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Bridgerton (Book Series)

Modern Rom-Com Tropes Masquerading as Regency Romance

By Natasja RosePublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Bridgerton (Book Series)
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Bridgerton is not Regency Romance.

It's a bunch of modern Rom-Com tropes in Regency Cosplay. Other than over-reliance on the Compromise!Plot, the characters and behaviours bear no resemblence.

Tropes by Book

  1. Fake Dating
  2. Enemies-to-Lovers
  3. Cinderella Story
  4. Childhood-Friends-to-Lovers
  5. Falling In Love Through Letters and Kids
  6. Not-So-Unrequited Love
  7. Girl Next Door
  8. Strangers-to-Lovers


About the Creator

Natasja Rose

I've been writing since I learned how, but those have been lost and will never see daylight (I hope).

I'm an Indie Author, with 30+ books published.

I live in Sydney, Australia

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock4 months ago

    Is it fair to say that I wasn't interested & you just managed to confirm my disinterest? Good review.

  • Ava Mack4 months ago

    This is a great take and insight, Natasja! I love your itemized tropes. Bridgerton is definitely not "Your Grandmother's Regency Romance" but I think it's why I love the book and especially the TV series so much. Bridgerton shamelessly blends the trappings of regency romance with modern rom-com themes, sensibilities, cast, and art.

  • Lilly Cooper4 months ago

    I haven't read the books, but they are on my list. After watching the series though, I don't expect them to be historically accurate, just entertaining. Though I doubt the general public recognise the inaccuracies.

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