Monday, June 07, 2021

The Ripped Bodice Bingo Suggestions for 2021

I enjoy the challenge The Ripped Bodice Bingo presents to my reading.  (Formal rules and bingo board at the link.)
If you choose to participate, here are some suggestions of books that I have already read that meet some of the categories.  (I will obviously have to find more for my own challenge.)
Educator:  The super easy answer on this is Teach Me by Olivia Dade.  Rebekah Weatherspoon's Xeni also qualifies. 
Construction: Meka James Being Neighborly and Beverly Jenkins Wild Rain both have folks involved in construction. 
Friends to Lovers: Jackie Lau's A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year
Down on it's luck small town:  So, I think Tracey Livesay's Sweet Talkin Lover works here.  The town is not quite struggling, but they need the factory to survive and the corporate person has been sent there to evaluate and unbeknownst to them has been encouraged to find in favor of shutting it down.  
Reality TV:  Well, wel, well, *stretches*, Alexis Daria's Take the Lead series, Lyla Lee's I'll Be the One, Ryan La Sala's Be Dazzled.  There are more, but that should keep you busy.
Demigods: Bear with me because this is kind of a stretch. Olivia Dade's Spoiler Alert features an actor in a show based on The Aeneid. 
This Dating is Fake Isn't It:  Well since I already mentioned Jackie Lau and Tracey Livesay, let's add in Gloria Chao's Rent a Boyfriend, and Talia Hibbert's Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Cover has snow: Since I already mentioned Jackie Lau (who has several titles that meet this), let me mention Stacey Agdern's Miracles and Menorahs. 
Reporter:  Since I already mentioned Beverly Jenkins Wild Rain, let me also add Andie J. Christopher's Not the Girl You Marry, and also, I have Aloha to You that fits into this category.  
Holiday That is Not Christmas:  The Love All Year Anthology has got this covered.  
Scientific Pursuit:  Alyssa Cole's A Princess in Theory 
Protagonist smells like freshly baked bread: This requires a more thorough search, but I think baker romances are likely the best bet.  
Circus: Lucy Parker's Making Up
Graphic Novel: Tee Franklin's Bingo Love and S. W. Searle's Patience and Esther
Stable Romp: The Shadow Warrior by Ann Aguirre
Revenge Quest: Oh goodness, Beverly Jenkins' Wild Rain works here again too, but Emery Lee's Meet Cute Diary also has some internet stuff as the catalyst. 
Bodyguard: Piper J. Drake's Safeguard series is a great choice here.  
Tattoos:  Roan Parrish's Small Change and Alisha Rai's Wrong to Need You are great choices here. 
Wardrobe Malfunction: Sarah Morgan's Ripped works for this.