What are the best Bodice Ripper novels?

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    #1Suddenly You

    Suddenly You

    Amanda Briars is a single, virgin and close-to-thirty novelist who had had enough of her boring life so she hired a man for a night of passion. That man was Jack Delvin, son of a nobleman, who awakened feelings that Amanda did not know they existed. 




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    Kenneth Hall
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Bodice ripper novel is not my genre usually, but this novel is pretty good. It's not just about the sex, but it's about a lot of the emotional attachments that go around it. The writing is kinda lame in spots, but it is what it is, and since I like it, it must be pretty good example of the genre."
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    #2Secret Fire

    Secret Fire

    Secret Fire is a historical romance novel written by Johanna Lindsey that tells a sexy and wonderful story of a couple who fought their way out of their own struggles to love each other endlessly. 

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    Gary Fisher
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Secret Fire is a good book but related at all to Bodice Ripper. It does not fulfill the topic here in this case and thus I would not recommend it."
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    #3A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)

    A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)
    A Kingdom of Dreams is a historical romance novel by Judith McNaught that tells the story of Jennifer Merrick, who gets abducted by the fearsome earl, Royce Westmoreland, known as "the Wolf." It is the first book in the Westmoreland saga. 
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    David Reid
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The characters here are so richly developed. I was on the edge of my seat for a while and never knew what to expect. Highly entertaining."
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    #4The Secret

    The Secret

    The Secret tells the story of Judith Hampton as she travels to Scotland to meet the father she'd never known. There she meets Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, and love grows between them until they discover the truth about her father.

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    Joe Jacobs
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is an entertaining mystery romance novel. It will keep you wondering and guessing and then throw in the romance side, and you have a book that you can lose yourself in. "
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    #5The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées)

    The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées)

    In The Bride, Scottish laird Alec Kincaid takes the English gentlelady Jamie as his bride, by order of the king of Scots. Jamie does her best to resist the highland barbarian, but she eventually surrenders to his persistence.

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    Ann Cooper
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This story will catch your interest in the first few pages and keep it to the end. If you like this book, you will also love "The Secret", "Saving Grace" and "Prince Charming" by the same author."
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    #6Love Only Once

    Love Only Once

    Love Only Once is a historical romance novel written by Johanna Lindsey that tells a sexy and wonderful story of a couple who fought their way out of their own struggles to love each other endlessly. 

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    Jordan Day
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Love Only Once is one of the better Bodice Ripper novels that I have read in quite some time. I enjoyed the book's setting and the romance between Regina and Nicholas. I'm a fan of Johanna Lindsey's work and this novel is one of finest!"
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    #7Hearts Aflame (Haardrad Family)

    Hearts Aflame (Haardrad Family)

    This is the love story of Kristen Haardrad and Thane of Wyndhurst: she was his prisoner, due to war issues, but as days of imprisonment wen by, their relation evolved into a consuming love.

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    Guadalupe Morales
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Who doesn't love a good naughty novel from time to time? Take yourself back to Viking times and read about a steamy love between Kristen & Thane. Not something I read on a regular basis, but sometimes it's just fun to read something like this to break away from the norm."
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    #8Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven
    Almost Heaven is a historical romance novel by Judith McNaught. Set in the Regency era, it tells the story of Elizabeth Cameron and Ian Thornton, as they try to find their way back into love after the ton shuns their relationship.
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    Adam Jones
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I am not sure what a bodice ripper novel is, but it does have good reviews"
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    #9Ransom (Highlands' Lairds)

    Ransom (Highlands' Lairds)
    Ransom is a medieval Scottish romance about Gillian, an English woman, and her fight against the cruel Baron who killed her father. With Scottish chieftains and Bridgid Kirkconnell as allies, Gillian triumphs and finds love.
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    Russell Schmidt
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I got this book for my wife so i can't really be the one to rate it. Since it was one of her gift suggestions i'm guessing she must have heard something good about it to begin with."
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    #10Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family)

    Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family)

    Gentle Rogue is the third book in the Malory-Anderson series written by Johanna Lindsey. It was published by Avon Romance Books, and it is about a love story blooming in the high seas.

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    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I recently have been turned onto sexual romance novels and cant stop reading them. I think it lets me play out depressed fantasies I would only be comfortable having happen in my mind. Anyways I've grown to love Johannas work and this book is no different from the rest. As a matter of fact I think this is my favorite yet , both by her and in the genre of romance novels as a whole. Highly recommended."
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    #11Until You (Westmoreland)

    Until You (Westmoreland)

    Until You is a historical romance fiction and the third book in Westmoreland series written by Judith McNaught. It is first published in 1994 by Corgi. 

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    Wayne Carpenter
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I have always really liked Bodice Ripper novels and came across Until You (Westmoreland) at the library. I tried to get into this book but I really could not stay interested. I only made it a few chapters in."
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    #12The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham)

    The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham)

    The Flame and the Flower is a historical romance fiction and the first book in Birmingham series written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It was published in 1973 by Avon. 

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    Claire Chang
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book was written nearly 40 years ago and it's in the middle of making its resurgence. Excellent book! Hopefully they might consider making a movie from it"
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    #13The Wolf and the Dove

    The Wolf and the Dove

    The Wolf and the Dove is a medieval historical romance fiction written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. This romance novel is first published in 1974. 

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    Mark Gonzalez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Can be a difficult read to read of rape and agony. Telling a story that all the bad things that happen to her. Doing the best you can, when all is going bad. She came out on top getting all the good things in life afterall. "
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    #14Once and Always (The Sequels)

    Once and Always (The Sequels)

    Once and Always is a Regency-era historical romance novel by the renowned author of romance books, Judith McNaught. Originally published in 1987, it is the first book in the Sequels series. 

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    Arthur Palmer
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "My wife is a voracious reader of Bodice Ripper books. I bought her Once and Always for her birthday last year, and she spent the rest of the weekend reading it. I didn't see her again until she had finished it. If the woman in your life loves high society and ballrooms and historical grandeur, and likes all that tied up with a nice bow of romance, then buy her this book."
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    #15Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga)

    Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga)

    After her mother died, Whitney Stone was sent to France to live with her aunt and uncle, that managed to turn that girl into a sophisticated lady. Some months later, she finally gets back to England as a new woman, only to find out his father had arranged her marriage to save the family.

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    Jordan Day
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Whitney, My Love is a romance novel written by Judith McNaught. It follows the exploits of Whitney Stone as she blossoms into womanhood. It has been very positively reviewed by readers and features many of the same qualities of other Bodice Ripper books and series. "

Summary

Best What are the best Bodice Ripper novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Suddenly YouBooks 41 Paid
2Secret FireBooks 36 Paid
3A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)Books 34 Paid
4The SecretBooks 28 Paid
5The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées) Books 28 Paid
6Love Only OnceBooks 25 Paid
7Hearts Aflame (Haardrad Family)Books 21 Paid
8Almost HeavenBooks 20 Paid
9Ransom (Highlands' Lairds)Books 16 Paid
10Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family)Books 11 Paid
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