What's next... The Bridgertons edition

Last updated: Jun 8th, 2021

So you finished binging the series, burnt through the books it is based on, and are now completely hooked. But what to read next after Bridgerton? We have compiled a list of fantastic romance books - standalone or series - that are similar to the Bridgertons series by Julia Quinn.



  • #1 A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare

    A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare

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    The first book in the fantastic Spindle Cove series by Tessa Dare.

    Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are... nowhere to be found. Or are they?

    Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.

    Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn't belong here. So far as he can tell, there's nothing in this place but spinsters... and sheep.. more

  • #2 Brazen and the Beast - Sarah MacLean

    Brazen and the Beast - Sarah MacLean

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    Three brothers, bound by a secret they cannot escape... The Rake - all vengeance and vice, The Warrior - all fists and fury, The Duke - all power and past... 'Brazen and the Beast' is the second book in the series featuring the warrior brother, but all three are worth a read.

    When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo as a confirmed spinster.. more

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  • #3 Secrets of a Summer Night - Lisa Kleypas

    Secrets of a Summer Night - Lisa Kleypas

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    Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born. 'Secrets of a Summer Night' is the first in the legendary 'Wallflowers' series.

    Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle's most intriguing--and persistent--admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition . more

  • #4 The Duchess War - Courtney Milan

    The Duchess War - Courtney Milan

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    Sometimes love is an accident. This time, it’s a strategy.

    Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

    But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled.. more

  • #5 What I Did For a Duke - Julie Anne Long

    What I Did For a Duke - Julie Anne Long

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    The Pennyroyal Green series takes us through the lives, passions, adventures and misadventures of the denizens of Pennyroyal Green, Sussex, England, a town anchored by the wealthy Eversea and Redmond families —whose relations are civil on the surface, but seethe beneath with ancient secrets and grudges and —naturally — attractions.

    For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him.. more

  • #6 The Highwayman - Kerrigan Byrne

    The Highwayman - Kerrigan Byrne

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    They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster…

    Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged him…and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception—and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands…

    But Farah is no one’s puppet.. more

  • #7 The Sins of Lord Lockwood - Meredith Duran

    The Sins of Lord Lockwood - Meredith Duran

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    Back from the dead, an Earl seeks vengeance...

    Liam Devaliant, Lord Lockwood, was born into a charmed life. Charismatic, powerful, and wild, he had the world at his feet—and one woman as his aim. His wedding to Anna was meant to be his greatest triumph. Instead, in a single moment, a wicked conspiracy robbed him of his future and freedom.

    Four years later, Liam has returned from death with plans for revenge. Standing in his way, though, is his long-absent bride. Once, he adored Anna's courage. Now it seems like a curse, for Anna refuses to fear or forget him. If she can't win back Liam's love, then she means at least to save his soul...no matter the cost.. more

  • #8 Scandalous Desires - Elizabeth Hoyt

    Scandalous Desires - Elizabeth Hoyt

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    Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?

    Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind--and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.

    "Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London.. more

  • #9 Love Only Once - Johanna Lindsey

    Love Only Once - Johanna Lindsey

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    The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay with his heart. A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him. Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has - and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.. more

  • #10 The Wallflower Wager - Tessa Dare

    The Wallflower Wager - Tessa Dare

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    They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door.

    Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

    When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

    Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?

    And a two-legged dog.. more

  • #11 Slightly Married - Mary Balogh

    Slightly Married - Mary Balogh

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    Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality…Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…

    Like all the Bedwyn men, Aidan has a reputation for cool arrogance. But this proud nobleman also possesses a loyal, passionate heart—and it is this fierce loyalty that has brought Colonel Lord Aidan to Ringwood Manor to honor a dying soldier's request.. more

  • #12 A Kingdom of Dreams - Judith McNaught

    A Kingdom of Dreams - Judith McNaught

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    Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as "The Wolf"; his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will . . . until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. And suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering web . . . a seductive, dangerous trap of pride, passion, loyalty, and overwhelming love.. more

  • #13 Seduce Me at Sunrise - Lisa Kleypas

    Seduce Me at Sunrise - Lisa Kleypas

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    The Hathaways is another blockbuster series by historical romance superstar Lisa Kleypas. Newly elevated to aristocracy, the Hathaway family find new challenges in navigating the intricacies of London society--and new desires.

    Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins—and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation…and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.. more

  • #14 The Truth About Dukes - Grace Burrowes

    The Truth About Dukes - Grace Burrowes

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    A new duke and a woman with a secret in her past get a second chance at love in this delightful and charming Regency romance.

    Robert Rothmere is hiding a past no duke should have endured, but he's not hiding it well enough. Sooner or later, his enemies will learn that he spent years locked away at a private asylum. To get their hands on his wealth, they'll try to send him right back to his worst nightmares. If Robert is to foil their schemes, he needs to marry a perfectly proper, blessedly boring, deadly dull duchess, immediately—and he knows exactly which quietly delightful lady he'd love to entrust with that role.. more

  • #15 Ravishing the Heiress - Sherry Thomas

    Ravishing the Heiress - Sherry Thomas

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    Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives.

    It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more. more


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