These books are known as Traditional Regencies or Sweet Regencies in the publishing world. There is sexual tension and chaste kissing only.
The Georgian Period in English history is during the reigns of George I, II, and III (1714-1811) . The Regency Period is when the Prince of Wales was declared regent after his father, George III , was declared mad for the last time until his father's death. (1811-1820). Not every writer or publisher adheres strictly to these dates. DELL Publishing labeled the books they published at their whim. For example: Scheme for Love
is set in 1802 and was declared a Regency while Rescued by Love
, set in 1803, was declared a Georgian.