Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saturday book giveaway - THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE by Julie Buxbaum

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED.   CONGRATULATIONS TO JACKIE BROUCHARD ON WINNING!!

I'm so thrilled to be doing the Girlfriends Book Club book giveaway.  First of all, who doesn't love free books?!  But more importantly, I've decided to give away a copy of one of my favorite books.

THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE by Julie Buxbaum is just one of those books.  You know the type-- the utterly un-put-down-able, make-you-miss-your-subway-stop, tempt-you-to-cancel-your-plans-so-you-can-stay-in-and-read sort of book.  From the first chapter, I was hooked.  I read it in about 24 hours, and since then, have come back to it to enjoy.


Here's what the publisher has to say about it:

With perfect pitch for the humor and heartbreak of everyday life, debut author Julie Buxbaum has fashioned a heroine who will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

When twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is about to propose, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. But somewhere beneath her independent exterior, Emily knows her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with...her. “It’s like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart,” her best friend Jess tells her.

As the holidays loom and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel. She’s assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can’t keep his hands to himself… her Grandpa Jack, the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope alone…and underneath it all, memories of her deceased mother remind her that love doesn’t last forever.

How this brave young woman finally faces the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of this marvelous first novel, written with authority, grace, and wisdom.



And here's a little about Julie:

Julie Buxbaum is the author of The Opposite of Love and After You. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages, and The Opposite of Love has been optioned to film with Anne Hathaway set to star. Julie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. For more information about Julie or her books, please check out her website: www.juliebuxbaum.com

So, what are you waiting for?!  Leave a comment below to enter!  Winners will be announced (Sorry, US entries only!) here on Tuesday.  Comment by Monday, December 3 at 11:59pm EST to be entered to win.




I’m the author of SCOT ON THE ROCKS and JACK WITH A TWIST. My third novel, RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE, will be published by St. Martin's in 2013. My work’s also appeared in the New York Post and Publisher’s Weekly. You can find me at brendajanowitz.com or on Twitter at @BrendaJanowitz.

27 comments:

  1. Looks great! (Sorry, I'd like to be more profound but it's 7:05am on Saturday morning here.)

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    1. Ha! Yes, Lauren, I can barely function until I have at least two cups of coffee. I'll be expecting you to come by later and say something brilliant. :)

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  2. I would love to get my hands on a new page-turner. I just added the book to my "to read" list.

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  3. This is one of my favorite books ever. Just something about the voice.

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    1. Me too! Me too!! Yes, the voice is truly amazing

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  4. Ditto Kelly J.R. Will add to my TBR list.

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  5. This book is just my cup of tea! I'm already hooked. Please count me in for the giveaway :)
    minadecaro@hotmail.com

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    1. Good luck, Mina!! I totally use the expression 'cup of tea,' too!!!

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  6. I'm adding this to my TBR list, and I'm already attached to it because my husband's Grandpa Jack was one of the funniest men I'd ever met.

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    1. Oh, wow, Christa!! You'll love the Grandpa Jack in this book as well!

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  7. No need to enter me in the giveaway since this book in on my bookshelf, but I wanted to put in my two cents. I loved it!

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    1. You have good taste in books, Jill! Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!!

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  8. Sounds like a great read. Almost missing the subway stop is high praise!

    Please count me in for the giveaway. (jackiebouchard at hotmail)

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    1. Yes, Jackie, the book is just THAT good!!

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  9. Looking forward to reading this, whether via a win or a trip to Amazon!

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    1. Oh, Normandie, I promise you-- you won't be disappointed!!

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  10. I get so excited when I see good books up for grabs!

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    1. Callie, me too!! That's why I love doing book giveaways-- share the love!!

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  11. I loved AFTER YOU and would love to win this!

    Jpetroroy at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you've discovered Julie's work, J! Good luck!!

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  12. I've been wanting to read this book for awhile but haven't been able to afford to buy any new books.. ya know, student loans, car payments, saving up for a wedding.. haha so life has been getting in the way but hopefully I'll be able to read it someday! Brenda, if your recommending this book as well, then it MUST be good! :)

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    1. Oh, Amanda, thank you for that!! I promise you, it really IS that good!! Good luck!!

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  13. I read After You so recognize her name. I have to go get a copy of this one, if I don't win that is. Thanks for chance to win one. Brenda waiting on your next book too :)
    Maureen


    Maureensl@hotmail.com

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    1. So glad you've discovered Julie, Maureen! This one is a great story, too.

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  14. Big congratulations to Jackie Brouchard for winning a copy of THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE by Julie Buxbaum. You are going to love this book!! Come back and be sure to tell us all about it.

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