If you’ve watched and loved Bridgerton on Netflix and are now anxiously awaiting reading the books, check out these read-alikes while you wait!
January 11, 2021
If you’ve watched and loved Bridgerton on Netflix and are now anxiously awaiting reading the books, check out these read-alikes while you wait for your Bridgerton holds to become available!
All Scot and Bothered
When she inherits the famous Madame of The Masquerade brothel in London, Cecelia Teague, a Vicar’s daughter, becomes the mysterious Scarlet lady and engages in a battle of wills with the Lord Justice of High Court who wants to destroy her and her business.
Bringing Down the Duke
Recruiting men of influence to champion the rising women’s suffrage movement of 1879 England, a daring Oxford rebel targets a cold and calculating duke before their unexpected romance threatens to upend the British social order.
Inheriting not only an earldom, but also an estate riddled with debt and the late earl’s three sisters and Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow, Devon Ravenel engages in a sensual battle of wills with this woman whose sharp wit and determination are a match for his own.
A Daring Arrangement
During the Gilded Age in New York City, an English beauty with a wicked scheme gets foiled by the American scoundrel who’s supposed to be helping her.
A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby
Created by a shrewd countess, The Widow’s Grace is a secret society with a mission: to help ill-treated widows regain their status, their families, and even find true love again—or perhaps for the very first time.
A Lady Awakened
To protect her estate and beloved servants from her evil brother-in-law, newly widowed Martha Russell devises a daring plan to conceive an heir and approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, with a business proposition he cannot refuse.
Lord Holt Takes a Bride
When heiress Winnifred Humphries runs away from her own wedding and straight into his waiting carriage, Lord Asher Holt, in desperate need of a wealthy wife to pay off his father’s debts, seizes this opportunity, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
In the aristocratic circles of London, 1881, everyone says Lord Ian McKenzie is crazy—and possibly a murderer—but a young widow longing for passion is determined to bare the truth about the dashing and darkly charming Scotsman.
A Matter of Class
In this Regency romance, wealthy, untitled Reginald Mason consents, and enters into a hostile engagement in which he and his prospective bride—Lady Annabelle Ashton, daughter of the Earl of Havercroft—are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering.
A Rogue by Any Other Name
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures. Bourne may be a prince of London’s illicit underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them… even her heart.
A Rogue of One’s Own
A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution—but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart. Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis and London’s undisputed lord of sin, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed. Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smouldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare. As Lucie tries to out-maneuver Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there’s truth in what the poets say: all is fair in love and war.
Romancing the Duke
As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
Leaving Harvard to complete her dissertation on the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian in England, Eloise Kelly discovers lost historical information that reveals the secret life of the most elusive spy of all time, a figure who single-handedly saved England from Napoleon’s invasion.
Ten Things I Hate About the Duke
Loretta Lynda Chase
Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn’t shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can’t marry until Cassandra does. Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra’s reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister’s future and her family’s good name along with them.
This Scot of Mine
Desperate to escape her vile fiancé, Lady Clara devises a bold lie—that she’s pregnant with another man’s child. With her reputation in tatters, Clara flees to Scotland to live out her days in disgrace, resigned to her fate as a spinster… until she claps eyes on the powerful and wickedly handsome Laird Hunt MacLarin.
To Have and to Hoax
In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention—and maybe just win each other back in the process. Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since. Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side—only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. She’s outraged. He’s confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent. Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses—and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt or will they continue to deny the spark between them?
Wicked and the Wallflower
When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.
Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy. But there’s nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she’d rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil’s carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he’s ever wanted… and the only thing he’s ever desired.
Wilde in Love
Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity, until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty Miss Willa Ffynche.
When a stolen kiss leads to an unexpected—and unwanted—bethrothal to the lovely Genova Smith, Lord Ashart finds his mission to unlock the mysteries of his past thwarted by his growing passion for his bride-to-be.
Would I Lie to the Duke
In order to get the investors her family desperately needs, Jessica McGale poses as a lady and catches the eye of the Duke of Rotherby, but she worries that she will lose his love when he discovers her deception.
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An Arranged Marriage
Company of Rogues Series, Book 1
Ruined through her vile brother’s schemes, Eleanor Chivenham is offered rescue by marriage to a rake with an infamous French mistress. Eleanor accepts, determined to treat the arranged marriage with cool dignity.Then she meets Nicholas Delaney. Not only does he stir her senses, but the trouble and pain beneath his smooth exterior reaches her heart.Nicholas is indeed troubled. While serving his country by seducing secrets out of a French spy, he is persuaded to marry Eleanor to protect his family’s honor. But such chivalry runs counter to his carefully wrought rogue image, and extends the life-threatening plots shadowing him to Eleanor.To assist, Nicholas reassembles the Company of Rogues, a schoolboy group he started years before. But not even they can dampen Eleanor’s fighting wit that is quickly unmasking their enemy and testing Nicholas’ formidable will.
Beyond Scandal and Desire
Fueled by revenge, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke who, despite his lowly upbringing, has become a successful businessman, sets out to woo the woman promised to the duke’s legitimate son and must make a difficult decision when he falls hopelessly in love with her.
The Duchess War
Brothers Sinister Series, Book 1
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. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets.
The Grand Sophy
When Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on diplomatic business, he parks his only daughter, Sophy, with his sister in Berkeley Square. Forward, bold, and out-spoken, Sophy sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Upon her arrival, Sophy can see that her cousins are in a sad tangle: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles is engaged to a dour bluestocking, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. They all need her help and it’s providential that Sophy arrives when she does.
Her Night with the Duke
After one night of reckless passion with a complete stranger, Lady Delilah Chambers is shocked to discover that he is none other than the duke who is set on wedding her beloved stepdaughter and must find a way to keep him at arm’s length.
It Takes Two to Tumble
Phillip can’t wait to leave England’s shores and be back on his ship, away from the grief that haunts him. But his children have driven off a succession of governesses and tutors and he must set things right. The unexpected presence of the cheerful, adorable vicar sets his world on its head and now he can’t seem to live without Ben’s winning smiles or devastating kisses.
The Most Eligible Lord in London
Handsome, rakish, incorrigibly flirtatious Fredrick, Lord Littleton, is notorious. Lady Adeline Wivenly is resolved to keep him at arm’s length during her first Season, until she overhears another woman’s plot to trick him into marriage. Even a rogue is undeserving of such deception, and Adeline feels obliged to warn him, only to find herself perilously attracted.
My Fake Rake
When anthropologist and colleague Sebastian Holloway agrees to court her in public so she can catch the eye of a handsome naturalist, Lady Grace Wyatt soon finds herself falling in love with the man she has hired to help her marry someone else.