My T(r)oyboy is a Twat by Paula Houseman @PaulaHouseman @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Thursday all!

As I am sure you can tell by the title of this book it is a romance that has a sense of humor, and I’m excited to share my review with you today! Thank you so much to Rachel for my invitation and to Paula Houseman for her hilarious story😂🤣

Cupid Fcks Up and My Troyboy is a Twat

Cupid Fcks up ebook coverRuth Roth is a straight shooter. Pity Cupid’s not.

Smart-mouth Ruth is an inspirational humour columnist for a popular women’s magazine. Recently divorced, she has found the love of her life. Without any help, mind you, from the little fat love god. Ruth has decided she herself is her one and only.

And she’s in a comfy place. Why wouldn’t she be? No need to yell ‘Put the bloody toilet seat down!’ No need to hoover toe-nail clippings off the carpet.

But then a silver-tongued Prince Charming fronts up in his shiny Merc and tickles her discarded, little-girl fantasies. He tells her their love is written in the stars.

It must be a misprint.

A romance with this particular PC is not so PC! Still …

Ruth’s life plays out more like ancient myth than fairytale. And what hot-blooded woman can resist forbidden fruit?

There’s a problem, though. Ruth does not have a hot-blooded mum. Ruth has a pain-in-the-arse mum whose squawking disapproval cranks the taboo up a notch.

All the more reason to take up with the stud! But it means taking on the harpy.

Tensions mount, and even Ruth’s man can’t protect her from the trash-talking voices in her head. It looks like he can’t muzzle his own either. When an earth-shattering revelation causes him to give her grief, it makes her feel like she’s dating her mother.

Taking the kind of advice she doles out to her readers is not so easy, and Ruth wonders if this love can survive. More to the point, is it worth the trouble?

My Thoughts

This book was filled with humor, Snark, and a cast of wild characters!

This is the third book in the Ruth Roth series and it definitely did not disappoint! Ruth is such a lovable hot mess! I read another review where they compared her to Stephanie Plum and I thought that was the perfect comparison, I am a huge Stephanie Plum fan! And now I am also a huge Ruth Roth fan! The situations she can get herself into are simply priceless!

It is a year after Ruth’s marriage to her cousin… don’t panic! It isn’t her real cousin, I’m actually not quite sure of the relationship, but I don’t believe they are blood related😉 and of course everything is a hot mess! Roger cannot stop running his mouth, well, neither can Ruth… add in Ruth’s mother returning from the grave to haunt her and a new hot writer in the neighborhood, and you have yourself a few hours of hilarity!

Ruth is one of those characters you would love to have in your life, she is a good friend and she would be quite entertaining to have around…. she is also part of the most disfunctional family you would ever want to be a part of… so many laughs in this book, but some touching moments as well… another fun addition to this series that I hope is not over !

WARNING: do not read this book in public unless you like people looking at you strangely, for uncontrolled laughter! Also do not read while drinking a beverage, laughter might cause beverage to project from your body! And lastly do not read this book while operating heavy machinery, because why would you want to?!?!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel for my copay ***

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Love, romance, marriage, and a dark little secret. Shh … Small things let loose can grow out of hand.

Ruth Roth’s new husband can’t keep it in. If only he had all those years ago, things might be different now.

His big mouth sends every family member into hell. Except for Ruth’s late mother. She blows in from there. Seems the woman just won’t die. Or let up. Faaaark!

As if Mama’s earbashing isn’t enough, everyone else needs a scapegoat. Ruth is it. Somehow, this mess is her fault.

With everything falling apart, she feels overwhelmed. Until a hunky celebrity pants man—who clearly wants to get into hers—befriends her and makes her feel all warm and fuzzy. At the same time, an educated silicone seductress has designs on hubby.

Temptation abounds. But it’s overshadowed when a startling discovery throws Ruth and her man into uncharted waters, and life comes crashing down.

Ruth has survived plenty with the help of her friends. And as a writer, her wry wit, dirty muse, and a bent for ancient mythology have sustained her. This, though, might be her undoing.

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photo copy – Version 3Author Bio – Paula Houseman was once a graphic designer. But when the temptation to include ‘the finger’ as part of a logo for a forward-moving women’s company proved too much, she knew it was time to give away design. Instead, she took up writing.

She found she was a natural with the double entendres (God knows she’d been in enough trouble as a child for dirty wordplay).

As a published writer of earthy chick lit and romantic comedy, Paula gets to bend, twist, stretch and juice up universal experiences to shape reality the way she wants it, even if it is only in books. But at the same time, she can make it more real, so that her readers feel part of the sisterhood. Or brotherhood (realness has nothing to do with gender).

Through her books, Paula also wants to help the reader escape into life and love’s comic relief. And who doesn’t need to sometimes?

Her style is a tad Monty Pythonesque because she adores satire. It helps defuse all those gaffes and thoughts that no one is too proud of.

Paula lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband. No other creatures. The kids have flown the nest and the dogs are long gone.

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When Elizabeth Ducie had been working in the international pharmaceutical industry for nearly thirty years, she decided she’d like to take a break from technical writing—text books, articles and training modules—and write about some of her travel experiences instead. She took some courses in Creative Writing and discovered to her surprise that she was happier, and more successful, writing fiction than memoirs or life-writing. In 2012, she gave up the day job, and started writing full-time. She has published three novels, three collections of short stories and a series of manuals on business skills for writers.

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