Secure a match with the very best Bridgerton books

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best Bridgerton Books

by Arabella Horspool |

We cordially invite you to step into the world of Regency England. You can expect pages full of scandal, fancy balls and dresses and of course, plenty of courting and romance as we run down the best Bridgerton books.

Whether you adore the Netflix adaptation or you just want some escapism, we've put together this list full of enchanting tales about the life of the Bridgerton family, from Daphne and the Duke to the Viscount and Kate.

In these books, they try to navigate the marriage market, but will they find a wealthy suitor or a true love match?

How many Bridgerton books are there?

If the Netflix adaptation has won your heart, you'll be pleased to know that there are eight books in the series following all of the Bridgerton siblings.

With no rumours circulating for a release date of season three, there are plenty of books to keep you busy until the new romance hits our screen.

What books are based on which series of the Netflix adaptation?

No one could have expected just how big a hit the first series of Bridgerton would become, but it turned out to be just the tonic we all needed whilst we were all stuck inside back in 2020.

The Duke and I is the first book in the series, and therefore, the first story adapted for the streaming service. The eldest of the Bridgerton daughters, Daphne, falls for and eventually marries the handsome, roguish Duke - Simon Basset.

In the second series, it's eldest brother Anthony who takes centre stage as he bursts onto the marriage market looking for an eligible wife. He has a list of requirements, and one young lady seems to meet them all, but when her protective sister gets involved, his head soon turns. You can find this story in The Viscount Who Loved Me.

The best Bridgerton books

Bridgerton: The Duke and I

Daphne and Simon's story
Bridgerton: The Duke and I
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Back to where it all began, this is the story of how Simon and Daphne fell for each other. Their elaborate plan to pretend to be in love to avoid a marriage set-up turns into a real-life romance.

Our thoughts: This is the basis for series one of the hit show and where we first meet the popular Bridgertons, the Featheringtons, Queen Charlotte, Lady Danbury and of course, Lady Whistledown. It's a Jane Austen-esque romance, but with plenty of sauce.

The Viscount Who Loved Me

Anthony and Kate's turn
Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me
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Lady Whistledown promises that 1814 is going to be another eventful season, but no one expects the eldest Bridgerton, Anthony (the most elusive bachelor) to marry.

Our thoughts: After enjoying his twenties as a single man, Anthony knows that it's time to marry. He soon meets Edwina, the season's diamond debutante, a sweet girl who will make the ideal wife, but when her big sister Kate comes between them, will he start thinking with his heart instead of his head?

An Offer From A Gentleman

How Benedict and Sophie met
Bridgerton: An Offer From A Gentleman
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Sophie Beckett is the daughter of an earl. But after he died, her evil stepmother relegated her to a servant role.

Our thoughts: When the masquerade ball is in full swing, she sneaks in and soon meets her Prince Charming in the form of Benedict Bridgerton, but will they have their very own fairytale ending or will it all end in disaster?

Romancing Mr Bridgerton

Secret feelings
Bridgerton: Romancing Mr Bridgerton
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For Penelope Featherington: it has always been Colin Bridgerton, her best friend Eloise's brother, that she's in love with.

Our thoughts: It is certainly not a short-lived infatuation on her behalf, but having never told him or anyone else of her feelings before, will she be able to be with the man of her dreams? Or will he stay just precisely that - only in her dreams?

Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love

An imperfectly, perfect match
Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love
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Eloise Bridgerton is in love with a man that she has never met. Will it all be as it seems as she hires a carriage in the middle of the night to finally come together with what she hopes is her perfect match?

Our thoughts: Eloise has been turning down proposals all through the other books and almost resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood with her best friend, Penelope Featheringon. But with your friend now married, it's Eloise's time to find love, and we're here for it.

Bridgerton: When He Was Wicked

Francesca Bridgerton and Michael Stirling's story
Bridgerton: When He Was Wicked
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Join London's most infamous bachelor, Michael Stirling, as he falls head over heels for Francesca Bridgerton - from the moment he lays eyes on her.

Our thoughts: As the sixth book in the series, one could imagine that the romantic spark might fizzle out. However, the raunch factor is definitely upped in this book and will leave many wanting to read more.

It's In His Kiss: Bridgerton

Hyacinth's tale
It's In His Kiss: Bridgerton
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Hyacinth, Lady Danbury's ideal protu00e9gu00e9e and the second youngest of the Bridgerton clan, finds herself falling for Gareth St. Clair. Although Gareth's inheritance is on the line, Hyacinth grabs him and won't quite let go.

Our thoughts: If you haven't taken much of an interest in Hyacinth before, don't worry - you certainly will now. This book follows young, blossoming love which has a very unexpected twist. We love it.

On the Way to the Wedding: Bridgerton

Gregory's path to true love
On the Way to the Wedding: Bridgerton
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The last book in the series explores what it's like for Gregory Bridgerton when all of his other siblings have found their love match. Never fear - follow Gregory as he tries to win over the incompatible Hermione Watson and seeks advice from his dear friend, Lady Lucinda Abernathy.

Our thoughts: From the outset, it's pretty clear that Lucy is the one for him. That said, you'll love following the romance written in the stars.

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