While the first season of Netflix’s Regency romp Bridgerton has left fans blushing over its hot and steamy sex scenes, viewers could be in for even saucier moments if the TV show continues to draw inspiration from the book series on which it is based.
The first series of Bridgerton is based on The Duke and I, the first in an eight-part book series by author Julia Quinn. It follows the story of Daphne Bridgerton, one of the eight Bridgerton children, and each of the following seven books is dedicated to one of her siblings.
Netflix is in pre-production for the second series of Bridgerton, this one following the storyline of the second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which tells the story of Anthony Bridgerton’s quest for love.
Fans of the regency romp Bridgerton could be stunned by sexy storylines in the future seven seasons of the steamy Netflix hit, which is likely to follow in the footsteps of Julia Quinn’s novels and depicts the siblings and their quest for love (pictured, Hyacinth, Colin, Lady Violet, Daphne, Eolise, Anthony, Gregory, Benedict)
The first series of the hit drama , which was based on Julia Quinn’s The Duke and I, became an overnight success after its release on Christmas Day
This week it was revealed Sex Education star Simone Ashley, 25, will play the woman who wins his heart.
The book is full of moments that are sure to get pulses racing once they’re seen on screen, including one tender scene in which Anthony (played by Jonathan Bailey) sucks a bee sting out of his love interest’s breasts.
Here FEMAIL looks ahead in the Bridgerton books to reveal the raunchy moments fans might expect to see as the series…
The Viscount and Me: Sucking a bee sting from a breast
The second book in the series for the regency romp is widely considered to be one of the steamiest, and follows Anthony Bridgerton as he searches for a wife
Days ago, it was announced Simone Ashley, 25, will play Kate Sharma, Anthony’s future love interest in series 2
Eldest Bridgerton brother Anthony, played by Jonathan Bailey, has already had his fair share of sexy scenes in the first series
The second book in the series for the regency romp is widely considered to be one of the steamiest, and follows Anthony Bridgerton as he searches for a wife.
How do they film raunchy sex scenes in Bridgerton?
Talking to Radio Times intimacy coaches said they always ensure they are fully kitted with flesh-coloured underwear – to use as a modesty garment – mints – to ensure fresh breath – and heat pads to keep actors warm between takes.
Also in their kit bags is ‘mineral water spray and glycerine to create the impression of beads of sweat’.
Green tape makes its way into the must have list as it is used to make clear to camera operators the actors’ boundaries.
Their kit bags also contain small covers to protect a woman’s modesty and strapless underwear that sticks to a male actor’s pelvis holding body parts into place.
The character, played by Jonathan Bailey, has already had his fair share of sexy scenes, having romped against a tree during the first moments of the series.
Many viewers have been charmed by his sideburns and topless boxing matches against the Duke of Hastings.
In the second book of Julia Quinn’s series, Anthony is due to marry high society bride Edwina but her sister Kate vows to prevent her only sister from marrying him. However while doing so, she finds herself falling for the Viscount herself.
Kate is a ‘headstrong young woman who suffers no fools’ and her encounters with the bachelor leave her feeling hot under the collar, while Anthony struggles to reconcile his feelings for his future sister-in-law.
Writing of the undeniable attraction between the pair, Julia penned: ‘Something about her was…right. She felt right. She smelled right. She tasted right. And he knew that if he stripped off all of her clothes and took her there on the carpet on the floor of his study, she would fit underneath him, fit around him—just right.’
Another particularly heated moment in the novel comes when Kate is stung by a bee in front of Anthony.
The bachelor, who is terrified of bees after his father was killed from an allergic reaction to the insect, ends up sucking the poison from the sting, which happens to be on her chest.
An Offer From A Gentleman: Sofa romps with mother’s house maid
The third book in the series follows the charming and Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson in the series, in his quest to find a wife.
The illegitimate Sophie Beckett, who works as a servant for her disdainful stepmother, meets Benedict after sneaking into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball.
The two fall head-over-heels for one another, but, fearing he won’t accept her for her lowly position in society, Sophie flees and the two are separated.
Years later, without recognising her, he saves her from a young aristocrat trying to rape her and the two stay at his forest cottage.
The third book in the series follows the charming and Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson in the series, in his quest to find a wife (pictured right, with siblings Colin, Gregory, Eloise and Francesca)
In one of the steamiest moments, Sophie and Benedict get hot and bothered on the forest floor, but she insists that she won’t have sex with him for fear of having an illegitimate child.
He installs her as a maid within his mother’s house where he spends the next few months trying to pursued her to have sex with him.
During one particularly shocking scene, Julia writes: ‘His smile was mocking in the extreme. “You’re hardly in a position to ask me anything.” […] He loomed over her, leering rudely. […] “Do you understand,” he said, “what it feels like to be pushed away? How many times do you expect you can reject me before I stop trying?”‘
The two finally romp on a sofa within Lady Bridgerton’s home, and the novel ends with the pair deciding to marry.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton: Soppy wedding night passion
The fourth novel in the series, which is often deemed the least steamy of the lot, follows Colin’s quest for love as he falls for long-term friend Penelope Featherington
Often deemed the least steamy of the eight Bridgerton books, the fourth novel in the Bridgerton series follows the love affair between Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughla, and her best friends brother – Colin Bridgerton, played by Luke Newton.
Quinn describes Colin online as ‘tired tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the neverending sameness of his life, and, most of all, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown’.
The mysterious author ‘can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph’.
Yet when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he suddenly falls for long-term family friend Penelope.
Julia penned: ‘He murmured her name, tenderly taking her face in his hands. “I love you,” he said, his voice low and fervent. “I love you with everything I am, everything I’ve been, and everything I hope to be.”‘
The novel, which would be the fourth season of the Netflix show if it continues, is one of the least raunchy of the series.
There is just one sex scene in the novel, with the main focus of the book Penelope’s revelation to Colin that she is Lady Whistledown, although the TV series will likely be far steamier.
It’s just as well for actress Nicola, who earlier this year confessed she was left mortified watching the show with her mother, due to the ‘non-stop’ sex on screen.
‘I knew pretty well how the episodes went and the amount of sexiness in them,’ she told Make It Reign podcast. ‘When I showed her the first episode and Johnny Bailey’s bum appeared very quickly into episode one, she was like, ‘what is going on!’
‘I had to say, ‘it’s not my fault I didn’t write it, it’s romance novels and it’s a really important part of the story,’ but I was still in trouble.’
To Sir Phillip, With Love: Hot and heavy in the greenhouse
Claudia Jessie’s character Eloise gets hot and heavy in a greenhouse with future husband Sir Phillip Crane in the fifth book of the series
Claudia Jessie charmed Netflix viewers with her portrayal of Eloise Bridgerton in series one.
And viewers have already met her future husband, Sir Phillip Crane, who becomes engaged to Marina Thompson within the first series of the show.
The fifth book of the series gives detail of their relationship before he goes on to marry Eloise, alluding to a rough sexual relationship between Sir Philip and his first wife.
In one shocking moment, Julia writes: ‘He behaved like an animal, desperately trying to rouse in her some sort – any sort – of response. When that had proven impossible, he’d grown angry with her, wanted to punish her. And that had terrified him.
‘He’d been too rough. He didn’t think he’d hurt her, but he hadn’t been gentle. And he never wanted to see that side of himself again.’
The later parts of the book focus purely on Eloise’s love story with Sir Phillip, a moody ill-mannered widow who proposed because he thinks she will be ‘homely and unassuming.’
Sir Philip’s children set about playing pranks on Eloise from the moment she steps into the house, while he remains deeply troubled by the death of his late wife.
He seemingly lives only for his plant experiments, and has not had sex in eight years.
Much like Daphne Bridgerton in the first series of the show, Julia writes that Sir Philip makes a habit of ‘relieving himself’ to deal with his own sexual frustration.
But as she bonds with his children, the two fall head over heels, with their sexual tension sizzling as they spend time looking after Sir Philip’s peas in the greenhouse.
During the first night of their marriage, Eloise tenderly notices whip lashes on Sir Phillip’s back from his father’s beatings, before the pair have sex.
When He Was Wicked: Sex with dead husband’s cousin in a thunderstorm
The character Francesca Bridgerton may have only played a small part in the first series of the drama, but Ruby Stokes’ role will likely be ramped up if the programme continues into its sixth season.
Many fans consider the sixth book in the series, When He Was Wicked, to be the sexiest of the eight.
It follows Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, who falls in love with Francesca moments before she marries his cousin John Stirling.
Years later, with John tragically dead and long gone, Michael is the earl and Francesca is free.
Michael travels to India and spends four years to soothing his wounds, grieving his cousin and drowning his sorrows over his separation and unrequited love for Francesca.
However disaster strikes when he gets malaria during his trip, and Francesca desperately tries to nurse Michael back to health.
One of the raunchiest scenes in the novel sees two couple romping in an abandoned groundskeeper lodge during the middle of a thundering rain storm.
Julia penned: ‘“Will you let me kiss you?” he whispered. She didn’t move. He leaned toward her. “I told you I wouldn’t seduce you without your permission,” he said, his voice husky, his words falling mere inches from her lips.
‘Still, she didn’t move. “Will you kiss me, Francesca?” he asked again. She swayed. And he knew she was his.’
And what of the youngest Bridgerton children?
All in His Kiss
The steamy penultimate novel of the Bridgerton series sees the scheming and sexy Hyacinth Bridgerton offer to help Gareth St Clair to translate an old family diary from Italian into English.
The book is packed full of kinky sex scenes between the ‘devilishly outspoken and fiendishly smart’ Hyacinth and Gareth, with the two barely touching the diary before ripping one another’s clothes off.
In one kinky scene, Julia penned: ‘He moved, forward and back, the friction whipping her into insensibility. She reached, she clawed, she grapsed – anything to bring him closer, anything to reach the tipping point….
‘Something within her began to tighten and coil, twisting and tensing until she was certain she would shatter.”
On the way to the wedding
The final of the Bridgerton novels follows the romantic Gregory Bridgerton, who has his heart set on true love.
The sexy bachelor, who is just a child during the first series of the show, falls for the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson, who is in love with someone else.
Similarly to the first season, in which sparks fly between Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings at a party, the pair become breathless while dancing with one another.
Julia wrote: ‘He took her hand and led her to the floor. The waltz was in full swing, and they quickly found their place in the music. It seemed to lift them, render them as one. Gregory needed only to press his hand at her waist, and she moved, exactly as he anticipated. They spun, they twirled, the air rushing past their faces so quickly that they had to laugh. It was perfect. It was breathless. It was as if the music had crept under their skin and was guiding their every movement.’
Her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy, who is engaged to someone else, falls in love with Gregory.