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The best Regency romance books for fans of Bridgerton

By Kobo • June 14, 2024Recommended Reading

Bridgerton, the Netflix show based on Julia Quinn’s already-famous book series, has dropped its third season (#Polin fans unite) and we're head over heels for the Regency romance world.

For readers looking for more Regency romance after devouring Bridgerton's latest season, we’ve compiled a list of the very best books written by some of the best writers in this popular historical romance subgenre.

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

Derek Craven has pulled himself from the gutter to become one of London’s richest men by running the most lucrative gambling club in all of England. He wants nothing to do with the nosey novelist and country mouse Sara Fielding, who has come to Craven’s club to research her latest book. But when through quick thinking she saves his life, he concedes to her request to enter the club—to keep her distance and observe. Derek soon discovers he's the only one who can protect Sara from secret threats when her life is in danger. Or so he thinks.

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Lord of Scoundrels  by Loretta Chase

The Marquess of Dain is notorious for his heartlessness. "Respectable" women bore him, and he'd love nothing more than to never meet another—and he's unlikely to, given the places he most enjoys frequenting. Meanwhile, Jessica Trent is on a mission to pry her good-for-nothing brother away from the noxious company he's been keeping while squandering the family fortune. But she soon learns just how irresistible that company is...

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The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Minerva Lane has worked very hard to make herself part of the background of any scene, and to keep her scandalous past out of the spotlight she'd like very much to stay there. But when handsome Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, comes to town Minnie finds herself somehow directly in his sights. Does he somehow know her story? Hiding secrets of his own, the Duke sets out to lay bare Minnie's troubled past, but he's about to learn this wallflower is not without thorns.

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The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian

Scoundrel Jack Turner was born in the slums and earns his living, by which he supports his beloved siblings, by deploying the array of dirty tricks he learned growing up. But nobility turns his stomach, and Jack is not interested in selling his services to the high-born soldier who comes seeking them. Yet the soldier persists, and Jack begins to wonder whether he might just be open for business after all.

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A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh

When the daughter of the Earl of Havercroft finds herself suddenly in need of a husband to save herself from scandal, their neighbour Reginald Mason Sr. sees an opportunity for his family to at last gain the standing that's kept them just outside the ton—and to force his son to finally give up his freewheeling bachelorhood. Through a hostile engagement overseen by fathers united in their cause, the couple must decide how long they can be enemies.

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Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived alone for years, far from his wife Seraphina, Duchess of Haven. This year, a deadline approaches: without the promise of an heir, Malcom's title is in jeopardy. When Sera suddenly returns to England, it's not to aid Malcolm in his goal; rather she's come to divorce him as a means to reclaiming her life. The Duke agrees to the divorce on one condition: Sera must find a replacement wife so that his title can be preserved. The two begin consulting regularly to ensure Malcolm can be remarried before summer's end, but in such close quarters they discover that the best match might be the one already made.

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Waking Up With the Duke by Lorraine Heath

Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley, owes his lifelong friend a most profound debt. But when he's asked to father a child with his friend's wife, it might be a price Ransom can't bring himself to pay.

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Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James

Fiery young Josie does everything a proper lady shouldn’t: goes corsetless, attends horse races, kisses men behind the stables… and gets caught. Though the Earl of Mayne is engaged to someone else, he agrees to marry Josie to get her out of this scandal. Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention end up being the relationship everyone envies?

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