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Posted January 12, 2014
Alright, any book that has the main hero using the words, ¿As yo
Alright, any book that has the main hero using the words, “As you wish” automatically wins my approval. Easy to point out the source as The Princess Bride. But seriously, I read that and my heart melted and I was immediately transported back to Wesley/The Dread Pirate Roberts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Avery reminds me of him in so many ways — poor, working class, but a pure soul that has been hit one too many times — and a body that has as well. He’s a good egg and Leah soon realizes this, even if she does think that her true love is the Duke, because her friend’s was as well.
I read the first book in this series, Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl and loved it! I loved this book just as much. Gina Lamm has a great series on her hands here, full of romance, humor, heart-wrenching and REALLY steamy scenes — including a particular favorite of mine that happens in the stables. Because, let’s admit it, we all want that moment!
The book immediately grabbed my attention as it opens up at a Renaissance Faire with Leah dressed up as a lady-in-waiting. Seeing as I had recently gone to one near where I live, I loved the coincidence. I also loved the following sentiment, which I fully share:
“Why did people insist on doing that? It was a Renaissance Faire, not a nearly nude fairy-for-all. It really burned her when people took one of her favorite events and turned it into another excuse to wear booty shorts, bikini tops, and clearance Halloween wire-and-sparkly-mesh wings.” — Yep. Proud to say that I thought that several times when I was at our Faire nearby.
While I’m not usually one for time travel as I don’t see how it could possibly work out well in the end for anyone, but Ms Lamm makes it possible and makes you fall in love with all of the characters… even the ones who are completely terrible, because they get what’s coming to them (and you’ll know them, or more specifically, her, when you meet her.)
I don’t know what else there is to say here other than — read it! Read it and love it! Enjoy the geekiness and the humor and the sex because it’s really well done and everyone should enjoy it as much as I did. I want an Avery of my own. I’m a sucker for shoulders and arms anyways.
“What, are you stalking me now? Because that’s not sexy at all, even if you were a sparkly vampire.”
He shook his head in confusion.
She rolled her eyes. “Never mind. But seriously…”
Posted November 9, 2013
I'm really enjoying Gina Lamm's Geek Girls Series so far, the fi
I'm really enjoying Gina Lamm's Geek Girls Series so far, the first book completely captured my attention and this book did exactly the same thing. From the cover to the title, I was very much interested in reading this book from the very beginning. The author mixes humor with romance and history all in one, and it works very well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
From the start we meet Leah Ramsey, she loves dressing up in period costumes and dreaming about her own fairy tale romance, but she hasn't been lucky when it comes to finding the right person to love. She knows that time travel is possible since her best friend, Jaime, has traveled back in time to find the love of her life. Leah knows that if she stays she is not going to find anyone that is going to make her happy. So she goes back in time, to Regency England to find the Duke she has been destined to be with. But not everything looks as it seems and she soon realizes that she might be making a mistake and her Duke wasn't meant for her at all. The more time she spends back in time, the more adventures she has, including meeting Avery Russell, whose help she desperately wants in order to find her true love.
I really liked Leah's personality in the book, she is strong minded, yet she is vulnerable when it comes to finding love. She is funny and I can only imagine what it would be like to travel back in time. Avery Russell is a very likable character, he is sensible and charming. Although he is not a Duke, he is a hard-working men who deeply cares about Leah and he does everything he can to keep her safe. The writing makes the story flow beautifully and I can easily connect with the characters which made everything that much more exciting. From action scenes to romantic nights, this book has it all. I recommend everyone to give this book a try, you will not regret it.
*ARC provided by NetGalley*
Posted September 24, 2013
Posted September 3, 2013
I adored the first book in this series, Geek Girl and the Scanda
I adored the first book in this series, Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl. Absolutely. Loved. It. So, I had very high expectations going into getting this book from NetGalley. For the most part, this book didn't disappoint.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Once again, we have a 21st century woman going back in time. The difference is Leah wants to go back in time and Mrs. Knightbridge knowingly sends her back, rather than sending out a random spell that brought Jamie back in time, who decidedly didn't go willingly (side note - read the first chapter of Scandalous Earl - the description of going through the mirror is HILARIOUS!). Leah even packed for the trip with what she wouldn't want to do without in the past.
She's convinced she'd going to fall in love with a duke, so doesn't quite realize what she's gotten offered when she runs into Avery. He helps her, even if he's half afraid she's a bit cracked in the head with her story about coming from the future. He's got enough problems of his own to worry with.
Leah certainly gets every opportunity to make her dream of marrying a duke come true, but of course she's more and more drawn to the quiet, surprisingly bulked up Avery (who fights on the side to earn money to care for a sick relative. This fighting career leads to an interesting secondary plot.)
A third person comes through the mirror when a tragedy happens in the 21st century with Leah's grandfather, and I couldn't help but wonder if somehow, some way, the two time-crossed lovers might just not end up together. Of course, being a romance, I was pretty sure they would, but sheesh, Ms. Lamm! You make it so hard!!!
Leah is a great character as she discovers that role-playing and dressing in period costumes is far easier than actually living in the time period. Avery is a man haunted by mistakes, and his worries for his elderly aunt. I fell in love with him for that very fact, and got a bit sniffly toward the end, I will admit.
Totally enjoyed this read from Ms. Lamm and am begging her and Sourcebooks to do more. I love the time travel twist, especially with how both books end. It's completely refreshing for me how the heroines end up with their man as opposed to what happens all too often in romance novels (sorry, can't say more without spoiling the end). 5-star rating all the way. YAY! (book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)
Posted September 11, 2013
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Posted October 20, 2013
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