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

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About the book:

The Royal Treatment

All Leah wanted was a little gallantry. But in this day and age, chivalry was most definitely dead. If only there were a way to travel back in time and snag her very own duke…

Avery Russell was polishing some boots when a woman fell through the bedchamber mirror into his arms. All he could make out from her breathless babbling was some nonsense about “my one true love, Your Grace.” Clearly the chit was mad if she couldn’t tell a valet from a duke!

As much as Avery wanted to give in and give her a good tumble, he knew it wouldn’t be proper. No, he’d take as long as necessary to convince Leah that sometimes a duke just won’t do.

GEEK GIRLS DON’T DATE DUKES is a funny, romantic, emotional story. Leah just wants a man who will treat her right and it wouldn’t hurt if he looked like Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice. Knowing that her best friend had fallen through a magic mirror and found her soul mate in the past, Leah decides to do the same. The story does take a lot of suspension of reality. The whole “my friend traveled through a mirror and so will I” thing is a little silly, but it fits Leah’s impulsive character. Avery is a wonderful character and different from the usual hero in a historical romance (even a time traveling one). Avery is the valet to the Duke that Leah believes she is meant to be and Avery wants to help her achieve her goal in any way he can. I love his protective instinct toward the crazy woman who falls out of the mirror. He immediately takes her under his protection and watches over her to make sure that she is treated well. When something from his past threatens her he does whatever necessary to keep her safe even if it means risking his own safety. Leah is so sure that she will fall in love with the duke on the other side of the mirror that she ignores her feelings for Avery until it is almost too late. I love Leah’s fish-out-of-water feelings toward being a servant in the past, Avery’s feelings for the girl from the future, and their time traveling happily ever after.

the book girl gives GEEK GIRLS DON’T DATE DUKES a 4/5

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