(NAL, February 2006)
Monkey Love chronicles the misadventures of Holly Heckerling, a single New Yorker whose already hectic life is complicated by the arrival of a mischievous monkey. The pint-sized primate makes a giant mess of things for Holly, who quickly learns that when it comes to dating, it’s a jungle out there!
"You come to a book named MONKEY LOVE with certain expectations. And Brenda Scott Royce's debut novel meets them. It's funny, absurd, endearing, and there's a monkey ... A very enjoyable book."
“This is the perfect book to read on an airplane, especially if you want to be one of those annoying passengers who snort and laugh out loud every few minutes, waking up the poor guy next to you (usually me) who just wants to go to sleep until we land.”
—Dan O’Shannon, writer/executive producer, Frasier
“Brenda Scott Royce has one of the funniest, freshest voices around. Monkey Love is charming in both its oddity and originality, with characters that jump off the page and wind their way into your heart. Royce’s writing is read-out-loud-to-your-friends hilarious. I’m a fan!”
—Lani Diane Rich, author of Maybe Baby and Time Off for Good Behavior
“Delicious as a jelly doughnut! Juggling life, love, and loony relatives, Holly Heckerling is a lot like Stephanie Plum—only nobody’s shooting at her. Holly’s hilarious hijinks had me howling out loud.”
“A hilarious romp of a novel. If you’ve ever felt like a monkey in the middle, you’ll love this book.”
—Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of Milkrun and Monkey Business
“Fast and funny, this romp of a book introduces you to a writer whose fresh, quirky voice will be around for a long, long time.”
—Bonnie Hearn Hill, author of Killer Body and If It Bleeds
“A delightfully funny read that also raises serious issues about the relationship between humans and animals. Highly recommended ”
—Douglas Preston, author of Jennie and Tyrannosaur Canyon