Books Like Bridgerton That You Should Definitely Check Out

Whether you have read every single Bridgerton book to be found or you are a recent fan of the TV Show who is getting excited for Season 2, one of these books is sure to get you excited.

Regency Romance is making a splash these days, and old and new fans alike are devouring every book they can get their hands on. So if you loved Bridgerton and are looking for a new book to read like Bridgerton, you have come to the right place.

I have always been a voracious reader, so I was so excited to compile this post!

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First of all, get ready for Bridgerton Season 2 with the book that the season is based on:

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

The Viscount Who Loved Me: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 2)

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After you have read all the Bridgerton books and other books by Julia Quinn come and check out some of these excellent recommendations!

Books Like Bridgerton: What to Read Next

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke

This book is the first of a series of the “Girl Meets Duke” books; if you love all the regency romance tropes in Bridgerton, then you will love this series! This book is funny and enjoyable.

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Cold-Hearted Rake: The Ravenels Series by Lisa Kleypas

Cold-Hearted Rake: The Ravenels, Book 1

Lisa Kleypas is a prolific writer who is extremely popular and you can’t go wrong with any of her books or series set in Regency England. The Ravenel’s Series is one of the many intriguing romance books that are very similar to the drama and romance of Bridgerton.

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The Wicked Groom by April Kihlstrom

The Wicked Groom: Westcott Series Book 1

Did you like the family dynamics in Bridegerton? Why not try this series in Regency England with Big, sprawling (lovably) meddling families. The cast of characters can be hard to wrap your head around but still fun to read. Try the Westcott Series by April Khilstrom!

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The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long

The Perils of Pleasure: Pennyroyal Green Series

There are eleven books in Julie Anne Long’s Pennyroyal Green series that alternate between the members of two intertwined families who have a long-standing feud.  It is funny and witty and beautifully written!!

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The Rejected Suitor by Teresa McCarthy

The Rejected Suitor: A Regency Historical Romance (The Clearbrooks Book 1)

Did you like the idea of a strong, independent female lead? Then, this book is for you. There are secrets, spies, brothers, and a strong lady at the center of it.

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Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James

Desperate Duchesses

This book is the first of  10 books in the Desperate Duchesses series. Read this book if you are in the mood for a funny, lighthearted Regency romance.

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A Gentleman by Any Other Name by Kasey Michaels

A Gentleman By Any Other Name (The Beckets of Romney Marsh Book 1)

This book is the first in the The Romney Marsh Series. The romance is fun and steamy, and the world of Regency England is enticing as ever.

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Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh

Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga Book 6)

The Bedwyn Saga by Mary Balogh also tells the siblings’ stories in the Bedwyn family, six brothers, and sisters. The sixth book, Slightly Dangerous, is a fan favorite because of the lead,  Wulfric, the Duke of Bewcastle.

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Mine till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways Book 1)

This book is the first of The Hathaways series. This endearing series features funny sisters, hot leads, and even some diversity.

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Three Weeks to Wed by Ella Quinn

Three Weeks to Wed (The Worthingtons Book 1)

This is the first book of the  Worthington series. It tells the story of a woman with guardianship of her many siblings who falls for a man who is the head of his family with many siblings. The first book is about that couple, and the others in the series are about the older daughters.

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When an Earl Meets a Girl by Lauren Royal

When an Earl Meets a Girl (Chase Family Series Book 1)

This is the first book in a series that follows the Chase Family.  The year is 1666, and it’s a nice and spicy, easy series!

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de Warenne Dynasty Series by Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce The de Warenne Dynasty Series Books 4-7: An Anthology (The DeWarenne Dynasty)

This series is yet another tale of siblings navigating Regency England.  The siblings are all very different and close and appear in multiple books. This series is very similar to the Bridgerton series minus the Lady Whistledown intrigue.

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The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

The Governess Affair (The Brothers Sinister)

This introduction to the Brother’sSinister series is a charming, romantic read that will be sure to satisfy any regency romance lover.

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Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies Series Book 1)

Another lovely series, this book is the first of the Mackenzies & McBrides series. It takes place in the 11880’sand the lead (although it doesn’t expressly say it in the book) has Aspergers. It is touching and a beautiful romance that you will not be able to put down.

Regarding the series, I do recommend reading these at least vaguely in order. They could theoretically be standalone, but the family is close and feature quite a bit in each other’s books.

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Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Mclean

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love by Numbers Book 1)

This book is a favorite for many. Lighthearted and fun but still with lots of longing and pining to satisfy your romantic cravings.

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As You Desire by Connie Brockway

As You Desire

While technically billed as a Regency Romance, this book is set in Egypt when the “rules” for British peers were a tad relaxed. Both characters are pining away for one another unknowingly, leading to a fun slow-burn romance.

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Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane Book 1)

Welcome to Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane Series. There’s a good variety of types of settings and storylines–you’ve got dark, gritty London murder mysteries, 18th century Batman, lovable pirates, lady playwrights, sexy bodyguards, a street urchin learning how to be fancy… and really, really great steam!

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How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan

How to Lose a Bride in One Night: Forgotten Princesses

Sophie Jordan has many fantastic books, including this one. They feature excellent spicy scenes, with a slow burn romance and strong female leads and repressed, burly men who war between their honor and desire.

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Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Lord of Scoundrels

You will love the main characters of Loretta Chase’sbooks. They aren’t always the brightest and almost always are flawed in a very human believable way, and it’s reflected in the writing with great humor.

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic historical romance and is often many readers’ gateway to the treasure trove of the historical romance novel genre. This absolute classic is a must-read.

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The Grand Sophy By Georgette Heyer

The Grand Sophy (The Georgette Heyer Signature Collection)

This book has a special place in my heart because it is the first Regency Romance book I’ve ever read. While not steamy, this book is hilarious, and you will fall in love with Sophy from the first second. Full of spirit high-jinks and satisfying romances- this book is an absolute must-read.

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