Book Reviews of Behaving Like Adults

Behaving Like Adults
Behaving Like Adults
Author: Anna Maxted
ISBN-13: 9780060096687
ISBN-10: 0060096683
Publication Date: 8/1/2004
Pages: 390
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: ReganBooks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Entertaininjg Chick Lit from the author of Running in Heels and Getting Over it. This one is about a matchmaker who has trouble getting her own love life in order. Cute and funny.
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ok, so i like chicklit... and this is a little better than most chicklit. not as good as her previous titles, but still amusing
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For me this book was a little rocky at first but then I got into it.

Modern women don't believe in love. Believing in love carries roughly the same stigma as halitosis. It's old-fashioned as going on a diet (as opposed to a detox).
..........I know all that and yet I do believe in love.

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.
A must read of Anna Maxted's many fans, Behaving Like Adults is a rueful and hilarious novel of men and women growing up - in spite of themselves.
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My all time favorite chick lit author.
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This is a duplicate of a book that I have not read yet, but I have loved everything i have read by this author, I call her books serious chick lit because they always contain some serious element that often makes one teary eyed, but follows it up with something hilariously funny.
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Laugh out loud... a Bridget Jones genre style - and wonderful!
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I just couldn't get into this book. This is the second time I've tried to read this author and I don't think I will try again.
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Loved it! Much like a Marion Keyes novel.
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This is not my favorite Maxted novel but I dutifully read it to the end. Somehow the plot and writing style never really captured my interest. It may have been my state-of-mind----I think I was looking for a little more comic relief.
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I read this book with high hopes after enjoying another of Anna Maxted's books. It was OK, but not funny like the "Getting Over It"
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Strong on humor, heartache, and snappy dialogue.--Boston Sunday Herald
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I really really loved this book. In some small way, it helped me on my journey as an adult wondering when I'm going to get it together (evidently never). Although the book deals with a serious topic, it remains conversational and easy to read.
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Definitely not your typical chick-lit that I usually am drawn to. Though there are several witty and entertaining characters, the core of the story deals with the serious issue of date rape and the aftermath. The author does an excellent job of drawing you into Holly's life as she tries to cope with her experience while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy in her life. Though she stumbles along the way, she proves to herself that she is a survivor.

Several sub-plots involving Holly's sisters, parents and friends that I found intriguing as well.
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I really like Anna Maxted, but this one's main topic is date rape, which other readers might want to know before digging in expecting something less depressing!
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Not the best Anna Maxted, but it was entertaining.
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not so much my taste! maybe I will pick up agian one day!