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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 boyfriend girlfriend is cute and fun, but I only chuckled once during the book Cute and fun are not the same thing as hilarious It sets up false expectations In fact, parts of reading about the struggles of Alex, the woman who s dating the father, Matt, and of Patrick, the man who is dating the mother, Claire, is actually kind of sad Alex is a scientist who doesn t have kids, so she fumbles a lot trying to connect with Scarlett, the seven year old During the book, Matt and Claire get their partners to agree to go away for a five day weekend to celebrate Christmas at a lodge in the woods where there is archery, swimming, dance classes, golf, and so on There is jealousy and misunderstandings and straight up lies Scarlett has long conversations with her invisible to everyone but her purple rabbit, Posey.Even if your parents never divorced and dated remarried, even if you ve never dated a divorced person with kids, you ll be able to identify with the different characters, particularly perfectionist competitive Patrick and the well drawn Alex, who gave up alcohol when she realized she was drinking too much, only to go a little nuts with wine under the stress of living with Mat Full review on my blog4 adults 2 ex s 1 child 1 imaginary rabbit 1 holiday lodge Magical Christmas time What could possibly go wrong In this witty little contemporary drama, Hulse explores relationships in an enjoyable way Can we really stay civilised with our ex partners I rea 4 adults 2 ex s 1 child 1 imaginary purple rabbit Posey 1 holiday vacation trip A magical Christmas to never forget.Ok haha I don t know about everyone but me taking a vacation trip with my ex sounds like an absolute s..t show lol This was quite 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 in.Overall, this was an entertaining domestic drama I think it co 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 or March , but when I take a vacation I really take a vacation and don t log on post reviews so it is was it is.Wow, this kind of has a low rating It was also a mixed bag with my friends But for me And you should totally trust me because I mean I haven t been told I suck turtles in like MONTHS now guys.First off, it starts with a 911 call reporting someone has been shot WITH AN ARROW Ummmm yes please Also, reminiscent of the hen party gone bad in In A Dark, Dark Wood But this one promised it would be darkly funny so not really the same Whatever My brain makes connections the way it wants I ve given up trying to fight it In case you aren t aware, the premise here is that Claire, Matt and their daughter Scarlett oh and Scarlett s best pal Are going to have a combined Christmas with Claire s boyfriend Patrick and Matt s girlfriend Alex It s the epitome of co parenting and as Clark once said it s sure to be the hap hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny Fucking Kaye Or a The Most Hilarious Debut You Will Read This Year.Meet 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 Plug.Claire Brings Her 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, Oversharing 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 Adults. 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 daughter You know things will go wrong And how about the book being described as the most hilarious debut you will read this year What doesn t sound awesome about that That sentence alone should have been my first clue that it would be just the opposite All of the characters were unlikeable and the story was boring to me I really wanted to laugh out loud I didn t even giggle Although Scarlett was a bratty kid, I liked her and Posey her 5 foot tall imaginary rabbit friend Mainly because I love re My Rating 3 StarsGenre General Fiction MysteryPublisher 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 between divorced parents with a seven year old daughter Both parents now have new live in partners Now imagine all four adults two who have never even met each other going on a Christmas holiday together The idea is that the little girl can spend Christmas day with both of her parents Good intentions, but even in theory, it sounds like a disastrous plan So, what exactly did go wrong Well, for starters the book opens with an emergency phone call because one of them has been shot with an arrow This is how you will meet The Adults, which is a clever debut novel about a blended family vacation You will need to read the book to learn who was shot and if he she survives But, I can tell you that the group rents a lodge in a Christmas themed village The place is geared towards families with young children There are many fun activities Make that forced fun for the unhappy adults Hulse 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 recommended if you ve been feeling a bit bummed that Liane Moriarty s recent books haven t quite lived up to 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 quite 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 Claire has brought Patrick, a fellow lawyer, a seemingly rational guy who loves Scarlett and is training for an Ironman And Matt has brought Alex, his scientist girlfriend, who is skeptical about the whole affair Suddenly the group is jammed into a small lodge, subject to the whims of a mercurial seven year old and her pretend rabbit , and stuck doing a variety of fun family activities It s no wonder that this all leads to an event so horrific that the police are called This book was an odd one, as if it couldn t decide to be serious or funny It starts out with a call to the police, so we know that someone has been shot at archery, but we don t yet know who Then things unfold from the beginning of the holiday, slowly building back up to the incident Interspersed with the characters narratives are bits and pieces of the police s discussion with various people at the holiday park involved with the shooting It s interesting, but it s a little disconcerting partial mystery partial charac REALLY loved this funny and heartfelt story about two readjusted families who attempt to spend Christmas together and act like adults We are all fine now Well not so much and it s brilliant Full review for the blog tour. The Adults


About the Author: Caroline Hulse

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