I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Also by this author: Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, Landline
Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.
When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he’d be sifting through other people’s inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can’t quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can’t help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.
But by the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you.” After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can’t see exactly where it’s leading him.
Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it’s someone you’ve never met.
When I finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell I knew I had to get my hands on everything she’s ever written and anything she writes in the future. I finally got around to purchasing and then quickly devouring Attachments and OMG you guys, OMG! I’m so, soooo in love. Really, this is going to be a gushy glowy review. You have been warned.
Attachments is one of those novels that creeps up on you. You’re just reading along, minding your own business and then before you know it you are fully immersed in the story and can’t live without it. What makes the book so amazing is all the different relationships between the characters. Some are so unlikely, but all of them are beautiful and heartwarming. Whether it was friendship, like with Beth and Jennifer or Lincoln and Jason, or the dynamics with Lincoln’s family, they were all gorgeously done.
I really adored the way the story was told. Beth and Jennifer’s chapters are just their email correspondences. It’s the exact same thing that Lincoln sees. You would think it would be difficult to connect to characters that we’re only seeing that way, but I was so engrossed in their stories. Plus, they were absolutely hilarious. I really want to be BFF’s with them. It was easy to understand how Lincoln fell for Beth without ever meeting her.
Lincoln really had that damaged good guy thing going for him. It’s been ten years since his only serious relationship ended but he’s still so hung up on it. He was a very sympathetic character. I wanted to hug him on so many occasions. He was very sensitive, but in that way all us girls crave. It was impossible not to fall in love with him.
Attachments is one of those books that I only come across every once in a while. It’s is a slow burning, heart warming, justplainincredible book. Rainbow Rowell reminded me why I love reading with this one and I’ll forever be her fan because of it.