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So, you’ve finished binge watching Bridgerton. Now what? To satisfy your need for more romantic comedy during Regency England, take a gander at these reads below. You may just find something to your satisfaction until the next season comes around.
West Indian heiress Patience Jordan ends up getting the chance to be a nanny after being falsely imprisoned. She takes the job, even knowing that it means that she will have to work for her late husband’s cousin—who also happens to be the Duke of Repington.
Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley have been married for five years but haven’t spoken in four after they had a huge fight. Word gets to Violet that James is seriously injured. When she rushes to his side, she finds that it was all a trick. A game of manipulation ensues.
When a writer for a newspaper column on men becomes famous, she finds herself on the run. However, she witnesses a murder and finds herself suddenly having to join forces with Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham.
Darcy and Elle agree on one thing: their one date certainly did not go well at all. However, Darcy is tired of her brother trying to set her up on dates and Elle needs a date for the holidays. The two join forces and decide to fake a whole relationship to get everyone off their backs. They didn’t count on falling for each other though!
Dani Brown wants a friend with benefits. Zafir Ansari needs publicity for his children’s charity. After a video of Zaf rescuing Dani from a fire drill goes viral, he begs her to be his fake girlfriend to reap the benefits of the publicity.
By Jennieke Cohen
Lady Victoria is the younger daughter of an earl who is most likely spending her time helping her father run his estate between London seasons. Victoria doesn’t feel the pressure to get married until her older sister returns home after escaping her husband’s abuse.
Lady Alexandra Stafford is a young woman embarking on her first London season with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi. As they are introduced to society, Alex is drawn to Gavin, the Earl of Blackmoor, who is a friend to her older brothers and is grieving the recent death of his father. Alex and Gavin develop feelings for each other and begin to question who is responsible for his father’s death.
Set in the Victorian era, Mary, a young orphan, is rescued from the streets and brought up in a finishing school. After graduating, she learns that the school is a front for an all-female espionage agency. She is recruited by the headmistresses, but she worries that her biracial status could result in her dismissal.
Nesta Archeon is forced to become High Fae after joining the Cauldron. She is easily angered by Cassion, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in the Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly circling her. What’s more, the human queens have forged a dangerous new alliance that further threatens the peace of the Fae World.
A food writer that goes by the name of Cranky, Agnes Crandall’s life gets a bit crazy when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night to try and steal her dog, Rhett. Add in a hitman named Shane who has a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and a supposed babysitting gig for a little kid named Agnes. Well, it turns out that the gig isn’t for a kid. And there’s also about 5 million dollars hidden somewhere!
A gossip columnist living in New York City is bored with her life. That is, until the elderly woman who lives next door is nearly murdered. She sets out to find the criminal responsible by asking around, including the handsome, yet mysterious man that comes by to dogsit for his comatose aunt.
Trapped in a shared office together all week, Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman become entrenched in a never-ending game of one-upmanship. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything, especially with a huge promotion on the horizon!
After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job, Janie Morris isn’t at all surprised about life anymore because it just can’t get any worse. But then, Quinn Sullivan (Sir McHotpants) turns up and makes her an offer that she simply cannot refuse.
Journalist Chastity O’Neill is tired of being just “one of the guys,” so when she returns to her hometown, she decides that it is time to work on some of those feminine wiles. Just two problems: 1) she’s five-eleven with rock-solid girl power, and 2) she’s got four alpha male older brothers!