Big beautiful women and the men they love: The very best of BBW romance novels

Last updated: Jun 8th, 2021

Kick-ass heroines which make for great stories come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the best stories which feature BBW ladies.

  • #1 The Wingman - Natasha Anders

    The Wingman - Natasha Anders

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    She was supposed to be his one-night distraction. But their attraction is undeniable.

    Introverted Daisy McGregor is used to being a wallflower, but what she lacks in style, she makes up for with an acerbic wit, a passion for life, and a deep devotion to her family. So she’ll suffer through her sister Dahlia’s bachelorette party and accept the cloud of pity for going stag to the wedding.

    Out at the pub, sexy bad boy Mason Carlisle is a reluctant wingman tasked with entertaining Daisy while his brother flirts with her oldest sister, Daffodil. more

  • #2 Seven Minutes in Heaven - Eloisa James

    Seven Minutes in Heaven - Eloisa James

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    All of Eugenia Snowe’s problems start when Edward Reeve, an arrogant bastard son of an earl, bursts into her registry office. He wants a governess and he wants her. She gives him the governess he demands, but she refuses to give herself.

    No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but she will never tarnish her reputation with an affaire, particularly with a man who doesn’t realize she’s a lady!

    She holds her ground…until he kidnaps her.

    Ward will stop at nothing to convince Eugenia that they’re meant to be together. He promises her heaven.

    She gives him seven minutes. more

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  • #3 Dirty - Kylie Scott

    Dirty - Kylie Scott

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    The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

    Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

    Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. more

  • #4 Playing with Fire - Kate Meader

    Playing with Fire - Kate Meader

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    As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can’t do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes the respect she’s longed for will finally come her way. But it seems Mr. Mayor has other ideas…

    Eli Cooper’s mayoral ratings are plummeting, his chances at reelection dead in the water. more

  • #5 The Hook Up - Kristen Callihan

    The Hook Up - Kristen Callihan

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    Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

    Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely. more

  • #6 Night Play (Were-Hunter #1) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Night Play (Were-Hunter #1) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

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    George Richards, a divorced single father, needs to find a replacement for his nanny of two years. His brother Erik and sister-in-law Robyn suggest their now homeless neighbor Valerie to become the new live-in nanny. With their high recommendations, George takes the leap of faith and hires Val, only to end up falling for her. Valerie Adamson is newly divorced and has to sell her home to pay off debts that her ex-husband has created. She takes the live-in nanny job only because she has no place else to go. She isn't in the market for a man and wants to remain on the outside of George and Jess' family while still being a good employee. more

  • #7 Stripped Bare (Joker's Wild #3) - Lena Matthews

    Stripped Bare (Joker's Wild #3) - Lena Matthews

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    When visiting an adult bookstore for a bachelor party, Professor Brody Kincaid is shocked to see his former student Missy Haddan working at the counter. Hes wanted her for a long time, and Fate has finally brought them together. Missy knows hes out of her league, but when Brody offers to teach her to play poker, Missy cant resist. When the ante is upped and her heart is on the line, Missy is willing to risk it all on a game of chance, but anything could happen when jokers are wild. more

  • #8 Maverick Wild (Wild #2) - Stacey Kayne

    Maverick Wild (Wild #2) - Stacey Kayne

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    Haunted by a promise that he couldn't keep and a past he couldn't forget

    Chance Morgan had locked away his heart. Until Cora Mae Tindale crossed half the country to find him. The beguiling creature who insisted on turning his serviceable ranch into a home was hiding something—and Chance was hell-bent on finding out her secrets!

    Cora Mae only wanted a place to hide, but her youthful protector had grown into a war-hardened rancher with looks that could tempt a saint. Yet his dark glances were filled with distrust…and unmistakable desire. more

  • #9 Take Me (Take Me #1) - Bella Andre

    Take Me (Take Me #1) - Bella Andre

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    An appetite for sensual pleasures must never be denied...
    Lily Ellis has curves -- soft, beautiful curves. The kind of voluptuous body she fears Travis Carson, the man she's always loved from afar, would never crave. But Lily is about to be proven wrong. Her adventure begins when the demure San Francisco interior decorator agrees to model a plus-size dress for her fashion designer sister. Watching this sensual beauty move down the runway, Travis can't believe it's the same Lily he's always known -- and always rejected. In a whirlwind of electric attraction, Lily is soon moaning Travis's name in his bed, not just in her wild fantasies. more

  • #10 Too Much Temptation (Brava Brothers #1) - Lori Foster

    Too Much Temptation (Brava Brothers #1) - Lori Foster

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    Grace Jenkins has had little experience with men - feeling too awkward and insecure to free the passionate woman inside her. But that hasn't stopped her from dreaming about Noah Harper. Gorgeous, strong and darkly sexy, his rough edge beneath the polish promises no mercy in the bedroom. When Grace learns Noah's engagement has ended in scandal, she shyly offers him her support and her friendship.

    But Noah's looking for something extra...Noah wants Grace - badly. He wants to possess those curves that go on forever, to savor her sweet innocence, to take her to the limits of white-hot desire...again and again. more

  • #11 Geek Bearing Gifts (Paranormal Dating Agency #2) - Milly Taiden

    Geek Bearing Gifts (Paranormal Dating Agency #2) - Milly Taiden

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    Nita Islas wants to find love. She's tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn't expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

    Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He's sure he's died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she's doing there, but he's sure as hell not letting her leave. more

  • #12 Burn for You (Gully's Fall, #1) - Angela Verdenius

    Burn for You  (Gully's Fall, #1) - Angela Verdenius

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    One horrendous encounter with bikies left Ash shattered. Arriving in Gully’s Fall in search of a new life, she didn’t count on falling for the hunky, motorbike-riding fireman who rescued her when her car broke down.

    Scott’s drawn to the rubenesque beauty, his desire for her steadily growing to an erotic burn. more

  • #13 Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers #1) - Sarah MacLean

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers #1) - Sarah MacLean

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    A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club.

    Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing.

    But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. more

  • #14 His Purrfect Mate (Mating Heat #2) - Laurann Dohner

    His Purrfect Mate (Mating Heat #2) - Laurann Dohner

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    Shannon is a quarter puma but can't shift. She's just a human with a few extra genes. But she knows how dangerous shifters are and now she's their prey, captured by a group of werewolves for a deadly hunt. Then she's rescued by the biggest werewolf of them all. He's the sexiest male she's ever seen-jet-black hair, muscular body, piercing dark eyes and a growl that heats her blood.

    Anton's body responds fervently to Shannon and he vows to protect her with his life-only to discover she's the enemy. As the future alpha of his pack, Anton knows a cat will never be accepted. There'll be hell to pay. But it's mating heat, and he's about to lose all control to that driving sexual need... more

  • #15 Perfection (Neighbor from Hell #2) - R.L. Mathewson

    Perfection (Neighbor from Hell  #2) - R.L. Mathewson

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    Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. more

  • #16 Making Chase (Chase Brothers #4) - Lauren Dane

    Making Chase (Chase Brothers #4) - Lauren Dane

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    Matt is an expert and the Chase is on. Tate doesn't stand a chance.

    Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She's spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn't looked back.

    Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she's certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she's ever seen! Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he's ready for that too. It's all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. more

  • #17 Fall for You - Angela Verdenius

    Fall for You - Angela Verdenius

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    Finding a curvy cutie hanging out of a kitchen window at three in the morning wasn’t what Kirk expected on a routine check. Amusing - yes, expected - no, exasperating - definitely.

    Having sworn off all dominant men after a very painful experience, Molly was determined to keep the local cop at arm’s length. He was quietly, intensely alpha, and that made him off-limits. more

  • #18 Heavy Issues (Bowen #2) - Elle Aycart

    Heavy Issues (Bowen #2) - Elle Aycart

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    Steering clear of relationships has never been difficult for demolitions expert Cole Bowen, but now, with his brother's engagement sending the female population into full-blown hysterics and the town of Alden's month-long festivities helping along, he finds himself in hell. When he discovers Alden's new resident and the object of all his wet dreams, Christine Sheridan, has sworn off relationships and is going to hire a gigolo to get professionally laid, he decides to kill two birds with one stone.

    Christy is so not drinking again. more

  • #19 Lords of the Hill - Mina Carter

    Lords of the Hill - Mina Carter

    contemporary erotic romance paranormal werewolves curvy heroine

    Nat was warned to stay away from the Manor on the hill. She was warned about the wolves that protected their village... warned that women who caught their eye were known to go missing.

    Did she listen? Hell no. Why should she listen to old wives tales when no one had seen the Langdon Wolves, the last of their line, for years? They were probably dead by now, and even if they weren't she wasn't a werewolf. Not really. Her family had been human since her great-great grandmother's time.

    But wolves are long-lived, particularly the Stone-Wolf Langdon alphas. more

  • #20 Master of the City - Mina Carter

    Master of the City - Mina Carter

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    Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!

    The Midwinter Ball...a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Master of the City; a woman. Young, nubile and eager to please the Master in his bed.

    Only this year, the struggling Trevais pack are all out of young and nubile, forcing Alpha's sister, Cyan Trevais to attend as the Midwinter Offering. Which is fine. Totally cool. Plump and older than all the other offerings, she's got this. No way will the Master be interested in her. She'll be fine. more


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