Behaving Like Adults

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Random House, Nov 1, 2002 - Dating (Social customs) - 456 pages
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'Modern women don't believe in love. Believing in love carries roughly the same stigma as wearing court shoes. It's as old-fashioned as going on a diet (as opposed to a detox). A modern woman cannot accept that Father Christmas is a fraud and persist in believing that one sunny day her dark handsome destiny will appear in a puff of Fahrenheit and haul her off to Happy Ever After.'Holly Appleton knows all that, and yet she believes in love so much that she sets up a dating agency, Girl Meets Boy, to help others fulfil their romantic destiny and find true happiness.Holly's life is a growing success, yet her own love life is beginning to unravel. She has just become un-engaged to Nick. (his job -as Mr Elephant, children's party entertainer -reveals his lack of ambition. He plainly doesn't care enough about her to try harder.) But Nick won't even move on, he won't even move out. Holly decides Nick needs to be shocked into shifting and agrees to go out on a date with one of the men who writes to her agency. And that's when the problems really start. Not only is Stuart Marshall not her type, he's deeply unpleasant and unaccustomed to taking no for an answer.Will Nick see sense? Will Holly discover what she really wants and needs? Will Girl Meet Boy survive? Maybe they will, when they stop acting like children and start behaving like adults.

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

Interesting book! Maxted's heroine Holly rings true as she tries to hold herself together after a date rape. And while her reactions and her struggle to cope with this, on top of a broken engagement ... Read full review

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User Review  - mlake - LibraryThing

I did not like this book. As far as I can tell none of the characters acted like adults. Read full review

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Anna Maxted was born in 1969. She graduated from Girton College, Cambridge University with a degree in English and started working as a reporter for the Jewish Chronicle. Later on, she became a freelance writer for numerous publications including the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror, Independent on Sunday, FHM, and Cosmopolitan. After her father died of a stroke, she wrote a piece about her grief which attracted interest from the book publishing industry. Her first novel, Getting over It, was published in 2000. Her other works include Running in Heels, Behaving Like Adults, Being Committed, and A Tale of Two Sisters.

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