from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A romantic novel or film marked by seduction of a female protagonist, sustained drama, and sometimes violence.

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  • noun A sexually explicit romantic novel, usually in a historical setting, especially one involving the seduction of the heroine.

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


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