Being Committed: A Novel by Anna Maxted

By Anna Maxted

A hopeless unromantic will get a crash path in love within the fourth hilarious novel from bestselling writer Anna Maxted

After her catastrophe of a wedding ends whilst she is simply twenty, Hannah is confident you need to be from your brain (or determined) to tie the knot. And existence and not using a husband at thirty-one is simply high quality, thanks a great deal. She has a gentle task operating as a personal investigator (albeit a mediocre one); a loyal boyfriend of 5 years, Jason; and a superb courting together with her dad (it's a disgrace her mom is one of these misplaced cause). Then, on a romantic weekend retreat to a faux-ancient citadel, Jason proposes marriage, leaving Hannah without selection however the noticeable: to show him down cold.

Much to her horror, 4 weeks later, Jason turns into engaged to his next-door neighbor, a very good baker and ''proficient seamstress.'' Has Hannah blown her final probability at an excellent dating as her family members claims? Jason is of the same opinion to offer her one other probability -- yet provided that she meets his phrases, between them a promise to airborne dirt and dust off the various skeletons in her closet.

Brimming along with her attribute mixture of humor and heartache, Anna Maxted's Being Committed is a perceptive examine intimacy (and its substitutes), dedication phobia, and the facility others have over us.

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I made a clicking sound with my tongue. ” She glanced at her watch. She pretended she was looking for something on her desk, but I saw her gaze hover at her wrist. ” “In my job being emotionally open is dangerous. Highly dangerous. ” shouted Jason. The shrink looked apologetic. “Hannah, Jason, I’m afraid we’re nearly out of time. ” “Yes,” said Jason. “I would like to add that I know I have my faults, but she has more, and now, her saying she wants another chance, it’s thrown me into turmoil. I mean, I feel terrible about Lucy, but I want to give Hannah another chance, but I think, for it to work, she has to learn to give a little, adapt —” The shrink shifted in her seat.

He said, “So how much does a wedding dress cost these days? ” Martine found this amusing. Truth was, at that point, I thought a wedding dress cost a hundred pounds. If you believe in wiffle-waffle, there were bad signs. I was having my hair fiddled with at some salon, five hours before I trotted down the aisle. ” Jack had got wrecked the night before and looked like death. I hadn’t got wrecked. The decision was pure vanity. It was a strange day. Jack’s parents were there, scowling at each other.

Then I saw the price tag. Two thousand pounds. My father didn’t blink. Anyway, Martine was about to get to this bit when her dad interrupted. He said, “So how much does a wedding dress cost these days? ” Martine found this amusing. Truth was, at that point, I thought a wedding dress cost a hundred pounds. If you believe in wiffle-waffle, there were bad signs. I was having my hair fiddled with at some salon, five hours before I trotted down the aisle. ” Jack had got wrecked the night before and looked like death.

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