Title: Kiss The Earl (Geek Girls, Book #3)
Genre: Time Travel Romance/Regency
Author: Gina Lamm
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 7, 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
When Ella Briley asked her lucky-in-love friends to set her up for an office party, she was expecting a blind date. Instead, she’s pulled through a magic mirror and into the past…straight into the arms of her very own Mr. Darcy.
Patrick Meadowfair, earl of Fairhaven, is too noble for his own good. To save a female friend from what is sure to be a loveless marriage, he’s agreed to whisk her off to wed the man she truly wants. But all goes awry when Patrick mistakes Ella for the would-be bride and kidnaps her instead.
Centuries away from everything she knows, Ella’s finally found a man who heats her blood and leaves her breathless. Too bad he’s such a perfect gentleman. Yet the reluctant rake may just find this modern girl far too tempting for even the noblest of men to resist…
This author has no problem telling a story. We are treated to lots of action. She also has no problem with characterization, all are well developed.
But this reader had a problem with the lack of common sense that the heroine exhibits. She knows she must walk two miles to shelter on an unpaved roadway. She breaks one of her stiletto heels and instead of breaking off the other heel and struggling along the best she can she throws away her shoes and goes ahead in her tights/pantyhose. Well naturally two miles later she has cuts on her feet and then she gets an infection that nearly kills her. But she laments that everything “happens” to her as if her own stupidity is not to blame.
Patrick is not much smarter since he could have solved most of his problems early on by telling the truth to the Baron.
This Time Travel novel struck me as Regency chick-Lit. Obviously not my favorite genre. However if that is what you like then this book does offer a rousing good adventure. this is a standalone novel with some reference to the first two books.
P.S.- If that guy on the cover is our hero, then the book is worth the read just to fuel the imagination.
Geek Girls series:
The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Book 1)
Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes (Book 2)
Kiss the Earl (Book 3)