Review: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm

The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl - Gina LammPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 5th 2013)
Paperback: 352 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3(.5?!) of 5 stars


An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far.

Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed, and isn’t looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked girl who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing…

Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He’s a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. She’s wi-fi. He’s horse-drawn. But soon the pair will do anything to avoid a Game Over.


A pretty cute time travel romance, where Jamie, geek girl extraordinaire gets thrown into 1816 England through the bureau of Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, or as she calls him, Mike. Jamie is a modern day girl, stuck in a not so modern day world which leads us to the best part of anything time travel is all the hilarious fish-out-of-water premises. So lets bring on the culture clash-bicker-to love romance between Micah, the scandalous earl who doesn’t know what to do with a Jamie, the bash, loud, swearing (equally scandalous) girl with a man’s name. I love me the snarky one liners.

The main plot is the romance. As Jamie and Micah slowly get to know each other better, they begin to fall in love, despite the major cultural differences. Micah (the titular Scandalous Earl) does have some scandals he must face that does force him to decide between “the right thing” and the possibility of true love. Jamie, on the other hand, has to decide between going to back to her time and losing true love, or trying to fit in a society that might never accept her. The story becomes a bit tedious closer to the end and I wish the conflicts were better resolved. Another thing I think I would have loved to see was Micah in the 21st century (Like the movie, Kate and leopold! haha. I can only imagine the somewhat Hoity-toity Earl getting a little bit of a reality check haha.)

Overall, it’s a light, fun read. If you’re stuck in a romance rut, this book might be able to pop you out with it’s magical twist. It has the making of a historical romance, but atypical enough to make it a little more than just that.

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

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0 Replies to “Review: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm”

  1. This looks like a light fun ”between” book perfect for in-between darker reads!

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