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Romantically Challenged [NOOK Book]

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Think your love life is rotten? Meet Julie Burns, an L.A. entertainment lawyer who after being dumped and disgraced by her ex-boyfriend is now re-entering dating hell. All because she wants to find that one elusive commodity: a decent guy . . . who steals her heart, of course.

When Julie becomes convinced that finding The One is “just a numbers game,” she sets out to increase her numbers by any means necessary. From chance meetings and blind ...
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Overview

Think your love life is rotten? Meet Julie Burns, an L.A. entertainment lawyer who after being dumped and disgraced by her ex-boyfriend is now re-entering dating hell. All because she wants to find that one elusive commodity: a decent guy . . . who steals her heart, of course.

When Julie becomes convinced that finding The One is “just a numbers game,” she sets out to increase her numbers by any means necessary. From chance meetings and blind dates to dating services and the wonderful world of the internet, Julie Burns will try anything to meet her man. And in the process, she discovers a secret or two about the single life: Sometimes love sneaks up on you when you least expect it—and even the worst first impressions can lead to surprising results…
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Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Patty Engelmann
Julie Burns, a 32-year-old Hollywood entertainment attorney weary of being asked about her marital status and informed of the dismal statistical reality regarding the matrimonial chances for a single woman of her age, decides to put more effort into her search for a decent man. The results are disastrous and hilarious. . . . Orsoff's screwball comedy about modern dating Hollywood-style is a surefire winner.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011843303
  • Publisher: Clark Street Books
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 345
  • Sales rank: 173,704
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Beth Orsoff is the bestselling ebook author of six novels including Romantically Challenged, Honeymoon for One, Disengaged, Girl in the Wild, Vlad All Over (Vlad Book 1), and Vlad to the Bone (Vlad Book 2). She lives in Southern California with her husband, her daughter, and a much loved Tickle Me Elmo doll.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted December 19, 2010

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    For Men Too?

    A quick perusal of the book description may lead you to believe this book is contemporary romance or chick lit. That's part of the story, but not all. There may be something for a man here too. Julie Burns is under pressure from her mother, friends, and the constant clicking of the clock. She decides if she's ever going to marry and have a family it must happen soon. It's a numbers game anyway. Just meet and date enough men and surely she'll uncover Mr. Right. Everyone will enjoy the humor of "Romantically Challenged." As a bonus men can learn two valuable lessons. First, look at the reasons Julie eliminates each man. If you never see yourself in any of the rejects you aren't looking hard enough. Second, Julie will confirm what you've always suspected. "I'll never understand women."

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2006

    Funny and Insightful

    An incredibly funny and insightful view of dating in the 21st century!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

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    Good read

    I loved reading this book. It's funny and entertaining. I can only recommend this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    A great buy!

    This book would make an entertaining chick flick! I read it in two sittings and was left wanting more!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    The Great Escape!

    This is a novel you can sink into on a cold night. Be ready for a quick read that keeps you wanting more. Any woman that's been a single adult can relate. You'll giggle, laugh, and sometimes wince in embarrassment at the tale of this romantically challenged female attorney. Enjoy!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing satirical chick lit

    In Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Julie Burns feels good about her life overall with her success as an attorney and her close friends. However, Julie¿s current boyfriend is Tickle Me Elmo, as she has not dated since being dumped though her loving mom and her caring buddies want her to find someone. Julie figures if she serial dates enough men, the probability is that she will meet ¿The One¿ though her rule about not dating those in the business dramatically reduces the available population She considers Joe the bartender and Steve the lawyer, but rejects the wannabe actor. Julie tries matchmaking Just A Date, but none of her perspective mates seem right as either the date is from hell, the man is from hell, or the chemistry is in limbo. On the verge of accepting that she is ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED, Julie is ready to give up the fight as there cannot be a single male for her left in Southern California, but cheerleading friends led by her mom will not let her give up. --- This amusing satirical chick lit tale stars a likable protagonist who represents the struggles of many women skirmishing in the dating arena. The story line focuses on Julie¿s lack of dating success with the dates keeping the refreshing plot moving forward. Beth Orsoff provides an amusing contemporary tale that though filled with poignancy and angst never loses its focus of a self-deprecating female wondering where her prince, make that jester, is. --- Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    awesome

    one of the best and longest books ever

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Loved it!!

    I love love LOVED this book. It was hilarious and very entertaining. I would definitely recommend it to anyone as a good read. It needs to be made into like a movie or one of those "made-for-TV" movies or something.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    Oh so true!

    I enjoyed reading this book because so much of it was "oh so true!" In some of the scenarios, I could relate.
    It was like Chelsea Handler's "My Horizontal Life" as far as comedic, but not raunchy. Every chapter kept you wanting to get to her next adventure, yet, it became obvious early on how it would turn out. Still, well worth the read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Ended abruptly

    After reading 500+ pages, I was hoping for a much better ending. Was disappointed with this story.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Funny and easy read - Nice escape!

    This is a great book for an easy read to just escape into with a glass of wine. Funny and relatable. I love Jane Green and Jennifer Weiner books and I am definately adding this author to my favorites!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

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    it was ok

    It was good. The ending was way to abrupt though and it left you wondering what the hell happened next. It was a good fluff book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    Long, but quick read

    If youre looking for a no-thinking read, this is it. The lack of vocabulary and predictability make the pages fly by. I only kept reading because I live on the west side of LA, and I recognized all the places. Some parts were enjoyable, but its cetainly not a must have.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2011

    Skip it

    The entire book was about a woman who repeatedly went on bad dates and complained about them. Unless you are in the mood to listen to someone rant about men you should probably look for a different book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2011

    Fun!

    Fun and easy read. Enjoyed it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Great Read - Quick, witty and very entertaining

    This book was a pleasant surprise. I far exceeded my expectations. It read like a sophie Kinsella book...a contemporary view on dating in the 21st century w/ bits of humor interjected throughout. I loved it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Funny!

    Its was really funny she was a little stubern. The ending sucked could have been so much better thats why i gave it 4 stars and not 5. Fast paced never a dull moment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Great

    Great book! Like this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    nook sample

    jac2848 - did not like nook sample

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Fun Fast Read

    This was a good fast and enjoyable read. Its nice to read a romance that isn't a euphamism for erotica. I recommend it as a great break between more complicated reading.

    What makes this story interesting is that it focuses on finding Mr Right, rather than dwelling on Mr Right.

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