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    If You Love "Bridgerton" Then You'll Want To Read These 16 Historical Romance Books

    Dear reader, I have an obsession.

    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. 

    1. A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

    2. A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley

    3. Destiny's Captive by Beverly Jenkins

    4. The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian

    5. The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

    6. Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

    7. Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

    8. The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan

    9. Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase

    10. The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas

    11. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

    12. My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh

    13. The Lord I Left by Scarlett Peckham

    14. The Summer of You by Kate Noble

    15. A Summer for Scandal by Lydia San Andres

    16. The Marquess Makes His Move by Diana Quincy