Courting Trouble

Sometimes you have to take the law into your own hands

Tilly has the day from hell when she’s sacked from her barristers’ chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon.

She escapes to her mother, Roxy – a sassy solicitor whose outrageous take on men, work and family life is the despair of her more conventional daughter. Roxy comes up with a radical plan for their future – they’ll set up an all-female law firm which will only champion women who have been cheated, put upon, attacked, ripped off or ruined by the men in their lives.

In court, Tilly finds herself up against Jack Cassidy, the smooth-talking, politically incorrect, legal love god who broke her heart at law school.

Jack is fluent in three languages – English, sarcasm and flirtation… but if he’s so loathsome, then why is she committing Acute Lust in the 3rd degree?

Reliably hilarious…A smart, witty read.


Bawdy and wise-cracking…she has a terrific turn of phrase. The best thing I read in this book was the last line: “To be continued…”

Daily Express

More joy from the Empress of Punning …sharp, funny and very readable.

Jo Brand

Sassy, witty, right on topic and rivetingly readable.

June Sarpong

It’s a novel of comic genius.

Lorraine Candy, Elle Magazine

Kathy is in full sizzling form

Ruby Wax

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  • Dear Kathy,

    Love your you and your work.If you are ever in Perth WA please come and visit us at The Karrakatta Club.It is the oldest women’s club in Australia and was established in 1894. We would love you to join us for lunch and talk about whatever you like maybe one of your books. You are very welcome to bring some books to sell at the Club.

    The ladies of Perth would love it.
    Regards Jenny Corr Contact me anytime on 0408653669

  • Hi Kathy,
    I’ve read a couple of your books now and really enjoy the stories, the witty presentation and the between the lines issues, many of which I’ve experienced first-hand. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.
    Adrian (Townsville, Australia) 🙂

  • Hi Kathy,
    Read your book and love it. Wish I’d written it, says all my feminist thoughts but eloquently! As a female engineer – about time. Looking forward to the sequel.
    Regards Lil Cheong (Melb Australia)

  • Hi Kathy .. Just read Courting trouble and loved it but have you written the sequel as I am dying to know what happens next?

  • Hi Kathy
    I absolutely loved Courting Trouble! I could not put the book down. Favourite novel to date. I cannot wait for what comes next!

  • It was such a good book, I loved it. I just want a sequel. I’m a girl still in school and I love reading books like this. Thank you for writing stuff like this, it always make me happier reading books about strong women.

  • Congratulations Kathy on your UOW award!
    Like you I left school at 16 and it couldn’t come soon enough.
    Writing is cathartic and I love it.
    Only a week ago I had the launch of my book (doctoral law thesis) “Overturning aqua nullius” on Aboriginal water rights and interests held at UOW. It was very empowering.
    Having four amazing children I experienced some of your personal challenges. Thank you for advocating that we are unique human beings and every one has the right to participate and contribute.

    Dr Virginia Marshall

  • Hi Kathy,
    My mum has read this and is look for the next books.
    Can you give the names of them please as very fustrated and wants to continue and finish the story.

    Many thanks

  • This book was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved it so much I was wondering if there would be a second book?

    • The name of the sequel is “Best Laid Plans”. I hope it tickles your comedic fancy. x

  • Or rather the name of the sequel and when it will come out?? Please let me know.

  • Hi Kathy, Just read Courting Trouble after your HRT book launch. Is there or do you plan to write a equal? It had me in stitches.


    • So glad you liked the book. As for a sequel – one day! Am busy working on another novel now, out next year. xx


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