Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes

Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes

by Gina Lamm
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Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Momof4IN More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was Good......but the ending did not mention his aunt. I guess I it left for us to assume..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. But prefer the first book in this serious more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. My one problem with it was the foul language. Far too much cussing when not needed. The story held my interest because it was different from the usual.
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FaeRhiannon More than 1 year ago
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. 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. Humorous Quote: “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…”
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
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.  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*
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
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. 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.
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Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
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.
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Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
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. 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.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
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? 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! Rating: 4 Heat Rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilP Review Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
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. 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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book
zeeba More than 1 year ago