Behaving Like Adults: A Novel

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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.

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A delightful mix of heart-breaking and humorous -- from the bestselling author of Running in Heels.

Holly runs a dating agency. Up to now she?s had no need of her own services, but, convinced her relationship with her fiancé Nick has staled, she turfs him out to go in pursuit of hearts-and-flowers romance, true love and the soul-mate she is convinced must exist. To get back into practice, she accepts a date with the hugely eligible Stuart. Rich, arrogant and charming, he?s not her type at all -- he?s her guinea pig. But Stuart rather likes Holly and he?s used to getting his own way. Much to her dismay, Holly finds Stuart won?t take no for an answer and suddenly things don?t look so easy.

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“Moving, without being sentimental, riotously comic without being superficial.” -- Daily Express

“Funny and inspiring, you’ll be turning the pages until the small hours.” -- Company


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