As the weather starts to get warmer, I start to read more. I don’t know what it is but I fly through books in the spring and summer! Sure, I read year ’round, but for me a winter read doesn’t hit the same way as a poolside read does. I love reading a good romance book by the pool, don’t you? I just wish we had a bit more representation with plus size romance books! Representation matters, whether that’s in shopping, commercials, movies, books, billboards… it’s so nice to see ourselves in what we consume. The list below has books with plus size main characters, some that I’ve read and some that are on my TBR list. I’ll continue to add books as I come across them, and if you have a plus size romance book to add, please feel free to leave a comment!
Where to Read Plus Size Romance Books
You can quickly shop the books mentioned in this post below, or scroll on to learn more about the books + other ways to read them.
Reading Plus Size FMC Books on Kindle Unlimited
If you’re not familiar with Kindle Unlimited, you’ve got to check it out! Kindle Unlimited is a great way to read books without spending a ton of money on each book. Essentially, you borrow books from Kindle’s library of books. You can have up to 20 books at a time stored in your Kindle library for only $10/month. The best part, you don’t even have to have a Kindle to use this! You can use your phone. I do personally use (and love) a Kindle, and I occasionally read on my phone when I have time to pass and my Kindle isn’t with me. Kindle Unlimited offers a huge selection of Plus Size FMC books (many are listed in this post) and it’s unlikely you’ll run out of options to read.
For my fellow poolside readers, the Kindle that I have is water resistant, so don’t worry about ruining the pages of your book with any splashes. I also pop on a little umbrella to keep it shaded and from overheating (it doesn’t overheat as a quick as a phone, but can still happen!).
More Ways to Read Plus Size Romanance Books
Aside from Kindle Unlimited, there are a few ways to get your hands on this list of plus size romance books. Of course there’s the trusty Amazon 2 Day Shipping to get a book and get it fast. Walmart and Target carry quite a few of the books below, which makes it easy to add those onto your grocery pick up order. Or if you want to support local bookstores, you can order online at Bookshop.org.
Bookshop.org hopes to connect readers with independent bookstores all over the globe! Every purchase from their online book shop supports local independent bookshops in your area. A total win!
Best Plus Size Romance Books
Some of these plus size FMC books are favorites of mine, while others have been suggestions I’ve come across through BookTok and GoodReads users. This list of great plus size romance books all have over 4 star ratings over on GoodReads.
1. One to Watch by Kate Stayman
In this book the FMC is a heartbroken plus size fashion blogger. While she has a group of amazing friends, her heart aches from her past. Things take a turn when she gets chosen for a hit reality show. Does her heart finally heal? Check it out to find out! This book can be shopped at Walmart, Target, Bookshop.org and Amazon.
2. If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
The FMC in this book is the first plus size woman on a popular reality dating TV show and her world takes a turn when she becomes a plus size icon. Falling in love seemed far fetched, but to her surprise, the show wasn’t all that bad. You can find this plus size FMC book at Target, Bookshop.org, Walmart and Amazon.
3. One Night with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare
If billionaire love stories are your thing, you will adore the story of this celebrity makeup artist as she falls hard for someone who is off limits; her boss’s crush. This plus size romance book follows along their story as Kylie falls hard and Cade, the man off limits, decides he’ll do anything to get what he wants. You can shop this plus size love story at at Walmart and Amazon.
4. Beast by Pepper Pace
5. Making Changes by Lila Rose
This plus size romance book follows Makenzie as she makes the biggest decision of her life; to leave her husband. Follow along as she recreates a life for herself that feels right for her, one where she might or might not find the love of her life along the way. This plus size romance book can be shopped at Target, Walmart, Bookshop.org and Amazon.
6. Shrouded in the Dark by Aspen Black
This paranormal romance follows a plus size FMC as she meets a group of men who she feels she met as a need of protection. She didn’t realize just how badly she needed them until bodies started showing up in the woods. You can find this book on Amazon.
7. Electric Idol by Katee Robert
This is my top pick if you’re looking for a plus size romance book. Katee Robert knows how to write a love story that really drags you through the mud and Electric Idol is no different. Electric Idol is a steamy retelling of Psyche and Eros and you will not be able to put this plus size romance book down! While it is technically the third in the series, it can be read as a standalone book. You can shop this romance book at Target, Bookshop.org, Amazon and Walmart.
8. Making Chase by Lauren Dane
When Tate meets the most gorgeous man she has ever met, she was quick to assume she didn’t have a chance. Little did she know that he was almost more interested in her than she was in him. Follow this story of two strangers getting to know each other piece by piece as their lives unfold in front of one another. This book can be shopped at Walmart and Amazon.
9. The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams
Britta didn’t expect to fall in love with her personal trainer (especially one she works with), but here she is head over heels for him. On their way to the finish line you’ll follow their relationship as they try to manage as coworkers, teammates, and even though they want to fight it, lovers. This book is available at Walmart, Target, Bookshop.org and Amazon.
10. Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
This plus size romance book kicks off with a FMC that has little experience with men. But that all changes with the MMC, Noah, realizes just how big his feelings for her are. Read this steamy plus size romance book for a bit of love and whole lot of spice. You can find this book at Walmart, Target, Bookshop.org and Amazon.
11. Built to Fall by Julia Wolf
Claire was told she wasn’t his type. He’s too old for her anyway. Too closed off. But when a no strings opportunity arises for Claire to live out the rockstar fantasy, she can’t help but say yes. You can grab this plus size romance book at Bookshop.org and Amazon.
I hope you’ve found a book or two to add to your TBR from this list of plus size romance books! I am most excited to read The Fastest Way to Fall and can’t wait to do so poolside rocking my favorite swimsuit.