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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 s
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 26th 2007 by Berkley Trade
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Tammy
Oct 14, 2009 Tammy rated it really liked it
Sophie Kintock is my kinda girl. She's funny. Clever. Quick on the uptake. And just a little bit devious.

Some girls will do almost anything to keep a man, but Sophie takes extreme measures when her boyfriend of 6 years suddenly leaves.

* She breaks into the laundry room of Doug's apartment building and steals half of his socks, leaving no matching pairs. That way he'll realize how much he misses her and the way she used to do his laundry.

* She randomly moves his car to different parking spaces.
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Angela
Feb 22, 2008 Angela rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It is laugh out loud funny. Even though it is a bit predictable, the characters are brilliant. Men might find the idea of a ex-girlfriend doing everything in her power to get her ex back a little like fatal attraction, but most women would understand the idea of your life getting turned upside down and doing everything in your power to correct it, even if that means pretending to be psychic to chase off your ex's new girlfriend and stealing his socks out of the laundry. Fantas ...more
Canan  ^^
Jan 09, 2012 Canan ^^ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wid
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şöyle söyleyeyim..zaten bu türle aram pek iyi değil..aslında okumak ve yüzümde kocaman bir tebessüm bıraksınlar istiyorum
ama genelde olmuyor.
Neden?
Çünkü ben kızın kendisini salak durumuna düşürmesini, yada komik sahnelerin saçma sapan durumlardan değilde zekice espirilerden olmasını bekliyorum..
Çok mu şey istiyorum? :) Sanırım..
Neyse kitaba gelecek olursak çok ahım şahım bir kitap değildi..Can sıkıntıısına boş bir vakitte okunacak türdendi.Hani okumasanızda olurdu.
Kızceğizimiz Soph, eski
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Kelly Hager
Jan 27, 2012 Kelly Hager rated it really liked it
When Sophie's boyfriend breaks up with her, she doesn't take it well. (Understatement of the year.) She plays small pranks (using a spare set of keys to move his car from one parking spot to another; breaking into his apartment building to go down to the laundry room and steal his socks) and then gets the best idea EVER. She'll pretend to be psychic and tell his new girlfriend to back off because he really belongs with his last girlfriend.

(Did I mention that this isn't YA and Sophie is a grownup
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Anja
Apr 10, 2010 Anja rated it it was ok
This book opens with Sophie sneaking into her ex-boyfriend’s new apartment building’s laundry room. He dumped her 3 weeks ago and her Mensa worthy plan to get him back includes stealing one half of each pair of socks he has in the dryer. Her other brilliant maneuver was to move his car from one parking space to another in his work garage using the spare key he left behind in their shared home when he moved out. She thinks he will realize he is losing his mind without her in his life and come bac ...more
Marie
Feb 12, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Definitely a light read. Predictable most times (the irony of the title)- but the book always stays true to being girly. I laughed and chuckled my way through every chapter- which makes it worth telling other girls/women to read it for the mere giggle.

Basically the book is about a young woman desperate for her past relationship- who poses as a psychic to fake out her ex's new girlfriend. Of course she finds her own path by the end of the novel. Reading that summary might make you think it is a
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Laura
Apr 23, 2013 Laura rated it did not like it
Full disclosure, I didn't finish this book. I couldn't bring myself to it. I blame Goodreads. I've discovered a flaw in their reviews, most of them are too "fan girl". You look up a book and see these glowing reviews with GIFS and the whole shebang and you're thinking "yeah, this is going to be fun!" and then it's not. I've always enjoyed reading "chick lit" if you take it with a much needed grain of salt they can be a quite entertaining way to spend the afternoon and are usually funny (like the ...more
Ariana
Jan 29, 2011 Ariana marked it as to-read
I picked this up after reading "The Education of Hailey Kendrick" which I loved. Still, I'm a bit slow reading this book since I don't really relate to the character, but I like a lot Eileen's writing so I'm gonna keep going :)

PS: I am always loosing my socks, maybe I have an ex-boyfriend trying to drive me crazy :))

PSS: If your best friend tells you that you are crazy, maybe (just maybe) you should think about it, because she might be not joking at all :))

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Cornelia
Mar 27, 2010 Cornelia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I just read the first chapters... couldn't get through with the rest. I didn't like the writing style. and I couldn't care less for the heroine.

10/22/2011:
read it in French.
well I still can't muster any kind of connecting feeling to the heroine. She wants her ex back but every time she mention something about him, that only shows what an oaf he is... but she still wants him back???
and the romance with the other guy? there are barely in contact with each other!
Sara
Feb 06, 2008 Sara rated it really liked it
I wouldn't exactly call the PLOT of this book unpredictable, but I did enjoy it quite a bit. The author has a great way of describing things, making me laugh out loud a couple of times, and the story was very cute. I loved that the coincidences that all authors rely on to propel their stories forward didn't feel forced, and all the characters were grounded in reality yet still quite funny. All in all, a fun read.
Courtney
Feb 06, 2008 Courtney rated it really liked it
This book was adorable and funny. I love an author with a sense of humor. I found this author via her blog and I'm very glad that I did. Her heroine was lovable even through her series of missteps in her mission to win back her ex-boyfriend. I really enjoyed this book and only wish it had lasted me longer than the few hours that it did.
Kim
Feb 20, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romantic comedy fans
Fabulous new author with a fresh, witty voice. A must read for fans of romantic comedy, Jennifer Crusie and women's fiction.
Cecilia
Jun 09, 2008 Cecilia rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2008
Unpredictable is very predictable, but completely entertaining.
I gave it an extra star because it made me laugh so often. Great beach read!
Rosie
Apr 15, 2008 Rosie rated it really liked it
A hilarious book. Really easy and quick read and extremely entertaining. Definitely a must-read for those who've ever had a hard time with a breakup.
Melissa
Aug 10, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
What a fun book. I read it in a day and a half. It was quick read and pretty funny too.
Julie
Jun 10, 2008 Julie rated it liked it
Very PREDICTABLE and hokey chic lit.
Zeynep Bayrak
Kahkaha atarak okuduğum,acayip eğlenceli bir kitaptı,ba-yıl-dım.
Stacy
Apr 08, 2008 Stacy is currently reading it
So far so good...it's a light, funny read.
Karen
Mar 27, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
Very funny voice. Reminds of Sophia Kinsella
Mr. Pe Mr. Pe
this book is great i recommend this to everyone
CS
Jul 12, 2008 CS rated it it was amazing
Charming, original, and a joy to read!
Larramie
Apr 04, 2008 Larramie rated it it was amazing
Sophie had me on the first page.
Melisande
Jan 27, 2012 Melisande rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je tiens à remercier Nyx Shadow (on va utiliser le pseudo de son blog ^^) de m’avoir fait découvrir ce livre, sans quoi je serai passée à côté d’une petite merveille. Je ne suis pas spécialement une adepte de la chick-lit, mais je dois dire qu’un livre comme ça de temps en temps, ce n’est pas de refus.
Sophie est désespérée, l’homme avec qui elle partageait sa vie, Doug, depuis 6 ans, l’a quittée. Mais elle tente le tout pour le tout pour le récupérer, jusqu’à aller à la laverie pour lui piquer q
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Rose
Mar 30, 2010 Rose rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who love easy to read romance, people who love chick lit, people who love women's fiction
Recommended to Rose by: librarian at Barnes and Noble
Shelves: romance, humor, chick-lit
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Watermelon Daisy
Aug 05, 2011 Watermelon Daisy rated it it was ok
Let me start off by saying that this was one of the most uniquely written books I’ve come across.

The plot is actually really overused and sometimes unrealistic, but the overall writing of the book was simply gorgeous. We have our main character, Sophie, who’s always so funny and wacky. Her experiences through life are so relatable, I can’t help thinking that she has read my mental diary and is somehow repeating everything in it.

We have Doug, who’s not really bad or anything… he’s just a jerk, i
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Norabee
Sep 04, 2008 Norabee rated it liked it
Recommends it for: chick lit fans
A Zany Story Filled with Psychic Predictions, Love & Horoscopes!
One woman who discovers that she will do anything to win back the man she loves and along the way discovers that she’ll stop at nothing to finally achieve true love!

This was a fun story about Sophie Kintock (I wondered if this was a nod to another gifted chick lit writer Sophie Kinsella) who’s boyfriend breaks up with her after nearly 6 years and Sophie’s not prepared to take it lying down. In fact, she goes as far as to break i
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Tom
Sophie Kintock finds herself at a low point. Her boyfriend of six years, Doug, has moved out, and Sophie is having a difficult time letting go. This is why she finds herself in his new, chic condo building's laundry room one Sunday night, stealing one sock from every pair in his dryer. It gets worse. Doug and his new girlfriend, Melanie, come into the laundry room. They flirt and make small talk, including that Melanie will be going to an upcoming psychic fair.

It turns out that stealing socks i
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Ashley
Sep 08, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Chick lit is the candy of the literary world - people can say it has no nutritional value, but sometimes it's just too appetizing to pass up.

I picked up Unpredictable on a whim, for its cute cover, and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it takes place in Vancouver, a city I know well and could visualize pretty easily.

Unpredictable begins just after the end of a six-year relationship between slightly neurotic Sophie and her long-term boyfriend Doug. Suffering from the breakup insanity th
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Shannon
I think that this is something good to read if you aren’t expecting too much. It reminded me of every romantic comedy I’ve ever watched where things are very cookie cutter and predictable. The plot and characters didn’t really have much substance either. Instead of ups and downs, the excitement aspect stayed on one level the entire book. On the plus side, the sense of humor I’ve come to love from this author was present and the book was a quick and easy read.

The main character Sophie gave me mi
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Sharon Huether
Dec 22, 2016 Sharon Huether rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, chick-lit
Sophie wants her boyfriend back. She is trying to devise schemes to achieve her goal.
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Eileen Cook spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer.

You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as funny at www.eileencook.com. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

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“Why is being an unmarried woman something that we should be ashamed of, as if we’ve failed? Men don’t feel this way. When they haven’t married, they make it sound like they’ve gotten away with something. Their single status makes them even more appealing to the other sex.” 26 likes
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