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Asking for Trouble - by Elizabeth Young (Paperback)

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  • Only one wedding and no funeral, but twice as funny... At thirty, Sophy is unmarried, and aside from her mother's near constant hectoring, in no hurry to march down the aisle.
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Young
  • 416 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Women


About the Book

Thirty-year-old unmarried Sophie brings an escort to her sisters wedding and attempts to pass him off as her fiancee, but one white wedding lie soon snowballs into too many to count.

Book Synopsis

Only one wedding and no funeral, but twice as funny...

At thirty, Sophy is unmarried, and aside from her mother's near constant hectoring, in no hurry to march down the aisle. To quiet the maternal angst, Sophy invents a boyfriend named Dominic and all is well--that is, until her sister's wedding when she must produce the real thing. At the eleventh hour and in utter desperation, Sophy contacts an escort service. Attending the wedding with “Dominic,” Sophy quickly realizes that there is no such thing as one little lie and the fabrications escalate. When the bubbles from the wedding champagne evaporate, she discovers that she likes her escort as more than a convenient arm decoration. What to do? Turn lies into sighs and a happily ever after.

From the Back Cover

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.

Review Quotes

"The British are coming! Prepare yourself for a jolly good time!"-- Susan Andersen, author of All Shook Up"Book your seat for a funny, yet romantic romp through modern England, with the delightfully sarcastic Sophy as your guide."-- Sujata Massey, author of The Salaryman's Wife and The Bride's Kimono
Dimensions (Overall): 8.04 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1.01 Inches (D)
Weight: .68 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Elizabeth Young
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2001
TCIN: 11829695
UPC: 9780380818976
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8012
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.01 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8.04 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.68 pounds
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