bodice ripper

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bodice ripper (plural bodice rippers)

  1. A sexually explicit romantic novel, usually in a historical setting, especially one involving the seduction of the heroine.
    My aunt would bring a stack of torrid bodice rippers with her to the beach, and would unfailingly blush if disturbed in her reading.

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