler has made his billions and bought himself a stud farm in Wyoming. He needs Amanda to treat a feral horse high in the mountains…but that means persuading the timid beauty to trek there with him on horseback. Amanda’s used to soy lattes, not camping out under the stars with a gorgeous, muscled cowboy. Can Russ convince her that he loves her curves…and wants her to have his children?

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Dear Billionaire Boss

Victoria Wessex Why did I love this book?

A confession...as a reader, sometimes I’ll pick up a book just because I love the concept. I’ll read it even if it’s not that good because I have to find out how it plays out. But in the Sincerely Yours series, we have a great concept that Lana Dash then absolutely nails with perfect execution. All the books are about curvy heroines who write secret letters to their crushes, thinking the letters will never be sent...but of course, they are and romance ensues. I think what I love most is that the hero and heroine feel real, with real emotions and inner struggles and it actually feels as if it could happen. It’s sweet and hot, good-hearted, and well worth checking out.

By Lana Dash,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Dear Billionaire Boss as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A curvy woman, a billionaire boss, and a love letter that sets in motion a chance at true love.

When my three best friends and I decide to write out letters to our secret crushes, we are honest about everything. We hope that by getting everything off our chests we can move on with our lives. But there's one little hiccup in our plan--the letters should never have been sent out.

MAREN
My boss is a real piece of work. But I guess that's expected in a guy who is a self-made billionaire before thirty and looks like he's just…


Book cover of Muffin Top

Victoria Wessex Why did I love this book?

Muffin Top has been out for quite a while now but I still vividly remember reading it for the first time, the week of release. It was October 2016, I’d missed my train out of London and I had a full hour to wait. I grabbed a coffee and a copy of Muffin Top, which was at the top of the charts, and, sitting on a very cold platform, I got so engrossed that I very nearly missed my next train. I love the reversal here that the hero is the one running a bakery and that, although he’s former military, he’s just a big sweetie. I love the fact there’s a twist of suspense (without it detracting from the comedy and the romance) and it’s just delightfully moreish.

By Tabatha Kiss,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Muffin Top as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

*TOP 50 AMAZON BESTSELLER*

She walked into my bakery and my dough wasn't the only thing rising...

Long legs, a big chest, and perfect, round buns.
I'd give anything to roll with her and that adorable muffin top she's packing.

There's just one problem... and that's the Irish mob jerk who thinks he owns her.
To hell with that.

If she's gonna have a bun in her oven... it's gonna be mine.

He's a bad boy with a bakery. She's a BBW with a bar.
Muffin Top. It's a love story... with a twist!

Muffin Top is action-packed and sinfully…


Book cover of Layla

Victoria Wessex Why did I love this book?

The Curvy Girl Can series are short reads. Like my series, they can be read in any order and all have a guaranteed happily-ever-after. They’re a great choice to read on a lunch break, but they’re also as binge-able as a box of chocolates (nom nom nom). This first book is a great place to start but honestly, you can dive in anywhere. Layla is one of my favorites because I love the idea of the heroine’s reading cafe: who wouldn’t want a cozy place with beanbags, great coffee, and freshly-baked cookies to curl up with a book? Kane makes for a great flirty, rough hero and his chemistry with Layla will have you hooked.

By Sadie King,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Layla as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

"Are you looking for a HOT, OTT, Super FUN read? You will not go wrong with this book!"

Layla

There’s a new shop opening next door, and I can’t stop thinking about the bearded, inked owner with the rough hands. One look and my lady cookie melts.
But his noisy renovation work is scaring off my clientele. 

Can I keep my customers, my heart, and my v-card? Or will I give it all up for one night with Kane? 



Kane 

I’ve got two weeks to renovate my new shop and get my business out of the red or it’s going…


Book cover of Romancing the Billionaire: Galentine's Getaway

Victoria Wessex Why did I love this book?

Okay, I admit it, I may have picked this one up because I was curious, as a romance author, to read a romance about a romance author. Fern Fraser totally delivers and although we have some tried-and-tested tropes here (instalove, young heroine who wants to get her v-card punched, secret billionaire who hides his wealth, then has to come clean), Fern assembles all the ingredients into such a delicious, feel-good pie that it feels fresh. There’s a whole series if you find you like them, but each one stands on its own as a fun, steamy read.

By Fern Fraser,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Romancing the Billionaire as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

♥ A dare, a lie and a vacation fling that just might lead to a forever kind of love ♥

Emmy

I might be young and idealistic, but I set goals in life. One of which–being a successful romance author–I’m already living. While at a writer’s retreat with my besties, I drink too much Champagne and let my secret slip. I may write about dirty things but have no real life experience. My friend suggests a solution and the smoking hot mountain resort groundskeeper seems like the perfect candidate to help solve my ‘V-card ‘problem.’

Griff

I have more money…


Book cover of The Mountain Man’s Bride

Victoria Wessex Why did I love this book?

Maybe it’s because I live in a city but I’m a sucker for outdoor settings both in my own books and in those I read. This book by Mia Brody pushes all the right buttons: we’ve got Crew, a prickly but good-hearted muscled lumberjack, and Maggie, a curvy bride who’s running away from a polite-language-can’t-describe-how-horrible-he-is groom. Fortunately, as she hightails it away from the arranged marriage from hell, she spins off the road and winds up stuck in a cabin with Crew in the middle of a snowstorm. It’s sweet, it’s steamy, it moves fast and it’s just the perfect read to snuggle up with when the wind’s howling outside. 

By Mia Brody,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Mountain Man’s Bride as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Will this runaway bride thaw the frozen heart of the grumpy mountain man?

Maggie

Walking away from my wedding and driving into a snowstorm wasn’t my best idea.

But I was too flustered to think clearly.

Now here I am trapped in a remote cabin in the middle of a snowstorm.

With a grumpy mountain man who seems to hate me.

Too bad his every touch ignites my senses.

Crew

Maggie is beautiful with curves for days.

She’s the first woman I’ve noticed in months.

But she’s a runaway bride.

And I’ve already been left at the altar once.

I’m…


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Book cover of The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven

Jennifer Ivy Walker Author Of Winter Solstice in the Crystal Castle

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Who am I?

Author French teacher Avid reader Lover of medieval romance European traveler

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What is my book about?

As the sole heir to the crown of Ireland, Issylte must flee her stepmother (the wicked queen who seeks her death), finding shelter with a fairy witch who teaches her the verdant magic of the enchanted forest. Fate leads Issylte to the otherworldly realm of the Lady of the Lake and the Elves of Avalon, where she must choose between her new life as a gifted Celtic healer or fight to save her ravaged kingdom.

The chivalrous hero of this medieval romance is Tristan of Lyonesse, a Knight of the Round Table who must overcome the horrors of his past and defend his uncle, King Marke of Cornwall, against the Morholt, the indomitable Black Knight who commands the Viking forces of the ruthless Irish queen. When Tristan becomes a warrior of the ancient Tribe of Dana, a gift of Druidic magic might bestow upon him the power he needs to ally with Issylte and confront the Black Widow Queen, who threatens them both.

Haunted and hunted. Entwined by fate. Can their passion and power prevail?

By Jennifer Ivy Walker,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

In this dark fairy tale adaptation of a medieval French legend, Issylte must flee the wicked queen, finding shelter with a fairy witch who teaches her the verdant magic of the forest. Fate leads her to the otherworldly realm of the Lady of the Lake and the Elves of Avalon, where she must choose between her life as a healer or fight to save her ravaged kingdom.
Tristan of Lyonesse is a Knight of the Round Table who must overcome the horrors of his past and defend his king or lose everything. When he becomes a warrior of the Tribe…


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