Unsolicited Advice by Melinda Di Lorenzo


Heidi Bluthe is Miss Anonymous—queen of a confident, snark-laced advice column. Too bad she can’t take her own advice to fix the hot mess reality of her life. When one of her readers shows up claiming her advice ruined his life and demands she fix it, Heidi agrees to try. She is, after all, a professional and helping him will help further her career. But what happens next, falling hard for sexy British charmer, William, really knocks them both for a loop.

A year ago, William Rutherford was living the dream. Beautiful fiancée. Perfect home in the suburbs. All that changed in an instant. And the advice Miss Anonymous—aka, Heidi Bluthe–gave might not have been the root cause, but it was certainly the shove that sent things over the edge. William’s determined to have her set things right, even if that means unexpectedly risking his heart in the process…


Title: Unsolicited Advice
Author: Melinda Di Lorenzo
Series: Between the Sheets
Pages: 222
Genre(s): Contemporary, US
Hot Buttons: Cancer, Suicide


This is the first Melinda Di Lorenzo book that I have read and, as it would appear, the third in a series. But fear not, I can confirm that not only does this book stand completely alone - Ms Di Lorenzo’s writing style is fun and interesting, and her storytelling, engaging and damned hilarious.

We kick off the story right at the start of the action. William, our British hero on a mission, is found sans trousers in our heroine, Heidi’s, back garden causing much alarm and only a little bit of lust! Despite going right into the action, it took until the pair were on their road trip for me to really get into the story. I enjoyed the first two or so chapters but once the pair got going, that’s when I didn’t want to put the book down and found myself thinking about it when I was supposed to be doing other things like working and sleeping.

Normally I avoid contemporary books where one of the pair is British. It just gives me the cringe when people over egg the jolly good, alright old chap, British folk. I’m happy to say that William was not one of those characters. Sure he used Britishisms - which we Brits probably don’t even realise are Britishisms - but he wasn’t over the top and I felt he was realistic. My only complaint on his Britishness was that there was a specific mention of him not understanding miles since he was British. Nope - we use miles, too. :)

Heidi was just great. Loved her. She was a normal girl yet she had her quirks and issues. I can’t say I have any clinical knowledge of these things but I did find myself saying “me, too” to a lot of things. But my favourite part was the way that William behaved towards Heidi. He was there for her, sure, but he wanted her to be happy for her. It was #relationshipgoals.

As well as the absolute cuteness of the developing relationship (which was slightly steamy if not scorching), the book was laugh out loud funny. And real laugh out loud. Kind of snorty, puff of breath laughing. The banter. Oh, how I love me some banter.

And there were little twists and turns along the way of the book that I didn’t see coming. Not mysteries as such, but plays on words that when revealed, I had to tip my hat to. Clever.

A few typos and wrong words were smattered about the book but overall, this is a fantastic story by an author that I’ll definitely be looking out for more of. I loved Heidi and William’s story and I’m not ashamed to admit that I felt a wee bit teary at the end. Sigh. 4 stars.


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* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. *

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