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Romantically Challenged
     

Romantically Challenged

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by Beth Orsoff
 

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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

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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 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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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.
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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011843303
Publisher:
Clark Street Books
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
345
Sales rank:
671,253
File size:
650 KB

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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Romantically Challenged 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 399 reviews.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
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."
Guest More than 1 year ago
An incredibly funny and insightful view of dating in the 21st century!
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. It's funny and entertaining. I can only recommend this.
Bloomingproud More than 1 year ago
This book would make an entertaining chick flick! I read it in two sittings and was left wanting more!
E-valu8tion More than 1 year ago
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!
TayRe More than 1 year ago
one of the best and longest books ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Slim20 More than 1 year ago
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.
michelle_rene07 More than 1 year ago
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.
Sarah Sparrowhawk More than 1 year ago
Fun and easy read. Enjoyed it!
sognatore317 More than 1 year ago
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!
Amanda Decker More than 1 year ago
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.
readingdiva11 More than 1 year ago
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!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Like this author
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