Author: Gina Lamm
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish Date: September 3, 2013
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a fiction fan.
- You're a romance fan.
From Goodreads.com: "Leah Ramsey has always loved historical romance novels and dressing in period costumes. So when she has a chance to time travel and experience the history for herself, she jumps at it—figuring it can't be too hard to catch the eye of a duke. After all, it happens all the time in her novels.
Avery Russell, valet and prize pugilist, reluctantly helps Leah gain a position in the Duke of Granville's household . . . as a maid.
Domestic servitude wasn't exactly what she had in mind, but she's determined to win her happily ever after. Even if the hero isn't exactly who she's expecting."
My Two Cents:
Take a bit of contemporary romance, a little bit of Regency romance, and a little bit of time traveling and you get "Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes." This is a fun little story about Leah, a thoroughly modern woman, who doesn't think she can find a good man that will really love and understand her. When she has a chance to time travel back to the days of the Mr. Darcy's of the world, she does it in a heartbeat. She isn't sure what's she's going to find when she gets to the Regency era but it's sure to surprise her. I really liked this little twist on the traditional romance novel.
This is a really quick read and so much fun. This is the second book in the Geek Girls series by Lamm but this book can definitely be read as a standalone book. The romance between Leah and Avery was fantastic. Leah time travels thinking that she's going to meet a Duke or another royal but Avery turns out way different than she expected in the first place.
The ending of the book was a little abrupt so I'm hoping that if there are more books in this series that they'll cover what happens to Leah and Avery. This was a fun series and I'm looking forward to going back to read the first book! Overall, this was a great light read.