Bestselling romantic comedy writer Chris Manby gives us her hilarious take on the rivalry between a favourite daughter and her not much older stepmother-to-be.
When Lindsey Parker's widowed father announces that he is to remarry, Lindsey does what any good daughter would do: wishes him congratulations then sets about trying to kill his fianc e, Karen.
Fortunately, the murder attempt fails but Lindsey still succeeds in driving Karen off. It doesn't take long, however, before Lindsey realizes that her father's heart really is broken and the only way to mend it is by getting Karen back. But Karen already has a new man - mysterious entrepreneur.
Lindsey enlists the help of an old schoolmate, now private detective, in an attempt to break this new couple up, but when on her friend's advice, Lindsay turns honey-trapper and sets out to seduce her ex-future-step-mother's new man, she finds herself falling in love . . .
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 - Heat
A fast-track, fun romance full of monkey business - Daily Mail on GIRL MEETS APE
Nothing short of brilliant - Marie Claire 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
Devour it in one go - Company on READY OR NOT?
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.