He's the King of the Swingers. But she's the Ice Queen.
When Dr Jennifer Niederhauser becomes head of the chimpanzee project at Prowdes Animal Sanctuary, the uptight young zoologist looks forward to making her mark in the conservation world. But the regime is ramshackle, the chimpanzees uncontrollable and her first meeting with head keeper Guy Gibson finds him naked and covered in baby oil.
She decides never to work with animals or the childish again. But she may not have a job for much longer anyway - Prowdes is in big financial trouble.
Hope comes in the form of a TV documentary. Prowdes needs the money and exposure but there's a problem. The show's presenter, chimpanzee expert Dr Timothy Lauder, is Jennifer's ex-boyfriend. Things could get hairy. . .
Praise for Chrissie Manby
'A fast-track, fun romance full of monkey business' - Daily Mail
'A deliciously comical novel' - Heat
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty five romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
A deliciously comical novel that's peppered with characters who are so endearing you'll want to take them home and introduce them to your mum . . . GIRL MEETS APE is charming, funny and compelling as your favourite soap . . . it's a rip-roaring good read
'A fast-track, fun romance full of monkey business'
Manby has an eye for the intricacies of the female mind . . . Her exploration of friends finding they just might not survive an enforced week away is nothing short of brilliant.
Marie Clare on SEVEN SUNNY DAYS
Very funny, hugely feel-good and the perfect antidote for anyone who worries that the only career ladder they've achieved is a run in their tights
Fiona Walker on LIZZIE JORDAN'S SECRET LIFE
It's a great idea for a plot, and Manby's writing more than does it justice
Marie Clare on GETTING PERSONAL
The perfect antidote to the cold winter weather . . . light hearted romp of sun, sea, sand and sex . . . This merry novel should blow away the winter blues.
Hello on SEVEN SUNNY DAYS