Attachments Author:Rainbow Rowell Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can't seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And... more » Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.
When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained -- and captivated -- by their stories.
But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you." After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.
Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it's someone you've never met.« less
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It took some time for this one to lure me in, but I'm glad that I stuck with it. My favorite part was the relationship between Jennifer and Beth. Their friendship was so supportive and charming and funny, and I was looking forward to their back-and-forths just as much as Lincoln was. I like how I never could really guess how it would all turn out in the end, but then everyone still managed to find their happy ending.
I know I'm alone here, but I liked this book better than "Eleanor & Park" and "Fangirl" both.