A hopeless unromantic gets a
crash course in love in the fourth
hilarious novel from bestselling
author Anna Maxted
After her disaster of a marriage ends when she is justtwenty, Hannah is convinced you have to be out of yourmind (or desperate) to tie the knot. And life without ahusband at thirty-one is just fine, thank you very much.She has a steady job working as a private investigator(albeit a mediocre one); a devoted boyfriend of fiveyears, Jason; and a wonderful relationship with her dad(it's a shame her mother is such a lost cause). Then, ona romantic weekend retreat to a faux-ancient castle,Jason proposes marriage, leaving Hannah with nochoice but the obvious: to turn him down cold.
Much to her horror, four weeks later, Jason becomesengaged to his next-door neighbor, a fine bakerand "proficient seamstress." Has Hannah blown herlast chance at a solid relationship as her familyclaims? Jason agrees to give her another chance -- butonly if she meets his terms, among them a promise todust off the many skeletons in her closet.
Brimming with her characteristic blend of humorand heartache, Anna Maxted's Being Committed is a perceptivelook at intimacy (and its substitutes), commitmentphobia, and the power others have over us.
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At the start of the novel, Jason, Hannah's adorable boyfriend of five years—he's "enthusiastic, without cynicism, like a new puppy," the polar opposite of Hannah—pops the question and Hannah turns him down, only to realize that she wants him after all.Jul 26 2004 | Read Full Review of Being Committed: A Novel
These prickly characteristics may make some readers unsympathetic to Hannah and her problems.Maxted offers Hannah a wake-up call by introducing a romantic crisis that forces Hannah to see her family, and herself, in a whole new light.| Read Full Review of Being Committed: A Novel
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