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Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes

(Geek Girls #2)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  477 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Leah Ramsey has always loved historical romance novels and dressing in period costumes. So when she has a chance to time travel and experience the history for herself, she jumps at it—figuring it can't be too hard to catch the eye of a duke. After all, it happens all the time in her novels.

Avery Russell, valet and prize pugilist, reluctantly helps Leah gain a position in t
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: already-own-read
This is a fun, cute time-travel romance, it's a great rainy day read. Although it was a bit on the fluffy side, it was still a fun read, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen.

Time travel is a hard sell for me, because I would rather just be immersed in the fantasy of a historical world. But this book didn't overdo the silly factor, and there wasn't too much back and forth between the worlds.

The best part of the book for me, was the fact that the hero was a servant, the Duke'
Blodeuedd Finland
I liked Leah, I mean she was me. She wanted to go back in time, find her Mr Darcy/Duke and live happily ever after. Awesome. Did that happen? Yeah...

In book 1 a geek girl went back in time through a mirror, in book 2 her friend goes back. All in the quest of true love. Sure Leah is a bit blind first. When the witch tells her she will find true love in the Duke's house she at once assumes it's the Duke she will fall for. Now that would have been great, but the twist is that it's the valet, Avery
Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes was a lighthearted historical/time travel romance addition to a series. I hadn’t read the first book in the series, The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl, but that certainly didn’t hamper my understanding or enjoyment of the novel.

Leah Ramsey, a historical romance fan herself, decides to take the chance for romance when she has the opportunity to travel back in time (it did work out for her best friend, Jamie, after all!). Leah is sure that she can snag herself a duke
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Leah still believes in 'happily ever after' and wonders if there is no such thing as a real gentleman so she is ripe for an adventure into the past to find true love. Once she steps through the magic mirror, she is distracted from her goal to snag a duke by the duke's valet. Avery thinks his origins are too lowly and that his profession makes him far below the woman who has touched his heart. An unsavory past connection for Avery puts Leah in danger and influences Avery's actions. In the meantim ...more
Cocktails and Books
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes is the second Geek Girls book by Gina Lamm it is a stand alone book but as always best if read as part of the series.

Leah is best friends with Jamie the heroine from the first Geek Girls book so she is familar with time travel through the mirror, so when she is down in the dumps after being dumped and Mrs. Knightsbridge (also a character from the first book) shows up to see Jamie, Leah jumps at the chance to go back in time.

Avery is the Duke of Granville's valet when
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Leah has been having a rough go at life. She fills like she is losing her best friend even though her best friend is only getting married. Her ex-boyfriend has awful timing on when to step into her life for a visit. Her grandfather is giving her relationship advice surrounded by cryptic messages about his health. Jumping through a mirror into the past with the help of a former housekeeper seems like a sound plan to her in a quest to find a chivalrous gentleman. Leah can’t help but see this as an ...more
3.5 stars

I think this was such a cute love story. I loved it because it was a time travel romance (which is what I love to read) and I think that Gina Lamm does a great job of letting the story come alive.

The characters were engaging and I loved the hero. He was one of those characters that you simply fall for within a few chapters. The heroine was a bit immature in parts and she cursed more than I thought she should have but it didn't take away from the plot.

If you love time travel romances yo
Susan (susayq ~)
This was a bit slow for me at first. I didn't particularly care for Leah's complaining about the work as a housemaid. In fact, Leah complained quite a bit and was very bull-headed, and it didn't work for me. She made some really stupid choices.

I liked Avery for the most part. He also was kind of stupid by his not telling the duke what was going on with the fighting.

I did shed a few tears towards the end, and that scene made up for the characters' stupidity :)
3.5 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

Like any woman with a Darcy-loving soul, Leah Ramsey jumps at the chance to travel through time and find her true love. Only her trip to Regency England is nothing like she envisioned. Rather than taking tea with the ladies of the ton, Leah finds herself cleaning fireplaces in her position as maid in the Duke of Granville’s household. Not one to be defeated so easily, Leah is determined to catch the eye
Lisa Borbeck
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can’t tell you how excited I was to be able to get my hands on Gina Lamm’s second “Geek Regency” book, “Geek Girls don’t date Dukes” (Thanks Fran!!!) In this next Adventure in Geekaliciousness, the story picks up a little while after Jamie, the heroine in book 1, (SPOILER ALERT!!! Look away now if you haven’t read it yet... ok, you’ve been warned.) “The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl”, gets her Happily Ever After. In this story we meet Leah, an Elementary Drama School Teacher, with a pencha ...more
Jennifer Zorko
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gina-lamm
Geek Girls Don't Date Dukes by Gina Lamm is the second book in the Geek Girls Series and is just as wonderful and funny as the first book.

Leah Ramsey is a Theatrical Teacher and best friend of Jamie Marten (star of book one). After her ex asks her to be a bridesmaid in his upcoming wedding, Leah is beginning to think that she will never find the right man for her. All she wants is to find a man who will respect, protect, and love her, much like her best friend Jamie found in her new husband Mica
Tory Michaels
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I adored the first book in this series, Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl. Absolutely. Loved. It. So, I had very high expectations going into getting this book from NetGalley. For the most part, this book didn't disappoint.

Once again, we have a 21st century woman going back in time. The difference is Leah wants to go back in time and Mrs. Knightbridge knowingly sends her back, rather than sending out a random spell that brought Jamie back in time, who decidedly didn't go willingly (side note - r
Chelsey Wolford
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Historical fiction and time travel all wrapped in one. I was so shocked and pleasantly surprised when I read the synopsis for this book, and it is honestly unlike anything I have ever read before. A modern day geek named Leah jumps into a magical mirror that transports her to her one true love! I was so anxious to see this all play out because just like Leah, I too am obsessed with regency England.

This is the second book in what I hope will be a somewhat long series. I have not read the first b
Amanda R
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review. You can also find this review on

I must say that I love the idea of a time traveling chick, going back in time to find herself the perfect man. God knows some of the men now days are a few aces shy of a full deck sometimes.

In this book we meet Leah, friend of the previous books heroine Jamie. Leah is computer geek, she loves video games and enjoys renaissance period things, like the Ren
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Leah Ramsey had had enough. Why was it so hard to find a decent guy who still knew about manners, chivalry, and romance? Just when she thinks there is no chance of meeting a man who meets her qualifications, she finds herself going through a time portal in to Regency England, with the promise that her one true love is there. The problem? She enters a Duke’s house and is given the position of an underhousemaid, not the most sought after job. How on earth is she supposed to gain the attention of t ...more
Mar 10, 2014 rated it liked it
In some ways, it was much better than the first. Still off though.

The humor was minuscule. OTOH, bonus points for a H who a) isn't the Duke of Earl and b) isn't "well over 6'" Our H is a valet, a pugilist, and a vicar's son. He's also a mere 5'10" or so.

Issues… the valet, like the lady's maid, was a rather personal position and while a housekeeper might suggest the latter if the woman didn't bring her own, the housekeeper (or butler) sure was not in a position to relieve them of their duties or
Shannon   The Romance Addict!
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love Finds you. You can't go searching for it.

Leah Ramsey modern day Women who just got dumped! she want to find her true love!

Avery is the Duke of Granville's valet and ex boxer.

So this all get started when she time travels Thur a mirror and ends up in the dukes room and runs into his valet.
Avery thinks she is gorgeous and want to know more about her. Then Leah finds herself working as a maid in a Dukes house. She really doesn't have the attitude to pull of a maid in 1800's, She says what she t
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sweet, funny, and sexy. Geek Girl's Don't Date Dukes was just what I needed when I was in the mood for a pick me up :)

After Leah's best friend finds true-love in the past, through a magical wardrobe, she just knows her time has come when the opportunity arrives for her to travel back in time herself. Sheassumes she will end up with a duke like her friend and won't settle for less than what she deserves. Unfortunately we all know the saying about assumptions; which leads to some pretty hilarious
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Leah is looking for love, and after her friend Jamie found it by hoping through a mirror and traveling back in time, she thought she could do the same and land herself a Duke! However, she comes tumbling out of the mirror into the arms of Avery, the Duke's valet. Avery certainly didn't have an easy life growing up, and that makes this book a little more serious than the first in the series. Love is found in the end, and they get their HEA. Historical romance isn't my usual genre, but this just s ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I loved Leah! She was a mouthy spitfire (AKA ME) who goes back in time to find her true love. Avery is an ex-boxer turned valet who doesn't think he is good enough for Leah. The characters are well written and I love how the regular guy gets the girl. My only problem with the book is that it ends kind of abruptly and left we wanting. All in all a good book.

Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for the ARC.
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes is another fast-paced and charming novel in Gina Lamm’s fun time travel series. I absolutely loved The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl so I was quite eager to read Leah’s story.

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Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book!
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
Super cute, funny, easy read.
 Mummy Cat Claire
First off, I love this cover. It really appealed to me when I first saw this book. Then the title, yeah, sounds good, right?

Now, I read that this can be a stand alone book and that it is apart of a series but you don't have to read the first book to understand this story. Well, I might add that that isn't exactly true.

Reading The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl would be very helpful. I was able to understand this book just fine but there were some parts of the book that would have been helpful
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Leah goes back to Regency times to find her Duke but she finds Avery, the Duke's valet, instead. Instantly attracted, they miscommunicate or don't communicate at all. When tragedy falls, they are able to work through it.

This is a fun, light romp. Leah is definitely a girl of modern times. She's outspoken and goes fully into everything that comes her way. Avery is hard put to stop her at times so he is rescuing her often. I enjoyed the two of them and am glad they got everything straightened out
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: time-travel
I knew this was going to be cheesy but it was as if a 13 year old wrote it. I read a horrible novel before this with too much gore for my liking so I thought I needed to counter balance that with a bit of fluff. Well this was just too much... ended up skimming many parts to get to the Leah & Avery bits.
Sandra R
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun time travel romance, not to be taken too seriously. It can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend you read all three books in order as there is a nice epilogue for all three couples at the end of book 3. Well written, interesting and steamy. I liked how the author has pictured/described life in the Regency era and I applaud the fact that the hero was a 'lowly' Valet. Good job !
Jan 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018
Couldn’t finish it. I can’t decide whether the agism or sexism were the worst. Picked it up originally expecting it to be frivolously humorous but witty, and it didn’t live up to those hopes.
May 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Somehow the heroine of this book was even dumber than the last one. This was so hilariously bad, I am definitely going to continue the series.
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This belly-dancing, wisecracking, marshmallow-addicted mother of three energetic fur-children loves nothing more than penning funny, emotional tales of love, lust, and entertaining mishaps.

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