Asking for Trouble: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 4, 2001 - Fiction - 416 pages
17 Reviews

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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User Review  - Nica^^ - Goodreads

i love this book!! perhaps the ending story is expected but the way Elizabeth write the story is so fun, fresh and entertaining! i really really enjoy reading this book. simply and fresh! recommended! :D Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea Dillon - Goodreads

so this is the book the movie the wedding date was based on. I love that movie and was anxious to read the book...all I can after reading it is whoa not a lot similar there...I mean if you try hard ... Read full review

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Contents

prologue
1
one
10
two
34
three
62
four
86
five
116
six
144
seven
169
nine
223
ten
255
eleven
277
twelve
307
thirteen
334
fourteen
365
fifteen
388
Copyright

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Page 156 - Of course! Why wouldn't I be?
Page 101 - Trying to sound as if I didn't care one way or the other, I stood up. "Will I do, do you think?
Page 181 - I hope you won't have to wait too long for a train.

About the author (2001)

Elizabeth Young started writing after holding a variety of jobs that included modeling for TV commercials in Cyprus and working for the Sultan's Armed Forces in Oman. She has two daughters and lives in Surrey with her husband who never once told her to forget writing and get a "proper" job.

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