Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

by Rainbow Rowell 

Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 323
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you..."

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 . . . ?

Kritters Thoughts:  Beth and Jennifer are friends who work together and they use their work email for personal exchanges while Lincoln their co worker is advised to monitor email to make sure employees are solely using it for work purposes, while he is monitoring Beth and Jennifer he gets submerged into their lives and just may have to own up to all he knows!

This was a great book.  These characters were so fun to follow through the story.  This was a book that I had on my radar for a long time and it was the perfect read for this time and place where I needed something light but engaging which would keep my attention, but not cause drama!  

Told in both ways via email exchanges through a work email exchange and through a typical storytelling you would see in most novels - I loved that this book had both types of storytelling in this one book.  The reason I enjoyed both was because I can feel as though I am missing some pieces of the story when I am reading a book that only has email or letter exchanges, so I am glad this book had both.

This was my first Rainbow Rowell and although I am not sure that I would enjoy her entire backlist, but I am intrigued to see if there would be more that I would like.    

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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