GEEK GIRLS DON’T DATE DUKES
Lamm’s light touch and keen insight make the time-travelling premise of Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes work effortlessly throughout the book, blending the past and present in delightfully incongruous ways. Though the book’s opening scenes feel somewhat rushed, the lead characters are so beautifully matched, their banter is so entertaining and their relationship so engaging that it’s easy to root for them to get together.
Leah Ramsey has always swooned over historical romances and the kind of heroes she just can’t find in real life, so when she is offered the chance to jump into the past and find the man who is meant for her, she takes the leap. But instead of the duke of her dreams, Leah runs into Avery Russell, ex-boxer and the duke’s valet, who grudgingly helps her to stay in the duke’s house as a housemaid. It’s a far cry from the sumptuous costumes and elegance she imagined. However, the more time Leah spends with Avery, the more she begins to wonder if the man she’s been searching for has been in front of her the whole time. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)