bodice ripper

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a romantic novel containing scenes in which the heroine is sexually violated

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Her first effort, a 'gothic bodice ripper', was turned down by every publisher, but undeterred she started on Winding Up The Serpent, starring police detective inspector Joanna Piercy.
Could the Alias star's next role be in a bodice ripper? Certainly looks like it in this tight-as-you-like satin frock
This book gives a whole new meaning to the term "bodice ripper": hot heavy breathing by lovers and killers, human and werewolf.
One bit was from Lady Chatterley's Lover, which I know is a very famous novel that used to be banned in the old days, and the other bit was from a racy bodice ripper by a woman.
Although The Other Boleyn Girl captures the pageantry and pettiness of the time, it's not the trashy bodice ripper it could have been.
But the king of the bodice ripper Andrew Davies is not to be outdone.
One of the problems with a lot of historical fiction is that if it's not a bodice ripper, it's often a novel that's top-heavy with research.
Oh yes, and she got her book published - a political bodice ripper called Elite.
Like The Honest Courtesan, the film's framed by flashbacks as Jeanne awaits the verdict of her trial and, rather inevitably, while sumptuous looking this hideously long-winded bodice ripper is stuffed with glaring anachronisms and attempts to sound contemporary notes.
The chain has now linked up with Hollywood bodice ripper and erotic thriller Original Sin, set in Cuba at the end of the 19th century.
My wrapping is so bad I want people to pull all my seams apart with all the force and speed of a lusty bodice ripper - because that's the end my efforts deserve.
The plot moves along at a snail's pace and this is certainly no bodice ripper.
Justin Chadwick's film sets out as a frothy bodice ripper with a snarling supporting turn from David Morrissey as their power-crazed uncle, but becomes bogged down in historical detail and rushes the climax, when Anne pays a terrible price for jealousy.
The Other Boleyn Girl sets out its stall as a frothy bodice ripper. Yet, in the second hour, the film becomes bogged down with historical detail and consequently has to rush the climax when Anne pays a horrific price for her jealousy.
And Charlotte Brontae's classic love story looks set to be another bodice ripper of a ratings winner.