Monday, 11 August 2014

Review - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Pages: 327
Release date: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Plume

Blurb from 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 ...?

My Review:

 *I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Penguin Group Plume and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Lincoln is an internet security officer at a newspaper. 
His job is to read flagged email and he hates it. 
But one perk are the funny personal emails that Beth and Jennifer send to each other.

It took me a while to get into this book and to warm to the characters. 
Lincoln was an okay character and I enjoyed reading as he grew as a person.
My favourite parts were the emails between Beth and Jennifer. I liked their relationship.
The book didn't really grip me and the plot was slightly predictable. 

In a way I did like the ending but in another way I didn't as I thought it might have been good if Lincoln had ended up with someone else.

Overall this was a good read but after all the hype about the author I was slightly disappointed.