Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Blogging can be very interesting sometimes. A few weeks back, the 'chick got an email asking her to review a new book, Unpredictable, by Eileen Cook. Always on the lookout for free books and a chance to talk about them, the 'chick was quick to agree and answered the email with a definite "YES!"

The other day, the Book arrived. Days when books arrive are always good days. The 'chick could barely restrain herself from hiding it in a chart or on her keyboard tray to start reading immediately even though she was at work.

Unpredictable is what could be classed as "Chick Lit" - how appropriate! The heroine, Sophie Kintock, has been in a long-term relationship with the man she considers to be her Mr. Right. Unfortunately, Mr. Right has moved out because he needs "space" and winds up meeting another woman. Determined to get her man back, Sophie decides to give the new girlfriend a psychic reading (even though Sophie is not psychic) that will scare her into breaking up with Sophie's Mr. Right. Of course, mayhem and hilarity ensue and there is a fantastic twist at the end.

Unpredictable is a very easy read - the 'chick was drawn into the story from the first page and finally had to sit down tonight after work and finish it to see how it was going to end. (Roadchick did NOT peek at the ending ahead of time. Congratulate her on her self-restraint.)

One of the best things about this book is that most of the ladies out there will be able to identify with Sophie and her behavior following the break-up. The 'chick knows that there were a couple of break-ups that drove her to consider taking up voodoo or learning to hex someone. Unfortunately, none of the 'chick's attempts led to the interesting turn of events that happen to Sophie.

When Ms. Cook emailed the 'chick, she mentioned that she would be willing to do an interview or a guest post at the Roadtrip. If you, Patient Reader, have any questions for a real, live, published author, please feel free to leave them in comments or send them to the 'chick's email and they will be considered for the interview.

You can visit Eileen Cook's website by clicking the link or at

She doesn't just talk about her book there - she finds a lot of funny stuff on the innernets and shares it with the rest of us.

With beach weather coming, now is a good time to pick up this book. It's available at major booksellers everywhere.


heather said...

thanks for the tip. i'll have to see if i can get my hands on it. i'm definitely in need of some good chic lit. :-)

Liz said...

How cool to have been asked to write a review!!

fringes said...

I always thought those book review requests were spam. Shows how much I know.

Autrice DelDrago said...

I want "in"!