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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Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a sequestered heiress.
While not exactly a bodice-ripper, it is interesting stuff.
In addition to its unsympathetic, obnoxious characters, Twisted seems to be confused as to whether it is a bodice-ripper or pre-teen romance.
it's like, my god, this looks like a bodice-ripper (laughs), and so different countries have just gotten completely different things out of it.
Admittedly, his statement was not exactly a bodice-ripper in the first place, but he made no attempt to inject the slightest uplift or urgency into what he had to say.
The Washington Post found the love story ``more in keeping with a bodice-ripper than an epic journey.
OK, so the Highway Code is not as exciting as a Jackie Collins novel, but is a bodice-ripper ever going to save your life?
There's a costume drama, a bodice-ripper, a political thriller.