MONKEY BUSINESS

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Mlynowski's latest revolves around a group of MBA students at Connecticut University's business school preoccupied with exercising their libidos. Right off the bat, Kimmy nearly goes all the way with balding and unibrowed Jamie, but she changes her mind about him after she takes her beer goggles off.

She soon sets her sights on Russ, a pot-smoking guy with a steady girlfriend back home. Jamie continues to chase Kimmy until fastidious Layla strikes his fancy. But Layla gets designs on a potential MBA student after reading his application.

Although this novel benefits from being told from several points of view, it features some seriously unsympathetic characters: Kimmy says she doesn't want to be the class slut, but that doesn't stop her from acting like it by trying to steal another woman's boyfriend. Russ is a cheater. Jamie has a secret that could hurt him, and Layla risks her credibility just to arrange a meeting with her dream guy. This one suffers from too much sex and not enough substance. (Oct., 400 pp., $12.00)
Reviewed by: 
Samantha J. Gust