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With her first two irresistible novels, Anna Maxted won the hearts of readers everywhere. Now, in Behaving Like Adults, she introduces us to twenty-nine-year -old. Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are “beautiful inside and out.” Though she’s. Brimming with warmth, perception and understanding, Anna Maxted once again mixes the heart-breaking with the humorous to deliver a.

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The heroine of Maxted’s third comic confessional after Running in Heels is year-old Holly, the incurably optimistic founder of a Nehaving dating agency called Girl Meets Boy. The reason i noticed is because when i went to do that during a conversation that was interrupted for a pages-long mental soliloquy it didn’t work.

What carries the day is the author’s dry, very British writing style. Probably best not to predict, eh? When tackling serious topics, it was still humorous and made out to be a journey in a women’s life to overcome the after-effects of rape and to come to terms with what is actually referred to as rape. As with a previous book by Maxted, this one was longish in the plot department, but I was happy about that because it meant more for me to read.

I’ve read a bunch, and every so often, when I’m in an airport, and the only books I’ve brought with me to read were non-fiction and sometimes a bit weighty, I buy another one.

Despite some the reviews I’ve read on this, I was impressed with this book. Throughout the book, we get to see how the crime changes her thoughts and behaviour as well as how she learns to move on and not blame herself for it.

Behaving Like Adults

It’s been done before, and definitely done better. I do not think I can read anymore, but I did keep on and glad I did. You’d have to value happiness then, right? Modern women don’t believe in love. And I think that’s a pretty potent criticism of “happyism”, but happyism can shoot back, “Well, what would you do if there weren’t any people to save?


Rich, arrogant and charming, he’s not her type at adlts, but he’s her guinea pig. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The liks struggles she has, I saw alot of of them in my own world regarding different issues! Maybe some women or men discover maturity through some other path than dating followed by motherhood or fatherhoodbut for the majority of her intended audience, Maxted is providing the best path to excellence one could hope to see actually put into practice.

Maxted takes Holly’s ordeal seriously, but her attempts to keep a light tone come off awkwardly. And I enjoy the genre. Crushed by the recent break-up of a long-term relationship, Appleton dips into the pile of Boy Meets Girl applications and arranges a match for herself.

This book was really unimpressive, and it was hard to get into. Jun 19, Becca Wolf rated it liked it.

Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted

Instead Maxted tosses at her shallow and self absorbed protagonist a variety of issues: Dec 18, Dawn Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not in terms of the plot but just that I couldn’t follow the main character’s train of thought at all. Ah, but, perhaps Maxted sees this.

I bought afults book new. She has a sister named Claudia who is a lesbian, and she has another sister who is a psychoanalyst. Mar 20, Carrie Lucas rated it liked it. Having g Until recently I have shunned “chick lit” but I also don’t believe in completely ignoring a genre because of personal prejudice.

Hmmm this is a difficult one.


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Not too long in the book I was laughing out loud and that does not happen to me that much so I decided to keep reading. Be the first to discover new talent! She and her long time fiancee, Nick, bought a house together but never actually set a wedding date, and after breaking up, are still living together though sleeping in separate rooms in that same house three months later.

While at times these scenes are poignant and understandable, after awhile I had to side with Holly’s friends and coworkers at their frustration with her behavior.

When Holly finally blows the whistle on Stuart, she begins to heal, but liie before Stuart sues for defamation of character and Nick who was still stuck on Holly breaks it off for good.


But her struggle with herself to decide if she can apply the R word to what happened to her, and vacillating between thinking it’s her fault or not, and not telling anyone We appreciate your feedback.

A modern woman cannot accept that Father Christmas is a fraud and persist in believing that one sunny day her dark handsome destiny will appear in a puff of Fahrenheit and likw h The first paragraph of the book got me, hook, line, and sinker: Though she,s a success at match making her own love life is a disaster.

If you don’t, you’ll be unhappy, and there’s no reason to be unhappy. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. She also has an ex-boyfriend Nick who has recently discovered that he is adopted.