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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She wasn’t mad enough to be a rape kike. So that’s a good sign. He was also incredibly hilarious as well as caring and patient. But whenever I read something that really gets into the female experience, I find myself seeing how very much I am like a woman. Probably best not to predict, eh?

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First of all, the characters did not seem believable at all. It sounds like some kind of self-hate, rather than to see suffering as purifying, actually a form of self-love. These anecdotes I felt were portrayed correctly. In the end those around her conspire to get her back on her feet and together with her one true albeit not perfect love.


It doesn’t build from the first few chapters, it declines.

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The plot was messy, opportunities were missed and it was twice as long as needed to be. If you like Chick-lit and English wit, then you should like this. Going to give this book 8. A rape happens within the first 7 I am a connoisseur of chick lit. I enjoyed reading about Holly checking out the applications from interested people and reading their answers to the prepared questions.

Feb 26, Robyn rated it did not like it. Less Andrew Sean Greer.

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Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. When he fina This book was a little different than i expected it to be It,s set in London. The first paragraph of the book got me, hook, line, and sinker: Something just didn’t click here.

Books by Anna Maxted. He didn’t have the power to destroy my life. The shape is all wrong.

That doesn’t happen very often when reading a book. Holly’s friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, while Holly learns her most important lesson: New Adult Joke Book. One aspect of woman’s experience that I don’t know firsthand is that of a woman’s instrumental use of romantic relationships Holly uses Stuart to get rid of Nicknor do I understand firsthand an actual rape experience or the fear of rape.


Behaving Like Adults Author s: I’m definitely all for soppy, happily-ever-after endings but I sort of found it super rushed in this story. Apr 26, Jessica Perez-Beardsley rated it really liked it. Ma I wasn’t sure if I would like this. The Cloths of Heaven. Despite the creeptastic cover art, there’s a lot to like between the covers. The only thing I could figure out is why he kept taking her back but people are stupid about love in real life so I can’t quibble.

May 15, Lauren rated it it was ok Shelves: Holly’s thoughts and feelings seemed amazingly rea For me, the story turned out to be secondary to the psychology of the characters.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s like she took a couple therapy session’s and everything was better. That’s how good the writing is. Maybe — could you?