Being Committed: A Novel [Anna Maxted] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A hopeless unromantic gets a crash course in love in the fourth . Editions. Being Committed. Paperback Being Committed . Anna Maxted · Paperback · Ebook. View more editions. Buy from Buy from. When private investigator Hannah Lovekin’s boyfriend of five years proposes marriage, she turns him down, only to realize soon after that she does want him.

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I have a feeling this is why critics said this book was hilarious, but I only laughed a handful of times. Did she lose her chance at a lasting love? She writes female contemporary fiction which is viewed to be at the high end of the chick lit market.

Being Committed

I didn’t really enjoy how this author wrote. The story had too many flashbacks, over explanation of character layers, and I couldn’t keep up with the many tangents that never paid off. A show about nothing. There were several times I almost stopped reading it. I just wish it would have had a bit more of a rush to it, something to make it a little more exciting maxtwd intense.

The thing that really left me unimpressed about BC is that the main character has such a personality turnaround, the likes of which I’ve never witnessed in real life. But, stripped of its cute, coltish associations, I fear the true translation of ‘difficult’ is ‘bad-tempered. I read this in a day and enjoyed it.

Being Committed by Anna Maxted

She’s quite content with her life thank you very much – her job as a private investigator albeit not a very successful one for Hound Dog investigations, Jason her boyfriend of ten years standingand her relationship with her wonderful dad pity her mum is such a disaster.

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Emotionally these women are train wrecks.

I give this 3. Jan 05, Becky rated it did not like it Shelves: Yeah, it would be nice if every clueless, mean person suddenly stumbled upon a closely-gaurded committde that subsequently ma I think I read this too soon after reading Marian Keyes’ “Mystery of Mercy Close”. It is written in first person with self-depricating humor that I just love. Published July 26th by William Morrow Paperbacks first published However, I couldn’t figure out why I kept reading – it just didn’t seem to go anywhere until more than halfway through.

It took me a while to slug my way through this one. Will she jump through his hoops or will she find her own way.

But would she have said no quite so quickly had she known that only a month later he’d have gotten engaged to another person? Trivia About Being Committed.

While I enjoy her writing and the acerbic humor, the drama of these women to overcome such incredible baggage can be I enjoy Anna Maxted but the more I read by her the more I notice a sameness to her protagonists. Born inshe is married to fellow author and journalist Philip Robinson and they have three young sons. There had to be some symbolism as to her occupation she is a detective and paid to uncover dirty and truth about strangers.

Aug 03, Elle rated it really liked it.

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This was a predictable book and an easy read. Which sounds like a sports car, but alas, no. She has to face the past and family cpmmitted head on and once she had really and truly accepted them she can be a productiv This is a really good read about commitred committed to both yourself and others in your life. More By beinv About This Author. The back cover claimed that this was Anna Maxted’s best novel up to now but when can you ever believe a book cover?


This book causes you to think inside yourself about your relationships and commitment. May 27, vwool rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Plus it was constantly up and down, up and down, like a movie that never ends.

Overall, the book was average and could have been better if it was more realistic. I struggled to finish it, which is surprising, given how many good reviews it’s gotten on here and in other places. It definitely wasn’t terrible or anything but the plot was also a little weird. Jason agrees to give Hannah another chance if she promises to resolve her intimacy issues, visit a therapist and matxed amends with Jack, her ex-husband, who’s now a successful theater agent.

Thus, it can’t have been earth-shatteringly amazing. Nov 17, Farrah rated it liked it. You know exactly where the story is going in the first few pages, but she did a good job of keeping you entertained getting there. Plus, she liked both Jack and Jason and took forever to realize who she really vommitted to be with. An Equal Music Vikram Seth.

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