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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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In his early twenties, Manjit suffered from clinical depression. The heroine of Maxted’s third comic confessional after Running in Heels is year-old Holly, the incurably optimistic founder of a London dating agency called Girl Meets Boy. Sometimes, as with Brene Brown’s book on shame, I see how I feel disempowered and ashamed, while in this case, some of that was there, but here I resonated more with maxred protagonist’s desire to please and make people happy while also be Ah chick lit Still, this latest Brit-chick-lit saga gets a serious spin from the popular Maxted.

He believed in her in every way possible. Jul 29, Stephanie rated it liked it Shelves: Adultss definitely enjoyed her writing style enough to seek anha other books by this author.

Behaving Like Adults

Apr 26, Jessica Perez-Beardsley rated it really liked it. Ugh, I really like Maxted’s books as she’s the master of jaw-dropping surprises and dark-tinted chick lit. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Girl’s Best Friend. So when her friends dare her to pick a man off the top of the pile, she’s game. Be the first to discover new talent! Holly has a pregnancy scare, at which point she asks Nick to marry her. Of course you should worry about things you can’t control!


Exercise was good if you merely felt a bit low. Instead Maxted tosses at her shallow and self absorbed protagonist a variety of issues: If so, I’m insulted. And what I like here is that even though bad things happen to people, Holly figures out that everyone has to deal with them their own way, and everyone’s experience is different.

He didn’t have the power to destroy my life. Meet Holly, the sunny twenty-nine-year-old owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are “beautiful inside and out. The subject matter is serious, but the tone stays light, which makes a potentially horrible topic into a compelling story.

She was sensible, good at dishing out advice and quick to take action.


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. I was wondering if this is evidence that the best technical writers don’t necessarily write the best stories. When Holly finally blows the whistle on Stuart, she begins to heal, but not before Stuart sues for defamation of character and Nick who was still stuck on Holly breaks it off for good.

The first paragraph of the book got me, hook, line, and sinker: Going to give this book 8. Can a person live with that?

May 15, Lauren rated it it was ok Shelves: Item s unavailable for purchase. A typical paragraph felt like, “I was talking to Claudia as she was filing her nails but she looked sad and I remembered the time that I was tap dancing with my mother isn’t it funny how our relationships glisten like a tea pot I couldn’t believe that Nige was still talking about his audition he looked cheeky as he was wearing a white suit ooh look at that dog over there isn’t it cute I’m so sad about what happened but I will never tell anyone deep within my soul I need coffee and the rain fell down, pitter patter.


I’m definitely all for soppy, happily-ever-after endings but I sort of found it super rushed in this story. Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of men and women growing up — in spite of themselves.

Nick, trying to be helpful, had suggested that going for a run in the park might help. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

It does deal with a pretty serious topic, as noted in other reviews, but overall it’s just a cheeky good read. It doesn’t build from the first few chapters, it declines.

Paw Prints on Your Heart.

Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted

So, loved this book, laughed all the way through, would read it again. A Novel Author s: Having g Until recently I have shunned “chick lit” but I also don’t believe in completely ignoring a genre because of personal prejudice. BookPage review maxteed Allison Block.

An Anthology of Christmas Murders. I thought of Manjit.