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Posted September 6, 2013
I enjoyed this book. I loved Leah! She was a mouthy spitfire (AK
I enjoyed this book. I loved Leah! She was a mouthy spitfire (AKA ME) who goes back in time to find her true love. Avery is an ex-boxer turned valet who doesn't think he is good enough for Leah. The characters are well written and I love how the regular guy gets the girl. My only problem with the book is that it ends kind of abruptly and left we wanting. All in all a good book.
Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for the ARC.
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Posted October 28, 2013
This is the second book in the Geek Girls series by Gina Lamm. I
This is the second book in the Geek Girls series by Gina Lamm. I really liked the first book and was excited to be able to get this book on Netgalley. We learned a little bit about Leah in the first book, The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl and now we really get to know all about her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book opened with Leah at a Renaissance Fair, in costume Leah and her Ren-Faire buddy, Ella are walking the Faire, people watching and sharing snarky comments with each other. *Loved It* As Ella heads off to a henna artist with no line, Leah makes her way to assist with the coronation. On her way there, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Kevin. He has the nerve to ask her to stand in for a sick bridesmaid at his upcoming wedding. Not to worry, they plan on photoshopping face out of all the pictures. As Leah steams, Kevin reminds Leah that due to his family's stature he is expected to marry from a certain class and as an elementary school drama teacher, she just doesn't make the grade. When she ends up back at her PawPaw's antique shop crying on his shoulder, he makes her promise that she will find someone she can count on, someone who know what it means to work for a living, someone who will listen to her, but not let her run all over him. He is so serious about this that Leah becomes worried. All this is important because when Leah gets the opportunity to use the antique dresser to go back in time, just like Jaime (Scandalous Earl) and find her true love, Leah jumps at it.
What I really liked about this book, is that Leah ends up as a servant in the Duke of Granville's house. She is discovered by the Duke's valet, and convinces him that she is from the future and that she is here to meet and fall in love with the Duke. Avery is a bit of an outcast with the rest of the staff, and reluctantly agrees to help Leah. Following Leah as she discovers the life of a regency servant, was laugh out loud funny. This was a great look at the other side of life in regency England and I can't wait to see where the next book goes. Another 4 star read on Goodreads.
Posted October 4, 2013
Posted October 2, 2013
I could not have asked for a more fun read. This charming story
I could not have asked for a more fun read. This charming story has put a permanent smile on my face. Leah Ramsey is a spunky heroine and I loved how she just jumped right through the mirror determined to face her destiny. I will never get over the grossness and giggles of the chamber pot and I thank the author for including bathroom humor so skillfully. I swooned over Avery who was definitely not your average Regency hero, although he was as mightily dashing as Mr. Darcy, in my opinion. I loved witnessing his responses to Leah’s colorful comments and her touches. I wished some of the servants had been nicer as I’m sure not all of them would have been so miserable. This really was a carefree break and I look forward to going back and reading the first in the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2013
3.5 stars. Modern RomCom meets Regency Romance by way of Through
3.5 stars. Modern RomCom meets Regency Romance by way of Through the Looking Glass. This books will either delight those who love all three, or thoroughly tick them off.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Leah would like nothing better than to meet a wonderful guy like Mr. Darcy, and luckily, she's got a sort-of fairy godmother type who can pinpoint where her true love is, and send her there. Problem #1, Leah is well-versed in Renaissance, not so much in Regency England. Problem #2, she's an American girl with something of a mouth on her. Problem #3, while Leah assumed her true love was the creepily old Duke, it occurs to her, belatedly, that maybe Avery, who has befriended and protected her from the time of her unconventional arrival, and just happens to be a hot, sexy boxer, is her true love after all.
I had some Issues with Leah's mouth, in the early chapters; it felt like she wasn't even TRYING to blend in. But as the book went on, it kind of grew on me. The ending is a little deus ex machina - the final complication isn't something that either Leah nor Avery really fixes, though he does have the wit to make a stab at it. Still a light and funny read.
Posted September 9, 2013
Leah Ramsey had had enough. Why was it so hard to find a decent
Leah Ramsey had had enough. Why was it so hard to find a decent guy who still knew about manners, chivalry, and romance? Just when she thinks there is no chance of meeting a man who meets her qualifications, she finds herself going through a time portal in to Regency England, with the promise that her one true love is there. The problem? She enters a Duke’s house and is given the position of an underhousemaid, not the most sought after job. How on earth is she supposed to gain the attention of the Duke when servants are supposed to be as unnoticeable as possible? Fortunately for Leah, she makes the acquaintance of Avery Russell, the duke’s valet. She’s sure with his help; she’ll land the man of her dreams in no time. But is the man she is there for really the duke or is there someone else in the house who might be her true love? As Leah and Avery spend time together, Leah realizes that she may not be sent there to snag the duke after all, but will she realize this too late and miss her one chance at love?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A hilarious, witty story by Gina Lamm. Gina Lamm balances both regency and modern worlds together in this incredibly entertaining novel! It was so refreshing to read a novel with such a different spin on Regency England. Leah’s experiences in this time period was exactly as I would have felt, complete with the disgust of the chamber pot! Avery is the perfect gentleman, despite Leah’s odd behavior and alluring personality. The added element of danger with Avery’s sketchy background, and connections with the evil sides of London made the story even more entertaining. If you are looking for an amusing, sexy, thrilling, romance with a bit of time-travel, then don’t wait! Pick up your copy today!
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilP
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