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New boyfriend Patrick a seemingly eligible Iron Man in Waiting Matt brings the new love of his life Alex funny smart and extremely patient Scarlett their daughter brings her imaginary friend Posey He's a rabbit Together the five or six of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities drinking a little too much after bed time over Full review on my blog4 adults 2 ex s 1 child 1 imaginary rabbit 1 holiday lodge Magical Christmas time What could possibly go wrongIn this witty little contemporary drama Hulse explores relationships in an enjoyable way Can we really stay civilised with our ex partners I really liked this book Everyone needs a friend like Posey Adults tooFull review soonThanks to publisher and NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange with an honest review

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The most hilarious debut you will read this yearMeet The AdultsClaire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a 'normal' family Christmas They can't agree on whose idea it was or who said they should bring their new partners But someone did and it's too late to pull the plugClaire brings her 4 adults 2 ex s 1 child 1 imaginary purple rabbit Posey 1 holiday vacation trip A magical Christmas to never forgetOk haha I don t know about everyone but me taking a vacation trip with my ex sounds like an absolute st show lol This was uite the story Caroline Hulse explores relationships in a clever and sassy way in this story Can we ever really be civil with our ex s Caroline Hulse s voice effortlessly flows across the pages and had me laughing cringing and smiling all in one The story takes off with a beginning scene of a dialogue between Alex and the ambulance Someone has been shot by an arrow but once the ambulance says they re on their way Alex stops responding The story slowly takes off in this holiday getaway between this pack of friends I had trouble connecting to the storyline in the beginning and seemed a tad slow for my liking I began to get invested about 50 60 percent inOverall this was an entertaining domestic drama I think it could have been a tad better if the plot had spicedrama to it I definitely enjoyed Hulse s writing style and look forward to what she publishes next 375 stars on this one for meThank you so much to Random House Publishing Group and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest thoughtsPublication date 112718Published to GR 71818

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Sharing classified secrets about their pasts and before you know it their holiday is a powder keg that ends where this story starts with a tearful frightened call to the policeBut what happened They said they'd all be adults about thisIf you loved The Break by Marian Keyes or raved about The Rosie Project look no further than The Adult This was OK I read it for the Popsugar Challenge uestion the one about reading two books with the same title So I still have to read and I hope it s better than this one I did laugh out loud a couple of times here but struggled with the characterizations The 2 guys were both babies while both women seemed almost saintly in comparison Claire was difficult to get to know and her daughter Scarlet while cute and precocious was overshadowed by her imaginary friend a big rabbit with whom she converses The rabbit named Posy had a much too large part in the book and frankly I got real tired of him or her not sure Also from the GR summary I expected some suspense Nope Just a story about 4 adults two are ex spouses and a child spending a 5 day weekend together to give Scarlet a good Christmas trying not to let their jealousies and self doubts ruin everything It was a struggle for them And probably for many readers


10 thoughts on “The Adults

  1. says:

    It’s unfortunate that the publishers bill this as “The most hilarious debut you will read all year” This novel about a divorced couple with joint custody of their seven year old daughter who come together with their new boyfriendgirlfriend is cute and fun but I only chuckled once during the book “Cute” and “fu

  2. says:

    My life has been going to hell in a handbasket clogged sewer line and flooded bathroom for starters so I decided it was time for a comedy And I love dysfunctional family stories This isn’t really a dysfunctional family It’s two exes and their current partners and the daughter they share Matt the ex husband managed to irritate

  3. says:

    4 adults 2 ex's 1 child 1 imaginary purple rabbit Posey 1 holiday vacation trip A magical Christmas to never forgetOk haha I don't know about everyone but me taking a vacation trip with my ex sounds like an absolute st show lol This was uite the story Caroline Hulse explores relationships in a clever and sassy way in this story Can we ever really be civil with our ex's Caroline Hulse's voice effortlessly flows across t

  4. says:

    Find all of my reviews at that you’re going to be seeing Christmas book reviews so late knowing how I review probably in February

  5. says:

    Well I didn’t hate it but didn’t really like it either hence the 2 ⭐️ rating The description of this book sounded like something that would be really fun to read for the holidays A divorced couple bringing their new significant others on a vacation all together so they could spend Christmas with their da

  6. says:

    Full review on my blog4 adults 2 ex's 1 child 1 imaginary rabbit 1 holiday lodge Magical Christmas time What could possibly go wrongIn this witty little contemporary drama Hulse explores relationships in an enjoyable way Can we real

  7. says:

    Solid and entertaining dysfunctional family dark comedy that is perfect for the holiday season A great undemanding escapist read that does not insult the intelligence This will be perfect airplane or vacation reading to help you endure your own family holiday gatherings especially if they are dysfunctional too Also highly recommen

  8. says:

    This was OK I read it for the Popsugar Challenge uestion the one about reading two books with the same title So I still have to read and I hope it's better than this one I did laugh out loud a couple of times here but struggled with the chara

  9. says:

    My Rating 3 ½ StarsGenre General FictionMysteryPublisher Random HousePub Date November 27 2018Caroline Hulse’s novel is a dark comedy that had me laughing out loud than once Imagine the dysfunctional dynamics be

  10. says:

    Matt and Claire are no longer married but both want to spend the Christmas holiday with their seven year old daughter Scarlett It's not uite clear whose idea it was or how the whole thing came about but suddenly Matt Claire their new partners and Scarlett are spending a long weekend at the Happy Forest holiday park Oh yes and we can't forget that Posey Scarlett's giant imaginary friend a nearly life size rabbit is along for the ride too

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