By Julie Butterfield
What it’s about?
As an agony aunt, Fliss Carmichael should have all the answers but when her own marriage begins unravelling at the seams, she hasn’t a clue where to start. After a simple mistake causes an unintended role swap, she becomes the one seeking advice from an unlikely source!
What I think:
This is a really fun story full of misunderstandings and romance.
Ellie is convinced she has met the love of her life, co-worker Logan. The only problem is that he doesn’t know she exists. Her best-friend, Laura, has been giving her asvice on how to get his attention, but Ellie is not convinced and writes to agony aunt Fliss.
Fliss replies to Ellie and starts to reflect on her own marriage. Her husband is a workaholic and they are drifting further apart. They may attend parties and dinners together but the connection between them is stretched thinner every day. Fliss replies to Ellie and opens her own heart. Shocked by her feelings and lack of professionalism, Fliss is surprised when Ellie replies giving her advice in return.
The two women share a series of emails offering advice and sharing their experiences as they try and sort out their respective relationships.
This is a very funny book. There some hilarious scenes as the two women step out of theor comfort zones. Ellie has to overcome her shyness, rival Harriet and ex-boyfriend Carl who hasn’t accepted that Ellie no longer wants to be with him.
Fliss find herself embarrassed after trying to suurprise her husband with sexy lingerie, romantic lunches and and array of romantic gestures that don’t quite o to plan.
Both women (and their male partners) learn a lot about themselves, their relationships and love along the way. And best friend Laura is an absolutely brilliant character.
This is a really warm, uplifting read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it this week.
If you fancy reading Agony Auntics use the links below:
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US: click here
About the author:
Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing.
It has to be pointed out that her first novel, ‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery’ is a complete work of fiction and she did not, in fact, receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it to her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him.
Follow Julie on Twitter: @juliebeewriter
Or check out her website: www.Juliebutterfield.co.uk
Thank you to Julie Butterfield and Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this great blog tour. Take a look at the other stops: