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Asking for Trouble: A Novel (original 2001; edition 2001)

by Elizabeth Young

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Title:Asking for Trouble: A Novel
Authors:Elizabeth Young
Info:Avon Trade (2001), Paperback, 408 pages
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Fun. Better than the movie (of course). ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
A fresh and hilarious book. Not particularly intellectual, but chick lit is made for fun, isn't it? ( )
  CathCD | Jan 16, 2016 |
A funny, cute story. This Brit chick-lit was even more heavily peppered with Brit slang than most, and actually left me guessing a time or two, and in some spots this detracted from the flow of the story. But it was nicely done, even though some of the characters bear slapping a time or two. ( )
  wareagle78 | Feb 7, 2014 |
Most real people don't go through elaborate subterfuges like the one in this British chick lit book: Sophy made up a boyfriend Dominic to keep her parents from nagging, but OOPS, she'll need to produce him for her sister's wedding. So she hires Josh and hilarity ensues. Pleasant enough, but it never really rings true. ( )
  ennie | Sep 11, 2010 |
'It was only a little white lie--but you should never tell little white lies to your mother. As Sophy is about to discover.

Sophy's single, and happy about it. She does, however, have an imaginary boyfriend - Dominic - whose sole purpose is to keep Sophy's mother off her back. Which is fine, until Dominic's presence is demanded at a family wedding. What should Sophy do? Admit he was a fantasy? Pretend they broke up? Invent a sudden but tragic death? Oh no. Sophy hires an escort. But when the distinctly delicious Josh Carmichael arrives on her doorstep ready to step into Dominic's expensively tailored shoes, Sophy can tell things are going to get tricky. And the wedding is only the beginning.
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  amarynt | Jul 28, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380818973, Paperback)

Unmarried, thirty-year-old Sophy Metcalfe told a little white he to soothe her nagging mother. The white lies name was "Dominic," the ideal boyfriend: charming, successful, the kind of prospective son-in-law that would make any mother proud. But now that Sophy's thin and beautiful sister, Belinda, is getting married, Dominic is going to have to make an appearance in the flesh -- which should be a pretty neat trick ... since the genuine article vanished from Sophy's life after a single, singularly unmemorable evening. So she resorts to a very drastic measure -- aka Josh Carmichael, the escort she hires at the very last minute, sight unseen.

But the trouble with white lies is that they tend to multiply. The trouble with rugged, too-sexy, and independent Josh is ... well, that Sophy's actually beginning to like him! Even if they make it through the Wedding Day from Hell together -- with its new intrigues, old flames, and all-too-familiar faces -- there's the night that follows... and, of course, the morning after. And that could end up being the biggest trouble of all!

A hip, witty, and freshly fantastic delight, Asking for Trouble is the most hilarious and knowing novel to make the scene since Bridget Jones first set pen to paper to record her most intimate innermost thoughts.

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"Sophy's single and happy about it. She likes her job, her friends and her life, so bemoaning her single status over a bottle or two of Chardonnay isn't on the cards." "She does however have an imaginary boyfriend, Dominic, a little white lie whose sole purpose is to keep Sophy's mother off her back. Which is fine, until Dominic's presence is demanded at a family wedding." "So what does Sophy do? Does she admit Dominic is a fantasy? Does she invent a sudden but tragic death? Oh no. Sophy hires an escort."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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