#BookReview #Rlogtour My T(r)oyboy is Twat (Ruth Roth Series book 3) by Paula Houseman

Cupid Fcks Up and My Troyboy is a Twat

 

Cupid - My Troyboy is a Twat ebook cover

Length: 333 pages

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What they say: 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.

The Review: Every so often a book comes along that sits in between the type of book you normally read, and those you don’t. This was a book I worried about because obviously from the title and blurb you can see that it’s probably a bit more outlandish than I’m used to and comedy is such a person thing. I needn’t have worried.

From the start I was surprised by the depth of the writing. It sounds terrible to write this as I’m predominantly a chick lit lover, and sometimes have to roll my eyes at people who say  ‘it was good for something so light’ or ‘I was surprised-it was good’ – things like that. Sometimes these things are in a slightly sneery way, but that’s not what this is.

The dark undertone and literary (for me anyway) feel to the writing was something that I appreciated and enjoyed and it didn’t make the sometimes lewd jokes and references grate at all. I laughed in places and felt so much for people in others, although I’ll admit I winced at Ruth’s opinions sometimes and didn’t really feel she was the victim I think she was meant to be. I read it in an evening and enjoyed it and would very much recommend for when you need something a bit different. The one thing I’d say is that I read this as a standalone, which I wish I hadn’t.  It’s actually book 3 of a series and I was bogged down at the start of the book by things I guess I’d have known if I’d read the others!

Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to be part of the blog tour and for the book in return for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

 

About the Author

photo copy – Version 3

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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