Title: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm
Geek Girls Series Book One
Imprint: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Time Travel, Historical, Romance
Length: 352 pages
Book Rating: B+
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The Stakes Have Never Been Higher…
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 woman 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. He’s horse-drawn. She’s Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.
I am a HUGE fan of time travel novels that go back in time, so as soon as I saw The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by debut author Gina Lamm, I knew I just had to review it. And boy, oh, boy, am I ever glad I did! The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl is fast-paced romance that is absolutely hilarious and deliciously steamy. I stayed up way past my bedtime because I just had to know how this divine love story was going to end.
The first thing I have to mention is I love how Ms. Lamm had our geeky heroine Jamie Marten travel back in time. Exactly how and why Jamie goes back in time is pretty unique. Major props to Ms. Lamm for a fresh spin on this fun genre.
Jamie Marten is the epitome of a 21st century woman. Hardcore gamer and addicted to modern technology, she knows surprisingly little about life in 1813 London. So life with Micah Axelby holds a few unpleasant surprises for her, but luckily she has the sweet and helpful Mrs. Knightsbridge to teach her how to dress and act like a lady. Mrs. Knightsbridge is also a very determined matchmaker for our intrepid main characters.
Lord Micah Axelby has just emerged from a rather unpleasant scandal when Jamie magically appears in his bedroom. A gentleman through and through, he won’t throw her out, but he is also not advertising her presence either. About to propose to a young, pliable and socially acceptable young woman, the last thing Micah needs is an intense attraction to the very unsuitable and headstrong Jamie Marten.
The relationship between Micah and Jamie is absolutely delightful. Their banter is wonderfully snarky and laugh out loud funny. Jamie manages to shock Micah on a fairly regular basis with her lack of modesty and use of unladylike language. Micah’s strong sense of duty is a source of aggravation for Jamie. Add in their smoldering desire for one another and you have the perfect recipe for a some rather spirited interactions that are as humorous as they are frustrating.
The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl is an entertaining novel with engaging characters and a wonderful storyline. I loved watching Jamie try to conform to old fashioned standards while maintaining her individuality. But what really kept me glued to the story was trying to figure out how their relationship was going to work out. Would Jamie stay back in time? Or would Micah travel to the future? The answer might just surprise you!
An all around fun read that fans of historical romances are sure to enjoy. I am very much looking forward to the next installment in Gina Lamm’s Geek Girls series.