Title: Geek Girl And The Scandalous Earl
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Author: Gina Lamm
Publisher: Sourcebokks Casablanca, March 2013
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
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.
This novel just didn’t work for me. The heroine was TSTL and the hero…well all he had going for him was good looks. They fell in love owing to nothing but the proximity of living in the same house. Jamie continually said and did ridiculously stupid things that did not endear this reader to her problem of living in a previous time. Micah’s reaction to dangers to Jamie was to bully her and not believe her accounts of who was to blame. The dog, Baron, could have been a major player in the plot but he was relegated to being ever present and doing nothing. The plot often seemed very contrived. I cannot recommend this novel.
I like the idea of Time-Travel books. So it isn’t surprising that when I stumble across one that is on sale for $2.99, like this one, that the premise would intrigue me enough to buy it. I have been burned more than once by my longing for a good time-travel book. But I’ve read some good ones also; Susanna Kearsley novels come to mind. To see other time-travel books I have reviewed just plug in “time travel” in the search box in the left hand column.