Thursday, March 24, 2011

THE OPPOSITE OF ME & SKIPPING A BEAT by Sarah Pekkanen


Winner Announced!
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Lauren Royall...
Lauren says her favorite dessert is German Chocolate Cake and the "opposite of me" is her husband! You have won both of Sarah Pekkanen's books! Please email me your full name and mailing address and you'll receive your books! Congrats! stephanieelliot@gmail.com





Books: The Opposite of Me and Skipping A Beat

Author: Sarah Pekkanen

Website: http://www.sarahpekkanen.com/

Winner Announced Here

Sarah Pekkanen may be one of the relatively newer voices on the scene but she’s also one of the hottest. Her first book, The Opposite of Me, was so well-received, it caught the attention of author Jennifer Weiner. Word of mouth and a little contest to help spread the author love, and The Opposite of Me was noted in People, Redbook, USAToday. Sarah was all over the place, and after reading The Opposite of Me, it was no wonder. I fell in love with Sarah’s writing. Truly stories I wanted to tear through, but didn’t want to see end.

Since I read The Opposite of Me so long ago and didn’t write a review then, I'm just going to give you the back-of-the-book blurb:

Twenty-nine year old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her devastatingly beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being named Creative Vice President of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of 80 plus-hour weeks, migraines, and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey’s carefully-constructed life implodes.

Humiliated and desperate, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents’ Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her prince charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin, while she furtively tries to put her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long-held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.


And here’s my personal review for Skipping A Beat:

Usually when you love an author's first book, you don't expect to be blown away by her second book, but with Sarah Pekkanen's Skipping a Beat, that's exactly what I was. Blown away. From the very first page I was swept up into Michael and Julia's story of how they were less than privileged high school sweethearts turned millionaires by his DrinkUp flavored water. Yet, because of her father's gambling habit, Julia requested a pre-nup before she and Michael were married so that she could be responsible for her own money and have a secure life unlike her own mother who lost everything because of her father's gambling habit.

How was she to know that her own husband would become a man worth millions, 70, to be exact, and then unexpectedly die, for four minutes and eight seconds, but then come back to life and find money meaningless? And want to give it all away? Michael does exactly this, but in doing so, wants to prove his love to Julia at the same time.

How can she trust that he's not throwing away their lives, when the past few years all he's been focused on was building his empire, and now he wants to trash it all and finally work on their marriage? Fortunately, Julia's got a thriving party planning business of her own, but will it be enough if she decides she cannot stay with Michael now that he's going to give it all away? And will she want to stay with Michael after the years he's been absent in her life? He's asking her for the next three weeks to prove his love to her. Can she give it to him? And what will she discover in those three weeks?

Skipping a Beat had me on the edge of my seat, and my own heart was skipping beats as I plowed through this book, anxious and excited to find out what would happen at the end. A couple of things I predicted would happen, but they were good things, and made for a happy ending despite some surprises that did have me tearing up while reading as well! Loved, loved, loved this book and it catapulted Sarah Pekkanen to my top five list of favorite authors, right alongside Emily Giffin!



Read the first chapter of Skipping a Beat HERE.

Here’s the amazing Book Trailer.

Skipping a Beat, is an O Magazine Pick-It-Up-Now book for April, among being listed in other places. Sarah’s hit it big time!

To enter to win these books, tell me the answer to these two questions:

In Skipping a Beat, the main character is a party planner and there’s a lot of talk about yummy desserts. In fact, the book opens with decadent cupcakes. What is your favorite dessert?

And, tell me what you think the opposite of you might be?



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179 comments:

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I'm a huge fan or dirt cake. And the opposite of me would have to be my boyfriend. Where I am a pessimist and a stress case he is calm a can be and optimistic!

Karen said...

There's a lady here in town that makes a peanut butter fudge cake that I get every year for my birthday. Totally rocks. As for the opposite of me...I'd have to say my husband and my daughter. Awesome people...but laid back with amazing wisdom and street smarts that I know not of. :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite would have to be my grandma's watergate cake! It's so so so good! As far as my opposite is someone who is relaxed light hearted and easygoing! I'm a crazy uptight worrier, lol but hey I'm a work in progress! Both these books sound great and truthfully are sitting in my amazon shopping cart for the next time my husband and I send off for books :)

Laura Kay

a novel review

Jen R said...

I'm dying to read both of these books!

My favorite dessert would have to be a warm brownie with a scoop of ice cream!

I'm pretty shy, so the opposite of me would be someone very confident and outgoing

Jen Rabenstine

Angie M Parks said...

I love all sweets, so it is very hard to pick one dessert. I can tell you though that I DO NOT like cooked fruit, so like with Peach Cobbler or Apple Cobbler I don't eat the fruit, I like the bread topping and I can not eat any part of a fruit pie, like Apple pie. YUCK!

The opposite of me, is my mother. She is short, I am tall, she is quiet, I am not; but if it wasn't for her, I would not be the woman I am today.

MaggieDu said...

My favorite dessert would have to be my grandma's apple pie. She used to bake it for me on my birthday.

And the true opposite of me is my twin sister. We're identical, but she is very girly girl meets endurance events. I'm very laid back and casual and would rather go hiking than run.

I actually added The Opposite of Me to my next purchases from Amazon a few weeks ago, because I love books involving sisters.

Sarah Lashua said...

My fovrite dessert is any kind of cake with buttercream icing. The opposite of me would be someone who is really quiet and not a Type A personality. The opposite of me would be someone who is spontaneous and takes huge risks.

Amanda Leigh said...

My favorite dessert is ice cream cake.

The opposite of me is someone who is quiet and doesn't watch television.

IandSsmom said...

ok my favorite dessert is brownies with nuts!! Just love them.
The opposite of me would be very outgoing and positive and energetic! Cuz I'm not!

jdstec said...

creme brulee, hands down. Quiet.

Debbie said...

I love chocolate. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate anything. The opposite of me? That's a good question but I don't think my husband would like her. LOL!
Debydew110

Sharon Cox said...

Tough one - I love anything chocolate but I think my first choice would be warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and maybe a drizzle of caramel. Simple but I don't get to eat it often so there you go. The opposite of me would be someone who is a bit pushy but gets whatever they want. Also she would not be fun at all.

Emma S. said...

My favorite dessert is a well made creme brulee or red velvet cake. As for my opposite, I'd have to say my boyfriend. I'm a book worm, while he's addicted to TV and watching sports. I am extremely organized and maybe slightly OCD. He's more of a slob when it comes to keeping things clean.

Domesticated Gal said...

Home-made Apple Pie. Of course, I also find that to be a perfectly acceptable breakfast option as well.

And the opposite of me? High-powered lawyer, single, working 80+hrs a week. Exactly who I was on track to become before I found myself.

kathygold9778 said...

My favorite desert is a good piece of birthday cake and the oppsite of me would be...hmmm...a goth chic? LOL!

kathygold9778

Crystal said...

Fave dessert: red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, yellow butter cake with chocolate frosting, or plain old white cake with buttercream frosting. but please, not all at the same time! LOL

And like most, the opposite of me if my fiance. Where I have book smarts, he has street smarts. I am the pickiest eater alive, and he will openly try anything just once. Opptimist vs pessimist, fearful vs fearless, books & puzzles vs comics & video games. OH! cake (how it should be) vs just the bread. I always have to make 2 tiers, his of which NEVER has frosting. SMH!

Crystal717

Amy R. said...

I'm quite the type A personality. So I guess anyone who is type B would be my opposite.
My favorite desert is something from Thailand. It's a sweet sticky rice with coconut milk that you eat with mango slices. Mmmm.

Becki***** said...

Coco's used to have a white chocolate rasberry cheesecake that literally was to die for. And I am not even a big fan of white chocolate. It was unbelievable!!!

And Manic Mommy will appreciate this ...the opposite of me might be a skanky ho . .. . . .lololololol

Christine in NJ said...

Pumpkin Roll! More of a Fall/Thanksgiving treat BUT I like it with coffee so I make it all year round. Opposite of me - quiet.

I am SOOO excited to read Skipping a Beat after your review!

Thanks again MaNiC!

Christine

Debbie said...

My favorite dessert is prob chocolate cheesecake although I have not met a dessert yet that I didn't like! The opposite of me would prob be a confident, loud, short blond girl, but that's OK cuz I like who I am! :)

These 2 books have been on my wish list for a while now, would love to win em! thanks for doing this!

buttah said...

My favorite dessert....hhmmm, there are soooo many...tiramisu, cheesecake and just about anything with chocolate!

The opposite of me would me quiet and a spend-a-holic! I am loud and "thrifty"!

Sadie said...

My most favorite dessert is Ice Cream. I could eat it anytime...anywhere!!

The perfect example of the opposite of me would be my sister. She is wild where I am conservative, she is risky where I am safe, she is FUN where I am serious! But, I love her for it all!

Anne said...

Cake! Definitely cake. The opposite of me, my youngest daughter. She is so calm and laid back, a total sweetheart (I am not those things).

Ronit said...

I don't have one favorite dessert...it just needs to be chocolate! Right now the opposite of me would be un-stressed.

Kimmi said...

Cheesecake!!!!

Opposite of me: Someone who's aggressive. I wish was more so.

Logan Collins said...

My favorite desset is homemade Choc chip cookies.
The opposite of me is calm and laid-back, hates sports, kids and reading.
Logan

Christina said...

How do I pick just one dessert? I do love cheesecake so I'll go with that one! I think my boyfriend is the opposite of me in some ways...social when I feel quiet and want to stay home, calm when I'm stressed, doesn't let the little things bother him and able to get up early to work out!

ChristinaL

Anonymous said...

Ya!! I'm so excited for these books I saw them on Jen Lancasters blog and am currently reading The Opposite of me its so good!! My favorite dessert would be Andes Mint Pie from Bakers Square. The opposite of me would be someone who doesnt plan or have to be in control most of the time :)

Angelini197

Anonymous said...

The opposite of me would be a "fly by the seat of your pants" gal. I am a planner, I like lists & schedules and knowing what's coming. Fortunately, my husband provides the spontaneity that balances my scheduled nature.

Jen Fee 9476

CAnative said...

Fave dessert: carrot cake with awesome cream cheese frosting.

Opposite of me: someone really laid-back and doesn't worry so much.

Lisa justus said...

Cheesecake especially peanut butter or chocolate varieties are my favorite dessert. The opposite of me is someone who goes out and gets what she needs no matter the consequences...takes chances because I am too cautious.

Jana said...

I am not really a dessert person, I much rather have bread and cheese. But when I do have dessert it is plain vanilla ice cream with my dad's homemade hot fudge sauce. It is really good.

If you want the opposite of me - look at my sister. We are 100% opposite. The only thing that we have in common is we are the same height. So different, but still my best friend.

Dulcibella said...

My favorite dessert is ice cream. Dulce de Leche is my current favorite, but usually anything very chocolatey is what I go for.

The opposite of me is a petite, sweet, girly girl. I am tall, blunt/direct and sensible. I don't think I am UN-feminine, but not so much into the girly stuff like makeup, nails, fussing with hair, etc.

StephRochelle said...

I'm not a huge sweets person, but I love me some pineapple upside-down cake. If you've never tried the pineapple upside-down cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory, do it now! Delicious!

I'm a bit shy sometimes, so the opposite of me would be someone who is fearless and doesn't hold back one bit.

LynnBelo said...

Fave dessert is definitely gooey butter cake! It was a staple of any trip my family took to the St. Louis area when I was growing up!

The opposite of me would be very outgoing and athletic! lol

Lauren Louise said...

How can I pick just one dessert!? I love all things sweet! I guess I'd have to go with tiramisu as my all-time fave. As for the opposite of me, that would have to be someone who's a couch potato with no ambition.

I'm so glad these two books are back! :)

Melissa said...

Red velvet cupcakes! The opposite of me is a daredevil. I'm cautious about anything that involves physical danger or getting hurt.

EBrowning said...

My favorite dessert is a peanut butter fudge cake that my Mom makes every year for my Birthday. The opposite of me is probably someone a bit more calm who doesn't stress or worry about things so much. :)

Ally said...

My favorite is a tres leche cake! The opposite of me would be an introvert who loves history and hates math. Oh and someone tall.

Meredith said...

Favorite dessert is fresh fruit and whipped cream. My husband is in many ways the opposite of me - very confident and outgoing, big picture rather than fine details, always on the go and looking ahead vs my "relax and enjoy the moment".
~MommyMer

Jessica Prince said...

My favorite dessert would be chocolate mouse. Someone opposite of me would be very easy going, go with the flow and not be bothered when plans didn't work out.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love cheesecake! We have a new baker in town and she makes a chocolate &peanut butter swirl cheesecake that is topped with crunched up Reeses Peanut Butter cups...I keep having parties just to have the excuse to buy one!

CariLynn said...

Hmm...red velvet cheesecake. The opposite of me would be someone who never plans anything, hates to read, and can't stand to be by themselves. CariLynn

Bee said...

My favorite dessert changes on a weekly basis, but at the moment it's probably really rich brownies with ganache on top.

As for the opposite of me, that'd probably be some who is spontaneous and adventurous. I don't take five steps without planning it out first.

Alli said...

Mmmm...brownies. Or ice cream. Or brownies and ice cream together! Or, my grandmother's apricot pie, because it is heavenly!!!
Maybe the opposite of me is someone who hates dessert...or those people who "don't like chocolate". Lol
Alli M. Jones

Jenn3128 said...

My favorite dessert would have to be a crepe filled with sweet cheese & fruit.
Opposite of me would be someone who is more outgoing, someone more likely to walk up to a random stranger and say hello.

Melinda Spice said...

Favorite dessert: pies, cakes, candies, I love it all, but iced sugar cookies are my absolute favorite thing.
The opposite of me: Someone who doesn't like to read, eat, watch reality TV or shop...is there such a being?!

Anonymous said...

Favorite dessert: brownie sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and a few cherries.
Opposite of me: someone who is focused, not easily distracted, and likes to clean the house (if you know someone like this, send them my way please!)
JillMitch

Margie said...

My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake. The opposite of me would be someone who doesn't worry about anything and is extremely messy!

Cheryl said...

I loved The Opposite Of Me, can't wait to read her new book. Favorite dessert is definitely cheesecake. My opposite would be someone who actually enjoys winter!

CherylB

lucy872 said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate chocolate chip cake from scratch with my grandma's homemade whipped cream frosting. YUM! The opposite of me is probably someone much more spontaneous in life with a great deal of optimism --- I tend to be very low key and guarded. I guess that's why we tend to surround ourselves with people that are different than us -- like my hubby!

Anonymous said...

I remember really emjoying a baked alaska... but it has been years, so I would have to say good ol peach frozen yogurt.

The opposite of me, would be anyone one else. I have been told I am a dying breed.

xx(fingers crossed)
~Nattygirrl

Carly said...

I love ice cream! It is my guilty pleasure. I don't need it on top of pie or with whip cream. Just give me ice cream!
Anyone who is a fly by the seat of their pants type of person without a care in the world is the opposite of me. I worry. I worry and eat ice cream.

Carly Haynes

Denise said...

Banana Cream Pie is my all time favorite dessert. A very close second is baklava. As for the opposite of me, that would be someone who is rational, sane, and quiet!

Emily said...

my favorite dessert, hands down, is bread pudding. i used to dislike it when i was a kid...of course, i had never tasted it, i just thought it "looked gross." boy was i wrong.

the opposite of me would have to be a tall, skinny blonde...or someone very patient and extremely outgoing! :)

valerie said...

my favorite dessert has to be s'mores over campfire.

and the opposite of me is someone who never works and has a $1million in their checking account:0

BrendaBMarion said...

home made yellow cake with chocolate frosting is my fave dessert! The opposite of me would be high strung and high maintenance, since I am neither!

Melissa said...

My favorite dessert right now is an strawberry angel food cake (kind of like strawberry short cake but way better! Email me for the recipe if you want, it's super easy!!)

My opposite of me would have to be a stay-at-home mom with 5 kids :)

tmd636

jeffie laura said...

CARROT CAKE! The opposite of me is my brother - loud and out-going.

Kristen said...

A fresh baked and still warm chocolate chip cookie is tops in my book!

And my opposite is my best friend. I keep her grounded, she keeps me dreaming.

PoCoKat said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate raspberry mousse cake.

pocokat AT gmail DOT com

DaphneSFL said...

My favorite desert used to be apple walnut cobbler from Houston's, but, the closed the one in Chicago :( Now my favorite desert is Red Mango frozen yogurt topped with blackberries and strawberries.

The opposite of me would be anyone with a high level of patience. I am ridiculously impatient!

Mom'sLove said...

Cupcakes... nuff said..
The oppscite of me would be someone who is type B.
Aaammmaaannndddaaa

RivkaBelle said...

Favorite dessert ... either homemade cookies (still warm!), or a truly decadent chocolate cake with rich dark chocolate frosting ...

And the opposite of me? A math geek, LOL!

Erin Goff said...

My favorite dessert is either cheesecake or anything with caramel.

The opposite of me would be someone who is well rested :) and outgoing.

Rachael said...

These books sound awesome! Molten chocolate lava cake is definitely my favorite!

jne said...

My favorite dessert is my grandmother's red velvet cake...unfortunately, she's no longer with us, but I have her RVC recipe framed and hanging in my kitchen for inspiration.

The opposite of me would be my sister. We are complete opposites. I'm very cerebral, where she's more whimsical. I like to ground things in fact and she thinks in fantasy. I'm a thinker, she's a doer. I think with my head, she thinks with her heart...the list could go on and on...

Neckmeat said...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake!! MMMMMM so freaking yummy! My opposite is a selfish spoiled rotten brat. Completely ungrateful for everything in her life! She's lame & no one wants to be her friend! Man I'm glad that's not me! LOL

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Great review!
fave dessert? pie!! flaky crusted, fruit filled ~ mmmm mmm mmm!
opposite of me? flamboyant

Kristi said...

My favorite dessert is anything that includes chocolate.

The opposite of me is someone who's extroverted and doesn't care what anyone thinks of them.
Kristi Marie W.

C.E. Wood said...

An angelic choir sings every time my fork pierces a delectable section of Tiramisu.

The opposit of me: someone who dwells in a state of constant hate and unforgiveness.

equinn726 said...

My favorite desert is peach ice-cream pie. The opposite of me would be aggressive and unafraid to speak her mind whenever she felt like it without editing and re-editing her opinion for fear of hurting the feelings of every single person she knows....

Juliet Farmer said...

i love cheesecake!

as for the opposite of me, she would be a lonely, unhappy ladder-climbing workaholic.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I am a sucker for a pretty cupcake.

The opposite of me is probably laughing at me every minute of the day...

Bridget said...

Favorite dessert is creme brulee.
Opposite of me would be outgoing. I am quiet.
Iambtinrb

Colleen Turner said...

Oh good questions!!! My favorite dessert is probably German Chocolate Cake...so decadent! The opposite of me would probably be someone who is really messy, quick to get out of bed and on the road every morning, someone who lives by the seat of their pants and doesn't like to plan and someone who is completely confident in their looks! I loved The Opposite of Me and CAN NOT WAIT to read Skipping A Beat!!!!

Kirsten said...

Favorite dessert - strawberry flavored cupcakes.

The opposite of me - someone who gets a lot of rest! ha ha

AnnEliz said...

I love angelfood cake with fresh strawberries. The opposite of me would be a person with a single focus!

Krystal said...

My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake. The opposite of me is probably my husband. He is such a worrier and tries to decide everything based on logic alone.

kndyer

susieqlaw said...

I love buttercream icing on lemon cake with buttercream icing flowers of course!

The opposite of me: introverted, not at all free spirited, and shy!

Susan B.

Jennifer said...

I am so excited for these books! My favorite desert is creme brulle...yum.
The opposite of me, whould be someone who doesnt love to read, and is scatter brained, which i am not!
Fingers crossed :)

ChristineCet said...

Cannoli!
the opposite of me would be a disorganized, free spirited, creative artist type, easy going with no worries.
me I'm an OCD list maker!

Jules said...

Dessert? Hmm-fudge brownies with fudge frosting.

Opposite of me? Daring and spontaneous

Lilianarenee said...

Favorite dessert is positively a tie between a bananas foster crepe. Or a strawberry shortcake made coldstone style. Or ritz crackers dipped in cream cheese frosting!

Opposite of myself would be irresponsible, impulsive, unfaithful, motivated to work out!

Brenda L B said...

Ok, my first answer is a toss up between a great Cheesecake and a Red velvet cupcake. my opposite me would be conniving, mean and devious. Brenda L B

Cheryl said...

Love fruit cobbler and vanilla ice cream!!! I love your taste in books too. Thanks.
Cheryl Zehner

Nanette said...

I *LOVE* Peanut Butter Pie! The opposite of me would be a Martha Stewart-type person. :) Nanette N.

Joanna said...

My Mom's homemade chocolate cake with buttercream frosting - to die for! The opposite of me is a person with no morals and who is selfish and manipulative.

Casey said...

cheesecake!

the opposite of me is messy, easy going, and low stress

Lizett34 said...

Cheesecake! I love it!

Lizett34 said...

Cheesecake! I love it!
The opposited of me would be a very loud and mean girl (not a good combination)!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I don't want to enter to win, but I would like to say that I own and have read both books. They were fantastic!!!

I have posted reviews for both on my blog:

Opposite Of Me: http://queenofreading.blogspot.com/2011/02/opposite-of-me-by-sarah-pekkanen-chick.html

Skipping A Beat:http://queenofreading.blogspot.com/2011/02/skipping-beat-by-sarah-pekkanen.html



Who ever wins will love Sarah's books!

Kristan said...

Fave dessert = shaved ice (bing). It's a Taiwanese thing.

Opposite of me? Hmm... Disciplined, serious, difficult, girly.

LaVonneW said...

Funny...reading Skipping a Beat right now.:) My favorite dessert would be creme brulle...homemade of course.

megen ewen said...

any cheesecake

opposite.... hmmm... someone patient ;)

megesturgill@aol.com

Erica said...

My very favorite has to be pumpkin cheesecake! The opposite of me is probably my husband - he plans EVERYTHING. Me, I plan nothing. I probably drive him nuts. I of course get to benefit from his planning.

Anonymous said...

My fave dessert would be pumpkin fudge, although I love anything pumpkin. As for the opposite of me, that is simple, my frined who is super organized to the point of OCD jennyfromthecube

Annette said...

Fav dessert: Warm, gooey brownies with a tall glass of ice cold, nonfat milk.

The opposite of me is definitely my younger sister: divorced, no kids, conservative, religious, structured life, embraces rules... I could go on and on; we're so different with every possible personality trait and lifestyle choice.

Books & Reviews said...

I really really want these books!!!
My fab dessert is cupcakes.... Simple but yummy!
Opposite of me - Michelle duggar from the reality show 19kids and counting.

Cara said...

Strawberry shortcake, definitely! Ohhh, or maybe cannollis. Perhaps dark chocolate.

The opposite of me (as evidenced above) is a decisive person.

clk-a

BethC said...

My favorite dessert is....anything made with sugar! I am a sweetaholic! The opposite of me is...someone shy, introverted, quiet, and skinny! Cause I am an extroverted chubby butt!

Anonymous said...

Apple Pie - opposite of me - egotistical, sad, loud, impatient, ignorant, willfully blind - Jill Fay

Holly W said...

My favorite treat is carrot cake! I don't get it often but i love it! As for the opposite of me, someone who doesn't plan a thing and can go with the flow no problem.

holly w

your invisible pixie said...

Favorite dessert would have to be creme brulee! Sooo good.

Opposite of me would probably be someone with a lot of energy. or physically...tall! :)

Michelle Mierczewski said...

vanilla cupcake (sugar factorys are to die for!) the opposite of me would be no fun...

Beverly Victoria said...

My favorite dessert is tiramisu and I get it when ever I can. The opposite of me would be my daughter, Jackie. She's laid back, while I'm pretty high strung. She marches to the beat of her own drummer, and I like to go with the crowd.

Sarah S. said...

My favorite dessert is anything involving lemon at this point, but that just may be the pregnancy talking.

The opposite of me would be someone who is eternally organized!

Sarah S.

Chelsea Hoffman said...

favorite dessert- brownies. any variation.

opposite of me- laidback, not worried about school or money... not responsible.

Erika L. said...

My favorite dessert is cupcakes. I love to make them and I love to eat them. Plus, they come in neat little one serving packages.

And the opposite of me is someone who is a mess, they don't mind if things aren't perfect and they can go with ok and not great. I am a perfectionist. I like everything to be perfect, everything in the lines, nothing random.

Anonymous said...

You say tell you my favorite....but how can I only choose one? Honestly depends on the day and my craving. Could be cheesecake, could be creme brûlée, perhaps sopapillas or some decadent chocolate cake with a delicious buttercream frosting. You get the point....I want to have my cake and eat it too!

Opposite would have to be relaxed, good sense of humor.

Sasse1Susan

Kristi said...

Cheesecake with whipped cream... no sauce needed!

Kristi Hooke

Joelle said...

I am not entering because I am the proud owner of both, however I just want to say that whoever wins these is in for a real treat. Sarah is not only a very talented writer but she is one of the most humble people I have ever met. You will fall in love with the characters within these pages and yell out loud when it's over begging for more. Good luck!

Wendi fr Louisiana said...

Bourbon Pecan Pie- delish--... The opposite of me would be driven and goal oriented because I'm so "go with the flow" that it takes me FOREVER to get a project done, if at all and I don't even care!

Wendi fr Louisiana

kristinrose said...

I'm partial to cheesecake...pretty much any kind. And the first thing that came to mind when I thought about the opposite of me was royalty. Someone neat and proper and not accident prone.

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

My favorite dessert is Italian cream cake. And the opposite of me is someone who doesn't love The Real Housewives.

Anonymous said...

German chocolate cake has to be the best dessert known to man. The opposite of me would be my husband. Opposites do attract. Lauren Royall

Anonymous said...

I can't pick one favorite dessert. Love pretty much anything chocolate, but in a restaurant I like to go for other flavors since I can get chocolate anywhere. The opposite of me. Hmm...someone who doesn't know and practice the fine art of sarcasm. TaraUB in IN

Jencey said...

My favorite desert is Lemon Torte.

The opposite of me is outgoing with lots of money.

Jencey
jenceyg@msn.com
I love your reviews.

Dolly said...

My favorite dessert was a fresh berry 'tiramisu' Macaroni Grill used to make - omg, it was great!

The opposite of me would be emotionally needy.

Sherry Bercu said...

Hot fudge sundae the opposite of me my sister. Born 5 years a exactly 1 day apart we are like night & day. But Love each other for all our differences

taylorj2112 said...

Cupcakes are my favorite desert. Just about any flavor is good.

The opposite of me would be somebody that is a pessimist I always say you have the choice to be a happy and positive person.

Anonymous said...

Brownies!! The opposite of me is someone very confident and doesn't have the gift of gab. Patti cole

Anonymous said...

Creme brûlée. The opposite of me would be easy going, laid back, and extremely athletic.

Colbey J

Kristin J said...

I love anything mint chocolate flavored! The opposite of me is someone who is go with the flow and able to fly by the seat of their pants.

Nearl said...

Um that's a hard question. I guess my favorite desert with be anything with berries! I am very mellow, lets she how things go. Everything will workout in the end kind of girl. I think the opposite would be a stress case and always late.

Leslie Barr said...

Red velvet cake is the ultimate dessert. The opposite of me would be someone poised, bitchy, and assertive.

Anonymous said...

my favourite dessert is...good ol' fashioned apple pie.

the opposite of me is...a pessimist

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favourite current dessert is Red Velvet Cupcakes....so delicious. The opposite of me would be someone who takes chances and risks. I def. need to take more of those!

RebecceE

Chrisy Krueger said...

Brownies!
My opposite is someone who doesn't care about details. I'm perfectionist.
--Chrisy Krueger

Nicole Marie said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate covered strawberries and the opposite of me would be someone very disorganized and messy!

Nicole MG from CT

Carie Casey said...

I have so many favorite desserts. Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream is probably my fav.

The opposite of me is most likely someone really put together. Who has awesome fashion sense and wears accesories and heels out everyday instead of me in my jeans and 10 year old hoodie.

Clynnc

salgalruns said...

So boring, but I love vanilla ice cream. A banner night would be that with an oatmeal raisin cookie! As for the opposite of me? That would be someone who isn't tolerant of other's beliefs or backgrounds! Everyone has something to add to the world!

Terri said...

Mint chip ice cream with Magic Shell on top is my all-time favorite dessert. I'm a happy-go-lucky girl, so the opposite would be a stressed out ball of anger.

Terri M. in Phoenix

Jenna McCarthy said...

My favorite desert is anything that someone else buys, serves and cleans up (I swear it, ANYTHING), and the opposite of me is quiet, reserved, relaxed, laid-back, disorganized, messy, serious, cold, spiteful, selfish, judgmental, easygoing and I don't know the word for the-opposite-of-profane. :)

Pick me, pick me!

A.C. Morris said...

My favorite dessert is the Creme Brulee cheesecake from Cafe Eccell in College Station, TX. Oreo cookie crust, a layer of chocolate mousse, cheesecake, and creme brulee on top. It's absolutely amazing! As for the opposite of me, that would be someone like my sister. She's incredibly athletic whereas I am not so much, she's very outgoing and I can be a little shy. Even though we're pretty different, we're still incredibly close!

Anonymous said...

My favorite dessert is cookies and milk!

The opposite of me is my older son. He is disorganized, hates to read and likes sports. I am very organized, love to read and hate sports. But I love him with all my heart.

Thanks for the great book giveaways!

-Donna W.

rachel e. said...

I LOVE CUPCAKES.

And the opposite of me would have a clean house, cook REAL meals (not the skillet meals), and have the laundry caught up AND folded.

The Jagow Family said...

I love fresh baked chocolate chip cookies...YUM!

The opposite of me....would have to be someone who is always organized (I'm only sometimes organized), has the patience of a saint, follows the rules and who always seems to have enough hours in the day. :)

michelle jagow

Croppergirl said...

My favorite dessert is Key Lime Pie. Ok, actually, Key Lime ANYTHING!! And the opposite of me is my two oldest daughters. Fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants, it'll-all-work-out-Mom kinda girls! Youth!!

Croppergirl

Amanda Skarsgard said...

I would have to say my favorite dessert would be an ice cream sundae with bananas, strawberries, and whipped cream. It's good any time of the year. My opposite would be someone who is a morning person, loves coffee, and is a very A type personality.

Bernadette said...

I'm a sucker for ice cream and since I gave it up for lent it's almost painful to write about. Having six sisters of my own to constantly compete with and rely on it's hard to think of an oppossite of me, as the youngest of the brood I've always considered myself a mixture of my family.

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Carla said...

Key lime cheesecake, bring it on!!!
As for the opposite of me....someone of tolerance.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

My favorite dessert would have to be ice cream, yum! The opposite of me is my husband. He is calm, stress free, free of worries, calm, and optimistic.
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Leslie said...

My favorite dessert would have to be homemade cookies...almost any varity, but warm chocolate chip is so yummy.

Opposite of me would be tall and introverted! LeslieGC

Wendy K (FL) said...

I love lemon bars and key lime pie! As for the opposite of me it would have to be a calm free spirit instead of the serious stressed out person that I am today. Yikes, I need to change that. :)

Autumnn D said...

My favorite desert? Momma's homemade banana pudding, hands down--a southern classic. As for the opposite of me...that's easily someone thats not concerned with the state of her desk's organization or dusting the baseboards at home--in other words, someone without a slight lean towards OCD!!

Book Groupie said...

My favorite dessert is and forever will be cherry cheesecake. Yum! And the opposite of me would be Martha Stewart, I'm pretty sure.

I've heard great things about this author and would love to read these.

Jessica said...

My favorite dessert is this chocolate peanut butter cup mousse pie that I just made last weekend. It is sooo good! And I would have to say the opposite of me is my Aunt Peggy. She is always busy and on the go. I prefer relaxing and staying at home.
Thanks!
-Jessica M

Anonymous said...

Favorite dessert? Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Opposite of me? my best friend.
--Gen K.

The Poty's said...

I don't think I can pick just one dessert! I love all things chocolate and gooey.

I think the opposite of me would let people help out more instead of thinking I need to do it all.

Siobhan said...

My favorite dessert is pretty much anything with apple in it: pie, cobbler, empanada. And it has to be topped with cream!
Hmmmm, the opposite of me - blond, blue-eyed; introverted, cautious; scientific, mathematic.

Wanda Z said...

My favorite dessert is strawberry cheesecake. The opposite of me would be my two sisters. We have the same parents and grew up in the same house, but each of us has a totally different personality!!!

I love Sarah Pekkanen's work and would truly appreciate winning a copy of her books!! Fantastic author!!!

Hawkzter said...

My favorite desert are nun puffs, my girlfriend makes them all the time. They are amazing with some whip cream and your choice of fruit cut up on top and drizzled with honey. Making my mouth water already. The opposite of me . . . . quiet and patient.

Tammi Hawk

RedDragon said...

Apple pie - for breakfast..yummy with coffee! I would have to say that my sister and I are opposites in many ways. She's way more into planning ahead and being socially involved than I am. I need to see what the weather does to plan anything (riding a motorcycle demands this).

Melissa Braun said...

Dessert: chocolate fondue!

The opposite of me? Matha Stewart, baby! ;-)

My Two Army Brats said...

I have fallen in love with homemade ice cream cake made by layering ice cream sandwiches and cool whip and then adding candy like heath bar and carmel drizzle YUMMY!!!

And the opposite of me would be someone with a quiet, laid back, stress free worry free life....like a monk.

Swishy said...

My favorite dessert is EVERY DESSERT! And the opposite of me is ... I don't know. Probably someone very mean and ugly and VERY unhilarious. (haha) :)

Anonymous said...

Favorite dessert is creme brulee.....YUMMY!!

Opposite of me? Where shall I start.....tall, thin, dark skin and hair, outgoing......I could go on and on.....

SPepper22

Kate said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.

The opposite of me is some driven businesswoman, maybe?

Katie-Kat

Marla said...

My all time fave is Red Velvet cake and recently Starbucks added Red Velvet Whoopie Pies to the menu - little miniatures...they are AWESOME!

The opposite of me is a laid back non-planner. Unorganized and relaxed - fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type!

Jen said...

Hmmmmm... I would have to say my favorite dessert have to be creme brulee. Have to try it if it is on a menu. And the opposite of me, would probably be someone that is organized!

Homestead Jen said...

Pass on this one for me, but I wanted to stay entered for the grand prize. I already own copies of both of these and they are very good!

Corey~living and loving said...

I love berry pie and ice cream. :)

the opposite of me is......a risk taker.

corey

LizzybethDJ said...

Favorite dessert would be so simple - dark chocolate (72%) with sea salt. So silky and smooth in your mouth, it's a great way to end any meal.
The opposite of me would be my brother - tall to my short and lanky to my round build, athletic to my attempting-to-recover-couch potato, peaceful to my chaotic, filled with Faith to my questioning...one amazing guy!

Kas said...

My favorite dessert is pretty much any kind of cupcake. I love tiny cakes! My sister is definitely the opposite of me. It took a long time for us to get along, but now that we do, it really works for us!

Kassie H.

Dawn from CA said...

The BEST dessert I have ever eaten, hands down, was the bread pudding at Wishbone in Chicago!! OMG...freakin' heaven on earth.Since I can't find anything like it anywhere else, I'll have to go with peach cobbler as my favorite dessert.
The opposite of me...is a morning person! I think life would be perfect if everything started no earlier than 9:00!

Susan said...

My favorite dessert would be, hmmmmm, ice cream, no wait..... cookies, no wait.... brownies, ah heck, let's just say anything chocolate!

The opposite of me would be someone who HATES to read cause that is something I LOVE!

Suzebomb

Tiffany Drew said...

I love carrot cake, yum!!!

The opposite of me would be someone who is very outgoing and loud and felt comfortable in their own skin. I am extremely shy, quiet, and always feel out of place.

Please skip me to win this one, I already own and have read both of these books and I'd like for someone else to have that chance. But please still put me down for the monster prize :)

gun1not said...

my favorite dessert is yellow cake with chocolate icing. about the only cake that I'll eat. I've been known to make one and eat half in one sitting. yummmm.

my opposite would be an outgoing bubbly person. we took a test once at work and on a scale of 1-100 (1 introvert and 100 extrovert), I was a 2. yikes. I'm working on that though. any suggested reads there?

Tyra said...

I love coconut cake! The opposite of me is uptight, highstrung and worrisome.

Katy Finn said...

My favorite dessert would be Tiramisu...and the opposite of me would be someone who knows how to make it!

Vale33 said...

Not much for desserts really, but I did like a creme anglaise and fresh berry dessert at a wedding once! Yum..

Opposite of me...someone loud, obnoxious and NOT funny ;o)

crabbymommy said...

I love a warm not-too-sweet apple pie with a touch of cinnamon in it. Add a scoop of french vanilla ice cream on top with just a drizzle of caramel sauce and I am in heaven!

The opposite of me would be a very social, outgoing person (but who is a pessimist)that is a daredevil and doesn't work. Kind of a weird mix.

Jen said...

1) Red Velvet Cupcakes.
2) Opposite of me would be a well rested, organized, calm, cool and collected mom.
JenSharp

BuffyDee said...

Favorite Desert.. you are killing me... that's like picking a favorite child.. couldn't and SHOULDN'T be done! *sigh* (after typing and erasing six or seven times) settling on... oh... Pumpkin Pie Cheese Cake... I am sorry frozen peanut Butter pie.. and Banana Cream Dream... and the opposite of me would be a dessert hating STOOPID head! Or even a very pessimistic person.. 'cause I tend to see the good in everything

Nicole Robinson said...

My favorite dessert is a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream

The opposite of me if someone who hides their feelings.

tagerrity said...

Favorite dessert is creme brulee.
The opposite of me is someone who is ultraconsrvative, high strung, and short.

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