Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Regency Romances. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Virgin Who Humbled Lord Haslemere (The Swooning Virgins Society Book 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

There’s nothing distinct about the brick building that houses The Clifford Charity School for Wayward Girls, which perfectly suits the purposes of its extraordinary residents—bold young ladies who expose London’s most corrupt aristocrats—and find their true loves along the way . . .   The only thing Georgiana Harley despises more than chaos is bad behavior. So when the Duchess of Kenilworth pleads for help to escape her witty, charming, handsome, heartless monster of a husband, she’s come to the right place. Calm and logical, with nerves of steel, Georgiana is uniquely qualified to safely disappear the duchess, along with her young son. Her greatest challenge is Her Grace’s brother, Lord Haslemere. An arrogant scoundrel, he keeps interfering with Georgiana’s methodical plans. If only he would get out of her way—yet once he reveals a heart as sweet as his lips, she isn’t so sure she wants him to. Can she allow herself to fall for a man with an angel’s face—and a devil’s reputation . . .?   Benedict Harcourt, the Earl of Haslemere isn’t about to trust his precious sister and beloved nephew to some delicate chit who looks as if a stiff wind could send her sprawling—no matter how brilliant Georgiana is. Or beautiful. Or brave. Or lovable. Or irresistible. But does even he have the courage to fall for a young woman with the starry eyes of an innocent—and the unstoppable fierceness of a lioness? Only time, and taking a risk, will tell . . .

  • Author: Anna Bradley
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance

                 

2. The Venus and the Viscount


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

A hellion. A hoyden. Scandalously flawed. Flouting convention and shocking society has become the primary source of entertainment for Lady Charity Manners. She makes no apologies for her wild ways, nor does she have any intention of changing. As for marriage? No, thank you. She would far prefer to live an independent life on the Continent. Before she leaves England behind for good, she attends one last country house party for a reunion with her old finishing school chums. A bore. A killjoy. Seriously staid. When Neville Astley, Viscount Wilton, overhears Lady Charity describing him in unflattering terms to the lady he hoped to make his viscountess, he is outraged. How dare she attempt to meddle in his affairs and ruin his chances of gaining a bride? He is determined to deliver a stinging rebuttal and prove just how excellent a husband he would make. Except, an odd thing happens when the man who has spent his life following all the rules confronts the lady who has gleefully ignored them. An attraction he never could have predicted sparks into flame. To his dismay, he discovers his inconvenient heart has chosen its allegiance to the most unsuitable lady at the house party. But can Neville persuade Charity to pursue her dreams as his wife, or will he lose her forever? Steam level: Scorching hot! Don't say you weren't warned...

  • Author: Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher: Happily Ever After Books, LLC (July 29, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance

                 

3. The Stranger I Married


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

A reformed rake sets his sights on true love in this steamy Regency romance by the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of Butterfly in Frost . The Marquess of Grayson never felt a twinge of guilt when he stole the beautiful Lady Pelham right out from under his best friend’s nose. After all, they were well matched in all things—their sensual appetites, wicked wits, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin their marriage of convenience by falling in love. But then a shocking turn of events sent her roguish husband from her side. Four years later, he has returned a powerful, irresistible man who is determined to seduce his way into her affections. No, this is not at all the man she married. But he is the man who might finally steal her heart . . . Praise for The Stranger I Married “Boldly passionate, scorchingly sexy Regency romance.” — Booklist “The writing . . . is very smooth and readable and the love scenes very hot and nicely done.” —All About Romance

  • Author: Sylvia Day
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. Lady Brazen (Notorious Ladies of London Book 6)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

From USA Today bestseller Scarlett Scott comes the passionate, emotional conclusion to The Notorious Ladies of London series. Lady Philippa Shaw had it all: a husband who was madly in love with her, a sweet baby daughter, and a house in the most exclusive square in London. Until a shocking discovery after her husband’s death revealed her happy life was a lie. Now, his past crimes are returning to haunt her, bringing danger, devastation, and the one man she’s spent the past few years despising. Roland, the Duke of Northwich, never recovered from losing Pippa to the cunning scoundrel she married instead of him. When he began investigating the murky business dealings of her dead husband, however, he never intended to cause Pippa harm. Their clash is instant, her enmity for him shattering. As the shadowy menace of her husband’s sins emerges, Northwich offers his protection in the only way he knows how. Pippa has no intention of binding herself to the duke in a marriage of convenience. But after an incident makes the threat to herself and her daughter undeniable, she reluctantly accepts his proposal. She finds herself struggling to reconcile the cold, ruthless man she believed Northwich to be with the caring, considerate man she’s married. As they work together to discover who is behind the attacks on her, the secrets of the past are unlocked. And the most shocking one of all lies in her new husband’s heart. Heat level: Scorching! Don't say you weren't warned. Notorious Ladies of London Series Book 1: Lady Ruthless Book 2: Lady Wallflower Book 3: Lady Reckless Book 4: Lady Wicked Book 5: Lady Lawless Book 6: Lady Brazen

  • Author: Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher: Happily Ever After Books, LLC (July 22, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance

                 

5. The Duke and I


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!

  • Author: Julia Quinn
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical

                 



6. The Captain's Quest (The Leeward Islands Series Book 4)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

Innocent mistakes can have dire consequences.  Pricilla Middleton only attended the Lemoore house party to keep her friend out of trouble. Now, her only chance to keep from becoming a gossip column headline is to sneak aboard her brother's ship and pretend she'd been visiting him instead of taking part in the debacle. Before she can speak to her brother, the ship sets sail, and the man in charge is not at all who she expects. Captain Tobias Prescott, son of an infamous war hero, has been assigned on a critical mission to deploy warships in St. Kitts for battle in New Orleans. Unfortunately, his orders require him to assume command of a friend's ship, and he must weigh anchor the instant the former captain is escorted down the gangplank. When they reach open waters, the last thing he expects is to find a woman hiding in the captain's cabin, yet his mission is too urgent to return her to England. The Middleton name has always brought Tobias trouble, and Pricilla is no exception. As the waters clear and the temperature warms, the danger escalates too. Yet Tobias discovers the intuitive and strong woman who struggles to hide her anxiety is nothing like her disloyal brother. He may lose the opportunity to help his country, but perhaps he can still save the woman who's rescued his heart.

  • Author: Lorri Dudley
  • Publisher: Wild Heart Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 

7. Discouraging the Duke (Dukes Done Wrong Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

Welcome to the new world from Alexa Aston—Dukes Done Wrong. Accused of something they never did. Five boys banished from their homes in disgrace, to the place where they find the brothers of their heart—and build new family ties that will last a lifetime. A lonely army captain who suddenly finds himself a duke. A gentleman’s daughter running an estate because her father no longer can. Two lonely souls whose sparks are undeniable . . . Miles Notley returns home as the new Duke of Winslow after being sent away for accidentally killing his younger brother when he was ten years old, an act his older brother committed—and denied. With his brother’s death, Miles finds himself in unfamiliar waters. He has no idea how to run an estate, much less be a duke. Until he meets an intriguing young woman. Emery Jenson came to Wildwood ten years ago with her parents, hired to be the estate’s steward and housekeeper. She has taken on more responsibility as her father’s mind grows weak and now runs the ducal country seat. When the new duke shows up, she schemes to hide her father’s deficiencies, believing the Duke of Winslow won’t remain long since the Season is in full swing and he will need to claim a bride and provide an heir. But Miles isn’t going anywhere. He becomes captivated not only by Emery’s charm and confidence but admires her skills in making Wildwood a profitable estate. Miles decides no one but Emery can be his duchess—and he is up for the challenge, ready to convince the blunt beauty in the battle of wills that they can both come up winners—if she will only say yes. Will Emery, who thinks she has found her place in the world and urges Miles to now find his, discover that the best place she can be is at the Duke of Winslow’s side? Each book in Dukes Done Wrong is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited. Dukes Done Wrong Discouraging the Duke Deflecting the Duke Disrupting the Duke Delighting the Duke Destiny with a Duke

  • Author: Alexa Aston
  • Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 2nd edition (July 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance

                 

8. The Matchmaker and the Marquess (Second Chance Manor Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

You are cordially invited to the country house party of the summer… Five years ago, six exceptional ladies graduated from Twittingham Academy and successfully nabbed themselves the most sought-after matrimonial prizes in London. Actually, they didn’t. Not one of them. But the Countess of Fangfoss, formerly known as Miss Julia Twittingham, has a plan to see each of her past charges happily wed after all. Welcome to Second Chance Manor. Lady Clementine Hammond has earned her reputation as society’s most notorious matchmaker by catching couples in compromising positions. She’s perfectly happy remaining unwed herself. One small misstep at a country house party, however, leaves her with no choice but to become engaged to the most odious rogue she has ever met. Also, the most handsome. After losing the woman he loved to a romantic rival, the Marquess of Dorset has devoted himself to cultivating his reputation as a rakehell of the first order. When the unlikeable Lady Clementine quite literally gets a bee up her skirts, he reluctantly plays the gallant, only to find himself having to offer her marriage. Clementine loathes rakes. Dorset despises prim and proper ladies. Each is desperate to escape an unwanted union to the other. They agree to maintain a pretense for the house party’s duration with plans to discreetly break their engagement when they return to London. Everything is unfolding according to plan. Until their temporary betrothal starts to feel far too real and one kiss leads to another… Steam level: Scorching hot! Don't say you weren't warned...

  • Author: Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher: Happily Ever After Books, LLC (June 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance

                 

9. The Scholar and the Scot


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

You are cordially invited to the country house party of the summer… Five years ago, six exceptional ladies graduated from Twittingham Academy and successfully nabbed themselves the most sought-after matrimonial prizes in London. Actually, they didn’t. Not one of them. But the Countess of Fangfoss, formerly known as Miss Julia Twittingham, has a plan to see each of her past charges happily wed after all. Welcome to Second Chance Manor. Olive L'arbre has a brilliant mind but poor vision, mostly of herself. While at Fangfoss Manor with her dearest friends, and a batch of eligible (if not entirely desirable) gentlemen, Olive believes none of them could ever be as interested in her, or her recent paper on Roman architecture, as she is in the latest edition of Journal of the Society of Archaeology. Certainly, none of them could possibly hold her attention better than the daring exploits of her favorite (and likely fictitious) explorer. But then she meets a man who seems much too interesting--and even more interested in her--to be true. Is it possible he's the real-world equivalent of her long-time obsession? Phineas Prince is an adventurer with a fascination for exploring history in far-flung locales. When his sister insists he accompany her to Fangfoss Manor for the summer, his only hope for excitement is the possibility of finding the match to the artifact previously obtained from the Roman ruins located there…or so he thinks. But before he can start digging, he meets a beautiful scholar...one who just might be his perfect match. Beware: This Victorian RomCom is full of plenty of naughty bits and laugh-out-loud moments! You’re going to love revisiting the house party of the summer at Fangfoss Manor!

  • Author: Caroline Lee
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance

                 

10. A Splendidly (Un)suitable Match: A Pride & Prejudice Variation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regency Romances - August 2021

When love needs a helping hand — or paw. Fitzwilliam Darcy has his hands full. His cousin had his heart broken, his sister’s confidence was recently shattered, one of his closest friends has taken on more responsibility than he can possibly handle, and an overbearing social climber has decided to prove to Darcy that she is his perfect match. When all of them travel together to Netherfield Park, everything goes wrong. Darcy finds himself dancing when he would rather not, cavorting with mules, and laughing with an impertinent young miss who shows him the lighter side of life. Elizabeth Bennet’s sympathies often extend to the disadvantaged and mistreated. So, when she meets Fitzwilliam Darcy under less than flattering circumstances, her heart goes out to the unfortunate gentleman. Extending him her friendship and her humor, she tries to be content with her lot while helping her dearest sister and friend find love with their new neighbors at Netherfield Park. But the more she comes to know Mr. Darcy, the greater his danger to her heart. With the help of a troublesome Maltese puppy and the interference of a tenacious rival whose tactics backfire at every turn, Mr. Darcy discovers that to win Miss Elizabeth’s heart, he must become the gentleman she believes him to be. A Splendidly (Un)suitable Match is a light-hearted, low-angst, Regency Rom-Com inspired by Jane Austen's timeless classic,  Pride and Prejudice . It is appropriate for all audiences.

  • Author: Jennifer Joy
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction