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“Bravo, Ms Ledson, on a brilliant piece of truly funny Aussie romantic suspense.” Booktopia Blog on Monkey Business

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Kathryn Ledson serves an ace with the third book in her Erica Jewell series, Grand Slam. Released just in time for the Australian Open 2016 (thinking that was a marketing decision with some foresight), the book features all sorts of shenanigans on and off the tennis court … basically, wherever Erica Jewell happens to be.

Write Note Reviews

OMG Kathryn Ledson just gets better and better. The Tennis this summer will take on a whole new meaning for me, I will be keeping my eye out for Jack and Erica. 

Nigelle-ann on Goodreads


Loved every funny, over the top crazy piece of action in this book - another great Erica (aka Emily) Jewell adventure :)
PS I loved Emilio - I had pictures in my head of a certain tennis player - *sighs* Fans face :):) :)

Reading, Writing and Riesling

Brilliant new book in the Erica Jewell series by  Kathryn Ledson! Erica, with her insecurities and occasional broccoli hair and mother issues is the perfect hero. Grand Slam is set around the Australian Open tennis and gives Melbourne readers a sense of home with the action happening around our streets. Loved the book and read it into the small hours of the morning!

... if you have a great sense of humour, enjoy a bit of simmering romance and an eccentric cast of characters with heaps of fast-paced adventure, Monkey Business is sure to delight you. Hang on to your seats for another wacky ride with Erica Jewell!

Thanks Book Muster Down Under for this great review!

The author combines an agreeable mix of feisty heroine, sexy hero, black-market Tupperware, self-gratifying monkey, needy mother, bossy cat and true friends. And let’s not forget the dubious characters who are determined to stop Erica, Jack, and Joe from getting to the bottom of the mystery, and then escaping with their lives either! Put them all together, and you have a book that kept me sneaking back to read ‘just another chapter!’

The story was a real trip, literally and figuratively. It was so much fun to read I didn't want it to end and hope there's more to come from this hilarious and imaginative author.

Tall, dark and hunky Jack is an intriguing Aussie hero and the sparring and sexual tension between them kept me turning the pages to see if she gets her man or ends up alone with her crazy cat Axle, who was almost my favourite character in the book.

"Pink Beach" on Goodreads

Like the first book this book is completely addictive! Beware it's impossible to put down!

So well written, easy to get into and impossible to put down! 

Jen on Goodreads

"If you don't have an allergy to anything slightly madcap then MONKEY BUSINESS definitely delivers on the fun. And a bit of steamy longing, lust, romance, jealousy and the occasional bare-chested gorgeous hero." Follow the link for the full review, and feel free to ignore any sentences with the word "dodgy" :)

This was fantastic.... stayed up into the wee hours coz I could NOT put the book down. Kathryn certainly has a sense of humour and I will never look at my Tupperware the same ever again

I loved this book. The monkey in the tree left me crying from laughter. Kathryn Ledson has delivered another great book. 

A delicious snack of fun and laughter.

Monkey business should come with a warning: Do not drink coffee while reading the jungle scene, coffee may come out your nose. 

Nigelle-ann Blaser

In the style of Janet Evanovich, Ledson has created a likeable heroine but with a truly Australian voice. This is a fun, light-hearted read, filled with gripping action and adventure. Monkey Business is the second Erica Jewell novel and let's hope there's plenty more to come.

Woman's Day

"Bravo, Ms Ledson, on a brilliant piece of truly funny Aussie romantic suspense. Oh, and thank you for breaking my romance reading dry spell – now please write another!"

"...A variation of chick lit, this is crime fiction lite, seasoned with a generous dollop of romance."


"Monkey Business is the next instalment of the Erica Jewell series. Very funny and very fast paced with each page drawing you closer and closer to the action of adventure and romance!"

...  a fun read that leaves you shaking your head and laughing at the same time. Erica Jewell has just the right amount of zaniness for me.

Fans of Janet Evanovich will enjoy this novel, with the addition of a really Australian flavour.

Bravo, Ms Ledson, on a brilliant piece of truly funny Aussie romantic suspense. Oh, and thank you for breaking my romance reading dry spell – now please write another!

"I loved this book. One of my favourites for the year. Kathryn had me laughing throughout it and I couldn't put it down." 

Fiona Palmer, Australian author

"Kathryn Ledson's debut novel is full of fun, romance, danger and action, and the type of lead character one could base a series on ... An exciting read, full of exciting twists and turns and the type of ending that makes you want a little more. Perhaps book two?" 

"I just finished Rough Diamond! Loved it so much I read it in a day! Wish I didn't have to wait for the next one!"

Ashley Carr, who may or may not also be my niece...

"Rough Diamond is hysterical, sassy, sexy, romantic and jam packed full of action. A sensational debut by a very talented author. Watch out Stephanie Plum, the Erica Jewell series is here to kick your butt!" 

"Loved, loved, loved ROUGH DIAMOND! When's Erica Jewell's next adventure going to be released??? Fantastic humour and such a gorgeous hero." 

"Jack Jones is destined to be one of the memorable heroes of Australian fiction." 

Critics are raving about Kathryn Ledson's debut novel as it is a rollicking tale with fabulous characters, lots of laughs and an exciting plot. A new star on the rise in Australian romantic fiction!"

"Rough Diamond is a fabulously entertaining debut novel and I am already eager for the next installment."

"If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, Marianne Delacourt's Tara Sharp, I think you will love Erica Jewell in Rough Diamond."

"As I was reading I would laugh at something and think - I must remember that as a favourite quote for the review - but then I kept reading and there was another, then another."

"ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. Total hoot to read. Can't wait for the next one :)"

"BETTER than Stephanie Plum, and I realise there are a lot of comparisons to the American series, but this is just, well, better!"

"Rough Diamond is, to be polite about it, simply brilliant." 

"Erica Jewell is such a wonderful character, I love the freshness of this book, as for Jack Jones he is my new book crush" 

Romantic caper, with just a smidgen of edge, ROUGH DIAMOND is the first book in a new Melbourne based series built around a typically untypical pair - Erica Jewell and Jack Jones.

Erica Jewell’s got balls, and they’re all in the air. Will she serve an ace? Or double fault and lose everything?

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