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Recent Release Review- Kiss The Earl by Gina Lamm

Title: Kiss The Earl (Geek Girls, Book #3)

Kiss The Earl

Genre: Time Travel Romance/Regency

Author: Gina Lamm

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 7, 2015

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 3

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…

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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)

 

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Revew- Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm (time travel)

Title:  Geek Girl And The Scandalous Earl

Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl

Genre:  Time Travel Romance

Author: Gina Lamm

Publisher: Sourcebokks Casablanca, March 2013

Source: Purchase

Rating: 2.5

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.

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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.

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