Friday, June 13, 2014

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: PenguinGroup-Plume
Classification: Adult, Chick-Lit, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: April 2011
Source: e-galley from NetGalley (It was a Read Now Title. Thank you NetGalley and PenguinGroup-Plume!)
Read: May 2014
"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 . . . ? 

**I received an e-galley of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Oh my goodness, such a cute story. This is the second Rainbow Rowell book I have read, and I definitely look forward to reading more of her books.
I found this story to be interesting with relatable characters.

The Story:

There are so many references to things that I like. And each time, I yelled “Yes!” in my head. I think my favorite thing about Attachments was that part of the story is told in email format between two female co-workers. I loved this element to the story and would get excited each time a new “email” popped up. I think it adds excitement to the story (not that I felt it needed excitement). I enjoyed the entire story and it kept me interested. There were several times that I didn't want to quit reading.
I found it to be a fun quick read. It had a lot of funny parts too. I love when books make me laugh.
There were moments when I thought what was happening was a little unrealistic, but it didn't take away from me enjoying what I read. I don't need books to be completely realistic for me to like them.

The Characters:

I really enjoyed most of the characters in this book. Each of the main characters were dealing with certain struggles and challenges in their lives, which allowed me to feel for the character and connect with them.

Lincoln: I love him! He is sweet and a little geeky. Definitely a guy that I would date in real life. I found his character to be well developed. He was geeky but also normal, which I think awesome. I liked that it didn't feel like a geeky-gamer stereotype. I was really interested in what happened in Lincoln's past as well as everything that was going on in his life throughout the story. 
Beth: I also enjoyed her character. And I really felt for her with the stuff going on between her and her boyfriend that she is facing in the book. I found her to be likable and sweet. I was really interested in what would happen with her boyfriend as well as if she would meet Lincoln. 
Jennifer: As I have mentioned before, I just love the dialog between Jennifer and Beth in their emails. And I think I was able to really connect with this character and some of the things that were happening in her life. (I don't know by experience, but I was able to really sympathize with her character and become emotionally attached to what happens in her life.) 
Eve: I like Eve. She is the (little bit of a meddling) big sister. And I really felt like I could relate with her, because I am also the older sister and sometimes I feel like I want to help my little brother out with what is going on with his life.

My Recommendation:

Give it a read! If you are already a fan of Rainbow Rowell, or if you like a good contemporary I definitely recommend reading Attachments. I am so glad that I read it!

My Rating:

2 comments:

  1. I still have to read my e-arc of this one! It does look really good and I'm looking forward to meeting those characters. :)

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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