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The 25 Most Ridiculous Romance Novel Covers

14. How to Tame a Willful Wife (2012)

Author: Christy English
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Promotional synopsis: "1) Forbid her from riding astride. 2) Hide her dueling sword. 3) Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers. 4) Frisk her for hidden daggers. 5) Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers..."

The title makes it look like this book is a feminist's nightmare, but this retelling of The Taming of the Shrew sounds like it is actually relatively lady-friendly. We still aren't sure why we need a retelling of Shrew, set relatively close to the time period of the original though. Oh, right, the sex. That's what Shakespeare's masterpiece was missing, the sex.

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