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 yourdictionary.com 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.

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