Title: Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes
Author: Gina Lamm
Rating: 4 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.
Charming and Adorable story of finding love in the most unexpected of places....and time.
I have always adored the idea of time travel and the possibilities that can be explored in those situations, but this story brings something of a fresh perspective on the old time travel romance trope. We still get many of the old fish out of water issues with Leah having trouble with the everyday life in the past, but her plucky attitude and lighthearted nature have a way of drawing in even the most skeptical of characters and consequently the reader as well. However, I really adored that she was so proactive in her own story, instead of being thrown into the past she actively took control of her own life and destiny by taking the journey herself. It was wonderful to see a heroine actively pursue her love and do whatever it took to get her happily ever after, no matter what others thought.
Avery was such an absolutely adorable hero. He is understandably blown away by Leah and her sudden appearance in his life, but right from the start he tried to help her and aid her in any way he could even when he didn't really understand her. Seeing how caring and sweet he could be to others even when his own life was in such disarray was one of the things that endeared him to me.
The relationship between Leah and Avery was sweet and I loved seeing how they interacted with one another and grew to love each other. They have one of the funniest and cutest romances I've read in a while.
"Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes" is a sweet and hilarious romance that lovers of Time Travel won't be able to put down!