Plus Size Romance Novels | 21+ Books with a Plus Size Heroine


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Everything since 2020 has been…. a time, let’s just say! In the midst of everything that has been going on, I have really enjoyed reading romance novels on my Kindle Unlimited, featuring plus size heroines!

And, if you’re like me, you’re not into searching forever to find a fun plus size romance to sit down with, so I’ve created this post for my fellow readers who are googling things like:

  • Plus Size Romance Authors
  • 2022 Plus Size Romance Books on Kindle Unlimited
  • Romance Books with Plus Size or Curvy Heroine

I got you!

(Note: This post was originally published on September 22, 2020. It was updated November 16, 2022. If I’ve missed a great plus size romance in this roundup, please write me a note with your plus size romance recommendation!)

Hi there! My name is Brianne Huntsman, AKA “The Huntswoman”! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog today! In this guide to plus size romance novels, I’ve listed some of my FAVE romance novels — as well as a number that are on my TBR (To Be Read) list! Join me on Instagram or TikTok for more plus size content and fun! <3
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Kindle Unlimited – Perfect for the Plus Size Romance Fan

Romance novel fans are known to be voracious readers – sometimes reading a book a night! [Guilty as charged! I love to wind down the day with a great romance novel.]

Because of this, many romance fans will read novels on their device – as it makes it easier to read wherever you are && avoid filling your house with tons of bookshelves.

[Well, if I could have, like, Belle’s library I’d be all over it. Buuuuut I’m not quite to the point of having a two story baroque library in a castle, so. Saving space with an eReader is helpful!]

Something I stumbled across in my plus size romance novel mania, er, fangirling, is Kindle Unlimited – which lets me read as much as I want each month – for ONE price.

Kindle Unlimited is like Netflix for books, and authors get paid by pages read – not book sales, incentivizing them to write fun books. (Put another way, we don’t have to worry about authors NOT making money on this platform – they do!)

I’ve always loved reading, and I can read a LOT of books in a week – especially if I don’t have other things I can go and do! I like reading through Kindle Unlimited, because I pay a flat $9.99 a month, and I get access to millions of books – mostly self=published.

And, you don’t need a kindle device – if you have a smartphone, then you can download the Kindle app!

Check out Kindle Unlimited HERE!

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Download a book and read it on your phone!

Romance Books with Plus Size Heroines

I was a little skeptical of the quality of self-published romance novels, but I’ve actually found that self-published authors are often more, well, with it when it comes to depth of characters, gender and sexuality, pronouns, etc.

Below, I’ve shared some plus size romance novels I’ve enjoyed, as well as recommendations from other romance novel fans.

Note on Feminism & Desires

Note: Not all the books listed in this blog post are…. shall we say… paragons of feminism or modern politics. And that’s okay! I think that romance novels give us the ability to explore our desires and politics in a space with little to no judgement.

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** Contemporary Romance Books with a Plus Size Heroine **

Below, I’ve shared a list of plus size romance novels that are more contemporary or “everyday” romances.

#1 Plus Size Romances from author, Talia Hibbert

After publishing my first [!!] guide to plus size romance novels in 2020, I got a LOT of messages with recommendations for other romance novels with plus size characters.

My bestie, Kaitlin Olson, recommended a few authors including Talia Hibbert. I so appreciate recommendations from folks – and I love Talia Hibbert’s covers! These romance novels are definitely on my to-read list!

The Prince’s Trap” was the first book to catch my attention.

From the description: “Cherry Neita is thirty, flirty, and done with men.  Prince Ruben of Helgmøre is reckless, dominant, and famously filthy.”

Check out this romance book HERE!

#2 Plus Size Romance Books from Olivia Dade

Next up on our updated list of plus size romance books with a plus size lead are books from Olivia Dade!

Like Talia Hibbert in #1, Olivia Dade was a rec from my bestie, Kaitlin Olson. “All the Feels” caught my attention first! What a freakin’ cute cover!

From the description: “Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult. But the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove and her heart intact, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness…not to mention his Cupid fanfiction habit.”

Check out this plus size romance here!

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#3 Modern Plus Size Romance: “One to Watch” by Kate Stayman-London

This is another recommendation (can you tell my “To-Read” list is super long?!) from a friend.

i love the cover, and the basic synopsis is that a plus size fashion blogger goes on a show very similar to “The Bachelor”!

From the description: “Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers—and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?”

Snag this plus size romance here.

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#4 Plus Size Romance: Thunder Thighs: BBW Romance (Capricorn Cove Book 1)

At 58 pages, this is more of a novella than novel – but that’s perfect for some readers who just want to check out from the world for a bit! Main characters are Ella and Gunnar, who after a chance encounter, have a steamyyyyy romance. Mwhahaha!

Check it out HERE!

Short plus size romance novel set in seaside town

Also, fun factoid! This book is part of a series:

#5 Plus Size Romance: Curves For The Prince: High Heat BBW Royalty Romance (Curvy Girl For The Alpha Book 1)

I guess we could put “plus size romance with a prince” in its own category, and I will if I find enough to fill the list, lol! This is another short read, at 75 pages.

This plus size romance book uses the classic royalty trope (and we loveeeee tropes in romance!) telling the love story of Sophia and Nicholas. Sophia ended up in Nicholas’ country thanks to a humiliating experience back home, so if you’re into vulnerable plus size heroines – this is the book for you!

Snag this plus size romance novel here.

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And, wouldn’t you know it, plus size romance author, Lexie Dean, has turned this into a series!

#6: Plus Size Romance Book: Rebound (Curvy Seduction Saga Book 1)

It’s time for the bodyguard tropeeeee! This fun plus size romance stars Angelina as the plus size heroine, and her bodyguard, Gray.

Uh huh, we DEF know where this one is going!

Snag this 174 page romance novel HERE!

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And, because the romance gods continue to shine down upon us, Aidy Ward has a plus size romance series:

#7: Plus Size Romance Novel: Marshmallow

This was a fun read, as it tells the story of a plus size blogger/influencer named Marsha, who took a cruel childhood nickname to build a brand around. We love to see it!

This is a quick read, at 72 pages.

Check it out here!

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#8: Plus Size Romance Novel: Bet Me from Jennifer Crusie

This plus size romance novel was recommended to me from a friend, and I haven’t had a chance to read it yet!

From the description: “Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet, even if he is gorgeous and successful Calvin Morrisey. Cal knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs, even if she does wear great shoes and keep him on his toes. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.”

Snag this plus size romance HERE!

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#9: Plus Size Romance Novel: Meet Me in Los Felez by Kelly Reynolds

I am stoked to update my guide to plus size romance novels with this romance novel featuring a plus size heroine from Kelly Reynolds!

Description: “A California Christmas is all Nora’s ever known. She’s got everything she needs in Los Angeles – a flexible part-time nannying position, roommates who might as well be her family, and an acting career in the making. The last thing she’s looking for is a relationship. So why does this redheaded, dirty-talking Brit suddenly have her tinsel in a twist?

Bowie has a nasty habit of falling too hard, too quickly. When he finds himself suddenly single (yet again) just before the holidays, he decides to take his friends’ advice and try something new: a holiday fling. Seems easy enough until he meets Nora, the hypnotic, purple-haired goddess with curves for days, who just so happens to be his ex’s sister’s roommate.”

Full book details HERE!

** Alien & Science Fiction Romance – Plus Size Heroines **

Okayyyyy, now it’s time to enter the world of space travel, fated mates and all sorts of fun! Alien & Science Fiction romance is one of my fave genres to read, combining my love of space travel with steamy scenes. Ahem.

#10 Plus Size Romance Novel: Vessel of Starfire by A. C. Waetcher

My friend Sparrow recommended this plus size romance, saying, “May I humbly recommend Vessel of Starfire by A. C. Waetcher? It’s Sci-fi/fantasy new adult. (And not once in the entire series is her body size written as a hinderance or obstacle, I love it.)”

Check out this plus size romance HERE!

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#11 Plus Size Alien Romance Novel: His Human Nanny (Monsters Love Curvy Girls Book 1) 

This plus size romance book is a quick read at 75 pages, and it’s super fun! Michelle Mills has built a wholeee sci-fi universe with different aliens and planets (and romance genres), building up a huge backlist

This plus size romance novel tells the story of Riley, who entered into what she THOUGHT was an employment contract – more like indentured servitude.

Long story short, she ends up taking a contract to be a nanny for a guy who looks like a devil (horns, red, etc), combining a load of romance tropes!

Check it out here!

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And, because Michelle Mills understands the need to spend the weekend reading plus size romance novels, she has a series about plus size and curvy heroines falling in love with aliens:

#12 Plus Size Alien Romance Novel: Claimed by an Alien Warrior: Plus Size Alien Romance 

Most science fiction//alien romance novels take place in outer space or on an alien planet, but Tiffany Roberts, author of this plus size romance novel, decided to keep things on earth.

This plus size romance novel tells the story of Zoey, who just broke up with her mega-jerk boyfriend, and Rendash, an alien who crash landed on earth and escaped a scientific laboratory.

Not that things weren’t interesting enough, Rendash has 4 arms!

Read the plus size romance novel here.

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#13 Plus Size Alien Romance Novel: Rescued by the Dragorian: A SciFi Plus Size Alien Abduction Romance

A common theme (trope?) in sci-fi and alien romance novels is abduction. Either the alien-lover-dude abducting his ~Fated Mate~ or saving her after she’s been abducted from the bad guys.

I’m more of a fan of the latter, TBH, and this plus size romance book falls into it. Combining dragons, outer space, magic and technology, this is a fun read. I also appreciate how there is a larger story arc (human rights, anyone?) connecting the books in this series.

Read more about this plus size romance by clicking here!

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#14 Plus Size Alien SciFi Romance Book: Fat Friends and Aliens

I haven’t read this plus size romance book (first in a plus size alien romance series), but I have a feeling I’m going to love it!

From the description: “Molly didn’t count on being abducted by hot aliens with a broken ship. And they’re on the run! Because their ship is broken and she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then she meets Kran. 

He’s hot, and he wears a kilt. Which is confusing because although he looks human, he’s a little bit purple. Are the Scottish race descended from aliens? Or is he a purple human?

The whole crew is purple, kilt wearing, and hot.

Read all about this plus size romance novel by clicking here!

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#15 Plus Size Sci-Fi Romance Novel: Sold to the Alien Soldiers: A Curvy Girl Alien Romance

Next up on my list of plus size romance novels, we have this option from the sci-fi or science fiction section!

From the description: Stealing His Mate is the third installment in the Aliens of Oluura series, featuring a plus size, 39-year-old woman with a dark sense of humor, who just wants to go to sleep. But a mesmerizing, drool-worthy male with horns and blue skin keeps popping up in her dreams and ruining her REM cycles.

Check out this plus size romance novel here!

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This book is also part of a series featuring other plus size and curvy romance novel heroines:

#16 Plus Size Sci-Fi Romance Novel: Books by Ruby Dixon

This wouldn’t be much of a section about sci-fi alien romances featuring a plus size heroine withouuuuuut….

Ruby Dixon!

I discovered Ruby Dixon in 2020, and she soon after achieved fame [infamy to some!] on BookTok on TikTok!

It’s hard to know *where* to jump into the Ruby Dixon sci-fi universe, so I’d start with this plus size romance novel!

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#16 Plus Size Paranormal Romance Novel: Descent Into Darkness by Shannon Elliot

Ok, I haven’t read this series — but can we talk about how STUNNINGGGGG these covers are?! Like, I may need them for my wall!!! I love seeing this kind of representation on covers!

Click on the book for its blurb!

#17 Plus Size Paranormal Romance Novel: The Book Boyfriend: A Plus-Size Paranormal Romance 

This is another plus size romance novel that I am INTRIGUED by — the covers just really get to me, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! I love seeing a truly plus size heroine on a classic romance novel cover!

Read all the details on this plus sizes romance novel here!

Full blurb HERE!

** Urban Fantasy & Fantasy Plus Size Romance – Novels **

Okay, next up – let’s discuss plus size romances set in a fantasy world.

#18 Plus Size Urban Fantasy Book: Night Play (Dark-Hunter Novels Book 5)

Folks, this plus size romance haunted me for years! I read it, and I forgot the title – and I spent HOURS trying to find it on the interweb.

Then, I found it on a random blog, read it again!

Then I forgot the name AGAINNNNN and found it on reddit!!! SMH!

I like this plus size romance because the main character isn’t one of those kick-butt heroines – I mean she does kick butt – but she’s also a bit anxious and unsure of herself. It also has magic, shifters and a whole delightful cast of characters.

Description: Bride McTierney has had it with men. They’re cheap, self-centered, and never love her for who she is. But though she prides herself on being independent, deep down she still yearns for a knight in shining armor. She just never expected her knight in shining armor to have a shiny coat of fur…

Check out this urban fantasy plus size romance here!

Boss Romance Novels – Plus Size Heroines

Onwards to our next romance category, curvy romance in the office!

#19 Plus Size Romance Novel with Boss: Making Changes

This plus size romance novel is alllll about Makenzie Mayfair, a plus size woman who decides to leave her husband, get a job and get her life back!

She’s a confident and fun heroine (no self-deprecation to be found), and I really enjoyed this book!

From the description: “I, Makenzie Mayfair, am leaving my husband. This is my chance to begin again, to rip my backbone out and yell, “I’ve found it.” It may take time, it may take new friends, a job and even a jerk of a boss who is annoyingly handsome, but I will get there.

I’m determined to be who I want to be, and plan to have a whole heap of fun along the way.”

Check this plus size romance novel out here!

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#20 Boss Plus Size Millionaire Romance Novel: Millionaire Row by Vanessa Brooke

This plus size romance novel was recommended to me after I first published this list, and I am INTRIGUED!

From the description: “After breaking off her engagement with Hollywood actor Miles Storm, Rebecca is ready for a change of scenery in her life and in her bed. So when the opportunity to work for StoneHaven Publishing, one of New York City’s most respectable publishing empires presents itself, Rebecca doesn’t hesitate moving to the Big Apple. Convinced she can show the owner of StoneHaven Publishing that she has the “right stuff,” Rebecca agrees to a six month trial as the personal assistant to the owner’s playboy son, Nicholas StoneHaven. This is her big chance. If she can just get through these six months without strangling Nicholas with his Armani tie, she’ll be okay – easier said than done. Nicholas is the last person Rebecca thought she’d find herself pining for, especially when he hits every category under her list. “

Snag this romance novel with a plus size main character here!

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