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Asking for Trouble

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A woman’s search for enduring romance leads her to a television dating show, and into the arms of a man who seems just a little too perfect . . .

Sydney Wiesman is looking for an electric, passionate love—and she’s willing to do anything, even go on a television dating show, to make it happen. Tom Ghorman seems to have it all; he’s smart, sexy, and funny. But, even though h
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Mass Market Paperback, Loveswept #491, 192 pages
Published August 1991 by Bantam Books
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
3.5 stars

I ended up enjoying this book in spite of a few irritating flaws. First, the positives: The book was well paced, had an entertaining premise, and was a very sweet love story. It is about a couple who meet on a TV dating show and have a laughably horrible first date. They get into one disaster after another, but despite it all, realize that they are meant to be together. It is endearing and mildly funny, something I like in a romance.

My main issue is constantly the switching POVs. From o
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Jun 24, 2013 Janice Liedl rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This vintage contemporary romance has been reissued as a ebook: so some elements may read as rather dated (such as the hero's outfits or the use of videotape). It's also very much "start in the middle" so a major chunk of the book is written as a flashback where things go from interesting to trainwreck in a blink of an eye.

Some of the conflicts are ridiculous and, at times, I thought that the hero and heroine were both much too obtuse to endure but once we got through their equivalent of the Hor
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Laura Chapman
Jan 01, 2013 Laura Chapman rated it really liked it
In what could have been a PG-13, drug-free version of a Harold and Kumar movie or something titled, "Dude Where's My Date?" Mary Kay McComas' Asking for Trouble tells the story a couple that embarks on an unconventional set-up date featuring a series of unfortunate incidents in this romantic comedy of errors.

Sydney Weisman is the lead contestant on Electra Love, a hit TV dating show that mixes the whimsies of love with the logic of technology. She returns two weeks after her date with Tom Ghorma
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a delightful mix of heart-ache and comedy. Making readers laugh and cringe along with Sidney and Tom … and crossing their fingers for a happy ever after ... to access the full review, please visit http://romanticreadsandsuch.wordpress...
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Great love story.
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Mary Kay McComas is an acclaimed romance novelist and the author of twenty-one short contemporary romances, five novellas, and two novels. McComas has received numerous honors and prizes for her work, including the Washington Romance Writers’ Outstanding Achievement Award and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times (one for Best New Novel and another for Most Innovative Romance Series). ...more
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