Who says you have to be thin to be attractive? Who says you have to wear a size five to look good? Well, I don't know who started the rumors, but the heroes who sought the heroines in the anthology Big Girls Don't Cry, must not have gotten the news. These men fell in love with successful women who were a bit larger than what the perceived American concept of what is an attractive women. The authors for this anthology provided the reader with sexy tales featuring the full-figured woman.
Busy advertising executive Tricia Spencer is busy and does not have time to be sick, let alone laying in a hospital bed, in Donna Hill's offering, Dr. Love. When Tricia faints during a staff meeting, she is rushed to the hospital. One glimpse at the good-looking doctor, Dr. Evans, maybe getting sick was not so bad. Dr. Evans is able to heal what ails her, but can he heal her self-esteem as Tricia compares herself with her older, thinner and pretty sister?
College professor Megan James returns to the family ranch and is reunited with Tyler Savoy, her high school sweetheart in Brenda Jackson`s The Perfect Seduction.. After the senior prom some 20 years earlier, Megan and Tyler started something they could not finish. Now, meeting again Megan is determined to have Tyler finish what he started. She gives him an ultimatum and he agrees to help her when she is ready, even though Megan thinks she is ready now.
The last thing that big, beautiful and high maintenance, salon owner Cherise Givens expected to be doing was camping out in Monica Jackson's Through the Fire. Cherise hires artist and ex-Navy SEAL Shepard Fraser to redecorate her beauty salons. On the way to a swanky party in California, their plane goes down. Now, Cherise must give up the glamorous life to survive in the wilderness and try to squash the sexual tension between the two of them.
Domestic Diva Cara Scott is hired by Neal Dunbar to help him unpack and settle into his new home is Francis Ray's novella, His Everything Woman. Neal thinks Cara will be perfect because he is never falling in love and marrying and according to her statements on a local television show, she is not looking for love and romance in her clients. However, his mother has other ideals and would love to see the two of them together.
As romance readers are well aware, these four authors are the best at what they do, weaving a tale of romantic tension. My favorite story was Through the Fire as Cherise had me laughing out loud imagining her being out in the wilderness. Big Girls Don't Cry is a fun read, curled up in front of a fire place with a cup of tea.