Stephen Theaker has added a new comment to the thread at TTA.  He first quotes from my previous post about bodice rippers and then adds to it.

As defined by it is historical fiction ”having a formulaic plot that features scenes of sexual passion and violent action.” And a lot of forced seduction, I would like to add.

Pretty much an exact description of the book I reviewed…

In this case, I withdraw my statements concerning his review.  It does indeed meet my definition of a bodice ripper.   I will try to find a copy of the book and review it myself.