Dearest gentle reader, it is March, which means that the social season is upon us, or to be more precise: our season. stop is that society depends on us because Bridgerton Season 2 (sans the rake the rakeest ever) is finally done quickly and is back on our screens as soon as this month. How we burn for it. Did anyone else hope Mrs. Delacroix could fix us up with a gown for the occasion?
Before this was the best thing Netflix has ever done, the world of Bridgerton was first brought to life in Julia Quinn’s eight-book historical romance series, with each novel dedicated to her love story. a different Bridgerton child. With such a rich scale, we’re betting we’ll be in at least eight seasons of Netflix’s gripping series, if not more.
The first series premieres in 2020 and is based on the events of the first novel The Duke and I, which centers around Bridgerton’s oldest daughter Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Regency London’s competitive debut in the marriage market. To keep loved ones in her marriage, she creates a fake flirting relationship with Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and it works… until they fall for each other. spoon and ladder in reality love and cherish.
Daphne and the Duke will give the Bonkerton baton to Lord Anthony Bridgerton in Season 2, following the second book in the series Viscount fell in love with meand let’s just say that a scandalous love triangle is about to happen in Ton.
We suspect that a certain scribbler and gossiper would have much to say about it. Bringing to the scene of Pall Mall and Mallet of Death… (IYKYK).
For those who *still* haven’t seduced themselves with Netflix’s most watched TV show of all time (unrelated), here’s your chance to redeem your virtue once and for all. before National Bridgerton on March 25th – aka the date Season 2 premieres. Try to finish all eight episodes of the first series in time, or prepare to fall into disarray at Lady Whistledown’s pen.
Until that fine day fills us with its presence, we’ve done our best Bridgerton-Great book to fill the Shondaland shaped hole in our lives.
The Regency vibe is absolutely perfect if we say so ourselves. Psst bring your own inhaler.
1. Fame – Lex Croucher
If Bridgerton and Sex education have a child book, it will be Reputation. A classic romantic comedy with a feminist Regency twist, Lex Croucher’s debut novel is this season’s one-of-a-kind diamond.
The film follows a lonely and vulnerable Georgina Ellers as she finds herself mingling with the upper echelons of society, who introduce her to a whole new world of unpredictable riches, playboy habits debauchery and mysterious young men.
2. The Bridgerton Line – Julia Quinn
Patience is said to be a virtue, but if you can’t wait to find out what’s next for the Bridgerton family and the rest of the Ton family, why not make your eight books right now? Julia Quinn with a hasty page-turning. The reading session will be perfect, my dear.
3. The Lady’s Guide to Naughty and Mayhem – Manda Collins
Fans of both the romance and the occult will find their book fitting with Manda Collins’ hilarious Victorian tale with a surprising twist.
England, 1865: Infamous newspaper columnist Lady Katherine Bascomb is determined to educate London women about nefarious criminals who are praying for fairer sex. But when her report leads to the arrest of a notorious killer, Katherine flees to a house party to get rid of suspicions about the case – only to become a witness to a murder. When the lead detective accused Katherine of hyping – rather than informing – the public with her column, she vowed to prove him wrong.
Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham’s refusal to compromise his investigations almost cost him his career, and he blames Katherine. When he discovers she’s a key witness in a new crime, he’s determined to stop the beautiful widow from sabotaging his case again. However, when Katherine proves surprisingly insightful and Andrew impresses Katherine with his lethal abilities, the two are forced to admit the fire between them is more flirting than angry. But to uncover the passion between them, they’ll need to catch a killer. . .
4. Defeat the Duke – Evie Dunmore
A brilliant and unlucky witch named Annabelle Archer must recruit influential men to fight for the women’s suffrage movement and the cold and calculating nobleman Sebastian Devereux, duke of rights Britain’s most powerful, is at the top of her list. A historical adventure packed with incredible moments, longing glances and brooding dialogue to begin with. For anyone looking for a 10/10 enemy plot with a mistress, you’ll have to turn pages all night long with this one.
5. There and to Hoax – Martha Waters
With a compelling cast of characters, a respectable amount of steam, and A-list jokes and bickering, Waters’ debut film is a sensational Regency adventure, perfect for those looking part of escapist literature.
The path of true love – or anger – is never smooth.
Five years ago, Lady Violet Gray and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married.
Four years ago, they had a fight to end all wars, and have barely talked since. Their once passionate love may have melted into cold, detached courtesy, but when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse, she races to be around. next to him – only to discover he’s alive, well, and confused by her concern. .
Outraged, Violet decides to feign illness herself to teach her estranged husband a lesson. And so begins an increasingly escalating game of manipulation – and a lot of the flirting between a wife and husband who may not hate each other as much as they think.
6. My Fake Rake – Eva Leigh
“It shouldn’t be when it comes to what we feel. There are no scientific rules when it comes to the human heart. “
In the first book of Eva Leigh’s League of Lakes series, a blonde hires a fake suitor to help her find the ideal husband, only to be blinded by her real lust. . That kind of slow write-manufactured attachment has plagued us forever since December 2020.
Lady Grace Wyatt is content like a wallflower, focusing on the pursuit of science rather than the complexities of social matches. But when a handsome, famous naturalist returns from abroad, Grace longs for attention for once. Her solution: create the perfect man, act as her suitor, and help her catch his eye. Grace’s colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, was just the blank placard she requested.
In order to delve deeper into British society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace transform him from a bespectacled, bookish scholar into a dashing, albeit contrived, man. Between secret lessons on how to be a swindler and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace’s feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into a truly undeniable, undeniable attraction. deny. If only she hadn’t asked him to help her marry someone else.
Sebastian is in love with the beautiful, radiant Grace, but their deal is done, and she wants someone else. However, when he is faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking both his future and his future. his heart.
7. The Little Book of Bridgerton – Charlotte Browne
Want to become an expert in the art of enchantment or perfect the rites of your Reign? The Bridgerton pamphlet is the perfect pocket gift for any super fan looking to add an extra feather to their cap. Combines full-sized Regent history with fun quizzes and trivia such as ‘who are you from Bridgerton?’ Consider this your social guide to the tumultuous world of the scandalous Ton. Dear gentle reader, you are going to see the debutante prom!
8. Something Great – Alexis J. Hall
If you only catch Bridgerton the TV series lacks quirky storytelling and LGBTQ+ characters (season 1 trailer teases a gay sex scene suggesting we can expect some weird storylines) ) then let Alexis J. Hall perform the wonderful gay Regency game which is noticeably absent in the Land of the Tons.
Valentine Layton, Duke of Malvern, has two problems: literally.
His father had always hoped that Valentine would marry Miss Arabella Tarleton. But, unfortunately, too many novels at an impressive age made her grow up… romantic. So romantic that a favorable marriage won’t work out and after proposing to Valentine, she runs away for the night and is determined never to keep an eye on him again.
Arabella’s twin brother, Bonaventure “Bonny” Tarleton, has also grown… romantic. And fully expect Valentine to come out after Arabella and prove to her that he’s not as cold a caddie as he seems.
Despite the abundant suspicions, Valentine finds himself on his way to chase Dover with Bonny at his side. Bonny is absurd, dramatic, annoying and… beautiful? And being with him makes Valentine question everything he thinks he already knows. Talk about him. About love. Even about the Tarleton he should be after.