Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young
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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.

About Elizabeth Young

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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.
Published January 1, 2000 by William Heinemann Ltd. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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When an imaginary boyfriend isn't enough . . . hire an escort.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Asking for Trouble: A Novel

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Lies are piled on top of lies as the duplicitous Sophy suffers the "strain of spending a whole evening and night with a man I fancied the pants off while pretending I didn't (to him), while at the same time pretending I did (for the family)."

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Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd is a well-written young adult novel about a likable 15-year-old named Savvy Smith.

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