Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My mini-review:

“I didn’t know love could leave the lights on all the time.” […] “I thought it took more naps.”

This book is so charming. Rainbow’s books (I’ve only read two so far) always charm me. The only way I can describe how I felt while reading this book is good. It is a feel-good book. This is the type of book you pick up to read when your heart is already heavy with other tragedies. It’s upbeat, quirky, romantic, and conflicted enough to keep you involved, even if you are able to predict the ending. Some people might say the concept is silly, or that its predictability was a flaw. I say that it’s like watching a Rom-Com that is sort of like every other movie of its kind, complete with cute characters who don’t understand their own cuteness, but you still watch it anyway because it’s cute and makes you happy. I would also like to point out that I have yet to read another book with this whole plot premise.

★★★★ (4.5 stars) for being cute! I can’t help it. I loved reading this book.

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