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.