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Do or Di [Kindle Edition]

Eileen Cook
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A laugh out loud romantic comedy, from the author of Unpredictable and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood. Erin Callighan has given up on the idea of a fairy tale romance. Having dated her own version of the Seven Dwarves (including Grumpy and Sleepy), she's letting go of the idea of Prince Charming and settling for Prince Good Enough. Erin’s focused on reaching her dream of having her own talk radio show, even if it means having to temporarily co-host with the annoying “Voice of Seattle”, Colin Stewart. To score points with her station manager, she agrees to be a part of the Positive Partnerships program that matches her with Diana, a troubled pre-teen who swears she's channeling the spirit of the late Princess Diana. She's supposed to be mentoring Diana, but the channeled princess has a lot to teach Erin about love and happily ever after endings.

Praise for Eileen Cook’s books:

“One of the best new voices in women’s fiction” - NYT bestselling author Jennifer Crusie

"Destined to climb on top of the bestseller lists." - Romantic Times

“Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, this book made me laugh out loud.” - NYT bestselling author Meg Cabot

“Yes, it’s chick lit, but of the highest quality—like a gourmet truffle. Cook has whipped up a real treat.” - Kirkus starred review

"Fresh, funny and quirky, an absolute delight." - Annette Blair, national bestselling author of The Scot, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“Snarky, funny….Will keep readers up late into the night... Exceptional.” - Shelf Awareness

Product Details

  • File Size: 547 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eileen Cook; 1 edition (January 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070X9XDU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Entertaining! February 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Eileen Cook is a very witty, accomplished writer and I love all her books, so I was delighted to see this new one out. It's a fast, energetic read that's full of fun, and Eileen's knack for a comic one-liner had me chuckling my way to the end in two sittings. Definitely a book for a rainy Saturday afternoon on the sofa, or a lounger by the pool. Thanks Eileen for another great read!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! January 28, 2012
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Do or Di is hilarious, heartfelt, and wonderful. I was sucked into the story right away, and laughed out loud so often that my husband kept asking me -- WHAT ARE YOU READING? Highly recommended!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thsi book is a "DO" February 16, 2012
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Do or Di, the new, chick-lit, release from Eileen Cook will definitely have you cracking up! I laughed out loud a few times while reading this book, my dogs were looking at me like I was crazy.

I enjoyed the way the storyline panned out, and I have to say, I had NO IDEA what was going to happen in the end. That is what I liked best about this book, it was unpredictable. I find that to be one of the most important things while reading a new book. I don't want to "know" what is going to happen, I want to be surprised, or even taken for a loop, and that is what happened with Do or Di.

Erin Callighan just wanted to meet a GREAT guy, but yet, it just wasn't happening. Then when it finally does, OH BOY.....didn't see that coming. Jonathan, that weasel-jerk.....I DID NOT like him AT ALL!! Any woman who has ever dated a man that was "off-limits" will understand Erin's dilemma and will be hoping that she regains some sort of "sense" before she gets in too deep. This was where Diana came in.

I think my favorite character, aside from Colin, was Diana. She was the young girl that Erin was supposed to be mentoring, but Diana ended up being more of a "mentor" to Erin. I especially loved when she would start in on Erin's choice of clothing...I was cracking up!

Do or Di is more of a Chick-lit, than a romance, but it was enjoyable, and sometimes you just want to read a book that will make you laugh!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like the main character... September 22, 2012
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I had a hard time liking Erin. In fact, I can't say that I ever did like her. And it's hard to read a book where you find the main character a twit and wish she'd get a clue. She's supposed to be a pretty smart cookie, and yet, she "dates" a married man, and justfies it as "he's going to get a divorce and a good guy like him won't last long so I'm putting in a dating down payment". Personally, that bothered me greatly. And then she was so totally insensitive to her mentee, Diana. I just didn't like Erin. I kept reading, hoping she'd grow on me, but instead, I felt sorry for Colin and wanted him to run away as fast as he could from this shallow, self-centered woman. I was glad she seemed to "wake-up" at the end of the book, and the married man got his comeuppance, but still....I couldn't like Erin.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read January 30, 2012
By Kelly
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Erin is working at a radio station, which is her dream job. Sort of. She's wanted to be an on-air personality but instead she's in sales. Still, she knows that one day she's going to get her chance.

And she does! Unfortunately, she's a last second fill-in host on the station's uber-popular (and uber-sexist) show. Her co-host? Colin Stewart, the "Voice of Seattle." And when the show takes off, she finds herself agreeing to pretend to date Colin.

To further complicate things, she's also decided to participate in a mentoring project. Her assignment? A teenage girl who thinks that her other mentor is Princess Diana.

So yeah, things are very complicated in Erin's life. But is that necessarily so bad?

So far, I've read two-thirds of Eileen Cook's genres (YA and chick lit) and I'm pretty sure she can make everything fantastic. (We'll see; the middle grade ones are next!) This book could have been roll-your-eyes obnoxious because we all know what's going to happen, right? Well, not exactly. There are plenty of curve balls I didn't mention in this review. But even if Colin and Erin DO end up together (and I'm not saying they do, mind you), how it happens is most of the fun.

Also, I love Diana (yes, the teen girl's name is Diana) and she's surprisingly astute for someone who is (a) so young and (b) so deluded (or is she?).

As with all of Eileen Cook's books to date, this one is highly recommended. It's only available as an ebook but Amazon sells it for $3. Guaranteed you spend more on lunch, so why not give this a try?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Tah_Dah
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Yes, there were some funny moments/one-liners scattered throughout the story, but I just couldn't get past Erin's rudeness and defensiveness about her affair with a married man (and frankly, I think Colin could have done better) There were also some weird formatting issues (He Said/He Said struck through, then He Said, She Said after)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally another hilarious Rom Com from Eileen Cook January 25, 2012
By Joanne
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I first fell in love with Cook's Unpredictable when it came out and although I've read all of her stuff for kids and teens, I've really been craving a grown up book from this author. Well here it is, and boy was it worth the wait. This fun and romantic story is everything I'd been waiting for and more. Cook is a master of physical comedy, providing several laugh-out-loud moments throughout. I'm also a sucker for witty banter between romantic leads (a la Jennifer Crusie) and the smart, hilarious banter between Erin and Colin in DO OR DI is fun and sizzling, making this a must read for anyone who likes Rom Coms with heart. I have one thing to say to this author: MORE PLEASE!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Do or Di
Good chick lit. Fun read and loved the characters - even the two-timing married man! I would read this author again.
Published 1 month ago by Mindy Ploeser
3.0 out of 5 stars fun read
It's a fun, quick read. It was enjoyable and not too sappy or mushy. Nice book for a cold rainy day.
Published 1 month ago by heidicompteach
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I ADORED this book. Eileen has a fun sense of humor and it showed in her book. I had several late night, laugh out loud giggles over the plot and characters. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carol B.
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed this book
The book was well written. The story line is believable and gave me a great break from reality. I enjoyed getting to know each character and rooting for them to 'win', except for... Read more
Published 2 months ago by moddmom
4.0 out of 5 stars it was fun
I picked up this book as a lazy afternoon read but i am putting it down 3 hrs later with a smile on my face.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by happy beginnings
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun & satisfying read
This was just a lot of fun. Erin has personal and professional issues--she's in a relationship with a married man, and she's having trouble achieving her goal of having her own... Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. K. Stokes
4.0 out of 5 stars quite enjoyable
Not my usual choice in books, but I liked it. I did especially like some of the references, and the characters were well done.
Published 8 months ago by Marianne L Pursell
4.0 out of 5 stars Lightly and Breezy
This is a good to read during a rainy weekend: not at serious and nicely during funny. Erin has finally landed her dream job a Seattle radio station, too bad she has to share the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Therese Van Arsdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Do or di
First the editor needs to edit the text! Secondly this is a great read. It includes fidelity or lack of, friendship, honesty, pleasing yourself, right is right but wrong is wrong. Read more
Published 9 months ago by ,zm
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and different
Not the kind of story I normally read, but glad I stuck with it. I was ready to give it all up when Erin,s Mom came for a visit and set things on a different course, as mom,s do. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Carole A. Sullivan
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More About the Author

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in six different languages. She 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 Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

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