Monday, 4 January 2010

Monkey Love

Title: Monkey Love

Author: Brenda Scott Royce

Type: Chick Lit? Humour?

Pages: 307

Synopsis: Holly Heckerling is a struggling comedienne. Until her comedy career takes off she uses her business "Holly's Hobbies" to keep her creditors happy. She types, babysits animals, does hair, can prepare your taxes and knows her way around power tools. Added to her stressful life are a neglected boyfriend (who quickly hightails it out of there), a pick-pocketing monkey that she's offered to babysit, friends who pull her into their drama and her quirky aunts. When Holly receives a typing assignment she becomes interested in it's mysterious writer and thinks that he could be 'the one'.

My Thoughts: This was a decent read. It had a write up from Janet Evanovich on the front cover so I took the plunge and bought the book (at one of those huge Chapters sales so it wasn't a big risk). While I don't feel it was a waste of money it left me lacking ... something. The humour was there but it never quite got to a "Stephanie Plum-type" laugh. I did enjoy the main character and her one aunt is very "Grandma Mazur-ish" (sorry for all of the Stephanie Plum references!). I'd be interested to read the next book and see if the author can bring more to the table.

My Rating: 3/5 (aka a decent read)

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