Best Bodice Ripper Romances

This is a list for Bodice Ripper romance novels that you think are a 5 star read. The best of the best - with alpha heros, un-politically correct action, forced seduction, rape, sold into slavery plot lines, mistresses and cheating - the no-holds bar world of Bodice Ripper!
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4.15 avg rating — 13,527 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 10,282 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 13,712 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 12,087 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 16,840 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 33,143 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 22,072 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 7,614 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 14,685 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 36,329 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 20,559 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 5,753 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 21,754 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 8,290 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 12,848 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 7,950 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 19,331 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 18,820 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 13,388 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 10,703 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 17,809 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 6,188 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,923 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 29,841 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 10,076 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 21,874 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 6,892 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 19,726 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 20,197 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 17,767 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 3,826 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 12,434 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 9,758 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 1,048 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 27,972 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 19,875 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 28,076 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 8,980 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 14,419 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 3,967 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 20,524 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 20,272 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 1,277 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 4,258 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 3,016 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 5,932 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 9,744 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 2,486 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 5,966 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 6,235 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 2,190 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 4,388 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 487 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 1,185 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 11,442 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 5,469 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 1,229 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 383 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 445 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 586 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 1,086 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 4,138 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 2,537 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 476 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,208 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 241 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 4,284 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 222 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 4,133 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 295 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 106 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 682 ratings
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286 books · 566 voters · list created March 17th, 2010 by deleted user.
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Noelle 1667 books
189 friends
Gelis 1275 books
2 friends
Nisha 3890 books
267 friends
Karla 1194 books
103 friends
Wendy, Lady Evelyn Quince 8618 books
93 friends
Chad 14621 books
2164 friends
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria 1717 books
74 friends

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message 1: by Hanna (new)

Hanna why not add Lori Foster? :)


message 2: by Empress5150 (new)

Empress5150 OMG, I read SO many of these when I was in my teens!


message 3: by marilyn (new)

marilyn Some of the best books,evey read.I like the old timers.Kathleen Woodiwiss,Laura McBain,Johanna Lindsey,Julie Garwood,rosemary Rodgers and Jennifer Wilde.(did you know the real name of this author,was Thomas Huff?)


message 4: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Lofton Really? That's awesome, and I usually won't read a romance by a man!!!


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Empress5150 wrote: "OMG, I read SO many of these when I was in my teens!"

So did I!


message 6: by Vera (new)

Vera Greene I read most of these books. I wouldn't consider Julie Garwood a bodice ripper, though.


message 7: by Giaghazal (new)

Giaghazal A lot of these books are not bodice rippers.... But good reads nonetheless.


Blue Eyed Vixen Giaghazal wrote: "A lot of these books are not bodice rippers.... But good reads nonetheless."

They don't belong on this list if they're not...should be added to appropriate lists


message 9: by Sass (new)

Sass Vera wrote: "I read most of these books. I wouldn't consider Julie Garwood a bodice ripper, though."

I have agree. I think she is more of a crossover. Bodice Ripper/ Romance novel


message 10: by ShoSho (new)

ShoSho I don't think half of the books on this list are bodice-rippers !!!


message 11: by crashqueen73 (new)

crashqueen73 I was thinking the exact same thing when I looked at this list!!!


message 12: by Amy (new)

Amy some of these books are not at all that "bodice-ripping" but I tell the ones that are, are amazing! and, my favourite books (the Westmoreland saga....♥(ACK!!!)♥) are in here.


message 13: by Emily (last edited Aug 05, 2015 08:38AM) (new)

Emily I love Julie Garwood and Johanna Lindsey books! I've read every one numerous times. I wish my paperbacks had not gotten ruined years ago, Buying them each for Kindle is kind of pricey! But doing it a few at a time is worth having them again. These two authors started me on a life long love affair with romance books. What does constitute a "bodice ripper"?


message 14: by Dorothea (new)

Dorothea I love finding these old gems at thrift shops , you never know what jewel you may find on your next stop !


message 15: by Haya (new)

Haya Sherazi Its sad I cant find copies of some old classics here, I've got 70% of this list but the other 30% Im hell bent on finding, Im in my teens and i so want tomread the books my mother has. She lost all her books in a housefire. Can someone please tell me where I could find these very old BODICERIPPERS?


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