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Unsolicited Advice

(The American and The Brit #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  30 reviews
K.A. Young has joined forces with her hilarious PA Julie Bromley to bring us a light hearted comedy that you won't ever forget.

Life isn’t easy.

Just ask American born Phoebe Hawkins and British born Lizbeth Bates, two insecure women in their mid twenties who are trying to stay positive in the face of their own awkwardness, chaos, and utter humiliation.

Friends for nearly t
222 pages
Published August 30th 2015 by K.A. Young Books (first published August 2015)
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Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let's start by saying tissues ready for crying , but from laughing too much and nearly piddling myself .
So let's get going .
This book is really funny Liz and Pheobe are a blast .
The story starts and you will laugh just a few minutes in with how they meet .
You will meet scary Mary .......
A few dweebs
And I boss that .....
The job that is the American and the Brit , mmmmmm I wonder how that happened , oh yes you will have to read and see for yourself
I will never be able to look at chicken the same a
Debbie Poole
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by British author Julie Bromley and American author Kate Young.
I am so proud of my friend Julie for taking the plunge to co-write this book.
This book is so funny, I laughed at almost every line. I will never be able to think about catching chickens again in the same way.
I cried, almost pee'd and guffawed with laughter.
I told Julie, you should give out Tenaladies with this book.
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New author British Julie Bromley has collaborated with American K A Young author of many books including her latest, The Molly Maddison series. Together they came up with the idea of The American and The Brit. I believe the characters in the book work so well together because of the fun friendship in real life between the authors.
The story is all about the girls falling into a job quite by accident, making them online newspaper agony aunts. Rather than making their column serious, they have grea
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is good for a lot of laughs. The characters are definitely quirky, at time outrageous and this would make a good, light summer read for someone who doesn't want to have to think too hard about what they are reading.

The only issue I had with this book was that sometimes, I really had trouble suspending that any character could be so foolish. Yes, at times the antics were funny, but other times the characters came off as unlikable airheads, even a little mean. The descriptions of the me
Ter Wilson
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud! I haven't laughed so hard from a book in so long! I am sadly one of those hard to please comedy, readers. There were moments where I had to put the book down since I was unable to read through tears of laughter. I squeak from laughing so hard. There could have been snorting. I know for a fact that I laugh so hard no sound came out of me. My children were sizing me up for a new jacket. This Book has earned the High Honors of being place on my "Happy Shelf" I can't wait to see what ...more
May 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I was hoping this book to make me laugh... it did... but just a little... and the more I got into the book the more I got bored... I really didn't like the main characters Phoebe and Liz... they were way to childish for me. I am a bit disappointed by this book. But I will still give it 3 stars out of 5 because it was still quite entertaining and I smiled from time to time.
Charlene Bell
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG get ready to put you giggle pants on ladies/gentleman as this book will have you laughing from the start Phoebe and Liz are two great characters. Kate and my good friend Jewels have done a great job with this book well done ladies xxx
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an absolutely laugh out load book, from a collaboration with a brand new British author Julie Bromley and K A Young, I hope there are many more instalments of what these two best friends get up to.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it ! I have laughed a lot . These 2 are fab .
Diane Perry
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and funny

Recommended from this was a quick and fun read. Total chick lit with plenty of sass. This was my first time reading the author and enjoyed very much.
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The American and the Brit is a hilarious book about two ladies who experience a mistaken identity opportunity to write a no-holds-bar advice column about weird, interesting and funny questions the public wants to know. The book picks up where Liz is coming to the US, leaving home-the UK, after Phoebe has convinced her to, and Phoebe getting fired from a crap customer service job, essentially because of Liz's airport antics and her inability to filter her thought
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Where do I start?
From the first words I was promised a fun ride, and it delivered BIG STYLE. There were so many parts that had me laughing out loud, and an inappropriate places. And parts had me holding my bladder.
Phoebe is an American, living her life large.
Phoebe in her own words ... "My brain has no filter, ruining me from ever living a politically correct life." And phoebe stumbles from disaster to disaster.
Lizbeth is a stiff upper lipped Brit, her reserve doesn't deter her from being a g
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
Attention all chick lit fans who love to laugh - pick this book up immediately!

Lizbeth Bates moves from the UK to America to live with her American friend Phoebe Hawkins and they find themselves without a job. The road to a new job has never been funnier. In a case of mistaken identity, they find themselves employed with a website running a "Dear Abby"-esque column (which PS I am so jealous of and wish it was my reality!) Will they be found out? Will they be fired? Will they ever find a filter f
Codie Austin
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a very silly, OTT, book that is almost the literary version of a sit com. Phoebe, an American and Liz, the Brit, are the main characters and are pretty likeable. The other characters are not very fleshed out and I’m not sure about any of the male characters at all (are we supposed to like them?! Who do the girls fancy? Everyone?! Is no one unattractive in their life?!), but it’s quite fun to read about their dramas. Nothing is at all heavy, it’s all very lighthearted and the perfect pala ...more
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review

After coming across numerous positive reviews, I was so looking forward to reading this book. I couldn't wait to sit back and laugh until I had tears.

How wrong was I.

Well, this just wasn't my brand of humour, I guess. I found it all to be in bad taste. To me, the plot was quite unbelievable and the characters too weird (don't get me wrong, I like weird, weird is good but not this kind - not for me anyway)

This m
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, it was such a refreshing easy read. I pretty much read it straight through, I didn't want to put it down! This book will take you on a hilarious adventure of 2 friends and their journey across the pond. I really enjoyed the happy feelings I got whilst reading The American and The Brit, and the fact I laughed my socks off whilst reading it. Thank you for writing such a fabulous, entertaining, light read. I will definitely be checking out any other books by the author ...more
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I quite enjoyed this book about two friends Phoebe from the US and Liz from the UK. They met when Phoebe was visiting England and got drunk in a pub. Liz moves to the states and the two take on this crazy advice column. There is always wild over the top antics. I liked the banter between the two girls. I enjoyed the job issues but sometimes the craziness was a bit too silly for me so it got 3 stars not 4.
Joan Cohen
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Imagine 2 Broke Girls, Laverne & Shirley, plus Lucy & Ethel in a modern day version of the shows. The A&B are broke, without jobs, & zero prospects in the near future. Willing to take anything that comes along they have a dream job fall in their laps. Here are 2 screw ups that can't even do that right. I found myself laughing out loud. Takes a lot for a book to do that! Yes do read this one.
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Kristi Musick
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
American & The British hysterical laughter

I absolutely loved the way this was written. I think all girls have a great friend that they can relate this story to
I laughed until I cried. Would love to see this as a tv series or movie.
Annette Jaramillo
Laugh out loud funny

I must admit I purchased this book randomly and I'm glad I did. What a truly enjoyable and fun read. I read it in two days. (Taking time out to work). Would love to read more of the American and Brit.
Joy Whiteside
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, I could not put it down. From the moment that I started reading till the moment that I finished I was hooked. It moved along at a great pace, has awesome characters and a story that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. This must be read.
Felicia Semmler
So Funny

KA Young and Julie Bromley did an amazing job. This book was funny that my Husband thought I had lost my mind. Liz and Phebs will have you laughing so hard you might piddle your pants. Truly a good quick laugh out loud read.
Sep 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
I wish I could of liked this book and it got good reviews, but in the beginning the two main characters are so ridiculous, I found myself annoyed instead of amused. :(
There were a few rough patches, but the laugh out loud moments made up for them.
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jelain by: Granted by the publisher via Netgalley
Quickly devoured this book! Didn't take long at all to get into or finish. This is a perfect treat for chick-lit fans and anybody looking for a light read and some giggle... well, a LOT of giggles.
Holly Hawkins
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Its been quite a while that a book has kept me smiling and even laughing out loud! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more from both of these very talented ladies!
Ann Marie McKay
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Laughed out loud. Many times had tears running down my face. I'm a little concerned how much I could relate. Can't wait to read the next book!
Zee Monodee
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Couldn't enjoy this one... The humour felt crude at times, and most of the time, I just wanted to yell at the characters to get their big girl panties on and stop whining. Sadly, just couldn't connect as these women read childish and making us think they were successful adults was a hard pill for me to swallow in this one.
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
it was ok. there were many scenes that should have been funny but I just didn't laugh.
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Kate Young writes Southern mystery novels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. Kate lives in a small town in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and Shih Tzu. When she is not writing her own books, she’s reading or cooking.

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