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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm

The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Geek Girls, #1)Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402277598
Pages: 352 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Time Travel
Series:  Geek Girls
Challenges- TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's


The Stakes Have Never Been Higher...
An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far.
Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn't looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing...
Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He's a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He's horse-drawn. She's Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.


My Review:

I am oddly charmed by time travel romances. I always have been. There is just something special about a modern day woman being thrown back into ye olde times and meeting a stodgy aristocrat, falling in loved and adapting to the time period. And this one may just be one of my favorites. I am not at all being sarcastic. I loved this book. I finished it in a little over an hour.

I loved Jamie. She had me chuckling through most of the book. I found her to be utterly charming in a sort of dipstick kind of way. I love that she was a gamer and a tech geek. And I identified with her lack of verbal filter. Mike was equally as awesome. He was so Darcy-like which equals perfection automatically. He was also addicted to Angry Birds which just added to his overall appeal. He did do some things that made me want to throttle him but, overall, I loved him.

Time travel has a tendency to be a bit high on the cheese factor but this was free of that and it had just the right amount of humor and the characters were very engaging. The chemistry between Jamie and Mike was perfect. They had just enough conflict to keep it interesting. The only problem is I don't quite like how the book ended. I don't want to spoil but I do wish they had ended in a different...time zone. But I did love this book. To distraction. You don't stay up until 5am reading a book you don't love. Gina Lamm is definitely an author I will be following.


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