'Heartwarming, romantic and great fun' CLOSER
Everyone in the newsroom knows that somebody is monitoring their emails, but Beth and Jennifer don't believe anyone would read their never-ending conversations. But Lincoln does, it's his job, and Beth and Jennifer's hilarious, no-holds-barred emails are the best part of his day.
The only problem is he's starting to fall in love with Beth, and yet she doesn't even know he exists. With ex-boyfriends, office politics and family drama, there never seems to be a good time for Lincoln to introduce himself. But to get the life you want sometimes you need to put yourself out there...
'Cracking, laugh-out-loud dialogue, characters that feel painfully real, and a sweet premise about love in the information age: if ATTACHMENTS were an e-mail, I'd be forwarding it to my entire list of contacts' Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of A Spark of Light
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Before she hit it big with her bittersweet teen novel Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell came on the scene with this laugh-out-loud tale about a pair of email-happy co-workers and an Internet security officer. Beth and Jennifer are good friends who toil in the newsroom of The Courier, where they cover pop culture and trade messages about their random thoughts and messed-up love lives. Even though the women’s missives violate company policy, Lincoln—a sweet, shy young man tasked with monitoring their online activity—can’t bring himself to intervene. Attachments showcases former newspaper columnist Rowell’s sparkling humour and talent for fantastically entertaining love stories.
In sweet, silly, and incredibly long digital missives, best newsroom pals Beth and Jennifer trade gossip over their romances Beth with her marriage-phobic boyfriend, Chris, and Jennifer with her baby-mania-stricken husband, Mitch. What they don't know is that the newly hired computer guy, Lincoln, an Internet security officer charged with weeding out all things unnecessary or pornographic, is reading their messages. But lonely Lincoln lets the gals slide on their inappropriate office mail and gets hooked on their soapy dalliances, falling head over heels for the unlucky-in-love Beth. Debut novelist and real-life newspaper columnist Rowell has the smarts for this You've Got Mail like tale of missed connections, but what doesn't work so well is the firewall between the traditional narrative reserved for Lincoln's emergence from shy guy to Beth's guy, and heroines who are confined to the e-epistolary format. Despite the structural problems, there's enough heart and humor to save these likable characters from the recycle bin.
I really enjoyed this book, I can imagine it being made into a movie (rom com).
Great book, read it in just a few hours. Couldn't put it down.