Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted
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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 a successfulmatchmaker, 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 seemingly perfect Stuart turns out to be a completecad, and Holly's belief in the goodness of humanity takes a hit. What does it mean for her business and her romantic future if she can no longer trust her ability to read people? Holly's friends and colleagues are drawn into the complicated drama of her life, while Holly learns her most important lesson: to trust herself.

Rueful and hilarious, Behaving Like Adults is a must-read novel of men and women growing up -- in spite of themselves.

 

About Anna Maxted

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Author Anna Maxted was born in 1969. She graduated from 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 the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror, Independent on Sunday, FHM, Cosmopolitan, and numerous other publications. 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. She has also written two self-help books on sex and seduction. She currently lives in London, England with her family.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction

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Her friends—outlandish aristocrat Rachel (who, Holly suspects, is having an affair with her sister’s husband), theatrical Nige (who works for Holly while awaiting stardom), baby sister Claudia—can’t understand why Holly is letting her business (and friendships and whole worldview) fall apart.

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At first glance, Maxted's heroines fit the chick-lit template: They're successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert Everettesque scene-stealing.

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