Paula Houseman

 
 
 

Cupid F*cks Up - Ruth Roth Series Book 2

(formally Apoca[hot]lips)

 

Who says you need a man to be happy?

Smart-mouth Ruth Roth is an inspirational humour columnist for a popular women’s magazine. Recently divorced, she has found the love of her life: Herself.

And she’s in a comfy place until 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 for Ruth to take up with the stud!

But it means taking on the harpy. And as tensions mount, Ruth’s man can’t protect her from the 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 advice she doles out to her readers is not so easy, and Ruth wonders if this love can survive. Or if it's even worth the trouble.

 

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Paula Houseman’s Odyssey in a Teacup is epically defiant, bold, brazen, painful, hilarious, soul-fortifying, and a must-read for anyone who has ever dared (or hoped) to look at themselves in the mirror and ask the question, How in the hell have I survived?
Crazy-brilliant!

Stephanie L Harper Author
Odyssey in a Teacup is an uplifting, hilarious, yet at times, sobering story of how bias, religious and superstitious mores, bullying and self-doubt can hinder personal growth, but also how the love of close friends, a sense of humour, and above all, determination can help us to embark on new adventures throughout our life.
Sally Asnicar
Ruth Roth takes on the world! This feisty little girl who becomes a spirited woman takes us on a rip-roaring journey on which she takes no prisoners! This cleverly written irreverent book allows us to share Ruth’s trials and tribulations with incredulity and laughter and, in the end, witness her personal growth.
Suzi Braddic
‘‘Paula Houseman is at it again—wielding her razor-sharp wit in Apoca[hot]lips, a romantic comedy with twists and turns! Unputdownable.
Gabriella Kovac, Bestselling author
'Paula Houseman’s Apoca[hot]lips is the book to get; prepare for hours of laughter as well as a book that will stick with you long after you turn the last page ... I honestly have not laughed so hard or felt so connected to a story. Absolutely brilliant!
Charla White

Ruth is one of the most engaging characters to appear in fiction – she’s a mixture of Bernadette from “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and the ever-resourceful Stephanie Plum. Hilarious and heartbreaking – treat yourself to irresistible fast-paced fun!

Jennifer Macaire, Bestselling Author