Monday, October 12, 2009

Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

I really enjoyed this book. It was a little bit deeper than light chick lit books, but not so deep that you found it hard to get through.

Emily the main character is a successful Manhattan lawyer. Just as she feels her long-time boyfriend is about to propose, she goes and breaks up with him. She can't really exlpain why, but feels like it was the best decision.

Her life post break-up starts to unravel- Her Grandpa Jack is starting to loose it and her emotionally distant father isn't helping the situation. Her boss is an ever-demanding womanizer and Emily has stepped right in to being his target. She finds herself at many crossroads throughout the story and misses having her best friend and the one who knows her better than anyone- her Ex Andrew- to go through it with. But he wants her to just leave him alone.

It was a great, plausible story and I am looking forward to reading Julie's next novel "After You".

I give this one 4 out of 5 stars.


Julie said...

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review of THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the book, and very much appreciate you taking the time to blog about it. If you do read my next book, AFTER YOU, you'll have to let me know what you think.

All the best,
Julie Buxbaum

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

That's so awesome to get a comment from the author! Sweeeeeeeet! :) I bought this book awhile back and unfortunately it's still on my TBR shelf, but now I'm even more excited to read it!

Heather said...

I love this blog. I come here often to find stuff to read. You write good reviews. I read The Beach House after you posted about that one. Got it just in time for my trip to the beach. Maybe I'll try this one next.

Jen the Beachbum said...

Because of your review I bought this book (along with $90 worth of other books) at Barnes and Noble last weekend. I'm going to go broke! :)

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