Plus Size Heroines You're Absolutely Going to Love

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Fall in love with these books featuring plus size heroines!

Romance Novels With Plus Size Heroines

While most people read romance to be entertained or to escape from the real world for a little bit, people still want to see themselves represented.

Considering 68 percent of U.S. women wear a 14 or above, it doesn't seem like a lot to ask to have more plus size heroines in romance.

Plus size women have fulfilling lives the same way straight size women do. They have killer careers, they fall in love, and raise families, make mistakes, have hobbies. These seven books featuring plus size heroines prove it!

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

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Kayla Davis is desperate. She lost her job, is running out of money, and her bills are due soon. Her roommate suggested she look at Arrangements, a dating site that finds pretty young girlfriends for rich older men. Kayla drags her heels, scared she'll end up with an 80 year old, but signs up anyway and is shocked when she matches with Michael Bradbury. An internet billionaire, Michael turns out to be a dream, graciously offering her money for her financial troubles in exchange for her company. Kayla just hadn't been expecting the sparks to fly between them.

Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins

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Marley, Georgia, and Emerson became best friends when they first met at weight-loss camp as teenagers, remaining close into adulthood. Tragically, Emerson dies and leaves her two best friends with the wish that they will finally conquer the fear that has plagued them since they were kids. For Georgia, that means she must stop trying to live up to her family's ridiculous expectations and learn to accept love, including from her ex-husband. For Marley, it means facing up to the survivor's guilt she feels since her twin sister died. Most of all, Emerson wants her friends to learn to love themselves the way she loved them.

Just For Show by Jae

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Between her successful career as a couples therapist, her self-help book coming out, and her relationship, Claire Renshaw is living large. Or so she thinks. Her fiancee breaks off their relationship, which is a bad look when you have book a relationship self help book coming out. So Claire decides that hiring a fake fiancee is the way to go. Enter Lana Henderson, the actress who auditions to play Claire's future wife. She's Claire's opposite in every way and drives her up a wall. But then Claire sees how big Lana's heart truly is and the lines between real and pretend begin to blur.

A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert

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Evan Miller leaves the military after years of service and just wants to live a quiet life. He chooses Ravenswood, a small town he loves until he begins hearing the rumors about his neighbor. According to residents in Ravenswood, Ruth Kabbah is bad news, but they never tell Evan why. He really wants to get to the bottom of it because, like him, Ruth looks lonely. Not to mention the fact that she's funny and sweet and beautiful. Evan wants her.

If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman

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Martha Aguas loves her life. She loves her job as an accountant, she loves her puppy seems to adore her in return, and she loves the wardrobe she's carefully curated. Some would say that wearing a size 24 and never having had a boyfriend aren't good, but it's fine with Martha. At least until she needs a date to her cousin Regina's wedding! She ropes Max into playing her pretend boyfriend, but after a while, it stops feeling like pretend to Martha.

The Libby Garrett Intervention by Kelly Oram

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Libby Garrett wouldn't say she's addicted to Owen Jackson, but...okay, she totally is. He's sexy and popular, but doesn't appreciate Libby the way he should and refuses to even tell people about her. Libby's BFF, Avery and the Science Squad decide to throw Libby an intervention and recruit Adam Koepp to help. He's had a crush on Libby forever - not that she ever noticed - and is the perfect person to help her get over someone. He just hopes she doesn't hate him for it.

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson

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Stella Weston has struggled for years to balance her career as a TV producer and her family life. After getting screwed over her evil boss one too many times, she's had enough and returns home. Then her husband leaves her and she's left penniless. Forced to reevaluate her life, Stella wonders if she can make a career of her one true love: cake. Can she do it? Can she survive series of horrible dates, comical holidays, cake-making, and a near-death experience?

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