The Opposite of Love - Julie Buxbaum Emily, though a successful lawyer, is very unsure of herself and her feelings. Her mother died of cancer when she was only 14 and her father is very distant. The closest relationship she has is with her Grandpa Jack who is elderly and suffering from Alzheimer's. Emily is afraid of commitment and breaks up with her boyfriend of two years. I found myself rooting for Emily from the beginning of this book and some of her decisions made me want to jump up, clap, and tell her, "Way to go!" Other parts of the book brought me close to tears. It was a really great story that I highly recommend and a fantastic debut for the author! Can't wait to read more from her!