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Subject: Almost ashamed to ask but any rec's for a good bodice ripper type romance?
Date Posted: 11/16/2007 3:40 PM ET
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I've done so much serious reading lately that I need a break!

Date Posted: 11/16/2007 6:28 PM ET
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Here's a link to a list of the top 100 romance novels as compiled by readers. Pretty decent website, my wife says. http://www.likesbooks.com/top1002007results.html  Maybe you can find something there.

Les

Date Posted: 11/16/2007 8:14 PM ET
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No need to be ashamed! I know a Civil Rights attorney who reads nothing for pleasure but romances. Like you, she thinks they rest her brain.

Date Posted: 11/16/2007 8:16 PM ET
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Have no shame... We all like diff genres. I just love the term "bodice ripper" it's so funny :0)

I think there is a specific forum group for this type as well on here

Date Posted: 11/16/2007 10:16 PM ET
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One of my favorites is Amanda Quick's Ravished. 

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 3:45 PM ET
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No shame... huge bodice riper fan... I recommend Elizabeth Hoyt's "Prince" series... heavy on the ripping and dern good plots to! :)

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 4:16 PM ET
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Any book by Amanda Quick will fit the bill.   Great characters.

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 5:43 PM ET
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Thanks for the recs everyone.

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 10:31 PM ET
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I'm not really into that type of book but the movie P.S. does something for me and it's based on the book P.S. by Helen Schulman

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 10:33 PM ET
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Sorry for the second post but according to the review on here I guess the book is more explicit http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781582342085-PS+A+Novel  This copy is not in the system but another on is there I noticed.

Date Posted: 11/18/2007 2:24 AM ET
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You should never be ashamed of what you like. I have no rec's for you Ive never read a bodice ripper that I can think of at least. Now if you want graphic violence gore and blood I can help you out ;)

Date Posted: 11/18/2007 8:34 AM ET
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I'll admit, I liked Topher Grace in P.S.=)

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 7:19 PM ET
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When I was deployed, I got hooked on Julia Quinn and Nora Roberts.  Neither are really bodice ripper authors, but both are really fun reads.

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 8:14 PM ET
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Historicals I would recommend: Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase The Duke & I by Julia Quinn If you are looking for a contemporary I'd suggest: Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Crusie - really anything by Crusie although this is my favorite Sexy fun paranormal: Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Date Posted: 11/30/2007 11:12 PM ET
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Wait Crusies are bodice rippers? Well then Ive read several bodice rippers. Her books are roll around in the floor laughing funny.

Date Posted: 12/1/2007 12:11 AM ET
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Actually, after I posted my suggestions I went back and looked at the original question and realized that none of my choices are really bodice rippers. In fact, I am not sure that I know what constitutes a bodice ripper any more. When someone says bodice ripper I tend to think of authors from the 70's & 80's like Kathleen Woodiwiss or Rosemary Rogers. Maybe Lisa Kleypas would qualify as someone who writes bodice rippers but not Julia Quinn or Loretta Chase, and, yes, definitely not Jennifer Crusie. I guess I translated "bodice ripper" into historical romance and then suggested a couple of favorite contemporary romances that I love as well. And yes, Crusie's books are extremely funny but many of them are also very sexy.
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 12:10 PM ET
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To me, bodice ripper is usually the plot where the two main characters don't get along and he kind of forces it along, if you get my drift.  But I think that was more in the 70's/80's....Luke & Laura on General Hospital had a modern day bodice ripper storyline, if you remember it.  They were pretty popular then.  The current historical romances that I've read are not the same - no "Me Tarzan, You Jane" to them.  More soft romance and events leading up to the Big Event.  And some would say, "As it should be!"  :) 

Date Posted: 12/1/2007 10:03 PM ET
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I just finished the first of the Royal Brotherhood books by Sabrina Jeffries. I highly recommend it.

Jenn

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 4:45 PM ET
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Penelope and Prince Charming by Jennifer Ashley comes to mind to me! Good book!

Date Posted: 12/6/2007 9:16 PM ET
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Sweet Savage Love Rosemary Rogers

 

Ginny and Steve....oh I loved those books.  I think I will have to go back and read them again!!

Date Posted: 12/24/2007 10:01 PM ET
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No Shame Allowed.  Those are some of my favorite romances.  Classics :) They don't make true bodice rippers much anymore.    When I'm in the mood I go to halfpricebooks and look for the old used romance I can find.  Only problem is they never get requested on here much. 

Some favorite authors: Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, and older Catherine Coulter



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Date Posted: 12/25/2007 8:07 PM ET
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For Bodice rippers I tend to think of Johanna Lindsay, Catherine Coulter, Jude Devereaux, Linda Howard or Elizabeth Lowell.  I've read a bunch of Julie Garwood and I don't remember any of them having "forced seduction".  For more politically correct historicals my faves are: Julia Quinn, Jillian Hunter, Kresley Cole, Deborah Macgillavray, Monica McCarty,

I used to shun romances too. In High School I read Kurt Vonneget and a lot of classics. But now I love them. I was surprised at how good the plots on some these are.  I'm hooked.