Blog Tour: My T(r)oyboy is a Twat – Paula Houseman

Cupid Fcks Up and My Troyboy is a Twat

 

*I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

 

Blurb:   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.

Cupid - My Troyboy is a Twat ebook coverHis 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.

 

My T(r)oyboy is a Twat is the third in the Ruth Roth series and will not be the last judging by the intriguing cliffhanger ending!

I would personally recommend reading the series in order, as although the author does recap key moments via Ruth’s reminiscences, you would not get the full Roth-Gold-Brill insanity experience.

Most of the story in this book is told as a flashback to the events of Ruth and Ralph’s first year of marriage, and it appears that there may not be a second with the serious communication problems between the kissing not-cousins!

This naturally means that this story is much darker than the previous.  Ruth and her companions are as madcap as ever, but in the earlier books she always had Ralph as her best friend to cheer her up and support her no matter how bad things got.  That reliable Ralph was barely recognisable here.  The upheaval of his entire life reaches epic proportions and Ruth is the casualty of his shock and anger.  It really saddened me to see how quickly the inseparables ended up estranged.

Still, Ruth has some more light-hearted distractions, my personal favourites being the idiotic Hector and the libidinous new neighbours.  And Sylvia makes a few shrieking cameos in Ruth’s inner voice and outer seagulls.

Things get a bit meta here in parts, as we see Ruth in the process of writing her memoir, which becomes more familiar as she goes along.  Similarly there are the usual number of coincidences and synchronicities that create patterns among the swirling chaos of Ruth’s emotional journey.

Paula Houseman has created a memorable heroine and supporting cast and fans will be on the edge of their seats to find out which long-lost relative pops out of the woodwork to traumatise them all next!

 

   The girls mulled over everything I’d told them, then Maxi said, ‘Huh.  Yeah, well, I can see how the honeymoon woulda been fun.  Was he touching everything twice and repeating himself and mmm nom nom nomming while he ate?’
‘Oh, around the clock!’
Jesus.  Even without Alex or your mother in the bed –metaphorically speaking — it would’ve been like having a ménage à trois.  Ralph’s a double act on his own.’

– Paula Houseman, My T(r)oyboy is a Twat

 

photo copy – Version 3


Find more from Paula Houseman at her website here or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

My T(r)oyboy is a Twat is available on Amazon right now!

 

 

Do check out my previous reviews of Odyssey in a Teacup  and Cupid F*cks Up (Ruth Roth 1 and 2) and don’t forget to visit the other blogs on this tour (poster below) for more fab content and reviews.

 

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