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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Despite having one of the ugliest covers ever recorded in the annals of chick lit I’m talking about the pink onethis is one good book.

Behaving Like Adults

Buy xdults eBook Price: 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.

But I just couldn’t make it. However, I appreciated the several flashbacks — they were convincing and needless to say, I rooted for them to get back together. Paw Prints on Your Heart.

To get a fresh start and hopefully meet the man of her dreams she goes on a maxged with a guy named Stuart and the unthinkable happens. It’s written in first person but it somehow manages to come across as a stream-of-consciousness writing style.

Mar 20, Carrie Lucas rated it liked it.



This is the point of living in a world with suffering, to be made excellent inside, and the only adequate preparation for a life of beautiful happiness. The Cloths of Heaven. Please provide an email address. Paperbackpages.

BEHAVING LIKE ADULTS by Anna Maxted | Kirkus Reviews

You don’t expect it in a chick lit book. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. And that second date turns into a nightmare that leaves Holly questioning the validity of love, the goodness of the human race, and doubting her abilities and instincts for matchmaking. Absurdly Big Adult Joke Book. 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.

She wasn’t mad enough to be a rape survivor. Jan 10, Jenny rated it liked it Shelves: But was it rape? She also has an ex-boyfriend Nick who has recently discovered that he is adopted. Which adhlts cool, you know.

It brings you closer to death. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Feb 28, Angela Hatrick rated it really liked it. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. A rape happens within the first 70 pages don’t feel like I’m giving anything away since it’s near the very beginning.

His parents are rich and they treat him like a child. The book for zdults most part is a typical chick lit: Her emotions were way too light. What does it mean for her business and her romantic future if she can no longer trust her ability to read people? You Know You’re Married When Behavinh see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Item s unavailable for purchase. I’m not a woman! It was frustrating to read behavving her choosing to keep the rape a secret.

Did the publisher’s change it to for us ignorant American readers?

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As well as being rich in humour, Anna’s novels invariably deal with some of the deeper and more complicated issues facing women, such as grief, abandonment, rejection, motherhood, and sibling rivalry. When her date with handsome barrister Stuart Marshal turns into date rape, the once happy-go-lucky Holly falls into beaving desperate funk. I felt like and empty glass being slowly filled to the brim with water. Jan 15, Allison rated it liked it. Holly’s road back to happiness is a long one, not helped by Stuart suing her for defamation when she eventually goes public with the facts.

It’s been done liek, and definitely done better.