We've all fallen in love with the newest Bridgerton couple, Lord Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma. Many Bridgerton lists emphasize books pointing to the original books, but many readers want a broader, more inclusive, larger selection of historical romances that the genre has to offer. With bated breath, we wait for every scorching look as we watch the couple fall ferociously for each other. We want to see grumpy Kate Sharma get all decked out, from head to toe, as we fall in love with her, that bomb aquamarine hunting habit, as she, in turn, falls for her curmudgeonly Viscount.
Whether you love the comical Bridgertons, glamorous gowns, or the glittery citizens within, here are 16 historical romances that will give you all the historical fun you experienced with the Netflix adaptation of Bridgerton. And then some! A trans heroine gets a happy ending with her best friend. A disabled Duke gets hitched to a dressmaker. A Black pirate falls in love. Bisexual criminals go on an adventure! Sink into your inner razor-witted damsel, demand some smelling salts, and do the rebellious thing: Fall in love with the happy-ever-after.