Saturday, March 22, 2008

Unpredictable - Eileen Cook

Okay so after I decided Thursday to sit on the couch with a good book, I did just that. 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 enjoy the first chapter here. Eileen's blog is pretty funny too!

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!


Eileen said...

Thanks for the great review! I look forward to hearing what you're reading next.

ELP said...

Hi Luanne
I am enjoying your blogs. Although I have not read any of these books, I do plan to add them to the growing pile beside my bedside. Julia told me about your blog and i have made it a Favourite so that I can get to it easily. One can never have too many books to read.
I have also joined March Madness due to your recommendation.

happy reading

Luanne said...

Hi Evelyn,

It's nice to hear from you. Thanks for the kind comments. It's great to know there are others with piles of unread books!