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Best Bodice Ripper Romances

This is a list for Bodice Ripper historical romance novels that you think are a 5 star read. The best of the best - with alpha heroes, 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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4.22 avg rating — 28,966 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 2,766 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 18,817 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 4,413 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 11,508 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 5,789 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 1,810 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 8,247 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 12,930 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 1,640 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 2,068 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 1,302 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 1,553 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 1,734 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 2,182 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,706 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 1,183 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 1,966 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 875 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 688 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 1,518 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 867 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 661 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 721 ratings
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3.02 avg rating — 140 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 226 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 479 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 796 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 1,473 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 913 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 339 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 35 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 261 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 3,194 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 563 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 4,684 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 390 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 2,045 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 386 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 281 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 1,769 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 6,801 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 22,809 ratings
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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 Collyear I love finding these old gems at thrift shops , you never know what jewel you may find on your next stop !


message 15: by h a y a ☽ (new)

h a y a ☽ (hayainshelves) 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?


message 16: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Apparently I have a bodice ripper problem because I have read most of these....


message 17: by Galateea (new)

Galateea Blue Eyed Vixen wrote: "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"


Well then, someone should make a list with the books on this list which are not bodice rippers, post them in a comment here and quote me and i will delete them from this list. I ve also deleted around 3 young adult contemporary romances not even 5 minutes ago. Those were NOT bodice rippers.


message 18: by Jello (new)

Jello The velvet promise is one of the best I've read so far


message 19: by JennyG (last edited Mar 18, 2020 11:54AM) (new)

JennyG Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens, Julie Garwood, Loretta Chase books are NOT bodice rippers.

With the exception of Whitney, My Love none of the J. McNaught books are bodice rippers.


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