Books To Read After Watching Bridgerton
So I’m obsessed with Bridgerton. I’ve already watched series 2 – I totally binged-watched it (twice) and I’m not ashamed. But now I have a gap in my life, and now I’m looking for books to read after watching Bridgerton.
I’ve already read the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn, the prequel series, and the companion Smythe-Smith series. Told you, I am obsessed.
Today I thought I would share the recommendations for regency romance books that I’ve had and books I’ve read and enjoyed.
The first book that was recommended to me after I finished reading the Bridgerton series was Bringing Down the Duke. This book is set in the late 1800s, as opposed to the early 1800s. It follows Annabelle, a feminist spinster desperate to educate herself and break free of her cousin and his hopes of turning her into a servant. She ends up bumping into a Duke whilst campaigning with suffragettes and an unexpected romance ensues.
I don’t know much about The Devil in Winter but it’s always on the list. The story follows Evie and Sebastian; she’s a romantic virgin and he’s a rake of the first degree. They end up in a marriage of convenience and she tells him the only way he’ll be able to enter her bed is if he can stay celibate for a year. But then a horrible character from her past returns and Sebastian’s focus is less on his marriage bed and more on protecting his wife.
A regency take on the enemies-to-lovers trope – perfect for fans of series 2 of Bridgerton on Netflix. This book is the first in a series, and there is a difference to your typical regency romance tropes. She’s a widow and he’s a rake, but he’s a rake with a bad reputation… in bed. She wants to take a lover and he needs all the help he can get. However, they can’t stand each other; they decide to put bygones aside for a short time to help each other out. But of course, things don’t go to plan.
This collection of nine short stories are steamy, regency-set and LGBT inspired! Well worth downloading for just 99p and reading over time.
Another modern millennial take on a regency romance. Reputation is classed as Mean Girls meets Bridgerton and it’s a true depiction! There’s romance, bitchiness, gossip, rakes and so much more…
And finally, Romancing the Duke is a book for those readers that always sympathised with Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice. The main character is a 26-year-old spinster desperate to get married, after giving up on love. But then comes the Duke…
Which regency romance books will you be reading after you finished Bridgerton? Let me know in the comments below.