Review: Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes by Gina Lamm

Geek Girls don't Date Dukes - Gina LammPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 3rd 2013)
Paperback: 352 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3(.5) of 5 stars

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


Another cute mix of historical romance and modern day rom-com, this time featuring Leah, Jamie’s friend from the modern days. After seeing her friend find true love by going back in time, Leah decides that she wouldn’t mind finding herself a duke to romance her. But things are never easy, and instead of showing up in the past as a Lady, ready to win over the Duke, she ends up as maid in his home. Bummer. But that’s okay, because she’s got the in about the Duke since she’s befriended Avery Russell. Avery, the utterly handsome duke’s valet, and pugilist (in case you’re wondering what that is…it’s a boxer), who she also happens to always think about. Avery is fine with helping Leah out, who needs a girl around when he’s got more important things (like blackmail and shouldering a world of “guilt” on his shoulder) to worry about. Too bad he can’t stop thinking about a spunky girl that says she from the future.

It takes Leah a bit to figure out who her real true love is, but once she does, there’s no stopping her. The story with Avery and his pugilist background was interesting, if not a little over-dramatic. They have their stupid moments and their cute moments. Overall, It’s sort of your garden variety romance. It’s a comforting & easily enjoyable romance for those lazy days.

{*Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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