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Sweet Memories

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  1,329 ratings  ·  57 reviews
This is the unforgettable story of a man, a woman and everlasting love. She is as innocent as she is unsure. He is a proud, sensitive man whose feelings run deep. But will a bold decision she makes alone destroy the promise of their love? A powerful novel of passion and dreams by four-time winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Medallion Award.
Paperback, 347 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Mira Books (first published 1984)
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Miss Kitty
Dec 13, 2007 Miss Kitty rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of super melodrama
A big-tittied-girl named Theresa still lives with her parents even though she's 25. She's always been shy around new people and especially new men since they tend to gawk at her teeny frame and huge knockers (the author repeatedly mentions Theresa's teeny frame so you don't forget it). One day Theresa's brother brings home fellow band member and pal, Brian Scanlon. Brian has been secretly fixated on Theresa for awhile but she doesn't know it. Theresa falls in love with Brian over the Christmas a ...more
Liane
This book was ridiculous. Granted it was written in the 80s so it's a bit dated with regards to female body shape, but it was a miserable excuse for a romance book. The girl is obsessed with her own breasts, and along with some bad experiences in school she pretty much hates herself. Then the guy Brian comes along and he is also embarrassed by her rack. So exactly how big are we talking about? 34DD and the author goes on and on as if her boobs are dragging on the ground. Are you kidding? I think ...more
Jane Stewart
Nice, but not engaging enough. It was easy to put down for other things.

Theresa is 25 years old with extremely large breasts. She hides from life and is full of angst. Kids in school made fun of her. Boys and men stare at her breasts and grope her. Her older brother Jeff is in the air force. He brings home his best friend Brian for Christmas. Jeff told Brian about Theresa. So Brian is forewarned not to look at Theresa’s breasts when he meets her. She was surprised and pleased that Brian did not
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Not quite the standard I expected from the woman who wrote one of my favorites, but this book was somewhat enjoyable. I was a bit bothered, however, by the story's overall message; that Theresa was only able to accept herself post-surgery. I mean, I get why she had it done and I'm all for it, but it took surgery for her to like herself even a little bit, and that was a bit sad to me.
Mary
I may have liked it better if Theresa wasn't so immature, whiny, way too overly sensitive (to the point of being mostly stupid) and naive all the time. I am not saying I don't understand how uncomfortable she was with her chest size (I myself am top heavy haven been a size C in 8th grade and have never been any smaller than DD after 9th grade) but really, how stupid and idiotic are you if you don't realize that especially when a teenager all guys are just pigs and duh all they think about is sex ...more
Lyuda
This was one of my least favorite books by LaVyrle Spenser. The story dragged and felt dated. The heroine was a very unique, one whose problem I hadn't encountered in the romance stories yet. Theresa was a shy, 25 year-old music teacher with overlarge breasts. Since she developed them in early adolescence, this physical characteristic determined her outlook in life. I felt sorry for her at the beginning and later when she described all the teasing, bulling, grouping she encountered as well as ph ...more
LadyCalico
I usually enjoy LaVyrle Spencer books, but this one was the pits. The answer to this woman's "problems" was so obvious that it was like the characters were all avoiding the 500-lb. gorilla in the middle of the living room. I would have to call this an idiot plot--everyone in the book had to be an idiot or there would be no plot. There comes a time to quit whining and just deal with your issues--and these characters had long passed that point, so all the angst just didn't work; it merely sounded ...more
Ana T.
I started this book with some expectation because it seemed to approach a different subject than what you usually see in romance. Usually heroines feel bad because they are not enough endowed not because they are too endowed.


I could understand some of Theresa's problems like choosing the clothes that cover the most, always try to hide her chest and how she slowly reacted to Brian. However I think the book felt dated in some particular areas - like Theresa's relationship with her parents or her m
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Jennifer
LaVyrle Spencer is a great writer and that comes through even in the dated silliness of this book. At parts, the old fashioned sensibilities of the book felt sweet and gentle and homey -- at other parts they just made me giggle. I read some of her other "contemporary" romances and they didn't feel as dated as this one; I don't know if it was the plot line or the age of the characters but everything about this book felt like reading a romanticized version of Forever, without the characters breaki ...more
Becky
Theresa Brubaker is an introvert, self-conscious, carrot top, freckled, 25 year old virgin who was given the evil of being too well endowed. She has been harrassed, ridiculed and casted out because of her DD size. All boys and men ever wanted from her was a "feel." Her family is everything to her and she adores her brother Jeff. For the holidays, Jeff is bringing home is Air Force buddy Bryan. Bryan already knows alot about Theresa through Jeff and her lack of self esteem and how she hides behin ...more
Catherine
I was very disappointed by this book. There seemed no variety, no story other than an annoying young girl and a guy who was after her - there was no emotional connection at all and both characters were shallow. What really annoyed me was that the author couldn't stop referring to "the davenport" and "his calloused fingers". Yes, yes,I kept thinking, I know he has calloused fingers - why keep reminding me in exactly the same words. And anyone in the story always sat on the davenport.
Jade Lauron
This one is a little too naive for me. It's not just about a wallflower, it's about a woman overly conscious of her enormous breasts, who, in the end, learns about reduction surgery. Seriously, though, who hasn't ever heard of this surgery? The issues and circumstances won't be at all novel for those who happen to have large breasts, and for the rest of us, we'll have a hard time garnering sympathy for this one-dimensional heroine.
Virginia Markhart
I would not recommend this book to anyone. Had a good story line. 25 yr old girl who struggles with sexual issues mostly due to having huge breasts. She falls hard for her brothers friend who pays attention to her. She has breast reduction surgery and lets herself go free. I was bored with the whole thing by the time the book ended. Way too graphic with the sex scenes.
Iolanda
Everyone that knows me and has seen my goodreads profile, knows that I'm a diehard Spencer fan. As a storyteller, she's underrated and I'm still gutted she retired the year I was born because that sort of talent isn't around anymore. I can't name an author on the top of my head that can write a decent romance novel like Lavyrle could, or any other regency writers could back in the day. There's a reason I've been going back to read old novels like this one, the magic of it. Some books that were w ...more
Kathy
This book focused way too much on the girl's issues with her body. It was written several years ago. Many novels can stand the test of time, but I didn't feel that this was one of them. I know someone who absolutely loved this book, but I would rate it as just OK.
Carol Hassett
really...how many different ways can you write about french kissing? It would have been a good story without the constant tongue action...and we are talking pages and pages of it...she's a much better author than this book portrays her to be
Gemma
A bit too "after-school special" for me. I know it was written in the 80s, so maybe breast-reduction surgery was a bigger issue then.
 Gigi Ann
I like LaVyrle Spencer, and even though she is retired now, this was not a favorite book of mine.
Robin
Buddy read for reading cove group, ok book got on my nerves a bit at times.
Michele
Awful - pathetic - can't believe I actually read this all the way through.
The Reading Cove Book Club ❧
TBR Potluck Challenge - most thought it was dated and too sappy.
Dawn
This was an odd book - it was very old fashioned even for the 80's
Meghan
Weird. Awful. Book. But I finished it.
Sophie Hibburd
Jul 23, 2007 Sophie Hibburd added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hopless romantics
Shelves: tocraptofinish
smaltzy crapola.
Marleen
This was a sweet story, although a bit too naïve for my taste. The subject matter of a person’s disproportioned physical attributes defining his/her relation with the outside world is extremely important. This subject should not be taboo, on the contrary it should be more often introduced into (romance) stories. Nobody is physically perfect! Still here in this story it was all very cotton-wrapped, sugar-coated and dealt with in the best possible way. Most people aren’t as lucky as Theresa Brubak ...more
Christine Matthews
I read this book in high school and loved it. I read it again in my mid-twenties and saw a lot do its shortcomings (the biggest for me with just how limited the characters were by classic gender roles, and how the main character had really bad self esteem). Still, I had to give it a five star rating for my 15 year old virgin self...a really sweet story overall.
Joy
this book was so so...i really like the main Hero Brian alot..he was really well written..i could just melt with the description of his hands...but boy he must have a royal case of blue balls...i don't know one single healthy young american male who wouldn't be getting a little something on the side waiting for theresa so get over her big boobs and her 25 year old virgin self..come on now...this book was based in modern times..a double d boob size isnt all that large especially since she is a si ...more
Ryshia Kennie
A sweet, simple story that turns into an incredible romance with Lavryle's magic pen.
Rachel
Love, love, love this story. Empowering romance as she learns to love herself as well.
Kathryn
Sweet. You can tell it was originally published as a category romance, but a good story nonetheless. The heroine's "plight" was a little unrealistic, but I enjoyed the romance between the two protagonists anyhow. As is Spencer's staple, there was excellent fleshing out of the supporting characters, and lots of little homey details to keep you in the story.
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