July BOM and August Preview

Hello, fellow romance lovers! It is that time again…another month over and a new one beginning. I am featuring an overview of my July reviews and features. After that I will showcase what is coming up for August with books and features. All my book reviews for July can easliy be viewed by clicking on the book name. Without further ado….here we go!


I read and reviewed twenty-two books in July.  The rating stats are:  eleven five-star reviews, nine four-star reviews, and two three-star reviews.  The quality of writing was excellent and set a high bar.  Some favorite authors didn’t disappoint and delivered quality work.  Authors I have never read enchanted me with new viewpoints and clever plots.  Below is my book list and a link to each book’s review.


A Bit Of Rough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book one in The House Of Commons series by Jackie Barbosa

Ruination Of A Rogue ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book two in The English Rose series by Clair Brett


Pleasures Of The Night ⭐️⭐️⭐️   Book sixteen in The Distinguished Rogues series by Heather Boyd

A Friend At The Highland Court ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book thirteen in The Highland Ladies series by Celeste Barclay

Cocky Marquess ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Book six in The Regency Cocky Gents series by Annabelle Anders

The Theory Of Earls ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book one in The Beautiful Barringtons series by Kathleen Ayers


Silver Bells And Mistletoe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   A stand-alone novel by Anna St. Claire


Her Willful White ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book two in The Dark Duke Legacy series by Tammy Andresen


Secrets Of The SoHo Club ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   A collection by Joanne Austen Brown, Renee Dahlia, Theresa Fuller, Pamela Hart, Heide Wessman Kneale, Fiona Marsden, Beverly Oakley, Ebony Oaten, Clyve Rose, and Linda Rae Sande

The Lady’s Guide To Scandal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book four in The Lady’s Guide series by Emmanuelle de Maupassant


A Stern Lord For My Lady ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Book one in Her Stern Husband series by R R Vane


A Price To Be Paid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book two in The Legacy Of The Laird series by Darcy Armstrong

The Marquess Method ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book three in The Beautiful Barringtons series by Kathleen Ayers

Lady Brazen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book six in The Notorious Ladies Of London series by Scarlett Scott

A Rogue Meets His Match ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Book seven in The Rogue Chronicles series by Lana Williams

The Ice Duchess ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  The prequel to The Duchess Society series by Tracy Sumner


A Heart To Be Tamed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Book three in The Legacy Of The Laird series by Darcy Armstrong


When A Duke Loves A Governess ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Book three in The Unlikely Duchesses series by Olivia Drake

Not The Kind Of Earl You Marry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Book one in The Unconventional Ladies Of Mayfair series by Kate Pembroke

The Viscount’s Darling Adventure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book eight in A Wallflower’s Wish series by Maggie Dallen and Katherine Ann Madison

The Blacksmith’s Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book Two in Her Stern Husband series by R R Vane

The Highlander’s Irish Bride ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book Three in The Clan Kendrick series by Vaness Kelly

July Book Of The Month


I have chosen The Marquess Method by Kathleen Ayers for the July Book Of The Month!  I have fallen in love with all the Barringtons, but Theo is my favorite sister.  Haven is by far my favorite male lead in the entire series.  Theo is an artist who lives in her own world.  She has an innocence that endears her.  Haven is destitute and desperate.  The attraction and resulting passion are steamy good!  The relationship between Haven and Theo is tumultuous, but it also has an endearing tenderness to it.  I fell in love with both characters.  This series is a favorite of mine, and I have wanted to select one of the series as BOM.  After reading The Marquess Method, I knew this was the book, and July was the month!  I have featured The Marquess Method several times this month.  The novel spins a poignant story of need, redemption, and love.  If you haven’t read it, I advise starting with book one, The Theory Of Earls.  I have reviewed all three books in the series.  They continue to evolve and exceed expectations.  

The Marquess Method Review


July Events Recap


Below is a recap of all the events I hosted throughout July.  Author and publishers, feel free to reach out if you would like your books featured here!


Highland Beast by Amy Jarecki Book Blitz


The Highlander’s Pirate Lass by Heather McCollum Cover Reveal


The Marquess Method by Kathleen Ayers Currently Reading


The Marquess Method by Kathleen Ayers Release Blitz


The Marquess Method by Kathleen Ayers Release Tour



August Preview

So far, I have fifteen advance copies from various authors and publishers to read in August.  Most of those listed below are new authors that I haven’t read.  I am very excited to see where these new worlds take me!


Earl Of Excess, book one in The Rakes Of Mayhem series by Anna St. Claire

Tides Of Love, book one in The Garrett Brothers series by Tracy Sumner


Love And The Lawman, book three in The Lawmen Of The West by Alexa Aston

Lady Mary’s Dangerous Encounter, book one in The Beresford Adventure series by Cheryl Bolen

The Wrangler’s Ready Made Family, book fifteen in The Wind River Hearts series by Lacy Williams


His Wallflower White, book three in The Dark Duke’s Legacy series by Tammy Andresen


Along Came A Lady, book one in The All The Duke’s Sins series by Christi Caldwell

A Duke Worth Fighting For, book three in The Isle Of Synne series by Christina Britton

The Brides Of London:  An Advertisements For Love Collection, books one and two by Vanessa Riley

The Marquess Darling Match, book nine in A Wallflower’s Wish series by Maggie Dallen and Katherine Ann Madison

Lord Maxwell’s Quest, book two in The Other Trents series by Jane Charles

Hitched To The Gunslinger, stand alone novel by Michelle McLean


Trapped With The Duke, book one of Miss Primm’s Secret School For Budding Bluestockings by Annabelle Anders


The Duke Who Love Me, book one in The Duke Estates series by Jane Ashford

Highland Thief, book five in The Sons Of Gregor MacLeod series by Alyson McLayne


August Events


The following are scheduled events for August.   Keep checking, I receive more and more of these as the month goes on.

  • 8/23/21 The Highlander’s Pirate Lass by Heather McCollum, Release Blitz
  • 8/24/21 Along Came A Lady by Christi Caldwell, Blog Tour



July was quite the busy, fun month for reading!  I am looking forward to August and the new books and authors.  I enjoy these recaps, getting to look back on all the great reading I have accomplished!  Plus my favorite thing is picking the BOM!  It takes me forever to make my choice!  That is a good, it tells me I have had the great opportunity to read and review many excellent books.  Thanks for stopping by, have a look around and hopefully discover your next read!  To all authors and publishers, I am always looking for opportunities to showcase upcoming covers and books, please contact me for more information.  Let me know what you think of my blog.  I love to hear your opinions on the books I read.  Have a great month and keep reading!


Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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