I couldn’t say “no” to a title with “Geek Girl” in it, could I? It would be dissing myself…
Jamie Marten is a geek girl after my own heart. Ok, she’s a geek girl I wanna be – my reflexes don’t respond as quickly as they need to for me to be an awesome gamer. At least, not anymore — I was much much faster when online RPGs were text-based green words on a black screen. Yup, I just told y’all how old I am…
Anyway, back to Jamie. We barely get to know how much of a gamer she is, before she’s yanked through time and dumped two hundred years earlier, across the pond. Apparently she’s intended as a bride for the Earl of Dunnington – who happens to be gorgeous, and confused as heck by her speech, her dress, and her utter lack of propriety.
Not the best circumstances to make an impression, and Jamie’s not even sure she should try. Well, except for how yummy the Earl is. And how nice. Even if he is a tad grumpy. But she wants to go home, to her own time, her own home, her own friends. Or does she?
I enjoyed reading The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl and appreciated the sense of humor liberally sprinkled throughout. Jamie is funny and darling, as she tries to navigate this world that’s so alien to her and figure Micah out. And Micah, well, I wish I knew why he had that stick up his ___. I know the stated reason, but still. I kept thinking there’s got to be something more there…
All in all, this is a fun and light read that you’ll enjoy if you love romance novels.
drey’s rating: Pick it up!
Title: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl
Author: Gina Lamm
ARC: 333 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks, 2013
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Have you read The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl? What did you think?