You are currently viewing Regency Romances to Satisfy Your Bridgerton Cravings

Regency Romances to Satisfy Your Bridgerton Cravings

Regency romances have always been popular with readers, but the Netflix series “Bridgerton” has brought this genre into the mainstream. Set in Regency-era London, the show features a wealthy family navigating love, scandal, and societal expectations. If you’re a fan of “Bridgerton” and want more of this type of romance, here are some books to check out:

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

The book that inspired “Bridgerton,” “The Duke and I” introduces readers to the Bridgerton family and focuses on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Like the show, the book has a mix of humour, passion, and social commentary.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

No list of Regency romances would be complete without mentioning Austen’s classic novel. Set in the early 19th century, “Pride and Prejudice” follows the romantic entanglements of the Bennet family, particularly Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. The book is a masterpiece of wit and social satire, and has inspired countless adaptations and spin-offs.

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Heyer is often credited with popularizing the Regency romance genre in the 20th century. “The Grand Sophy” is one of her most beloved novels, featuring a strong-willed heroine who tries to meddle in her cousins’ lives with hilarious and romantic results.

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

This steamy romance features Evangeline Jenner, a shy and stuttering heiress who turns to the infamous Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, for protection from her abusive relatives. The book has a gothic edge and a passionate love story.

A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare

Dare is another popular author in the Regency romance genre, and “A Week to Be Wicked” is one of her most entertaining books. It follows the adventures of Minerva Highwood, a bluestocking who wants to present her geological findings to the Royal Geological Society in Scotland. To get there, she enlists the help of the roguish Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, and the two embark on a hilarious road trip.

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean

MacLean’s “Love by Numbers” series is full of steamy and emotional romances, but “Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake” is a standout. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell is tired of being a wallflower, so she decides to break society’s rules and live a little. Her adventures lead her to Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston, and sparks fly.

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

This is the first book in Dare’s “Spindle Cove” series, which takes place in a seaside town where unconventional women find love and adventure. “A Night to Surrender” introduces readers to Susanna Finch, the town’s leader, and Bram, a wounded soldier who finds solace and romance in Spindle Cove.

These are just a few examples of the many Regency romances available for readers who want more after “Bridgerton.” With their lush settings, witty dialogue, and swoon-worthy love stories, these books offer a satisfying escape into another time and place.