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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To get a fresh start and hopefully meet the man of her dreams she goes on a date with a guy named Stuart and the unthinkable happens. aadults

Hmmm this is a difficult one. Qdults me, the story turned out to be secondary to the psychology of the characters. I definitely enjoyed her writing style enough to seek out other books by this author.

It brings you closer to death. To ask other readers questions about Behaving Like Adultsplease sign up. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Maxted’s latest offering is an engaging tale of a woman who rediscovers the joy of friendship, the bond of family and the power of romantic love.

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One thing I appreciate about her books is that even though they are funny, they also have a serious undertone. Refresh and try again. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

Had the book only been about that plot I would have tossed it aside. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The experience leaves her so numb and confused that she’s not even sure it was rape, and comes up with heartbreaking rationalizations “Well, here’s the truth—I’m so ashamed I’m almost too embarrassed to say—but while he pinned me down, I held my stomach in. Feb 28, Angela Hatrick rated it really liked it. I am definitely be adding Anna Maxted to my list of authors whose back lists I need to hunt down and read.


Probably best not to predict, eh? And sure enough, he’s a caddish jerk and the date is a bust. I know all that and yet I do believe in love.

What carries the day is the author’s dry, very British writing style. It’s as old-fashioned as going on a diet as opposed to a detox. Still, this latest Brit-chick-lit saga gets a serious spin from the popular Maxted. Until she really starts to process the rape and realize what she’s doing.

Trivia About Behaving Like Adults. I never got into it, even by the last page. I love Anna Maxted.


I’m definitely all for soppy, happily-ever-after endings but I sort of found it super rushed in this story. The other characters – work colleagues, sisters, parents – were mostly pointless. But in one awful evening, the seemingly perfect Stuart turns out to be a complete cad, and Holly’s belief in the llke of humanity takes a hit.

Anyway, the book was not what it was marketed as, and the catalyst for much of the book’s plot is handled in a weird way. It was still light reading but I feel that it was done in a matter that made me llike to keep reading and not want to put it down!

He believed in her in every way possible. And he’s used to getting his own way. Holly starts to disconnect from her life and becomes extremely irresponsible maxtde the assault.

BEHAVING LIKE ADULTS by Anna Maxted | Kirkus Reviews

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, brhaving any of our reviewer’s personal information. Holly’s friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, maxhed Holly learns her most important lesson: Born inshe is married to fellow author and journalist Philip Robinson and they maxfed three young sons.

In his early twenties, Manjit liike from clinical depression. So a lot of women resonate with Maxted’s book or something like it. It definitely took on some of the more serious topics and did it well. Her parents are happy and well-adjusted middle class Brits. She also has an ex-boyfriend Nick who has recently discovered that he is adopted. Fortunately, I was pre-warned that this book was about a date-rape, and that’s why I read it.


Anna Maxted is always sharp, wry, snarky, and clever and that comes through well here. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Her ex fiance still lives in the house with her that they bought together. I am a connoisseur of chick lit. A modern woman cannot accept that Father Christmas is a fraud and ann in believing that one sunny day her dark handsome destiny will appear in a puff of Fahrenheit vehaving haul her off to Happy Ever After.

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 adultw 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.

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.

For all of this crap that Holly is faced lioe I wish I could say that she follows the title of the book and behaves like an adult.