Bringing Up Books: Asking For Trouble

Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young is the book version of The Wedding Date movie From 2005.

Sophy has lied to her mother about a boyfriend she really does not have, so when it’s time to attend her sisters wedding, Sophy resorts to hiring from an escort agency. What she doesn’t plan for is Josh Carmichael. As the wedding preparations and ceremonies proceed, Sophy becomes increasingly confused about how she really feels about the man she hired, stressed by her mother, too perfect sister, and the rest of the family. She becomes just more wrapped up in her ever growing web of lies.

I don’t normally pick up a rom-com, chick lit book, but when I saw this movie (well, I love Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney) and realized it was inspired by this breakout novel, I decided to give it a try.

Like the movie, I thought it was very funny, sometimes sad, but heartwarming as well. A very fast, entertaining read that has me wanting to broaden my chick lit allowance and possibly make Young an author to collect.

I will let you all know, there are some huge differences from the movie (as there usually are) and, to me, both versions are equal (unlike most book to movie adaptations).



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