bodice ripper

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bodice ripper

A historical romance novel typically published in the 1970s and 1980s. Before heading to the beach, Justine grabbed her chair, her sunglasses, and the latest bodice ripper from her bookshelf to read while she relaxed in the sun.
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The novel they're supposed to be discussing isn't one of her own bodice rippers, but the Russian classic Crime And Punishment, and life imitates art when the ladies get an unexpected visit from the police.
The novel they're supposed to be discussing isn't one of her own bodice rippers but the Russian classic Crime and Punishment - and life imitates art when the ladies get an unexpected visit from the police.
Mindful of the international success of Showtime's sexed-up take on the court of Henry VIII, "The Tudors," bodice rippers were much to the fore.
No place for frivolous thrillers or bodice rippers.
Stunning Tara Fitzgerald is about to burst to the front in TV's war of the bodice rippers.
She read bodice rippers for a living Hysterical phone call.
is getting in on the act in the wake of the banner's revival last year by Dutch producer John De Mol by unveiling a slate of pics far removed from the bodice rippers of the 1960s and 1970s with which it made its name.