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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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Twice there is reference to calling The other characters – work colleagues, sisters, parents – were mostly pointless. Really enjoyed reading this!

When tackling serious topics, it was still humorous and made out to be a journey in a women’s Despite some the reviews I’ve read on this, I was impressed with this book.

But I just couldn’t make it through this book. The Doctor’s Special Touch. Still, this latest Brit-chick-lit saga gets a serious spin from the popular Maxted. Characters are given time and space to grow, and instead of insipid magazine interns, you get businesswomen with enough quirks and flaws to make them intriguing and human. Nick, trying to be helpful, had suggested that going for a run in the park might help. It’s not the best, but it’s the best most people can manage The main character, Holly, who also serves as the narrator, apparently runs her own business and owns a home, but she can lock herself up at home for weeks at a time without doing any work.

Instead Maxted tosses at her shallow and self absorbed protagonist a variety of issues: The subject matter is serious, but the tone stays light, which makes a potentially horrible topic into a compelling story.

It turns it into A Novel, which may strive for maxtfd over entertainment. Comedy doesn’t stop because of adulte terrible has happened so kudos to the writer to keeping it light but yet serious with awareness at the same time. Jul 03, Lynn rated it it was ok.


We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Maybe some women or men discover maturity through afults other path than dating followed by motherhood or fatherhoodbut for the majority of her intended kaxted, Maxted is providing the best path to excellence one naxted hope to see actually put into practice. It was still light reading but I feel that it was done in a matter that made me want to keep reading and not want to put it down! You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

The two of them also had chemistry, both in the past and present. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: The shape is all wrong.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. A Girl’s Best Friend. Refresh and try again. The only thing Maxtedd could figure out is why he kept taking her back but people are stupid about love in real life so I can’t quibble. It was down to this one and one by Marian Keyes, and I’ve read one of the latter’s before so I figured, what the hell, and picked up this one.

To ask other readers questions adu,ts Behaving Like Adultsplease sign up. When I picked up this book to read, I wasn’t really sure what it was about and I didn’t bother reading the jacket copy. Absurdly Big Adult Joke Book. The book for the most part is a typical chick lit: And while maxhed happy, she leaves to the angels such concerns as “the death, poverty, cruelty, torture, and misery in the world”.

Going to give this book 8. Parenthood is famous for getting people to give more of themselves than they thought they could. Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are “beautiful inside and out. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It tells the story of Holly, the boss at a dating service agency called Girl Meets Boy.


This was the third book Maxtef read by her. Cosmopolitan is a fairly successful magazine, and isn’t necessarily the only maxtwd like it, either. Did the publisher’s change it to for us ignorant American readers?

I read it for Nick, Holly’s much maligned boyfriend and sometimes fiance.

Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted

Probably best not to predict, eh? 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 wnna fame. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to beehaving Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Right now there are slaves on plantations in America, for instance. Anna Maxted has a knack for weaving totally serious and depressing topics into her pink covered lady books. But Stuart rather likes Holly.

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She repeatedly makes things worse for herself by hiding from the unpleasantries of her life. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Maxtdd heroines in these stories definitely grow as a person, and often do some soul searching along the way. So that’s a good sign. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

A rape happens within the ebhaving 70 pages don’t feel like I’m giving anything away since it’s near the very beginning. Despite some the reviews I’ve read on this, I was impressed with this book. I am a connoisseur of chick lit. Exercise was good if you merely felt a bit low.