Thursday, January 1, 2015

Review--Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

AttachmentsAttachments by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Attachments was a really cute story.  It's one of the weirdest love stories that you will ever root for!

Lincoln works in the IT department of The Courier, the local newspaper.  But Lincoln doesn't have a typical IT job.  It's his job to flag any email messages that contain personal messages or any kind of threat against the paper.  For the most part, the job is a mindless night of not having much to do.  But nearly every night he's got something in his folder that has been flagged.  Mostly, it's the emails between the movie reviewer, Beth and her best friend, copy editor, Jennifer.  There isn't anything harmful in the emails, but they are all deeply personal.  When Lincoln finds himself falling in love with one of these women just through their email correspondence, he's not sure how he's going to be able to face her without telling her how he knows her.

Through a series of strange encounters and near misses, the opportunity never arises for them to formally meet, and to top it all off, she already has a boyfriend.  Will Lincoln ever find a way to tell this girl how he feels?  Will she ever feel the same way knowing what he had done?  Would they ever find a love that would "leave the lights on all the time"?

The thing I liked best about the book, is that there aren't any overly handsome or beautiful people in it.  The characters could be your friends or your neighbors, or the person you are sitting next to at work.  It's a story we can all get behind.  This is the first book I have read by Rainbow Rowell, but not the first one that I had put on my TBR list.  I am for sure going to read more!

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