4 Romance Books That Will Make You Swoon if You Love ‘Bridgerton’

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Finding a good book makes you feel like you’ve found the ultimate cure for whatever blues you’re dealing with. Whether you need a sprinkle of hope, a dash of happiness, a cozy comfort, or a mega dose of courage, books are there, and for many, those books have been the Bridgerton series. If you’re a big Bridgerton fan, here are four books that you should consider reading while waiting for the new season.

A Lady’s Guide to Scandal

Dive into the scandalous world of A Lady’s Guide to Scandal by Sophie Irwin. This book is like a rollercoaster ride filled with unexpected twists, a sizzling love triangle, and a dash of historical intrigue that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Meet Miss Eliza Balfour, who, after the passing of her older husband, seizes the chance to live life on her terms. Her escapades in Bath with her cousin promise a bit of fun, but things take a turn when the new Lord of Somerset catches wind of her adventures. Readers said that Eliza felt relatable and it was a great historical fiction option.

The Duchess Deal

Indulge in the enchanting world of The Duchess Deal by the Tessa Dare. This book, like a bouquet of romance, weaves together lush love stories and unforgettable scenes that’ll sweep you off your feet.

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Meet the post-war veteran, the Duke of Ashbury, on a quest to marry and secure an heir. But here’s the catch: his criteria are as unique as they come — husband and wife by night only, no lights, no kissing,  and no questions about his battle scars. Enter Emma Gladstone, the vicar’s daughter, who shows up in his library in a wedding gown. Sparks fly, rules clash, and soon the Duke must choose: stick to his list or risk it all for true love. Readers said it was a great example of how there’s love out there for everyone.

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

Step into the enchanting world of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley. This book showcases Vanessa Riley’s renowned talent for crafting romantic Regency-era tales brimming with wit and charm.

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Meet Patience Jordan, a headstrong West Indian heiress who, after questioning her husband’s mysterious death, loses everything, including custody of her son. But fear not! A secret widow’s society intervenes, landing her a job as her own son’s nanny. Enter the rakish duke, the little one’s guardian, and sparks fly, igniting a fire in Patience’s heart. Readers said it’s a great historical romance option.

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

Last but not least, you can’t talk about books like Bridgerton without giving props to the OG series by Julia Quinn, which is where Romancing Mr. Bridgerton comes in.

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This one’s all about Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, and it’s a rollercoaster of drama, gossip, and secrets. Colin’s back in London, ready to shut down rumors, but nothing is the same, especially when it comes to Penelope. She’s gone from just being there to being the one he can’t get out of his head. Readers said it made them like Colin even more.