So, you want more Bridgerton after bingeing on season 2? More stories like Anthony and Kate, Daphne and Simon? Fortunately, readers don’t have to wait as all eight siblings have their story in book form thanks to Julia Quinn’s amazing mind and writing skills. Click on each title to read my review for more detail. Here they are in reading order:
Book 1: The Duke and I
Daphne and Simon’s story and what opened up a new series for me. It’s funny, angsty and sexy.
Book 2: The Viscount Who Loved Me
Anthony and Kate. Pall Mall. Where the bee all made a lot more sense. Kate’s wit and barbs.
Book 3: An Offer From a Gentleman
Benedict’s story, with a Cinderella type story that is sweeter from the hard luck story of Sophie. We’ve seen Benedict’s sensitive side in the series, now we get to explore it further. Plus there is a gaol scene that is going to be BRILLIANT on the screen.
Book 4: Romancing Mr Bridgerton
This is what everyone has been waiting for. Penelope and Colin’s story, which is easily my favourite of the series. The reader sees all sides of Colin here as well as enjoying the spotlight on Penelope. It also introduces Hyacinth, who we only know as a little girl so far but this girl is going to put all the other Bridgertons in the shade.
Book 5: To Sir Phillip, With Love
This is Eloise’s story, and I’m still not sure whether this is what I wanted for me. But the way the story unfolds with Sir Phillip is in true Eloise style and shows a quieter side to her. It’s also mainly set outside London and felt a bit quieter without the noisy ton around.
Book 6: When He Was Wicked
Ah, Francesca. The quiet one who we don’t know as well. This was a refreshing change, as Francesca isn’t such an innocent (she’s a widow in this book, in love with her husband’s best friend).
Book 7: It’s in His Kiss
Hyacinth is all grown up in her story and a good friend to Lady Danbury (they read romance novels together, and enjoy being shocking). Now Lady D’s grandson Gareth is in town, and he and Hyacinth hit it off, running around town having adventures and being wicked.
Book 8: On the Way to the Wedding
Last but not least is Gregory. This one starts off rather sedately as he pines for one girl, but later realises that it’s her best friend Lucy who he loves. This is where it gets wild, right to the altar.