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Living Large
Author:  Various
Publisher:  Signet
ISBN:  0-451-20765-3
Rating:  3 Stars
Reviewed By:  Lauren D. Jones

Reunion by Rochelle Alers

Elaine Stewart is a curvaceous forty-two year old divorcee who is ready for a change in her life.    Reuben Whitfield, the high school geek, has blossomed into a handsome and charismatic man.  He still has a crush on Elaine.  Now that he knows she is single and available; he has no intention of passing up this golden opportunity.  Although she never really noticed Reuben romantically while in high school, his "new" look sends her heart beat racing.  With vibrant characters and a classic storyline, Rochelle Alers provides a captivating and sensuous story of two old friends who find passion and love.

Surprise by Donna Hill


Caterer Elizabeth Howell returns from a health spa rejuvenated and with a "big" surprise for her husband, Vincent.  As Elizabeth and Vincent come to terms with the "curve ball" that life has thrown them; they must struggle to save their marriage and find love again. 

Ms. Hill does it again with an absolutely tantalizing and engaging novella.  Filled with humor, emotion and just enough passion to make the pages sizzle, Surprise offers a refreshing story sure to be a favorite.

Bare Essentials by Brenda Jackson

Judge Dominique Kincaid falls head over heels for a gorgeous jogger she sees in the morning during her daily run.  Dominique, however, is too shy to even approach him.  She simply enjoys the view as she jogs along.  Jordan Pescott is not shy.  In fact, Jordan is used to going after what he wants with a vengeance.  What he wants is the voluptuous morning jogger whose image keeps him awake every night.  When Jordan approaches Dominique, sparks fly and passion ignites.  Jordan must, however, convince Dominique to trust him and to let go of the past in order to embrace his love.  Brenda Jackson creates a heartwarming story of trust and love with just enough spice to keep you wanting more.

Strictly Business
by Francis Ray

Monica Jones is a self-confident proud plus-size woman.  She enjoys life to its fullest and is not one to hold her tongue.  Garrett McKnight is just the man to tempt Monica.  He's gorgeous, warm and giving; but past hurts thwart the blossoming love.  As Garrett struggles to get Monica to trust and believe in his love for her, Monica must face her past and learn to trust again.

Signet has a winner with this collection of four love stories of full-figured women.  Each of the women are looking for love and finding it in surprising places.  Witty and engaging, these seasoned authors bring four wonderful stories to life with fabulous storylines and exciting characters.  This is a definite must read.