Cupid F*cks Up
Ruth 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?
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cupid-cks-Ruth-Roth-Book-ebook/dp/B07FZWR76L/
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Cupid-cks-Ruth-Roth-Book-ebook/dp/B07FZWR76L/
Cupid F*cks Up is the second book in the Ruth Roth series and continues on with Ruth’s story from where we left off in the first book of the series, Odyssey in a Teacup. You can find my review of the first book here.
Paula Houseman is back again delivering all the sass and all the snark that I have come to love. She turns it up a notch though in this second installment and the laughs are even funnier this time around. Ruth Roth always fantasized about finding her prince charming. She thought she found him, but alas, he was not the one. One day, her prince charming rolls up in a shiny Mercedes convertible and he was none other than the boy and man she has known her entire life. He tells her their romance is destined for the stars! But, what will people think when they find out who her prince charming really is?
Follow along on Ruth’s journey of self discovery, a new found love, raising her two teenage children with issues of their own, and a neighbor from hell with the protruding eye intent on making Ruth’s life miserable with all of her garden gnomes and craziness. Ruth takes us on one crazy ride full of self discovery and finding a happily-ever-after-as she navigates through this crazy little thing called life.
Paula Houseman has a knack with writing about life in a way that I can nod my head and agree while often times finding similarities in my own life and nutty family. She adds a sense of realism which makes her stories ring true. Houseman has an uncanny ability with blending the raw funny side with such issues such as death, birth, reincarnation, and social anxieties. In other words, The sh*t gets real! I am sure most readers, if not all, will be able to relate with something that resonates through these pages. I know I surely did.
Cupid F*cks Up is a highly entertaining laugh out loud comedy of growing older, raising a family, finding mister right and most important of all…finding yourself in the process. Houseman leaves us begging for more of Ruth Roth and her crazy family after the last page has been devoured. If you love a lot of laughs and have not started this series yet….what are you waiting for? You are really missing out! Paula Houseman has quickly garnered her way into “auto buy” status for me. I don’t even need to read a synopsis. If a book has Paula Houseman’s name on it I know I will be in for a treat.
Psst! My review for My T(r)oyboy is a Twat will be coming September 30th!
Author 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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