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Interested in a specific time, place, or subgenre? All of our reviews about Scotland / Ripped Bodices / Governesses / etc. are handily sorted for your viewing pleasure.


Time Period

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Subgenre

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The Hero

Actor | Alien | Artist | Athlete | Barkeep | Biker | Billionaire | Blue Collar | CEO | Chef | Clergy | Cowboy | Criminal | Doctor | Dragon | Duke | Entrepreneur | Finance | Firefighter | Geek or Gamer | Healer or Nurse | Highlander | Law Enforcement | Lawyer | Librarian or Bookseller | Lord | Lumberjack | Magic User | Merman | Military | M/M | Musician | Nanny | Pirate | Politician | Royal | Scientist | Servant or Slave | Sex Worker | Shifter | Spy | STEM | Student | Supernatural | Teacher | Vampire | Veterinarian or Animal Rescue | Virgin | Warrior | Werewolf | Widower | Writer


The Heroine

Activist | Actress | Alien | Artist | Athlete | Bad-Ass | Barista or Waitress | Barkeep | Billionaire | Blue Collar | Bluestocking | CEO | Chef | Companion | Criminal | Doctor | Duchess | Entrepreneur | F/F | Finance | Geek or Gamer | Healer or Nurse | Heiress | Law Enforcement | Lawyer | Librarian or Bookseller | Magic User | Military | Musician | Nanny or Governess | Royal | Scientist | Secretary or Assistant | Servant or Slave | Sex Worker | Shifter | Spy | STEM | Student | Supernatural | Teacher | Vampire | Veterinarian or Animal Rescue | Widow | Writer


Trope

Accidental Pregnancy | American Heiress | Amnesia | Arranged Marriage | Bedding the Boss | Best Friend’s Sibling | Bluestocking | Bodyguard | Childhood Crush | Coming of Age | Compromised! | Conspiracy Theory | Courtship Lessons | Dishonest Beginnings | Enemies to Lovers | Epistolary Romance | Fake Relationship | Fated Mates | Feuding Families | Fooling Around | Forbidden Love | Forced Proximity | Friends to Lovers | Gender Role Reversal | Governess | Grumpy & Sunshine | Horny Hero | Hot for Teacher | House Party | Journey of Self Discovery | Kidnapped! | Long Lost Heir | Love Triangle | Makeover | Marriage of Convenience | May-December Romance | Menage | Morality Chain | One-Sided Courtship | Only One Bed | Opposites Attract | Paternalistic Hero | Reincarnation | Revenge | Road Trip | Roommates or Neighbors | Second Chance | Secret Baby | Secret Relationship | Seducing My Spouse | Shameful Secret | Single Parent | Sparring Partners | Stealing the Fiance | Time Travel | Unequal Match | Unrequited Love | Uptown Girl | Vacation Romance | Wager | Ward


Mood

Adventurous | Angsty | Bonkers | Brooding | Calm | Charming | Dramatic | Feisty | Hilarious | Light-Hearted | Melancholy | Mysterious | Suspenseful | Tense | Thoughtful


Representation

Note: We are talking about the protagonists here. Sassy Gay Best Friends do not count.

Author of Color | Character of Color | Disability | LGBTQ | Neurodivergence | Polyamory | Religious Minority


Age of Protagonists

Teenagers | Early 20s | 40ish | 65+ | Age Gap | Older Woman


Sexytimes

No Sex | Safe Sex | Lots of Sex | Kink


Other Categories

Fairy Tale Retelling | Austen Retelling | Shakespeare Retelling | Other Retelling

Anthology | Short Story | Novella | Category Romance | First in a series | Smut Adjacent | Throwback | Young Adult

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