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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505524899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505524898
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,641,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Great hero, great heroine, fun, humor, everything." —DearAuthor.com

"Delightful!" —RT Book Reviews

"A delightful, fun read—and probably the most unique book to cross my path in some time."—The Romance Reader

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About the Author

Ms. Cach is a nationally bestselling author who helped launch Harlequin's Red Dress Ink imprint with Dating Without Novocaine. She has published with Pocket Books and is currently writing for Penguin Books. Cach won a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award and has been a RITA finalist.

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More About the Author

Lisa Cach is the award-winning author of more than twenty romantic novels and novellas, ranging across sub-genres from Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary, and Chick Lit, to Young Adult. Her novel "Dating Without Novocaine" was named one of Waldenbooks' "Best Books of 2002," and she is a two-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America.

Lisa Cach was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where she still lives today. Her professional background includes teaching conversational English in Japan, and several years working the graveyard shift on a mental health crisis line. She has traveled to the foothills of the Himalaya, the jungles of Borneo, the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, and the painted caves of the Perigord Noir, in France. She has sailed the Caribbean as a working crew member of a research schooner, and the Bering Sea as a guest on a small ship.

Her love of travel has lately given way to pursuits closer to home: cooking, gardening, drawing. And, of course, reading. Her favorite book has always been Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", while the only book to ever give her nightmares was Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles".


Please visit her website at www.lisacach.com, or friend her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lisacachbooks.

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I enjoyed this book as a fast, fun read in romance.
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I love humorous romances, and this one kept me laughing out loud.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BarkLessWagMore on December 6, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was (and probably still am) pretty much burned out on romantic comedies when I picked up this book for my local romance readers group. Though it sounded funny and the reviews were positive I figured I'd end up disappointed by the end. Boy, was I wrong!

George & The Virgin is a time travel/fantasy that begins somewhere in the Middle Ages (the period remains sketchy) in a small village filled with superstitious weaklings who sacrifice one of their virgin daughters to the local dragon once each year (because they're apparently too pathetic and spineless to face him down themselves). As the story begins Alizon (a 14 yr old virgin) is desperately trying to rid herself of her virginity with a loathsome and clueless boy in order to avoid becoming the dragon's next dinner. The scene is quite bawdy and funny and shows that Alizon is strong willed and very mouthy.
George, the hero of the story, lives in modern times. He's a professional wrestler for a foundation similar to the WWE (or whatever they're calling themselves these days) and is sent back to Alizon's time by his new age sister. George has always fantasized about slaying a dragon and now his dreams are coming true. Unfortunately, poor George isn't quite up to task and faces quite a few mishaps during his adventure.
I turned the pages eagerly but must admit that midway the author began to lose me a bit and the story seemed to drag (too much padding, maybe?). Still, I give this one a high recommendation. George was a great guy possessing lots of heart, self-doubt and he even had a conscience! Alizon was a bit on the prickly side but she had plenty of reasons. I can easily recommend this to someone looking for a break from the same-old plotlines filling the bookshelves. It's over-the-top fun and sexy too. What more do you need on a boring snowy night?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By the Peripatetic Gardener on June 23, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm not a professional reviewer and my views are entirely my own; that said, could I please give GEORGE AND THE VIRGIN more than five stars? This is a charming, very clever little book. The protagonists are likeable, the plot is simple but fun, and the humor often unexpected. This is one for my keeper list. It's for those days when the carpool has run late and my mother-in-law drops in for supper. But can we PLEASE do something about the dumb cover?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 26, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A scenario that I intially thought was quite odd, that of a modern-day American professional wrestler magically transported to medieval England, surprisingly works quite well. This is due to the fact that the author has made the characters totally human and realistic, rather than caricatures. The dialogue is sharp and funny, the situations both humorous and heart-breaking, the romance sexy and amusing, the writing deft. These are characters you take to your heart: George, a man who is so much more than the cartoonish image of a professional wrestler; Alizon, a girl forced to take charge of her life earlier than anyone should; Pippa, who's death would have been a sorry loss; Reyne, a living lesson of the results of superstition. George's initial belief that what was happening to him was just a dream induced by a hypnotherapy session with his sister, and his subsequent attempts to psychoanalyze the meaning of it all was hilarious. Be prepared to keep reading once you start this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane Graves on August 22, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A professional wrestler travels back to medieval times to slay a dragon and save a virgin?
When I heard that concept, I just had to pick up a copy of this book, and I'm so glad I did. I love humorous romances, and this one kept me laughing out loud. George is a unique and endearing hero, Alizon is a feisty heroine worth slaying a dragon for, and Lisa Cach is an author who definitely has my attention. If you're looking for a book that's pure enjoyment, don't miss this one. It just might be the most entertaining book I've read this year!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Freelance Reviewer on November 26, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I rarely pick up a book on the basis of a back cover blurb, but this one got me. My husband and two sons are wrestling fans (ick <g>), and I had to see what a romance author did with a wrestling hero. Well, she did just fine!
From beginning to end GEORGE AND THE VIRGIN is both humorous and emotional on the part of both the hero and heroine. The "virgins" are a welcome addition to this enchanting tale, as is the dragon. The author was even able to make me sympathize with the darned over-grown lizard!
I love time travel/fantasy romance and this book fits the bill perfectly. I highly recommend this as a fast-paced, funny, heartwarming, and charming tale about two insecure people who work through their insecurities side by side.
Lisa Cach is a welcome addition to the world of sub-genre romance fiction, and I'll be looking for her other books!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LTR on August 13, 2006
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There were some pretty funny moments in this book but it was bordering on stupid rather than funny some of the time. I did laugh out loud 3 or 4 times but when it came to the romance part of the book it was hard to switch off that mood to really care if they got together or not. The many, many interrupted love scenes got very, very annoying.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. J Lewis on June 26, 2002
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Most of the time when I'm reading a book, even if I love it, I get a bit impatient around the last chapter of the book. By then I'm ready for it to end so I can move on to the next book. This is not the case with George and the Virgin. I loved it from being to end, and said ending is one of the best I've ever read.
The book starts out with one of the funniest opening scenes ever. Alizon is trying to get a young lustiful oaf to deflower her so she will not have to take place in the annual lottery. The unlucky winner will be sacraficed to Belch, a dragon who's BO alone is enough to fell a mighty warrior, so the beast doesn't harm the villagers' precious sheep. Of course, Alizon is the unlucky winner, because the afore mentioned oaf proved too dirty for even a desperate girl to bear.
Twelve years alater, 'Saint' George is summoned from the future. George happens to a professional wrestler and is more than happy to volunteer as dragon-slayer becuase he thinks this is an excircise in creative visualization.
Alizon didn't die in Belch's jaws all those many years ago and has built a secret world on the dragon's mountain where she and virgins sent after her live in peace. She gives George three chances to slay Belch, but she wants him to fail suprisingly. (Trust me the reasons are sound.)
This book is witty and fun. Alizon and George really shine as two well suited characters who learn and grow over the course of the story. I highly recommend it for people who are looking for a light, laugh-out-loud adventure!
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