Synopses & Reviews
Modern women don't believe in love. Believing in love carries roughly the same stigma as halitosis. It's as old-fashioned as going on a diet (as opposed to a detox).. . . I know all that and yet I do
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 Holly, the sunny, optimistic owner of Girl Meets Boy, a dating service for those who are "beautiful inside and out." She's ambitious -- and successful -- with her matchmaking, but she hasn't quite fulfilled her own relationship dreams (her ex-fiancé, Nick, seems unlikely to progress from his job as Mr. Elephant, children's party entertainer). So when her friends dare her to pick a man off the top of the pile, she's game.
But in one awful evening the perfect-on-paper Stuart turns out to be a thorough cad, and Holly's belief in the goodness of humanity takes a hit. How can she make good matches when she can no longer trust her ability to read people? What does this mean for her business -- and her romantic future? Holly's friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, while Holly learns her most important lesson: to trust herself.
Funny and inspiring, youll be turning the pages until the small hours. Company
"Maxted's credit, Holly never becomes pitiful or self-dramatizing, but the author sometimes errs on the side of glibness, making this an oddly breezy read punctuated by jarring moments of anguish." Publishers Weekly
"Maxted manages to maintain a light tone and still address Holly's plight with the seriousness it deserves. Holly and Nick are so likable that the reader can't help rooting for them." Kristine Huntley, Booklist
A novel of love, loss, and lessons about men and women behaving badly is penned by the bestselling author of "Getting Over It" and "Running in Heels."
About the Author
Anna Maxted is a freelance writer and the author of the smash international bestseller Getting Over It. She lives in London.