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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Its all down hill from there. Holly’s thoughts and feelings seemed amazingly real, perfectly in synch with many i’ve had myself!

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Buy the eBook Price: You submitted the following rating and review. Than Nick her ex finds out he was adopted and decides to find his birth mum. They were frightful in exactly the same way.

May 15, Lauren rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 15, Allison rated it liked it. I find women attractive and fascinating, to some extent for whatever other reasons a man might find women attractive and fascinating, but also I want to “hear their voices” Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are “beautiful inside and out. I was wondering if this is evidence that the best technical writers don’t necessarily write the best stories.

The ending was really sweet and funny.


Still, I would recommend it, just for lines like this: Then something i totally did not expect happened. Feb 28, Angela Hatrick rated it really liked it. However, I felt she twisted in way too many issues into a anba book, and it became very unbelievable. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Ah, but, perhaps Maxted sees this. But whenever I read something that really gets into the female experience, I find myself seeing how very much I am like a woman.

Bit of a conundrum here as, on the one hand, Anna Maxted is a highly skilled writer. Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of men and women growing up — in spite of themselves. The other characters – work colleagues, sisters, parents – were mostly pointless. It’s chick lit with less shopping and shoes and more heart. 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 haul her off to Happy Ever After.

What does it mean for her business and her romantic future if she can no longer trust her ability to read people? When Holly dips her own toes into the dating world, she goes out with Stuart, who has applied to the dating agency and seems on paper to be too good to be true.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The experience leaves her so numb and confused that she’s not even sure it was rape, and comes up with heartbreaking rationalizations “Well, here’s the truth—I’m so ashamed I’m almost too embarrassed to say—but while he pinned me down, I held my stomach in. Cliched plot, cliched characters. He doesn,t really workhe has a job as an elephant for childrens parties once in awhile. That’s not really how it works, and it’s dangerous to write in such a way that makes family and friends of survivors assume this is true.

Behaving Like Adults

Holly’s friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, while Holly learns her most important lesson: This maaxted was very different than what I had anticipated. William Morrow Paperbacks Availability: But was it rape?


I liked that she was good at managing the company despite some of her poor judgments and how she cared for her kitten Emily.

Of course you should worry about things you can’t control! But in one awful evening, the seemingly perfect Stuart turns out to be a complete cad, and Holly’s belief in the goodness of humanity takes a hit. So Holly walks around her own house with a kitchen knife and gets a panic attack at the thought of grocery shopping. Refresh and try again. If you like Chick-lit and English wit, then you should like this.

He was literally useless. This book made me notice that i often read the action and conversations more closely, but skim through the thought processes. Towards the end of the book, I cried. We appreciate your feedback.

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Cosmopolitan is a fairly successful magazine, and isn’t necessarily the only one like it, either. Up to now she’s had no need of her own services, but, convinced her relationship with her fiance Nick has staled, she turfs him out and determines to go in pursuit of hearts-and-flowers romance, true love and the soul-mate she has convinced herself must exist.

In the meantime, to get back into practice, she accepts a date with the hugely eligible Stuart. Parenthood is famous for getting people to give more of themselves than they thought they could. To ask other readers questions about Behaving Like Adultsplease sign up.