10 Popular Steamy Regency Romance Novels to Read Now

Do you want to go back in time and dance the ballrooms with dukes and duchesses? Pick a Regency romance novel to live that period. From passionate affairs to forbidden love, these books will transport you to a time of corsets and carriages, balls, and banter, all while delivering plenty of sizzling heat. Dive into the tantalizing pages of these ten popular novels that promise to whisk you away.

I personally enjoyed the books written by Julia Quinn and Lisa Kleypas. Some books are suggested by my good friends and from Reddit forums.

I have compiled some of the best gems of Regency romance into a list. Get cozy and enjoy these popular romances.

List of Steamy Regency Romance Novels

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

This delightful novel follows the story of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, an unmarried duke, who engage in a fake courtship to avoid marriage-minded society mothers. But as they dance across ballrooms, their feelings become real, and Daphne must convince Simon to turn their sham courtship into true love. Can Daphne convince Simon to take their relationship from pretend to true love?

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

This bestselling Regency Romance novel follows the story of Annabelle Peyton, a proud and beautiful young lady who finds herself in a precarious position when her family faces financial ruin. Determined to save them, Annabelle sets out to find a wealthy husband, but her plans are complicated when she falls for the charming and ambitious entrepreneur, Simon Hunt.

As they explore their complicated feelings for each other, they must confront the challenges of societal expectations and personal desires. Will they find a way to be together, or will fate intervene and tear them apart? Read this captivating novel to find out.

Lakota Love Song by Madeleine Baker

Experience the thrill of the wild west and the forbidden passion between a white woman and a Native American man in ‘Lakota Love Song’, a steamy Regency Romance novel. When Kaylee Matthews, a brave and independent woman, rescues a wounded Indian named Blue Hawk, she sets out on a journey that will change her life forever.

Against the odds, they find themselves falling for each other, navigating cultural differences and societal expectations. Will they be able to overcome their obstacles and find happiness together? Dive into this captivating tale of love, adventure, and redemption.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

This steamy Regency Romance novel follows the journey of Claire Randall, a former combat nurse who finds herself transported back in time to 18th-century Scotland. As she explores this unfamiliar world, Claire must choose between her loyalty to her husband and her growing feelings for the charming Jamie Fraser. With its rich historical details, captivating characters, and pulse-pounding action, “Outlander” is a must-read.

Will she stay true to her marriage vows or succumb to the fiery passion of her newfound love? Get ready for a wild ride full of twists, turns, and plenty of tartan-clad eye candy!

Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell

Katherine Grant, a fierce and feisty heroine, finds herself in danger when she’s rescued by the handsome young Apache, Gaetan. With a burning desire for revenge against the whites who have wronged his people, Gaetan is initially resistant to Katherine’s charms. But as they navigate the treacherous terrain of southern Arizona and northern Mexico, their mutual attraction becomes impossible to ignore.

As they face dangerous obstacles together, their bond grows stronger, and soon they find themselves dancing on the coals of desire. But with their differences in culture and background, can their love survive the challenges that lie ahead? Will they be able to overcome their fears and admit their feelings for each other?

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What I Did For A Duke by Julie Anne Long

Are you looking for a steamy Regency romance novel filled with intrigue, passion, and a dashing duke who will stop at nothing to claim his prize? Pick “The Duchess Hunt,” where the notorious Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, sets his sights on seducing the innocent Genevieve Eversea.

But little does he know, Genevieve is not your average lady. With a fiery spirit and a sharp wit, she’s not afraid to stand up to the powerful duke, even when he tempts her with his charms. As they dance around their attraction, secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart. Will Genevieve give in to the duke’s advances or will she choose another path? Find out in this page-turning, steamy Regency romance novel that’s sure to leave you breathless.

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

Shy author Sara Fielding’s life changes forever when she stumbles upon a crime in progress and saves the life of Derek Craven, the most feared and desired man in London. Derek, a gambling club owner with a questionable past, is drawn to Sara’s innocence and determined to protect her from harm. Their mutual attraction soon becomes impossible to ignore. As they explore their feelings for each other, secrets from Derek’s past threaten to tear them apart. Will their love be strong enough to overcome the obstacles in their way? Get lost in the magic of this Regency romance novel and find out.

The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

“The Leopard Prince” by Elizabeth Hoyt is a fictional story of Lady Georgina Maitland and Harry Pye. Georgina Maitland is a wealthy, independent woman who doesn’t need a husband, but she could use a reliable steward to manage her estates. When she meets Harry, she knows he’s more than just a servant – he’s a man who ignites a fire within her.

But their passionate affair is threatened by the chaos surrounding them. Poisoned sheep, murdered villagers, and an enraged magistrate have the county in an uproar, and the locals are convinced that Harry is behind it all. As Georgina works tirelessly to clear his name and protect him from the gallows, she finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with him. Will they be able to weather the storm and find happiness together?

The Proposition by Judith Ivory

“The Proposition,” is a fictional story of Lady Edwina Bollash and her unconventional student, Mick Tremore. This handsome rogue may have a reputation for being rough around the edges, but he’s about to get a crash course in refinement from the lovely Lady Edwina. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows stronger – but can they overcome their differences and find true love? With its witty dialogue, charming characters, and steamy chemistry, this book is sure to delight fans of historical romance. So why wait? Get lost in the world of Regency England with “The Proposition” today!

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

“The Duchess Deal” by Tessa Dare is a steamy Regency Romance novel. It tells the story of Emma Gladstone, a fierce seamstress, and the brooding Duke of Ashbury, a war hero with a mysterious past. The Duke’s conditions for marriage are clear: no lights, no kissing, and no questions about his scars. But Emma has a few rules of her own, including dinner together every evening and unlimited teasing.

As they stay together in their arranged marriage, sparks fly and passion ignites. Will they be able to resist each other and maintain their distance, or will they give in to their desires and fall in love? Find out in this unputdownable romance novel.

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