Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble

by Elizabeth Young, Liz Young
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Asking for Trouble 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this thinking 'this sounds like 'The Wedding Date', and while the general plot is the same, the book is TOTALLY different. I found it funny and an easy read. It is a book that once you pick it up, you don't want to finish it, esp. in the later half. I would not compare it to the movie as they are vastly different, although common ties can be seen. I would recommend to anyone who loves romantic comedies. Just make sure you forget the movie when you read it.
amarie727 More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie "The Wedding Date" and wanted to read the book, of course. The book is very different, but that's not a bad thing. It was funny in many places, and I did a lot of laughing. The British words were a tad bit hard to understand at first, but I eventually got the idea. The major problem I had about the book was that the main character was always complaining about her weight and a great deal of other things, and as the book wore on, it really started to irritate me. I get that women can be insecure about their weight, but good grief. The end was great because the complaining finally stopped. Because of all of the negativity (maybe only I perceived that; maybe it's just British humor and I missed the point), it's not a book I'd pick up again anytime soon. I'd rather watch the movie than read the book now. The movie's not as negative as this book seemed.
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JohannaP More than 1 year ago
So this book is about a thirty-year-old Sophie. She is not married, does not have a boyfriend, so she sort of ends up inventing one. It starts out as a little white lie to her mother. But then her parents starts asking her to bring him to meet them! By various discussions she finally gives in and promises to bring her "Dominic" to her sisters wedding so she hires a man from an escort agency to play this Dominic she has invented. You might guess that not everything goes as planned..but how it turns out, you´ll have to find out yourself! Liked the beginning a lot, thought it was funny. Liked the end bit as well. In the middle there was maybe a part too long where I kept waiting for something to happen, or something more. Don´t get me wrong it was not bad or anything. I would have given 3,5 stars if possible, maybe. Well anyway ended up with four stars. It made me smile a lot, laugh a little as well. Quite easy to read. At some parts I felt glued to the book for wanting to read and read and read. But it did not last for the whole book (not the middle). Light reading, fitted perfectly for a summer read for me. Just what I needed right now! In the end there were some pretty electric moments between two characters that I quite enjoyed! So nothing special, but enjoyable, a light and easy read. P.S. You might know the story from the movie The Wedding Date.
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Just so you know the movie THE WEDDING DATE is based off this book though the two are diffrent
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen the movie The Wedding Date various times and I love it. When I discovered that it was based on this book, I immediately bought it. The book was better than the movie 'which is often the case', but I found myself wishing that they could do the movie again even though I loved the original. I love the way that Sophy screws things up because I feel that I play things cool too often. She feels so real and so British!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book three years ago and fell in love with it! The characters are so vivid and engaging. I'm so pleased that they have turned it into a movie. I'm a bit worried that I won't like it as much, but nonetheless, I am excited to see it! A must read for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I first read the author's A Promising Man, and absolutely LOVED it. My friends and I all love how Young can make us laugh at the craziness of female life
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Asking for Trouble' was a great read. I love British humor, and Elizabeth Young has a terrific way with it! I am now reading her book 'A Promising Man' which promises to be just as fun! I love female characters that aren't picture perfect and have to worry about 'their flabby bits'!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A familiar voice on the BBC, Jasmine Hyde is the perfect actress to bring sassy, saucy, prevaricating Sophy Metcalfe to vivid life. She reads this likable, laughable British comedy with robust charm. First released under the title Asking For Trouble, Young's first novel is now also a major motion picture titled The Wedding Date. Whatever the title, it's fun. Sophy is a successful young career woman - according to her mother the operative word here is single woman. Mom will give her no peace until she puts that Mrs. in front of her name. So, to get a little breathing room Sophy invents a suitor, Dominic, who is, of course, everything her mother could ever long for in a son-in-law. Except for the fact that he doesn't exist. All's well until sister Belinda sets a wedding date and Sophy must produce her perfect Dominic. Ooops! She hires a date for the wedding from an escort service, which doesn't turn out to be such a bad idea after all. But, there are lots of twists and turns in this road to romance, thanks to Sophy's predilection for falsehoods. - Gail Cooke