A month or so ago I was thinking about breast size in Romance Novels. I think I must have read a book with a heroine with notably small breasts like Finding Grace.
When I think about physical traits of romance characters, I am usually wondering about which are the best books that take that characteristic and make it a real part of the character or even sometimes the plot. Who we physically are shapes us and really good romance novels build on these outer details to create a rich round character.
I also think that we all like to see ourselves reflected in the fiction we read. The heroes tend to be more on the scale of fantastical in Romance because men aren't the primary audience while heroines meander between the Goddess and the more down to earth because female readers like both.
So, I was thinking about boobs...lol
I already posted my thoughts on the small breasted in romance. Here is that lovely blog: Small Breasted Women Have Bigger Hearts.
This post is on those heroines who are much more generously endowed.
The books named above have heroines whose large breast size is discussed or part of the plot.
So, for example in It Had To Be You, the heroine is often misjudged as not so bright partly because of her size being large. Dez in The Mane Event gets a lot of remarks because of her bounty. She even has trouble fitting her bullet proof vest over the girls.
These details make for that layering in a romance novel that make the characters come alive.
A wonderful article/rant reposted by Huffington Post: Women about having large breast starts like this
If you've got C-cup or larger-sized breasts, chances are it feels like you permanently have a toddler attached to your body, and like most demanding children, they dominate your whole life. Oh yeah, you can fill out a sweater like it's nobody's business, and you certainly get male eyes on you, but with your giant ta-tas comes a life of watching your boobs pop out of bras, shirts and dresses like they're rampaging bulls on the streets of Pamplona.
from "Tits McGee"
The article goes into sarcastic exploration of the impact of having large breasts on one's life.
There is also an Amazon Discussion on Seeing Ourselves in Romance: Breast Size
I would love the know your recommendations for great heroines whose cups runneth over.
If you would like to vote for the best of the best, go to the Goodreads list: My Cup Runneth Over: The Buxom Heroine.