Unpredictable

Unpredictable

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by Eileen Cook
     
 

Sophie isn't crazy, she just wants her guy back. And posing as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a fake reading designed to break them up isn't going overboard, is it? Don't answer that.

Faking psychic powers turns out to be fun, especially after a few lessons from Nick, the cute skeptic, who teaches her all the tricks of the trade. But her readings do a lot

Overview

Sophie isn't crazy, she just wants her guy back. And posing as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a fake reading designed to break them up isn't going overboard, is it? Don't answer that.

Faking psychic powers turns out to be fun, especially after a few lessons from Nick, the cute skeptic, who teaches her all the tricks of the trade. But her readings do a lot more than she could have predicted. Now she must decide whether to accept her rising stardom in a less-than-honest line of work-and whether the best option is trying to rekindle her old flame or finding romance with someone new. And, most importantly, she needs to figure out whether the answers lie in the stars-or in herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425213964
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Eileen Cook is a transplanted American now living in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs. She's hard at work on her next book.

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Unpredictable 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
MissJody More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel from start to finish. The emotions were palpable, and the settings are vivid. The plot is unique and completely original! I would reccommend this book to everybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was funny and intersting, I had to read in one sitting, (not that I don't usually read all my books in one sitting -but still) even while it was annoying that she wanted her boyfriend back even though he was such a JERK. Anyways, I reccommend it for a bit of crazy fun and romance. I was also sorely disappointed to find this is Eileen Cook's first novel and can't wait for her second one.

I also reccommend: anything by Meg Cabot, Bad Kitty series by Michele Jaffe, Girl 15 series by Sue Limb, & Audrey Wait by Robin Benway.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up Unpredictable by Eileen Cook off the new book display at the library. Sophie Kintock has been with her boyfriend Doug for 6 years. While they are doing laundry, he decides to tell her that he is leaving. Sophie thinks he means to go to the store. He means for good. Sophie knows that Doug is the love of her life and she is determined to get him back. She begins Operation Drive Him Home. Sophie has a spare set of keys and moves his car a few spaces every day. She steals into his new apartment building and takes one sock of every pair. It is during the act of sock appropriation that Doug and his new neighbour Melanie (a drop dead gorgeous, well endowed blonde) appear in the laundry room. Sophie hides under a sink and her heart sinks when she hears Doug ask Melanie out. Once they leave another tenant, Nick, comes in and finds Sophie crying under the sink. Nick is a really nice guy and a psychic researcher. Oh did I mention that Melanie believes in psychics? Sophie decides to masquerade as a psychic to give Melanie some 'good' advice. And so the story begins..... Honestly, it takes a lot for me to laugh out loud while reading, but Unpredictable has so many humorous moments. It's the way that Cook writes - she is genuinely funny! Cook is a transplanted American now living in Canada (as is Sophie). There is one paragraph where Sophie goes to buy deli meat but has no idea about the metric system. I won't spoil it here but it's on page 20. You can predict how the story will end, but that's not important. More enjoyable is the journey there. A thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable read. If you like chick lit authors such as Sophie Kinesella and Jane Green, add Eileen Cook to your list. I'm looking forward to the next one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading books with serious plots as well as funny - and this one was such a hoot!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Vancouver Sophie Kintock can not believe that her boyfriend of six years, anal Doug Chase, dumped her for a tall blond bimbo Melanie the melons. She decides she wants him back, but first must rid him of the model. Upset she meets kind hearted Nick McKenna at the laundry room and thinks he is cute if you like your men shorter than you. However, he helps her with her convoluted plan to regain Doug starting with her faking being a psychic since the Melons believe in readings.------------ Shockingly Sophie proves successful as people flock to her for her forecasting skills except the teacher-munchkin who assisted her at the start. She becomes famous working radio readings. However, Sophie begins to reassess her goal as she finds she loves being with Nick. However he has Cathie so morosely listening to her conscience she refuses to try to break up his relationship, as she mistakenly attempted to chase Melons from her former boyfriend.------- UNPREDICTABLE is an amusing often satirical contemporary romance that lampoons the psychic world. The story line is refreshed by the short hero who must gaze up into the eyes of his beloved. Part of the fun is learning about Cathie (read the novel to learn just how strong a hold Cathie has on Nick). Readers will enjoy this humorously whimsical tale of love so UNPREDICTABLE.------------ Harriet Klausner
cozyreaderOR More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly Good and totally hilarious!! I found this unknown book by an unfamiliar author in a clearance bin and was I glad I did. I usually ready cozy mysteries because I get so tired of the formulaic romances. Although every knew her "old" boyfriend was wrong for her and destined for disaster, it was fun, interesting and laugh out loud funny to ride along with Sophie while she figures this out. If you pick this book up randomly in a store you have to read the letter she wrote to her "personal banker" asking for a 79 year mortgage so she could afford the mortgage on her house without her boyfriends income helping her out. I especially appreciate that although she was a bit naïve in her coorespondence with the bank (to our benefit and humor), she did face the issue and handling it instead of just avoiding it and pretending that no one will show up to kick her out of her house (I hate those heroines!). All in all a great, funny, happy quick read anytime you want a lift or a smile! Thank you Eileen Cook!
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
There’s really not that much to say about this little treasure. First of all it reminded me very much of the main character in Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Coincidentally, the main character in Unpredictable goes by the name of Sophie Kintock. See the resemblance in their names? Like Becky Bloomwood in the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kintock is also a very self-centred character who puts her own needs before the needs of others, and is endearingly clueless about it all. Mishaps and bad luck seem to follow her wherever she goes, but it attributes to the comedic value of the story. I loved that the person she falls in love with at the end isn’t a typically hot guy with a lopsided grin and gorgeous eyes (which describes every guy in just about every YA book I’ve read in the past eighteen months), but rather an interesting intellectual with a Clark Kent-like handsomeness (CK when he’s not in superhero mode). For this alone I give this book a well-deserved five stars. He was more in the background of the story, but still he won me over in the first half of the book and I was rooting for him and Sophie to fall in love with each other. No forced or mushy romance either which made this an utterly enjoyable read for me.   All and all this is a light-hearted, fun read which is bound to have you in stitches. Despite it needing a good round of editing and someone explaining to the author the difference between “then” and “than”, I can’t give it anything less than five stars. Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s books will love Sophie Kintock, her vengeful Scottish terrier, Mac, her best friend Jane – the sleep deprived mother of two energetic kids - and Sophie’s cheating heartthrob boyfriend who is even more naïve and oblivious than she is. Unpredictable is great as a Summer read next to the pool.
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