Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments by Rainbow RowellAttachments by Rainbow Rowell
Published by Dutton Adult Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

"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 . . . ?

As one of Rainbow Rowell’s avid fans, I knew I needed to read Attachments to earn fully-fledged fangirl status and I’m so glad that I did. While Attachments is an adult romance (which I do not read often), it still had the elements of Rainbow’s writing that I love so much.

Lincoln works for a newspaper company, reading all of the employees emails for inappropriate content. After a few weeks on the job, he notices the funny and hilarious emails of best friends, Beth and Jennifer. Their emails are witty, funny and just plain interesting. He quickly realizes he’s falling in love with Beth but what can he say to her?
Now, doesn’t that just sound FREAKIN’ AWESOME?!

I absolutely adored the characters. Beth and Jennifer had the best jokes and their emails were hilarious. They joked about everything and anything and didn’t care about what happened! I loved their distinct personalities and problems as well. They both had a unique voice despite their whole characterization is done through emails. I also adored Lincoln. He was witty, a little insecure and just the right amount of awkward. These characters definitely made one heck of a novel!

Also, I really enjoyed the plot of the book. Despite it being a romance, the romance elements weren’t as heavily emphasized as one might think. The romance was gradual and really progressed over time. The book also had a lot of other important and interesting plot lines such as bromance, family and getting over people from your past. The unique plot lines and romance worked together in a very interesting and real way.

And now comes the fangirly part. First, this book is just ADORABLE and FUNNY. Seriously, if you love romance, contemporary, Rainbow Rowell or heck, awesome friendships: READ THIS BOOK! Beth was easily my favourite character with her witty attitude and snarky comments. I also loved reading her emails and her advice to Jennifer was always appreciated and wise. She definitely made a pretty awesome love interest for Lincoln. While we’re discussing Lincoln, let me just say that he is freaking adorable and cute. Heck, read this book just for him!

Overall, I loved Attachments and I highly recommend it! I highly recommend it as a summer read because it’s light,funny and unique, perfect for the beach!

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Shelly Z is a reader, writer and blogger. She works for Adventures in YA Publishing, a 101 best site for writers selected by Writer’s Digest, and is a blogger at Read.Sleep.Repeat. She rants as much as she reads. You can find her on twitter at @shellysrambles.

5 thoughts on “Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

  1. Sandra @ Sandra's World of Books

    Ohhh This book! I really want to read this one because I have heard amazing things about it. But I keep forgetting to pick it up. I should really read all of Rainbows novels, because I adored Fangirl and I love the covers 😀
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  2. Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    YEAH! So glad you loved it. This is probably my favorite Rainbow Rowell book. I loved the characters and absolutely agree that Jennifer and Beth have a unique voice despite the fact that we only meet them through their emails, in fact I think that is one thing that makes them so unique. What I love about Rainbow’s work is that it balances the lighthearted and funny moments with heavy and sad moments. This book was no exception. It’s so genuine and realistic, I felt like I was reading a book about me. Great review!
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  3. Pili

    As I loved both Eleanor & Park and Fangirl I know I must READ Attachments!!
    Thanks for the great review, Shelly!
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  4. Julie S.

    Great review. I did buy it when it was on sale (audiobook) so I hope to read it (er, listen) soon 🙂
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  5. Laura Plus Books

    I really really need to jump on the Rainbow Rowell bandwagon! Even though, I’ve read Eleanor and Park, I don’t think I can call myself a true fan until I’ve read Attachments and Fangirl. I’m definitely excited! Thank you for the lovely review. 😀
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