June Fat Girls in Fiction Book Releases

These are the books with fat positive rep. that are being released in June 2022, that we know about! If you know of a book that is upcoming that fits our niche of fat positive representation of women (regardless of assignment at birth) and/or non-binary people, please let us know about it!

June 1st – Thorn’s Dove by Carlotta Hughes

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RUTH

After my old life burns to ash, I make the wild decision to buy a coastal farm intending to convert it into a Tolkien-inspired bed-and-breakfast. The ramshackle buildings, overgrowth, and daunting hard work are all things I expected. What I didn’t expect was to stumble across an enormous washed-up wall of muscle on my beach. Thorn isn’t human. He’s an orc from across the universe who speaks with a Scottish accent, wears a kilt, and is dead set on making me his mate.

 

But I’ve got more important things to take care of, like completing the renovations on time and keeping a nosy FBI agent at bay. Thorn stays, he helps me, protects me, and shows me heartbreaking patience. Thawing my heart even as he heats my blood. I want him, badly, but I’m too broken. And the last thing I want to do is break his heart of gold.

 

THORN

A dream sets me on a path far from my homeworld of Talam, to a broken gate that awakens at my touch. Drawn forward by fate, I travel through the gate and across the stars. I wake on a strange planet called Earth with the lovely human female from my dream draped atop me. Ruth is my cridhe, my soul-bound mate. But how am I to woo her when we look so starkly different? When her world is beyond my wildest imaginings? When it is so obvious that males in the past have hurt her terribly and still seek to do so?

 

To stay by her side, I make a wild gamble to help her realize her dream. In exchange, I’ll get to live with her, be near her, and protect her. Even if she never accepts me as her cridhe. It would have to be enough. But it’s a fool’s promise because I know in my soul that I could never get enough of her.

an illustrated image of a grey giant man honding a woman that is in color.

June 3rd – Angel’s in the Dark by Shannon Elliott

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My guardian angels are dead set on making me whole again.

 

When I’m taken by him, the criminal in charge of Mathieson Enterprises, my illusion of safety shatters. He has a Midas touch that is more destructive than it is beautiful. Now, I’m broken beyond repair.

 

But they’re there to pull me back every time I retreat into myself.

 

Jay — my best friend — who hasn’t left my side in years.

 

Griffin — an undercover cop — who loves me before he knows my name.

 

Sage — a mothering doctor — who stitches me back together.

 

Cy and Ember — the detached mercenaries — who take me in despite themselves.

 

To them, my survival is a threat. This is a dangerous game they’re playing. Trying to keep me safe is playing with fire.

 

Sometimes the only way to find your way in the dark is to light a match.

 

*Author’s note: This is a “why choose” novel, meaning the main female character doesn’t have to choose between love interests. This is an lgbt+ dark contemporary romance, medium burn with a slow build harem. The characters are all adults 26 and above who identify as some version of queer. Readers can find tropes, tags, and content warnings on the author’s website and in the forward at the beginning of the book. Angels In The Dark does end in a cliffhanger, however, there is a guaranteed HEA at the end of book two, Devil In The Dark.

June 11th – On the Clock by Tara Tappin

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**18+, strong language and mature situations, more information on the author’s website**
April Ann “Shorty” Simmons, the director of Shorty’s Pup Rescue, was happy with the life she had made for herself. She was confident and fun-loving, with a soft spot for dogs. She didn’t need a man in her life, but she wouldn’t turn the right one away… or that’s what she thought.

 

Handyman and perpetual groomsman, Mason Randall Sellers was tired of being alone. Watching all of his friends find their life partners was only making that feeling of loneliness worse. After drinking more than he should have at his friend’s wedding reception, Mason took to his favorite social media app to post a video asking where all the curvy, goofy, taco-loving, sexy females were hiding.

In a burst of why-the-h*ll-not, Shorty dueted Mason’s video, because she was all of those things and more, causing a viral reaction. With help from their well-intentioned friends, a surprise meeting doesn’t go as planned and sparks dislike between the two. But their friends will not give up that easily.

a clock face with hearts and red lips
a topless buff man's chest with an untied bow tie around his neck. Last on the List by Amy Daws

June 16th – Last on the List by Amy Daws

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Only a bad nanny knows what it’s like to kiss the boss. 


CEO millionaire, Max Fletcher is a single dad in desperate need of a nanny.

Cozy Barlow is in the middle of her self-appointed “gap year” and doing everything she can to detach from her past.

But when her sister begs her to interview for the nanny position of a high maintenance client, she doesn’t have a good enough reason to say no.

And when Max locks eyes on the twenty-something in a tie-dye sweatsuit who pitches the idea of daydreaming all summer—he prepares to give this bad nanny the boot.

One problem: Max’s little girl thinks this plus-sized in body and spirit nanny might be her new bestie, so she hires her on the spot.

Now Max is stuck with this bizarre woman who hates everything he represents—corporate greed, money, status, power. 

But one stormy night when the power goes out, he discovers Cozy doesn’t hate him. In fact, he’s the leading role in her fantasies. Fantasies, he would very much like to make a reality.

June 20th- Tinkering with Love by Aliyah Burke

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Dawson Shay could never be accused of being a bubbly ray of sunshine. Like, not ever. But her outlook on life has only gotten worse since she moved across the country for her dream job rebuilding motorcycles…only to lose the job to someone else. Now her run of bad luck includes a wilderness retreat with the entire company—including the asshat who stole her job. Fortunately, Tully Faulkner’s bearded, tattooed hotness is pretty much the perfect distraction.


Except, Tully isn’t just Mr. Hometown Hero, he’s also said asshat who stole her job. And if he thinks he can win her over with his ability to charm the pants off everybody else, he’s got another thing coming. But Dawson can’t avoid him forever… or the seriously hot sparks between them. Somewhere between the breathtaking northern lights and teaming up to win their company’s scavenger hunt, Dawson starts to think that Tully’s magic touch might be just what she’s been missing.


But even sexy gearheads have their secrets. And Dawson’s about to discover that falling for the too-perfect-to-be-true Tully might just backfire on her completely…

illustrated cover with a white man and a curvy black woman and a motorcycle.
AN illustrated book cover of a couple with their backs to each other.

June 21st – The Missed Connection by Denise Williams

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Two strangers share a romantic night together only to discover months later they’re professional rivals in this grumpy meets sunshine romance novella from the acclaimed author of How To Fail at Flirting.

Gia loves her job as a professor, even when it means dealing with an elusive rival academic who’s made it his mission to criticize her work. When she meets him for the first time, she’s shocked to learn they’ve met before. Months earlier, they shared a perfect New Year’s Eve together in an airport during a weather delay.

After months of working together, Felix still can’t believe the person whose research he’s been challenging is the same captivating woman he kissed that night. The two couldn’t be more different. Gia is bubbly, friendly, and extroverted and drives ordered, serious Felix nuts. 

Now the two have been assigned to embark on a five-school tour for work. Gia and Felix can’t imagine a travel partner they’d enjoy less until they feel the sparks fly over their shared armrests, security mishaps, and a shared hotel room. They’ll need to decide if they can manage their professional tension, or risk missing the connection of a lifetime.

June 28th – How to Fake a Wedding Date by Karen Booth

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This socialite left her fiancé at the altar and now she needs a fake date to a wedding! What could go wrong? Find out in the third Little Black Book of Secrets novel by Karen Booth!

It started with one simple request:

“Pretend to like me for three days.”

Canceling her own million-dollar wedding made socialite Alexandra Gold infamous. Now the only way to avoid going alone to the wedding of this season—and keep vicious gossip account Little Black Book of Secrets quiet—is to bring a fake date. The almost-perfect candidate: architect Ryder Carson, her brother’s best friend. Ryder’s off-limits, yet tempting, despite their recent history. And as the celebration heats up, so do the sparks. But is it only a matter of time before Little Black Book reveals their secret?

We are looking forward to these books and more! What are you looking forward to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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