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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But when Holly needs a date for an agency event, she gives Stuart a second chance. Convincing the world that chick lit isn’t just fluff and all.

Behaving Like Adults

I did, however, feel rather disheartened by the serious subject matter as I wasn’t expecting it and had picked this up hoping for a good ol’-fashioned escapist and entertaining fluffy read.

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.

It’s chick lit with less shopping and shoes and more heart.

These anecdotes I felt were portrayed correctly. It suggests you have no lke of irony, and you like Meg Ryan films the traditional sort. I don’t think I’ve ever been mislead in this sense by a book before but I did not much mind the change of subject, in my honest opinion. Probably best not to predict, eh?


As far as plot goes, something happens in the beginning – then nothing very much happens at all – just p Avults this is a difficult one. She feels violated yet ashamed of what had occurred to her. Jun 19, Becca Wolf rated it liked it.

So that’s a good sign. But was it rape?

There is a great supporting cast in Holly’s sisters and friends. I even put it down, picked it up, rinse, repeat, a number of times. But I’ll probably pick it up again later because I really want to know what happens to her. I am definitely be adding Anna Maxted to my list of authors whose back lists I need to hunt down and read.

I am a connoisseur of chick lit. The ending was really sweet and funny. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tell someone about what that jerk did to you! The Best Books of She’s providing her young, single reader a path to get to a concern for the world as a whole, and that is parenthood as in the last quote I listed.

That’s all I can call her to, to be a hero to help end the suffering of other people.

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Maxted takes Holly’s ordeal seriously, but her attempts to keep a light tone come behavimg awkwardly. The gritty details of dealing with the crime are woven in with martini and boy drama and friend drama and I get that it’s probably that way in life, but within a span of 5 pages, or at least, these sets of 5 pages, it just feels icky and false.


Woven into the plot of this tender, funny novel are a cadre of colorful characters, including blue-blooded Rachel, who calls everyone “babes,” Manjit, a martial-arts maven who gossips for kicks, and aspiring thespian Nige, who trades his days in the dating service trenches for 15 minutes of understudy fame.

Modern women don’t believe in maxetd. I liked Holly — she was funny and sarcastic. aduots


Still, this latest Brit-chick-lit saga gets a serious spin from the popular Maxted. Without giving too much detail, it was pretty serious Maybe because of the small print, maybe the book itself was the cause, but when i was done I felt a bit sad. But maxtted 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. This book made me notice that i often read the action and conversations more closely, but skim through the thought processes.

She has beuaving sister named Claudia who is a lesbian, and she has another sister who is a psychoanalyst. There was a problem adding your email address. This book was really unimpressive, and it was hard to get into. I liked that she was good at managing the company despite some of her poor judgments and how she cared for her kitten Emily.

It took me ages to read, I am not sure why.