Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Published By: Dutton Adult
Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary
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Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke. When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained and captivated by their stories. By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself. What would he say?
How many times can I say any form of love in this review?
Oh my God. I loved this book so much. I’m typically not a fan of romance novels or books with romance in them but Rowell has such a fantastic writing style that the romance felt completely natural. And the characters, oh the characters.. they seemed like any two people you could meet working for a newspaper. Ugh, it was so wonderful. I need more Rainbow Rowell books in my life immediately.
I just loved the setting – a newspaper office during 1999/2000. Especially the time era. While I was obviously alive in 1999, I was way too young to understand the significance of entering a new millennium let alone the fear of a new age in time. Somehow though, the book had a nostalgic feel about it that made me feel like I was an adult who was working in the 1990s.
Can I just talk about Lincoln for a moment? Holy book crush. I couldn’t help but cheer him on the whole novel. I was rooting for him constantly, despite the fact that Beth’s boyfriend had the same name as my boyfriend (Chris) and it was difficult to not picture my Chris as Beth’s Chris. Ya know? Anyways, random thought aside, Lincoln was just perfect. He was intelligent (!!!), thoughtful, and good looking (at least, that’s how I pictured him but my imagination may have wandered a bit.)
It took me a little bit to get into this book but that was more because of my personal life and not the book itself since I was just a little too busy and I kept needing to set this book down. However, once I was able to dedicate a significant amount of time to reading this, I was instantly absorbed into it and I just flew through it.
Have I mentioned that I loved this book? Because I do and I think that you need to read it. Especially if you’re not really into romance (like me) but want something that’s as refreshing as a glass of water. Because this book is it.
This is my first Rainbow Rowell book and it most certainly will not be the last. As soon as I can, I’m purchasing a few more. She’s just wonderful.