The Adults is a light read for a cozy weekend when you co-parent and need to have the “who gets the kids on the holiday “ discussion. While the publisher is touting this as humorous, I, for one, never felt there were situations that deserved “humorous”, or “funny”. The situations all seemed ditzy and not well thought out, but I guess that makes for flawed characters and an interesting story line.
Set in England, it takes place, mostly, in a resort catering to those wishing a getaway in the country. Activities, tacky Santas, and even a burlesque class enters into the vacation. The brochure paints quite the lovely place; it misses.
Not much could be more awkward than the parents’ holiday plan. Claire and Matt are divorced, both in new relationships and co-parent Scarlett. They decide that spending the holiday with their new partners and together under one roof for Christmas would be a good idea. Add an imaginary 6 foot rabbit, who is Scarlett’s best friend to the mix and you do have some well recognized scenarios. Silly with some bittersweet moments, this book may be a welcome break from the holiday stress we all feel.
It is an easily read book, just not one that grabbed me immensely. It is well written and will be a easy read for some. I give it 3.5 stars.
Thanks to #NetGalley, the author, and the book publisher for an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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