Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

10600010Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published on: April 14, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Chick-Lit | Fiction

“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 . . . ?

tempThis is my first book of Rainbow Rowell. To be honest, at first I was really scared to read any of her books. Who am I kidding? She’s really, really popular and that scared me shit-less! Hype books or author and I, are not actually on good terms. In the past months, I already read some hype books or books by a popular author and some did not actually go well. So, every time I see Rainbow Rowell’s name on Goodreads or some blog I’m following. I would immediately close the tab and shut the computer off, because.. I’m terrified. But something has changed this week, I told myself that I should stop hiding from her now and it would not hurt me if I tried one of her book.  So, now, I’m really glad and I’m proud to say that she absolutely deserves the hype.

Attachments is not a YA book and I’m glad about it because I need a little breather with YA books.

Actually, it took me days to actually make a coherent review about this and I’m still not quite sure on what to say without going on a fangirl mode. Wait, guys, I need a moment.

*five minutes passed*
*20 minutes passed*
*2 hours passed*
*12 hours passed*
*one day passed*

Oh, hi there! Glad you didn’t leave me. Hehehe. Now my brain is fully functional again. Let’s get this on, shall we?

Attachments is about Lincoln (never thought Lincoln could sound so sexy.. or is it just me?)He’s a 28 year old guy, still living with her mother, speaking of I kinda hated his mom because she loves treating him like 7 year old guy, seriously, I understand her intentions but.. he’s 28 years old for goodness sake. Lincoln job is to read e-mails, well, his job is to actually warn his co-workers to stop sending unappropriate e-mails while at work. He doesn’t actually love his job and he thought so many times about quitting. That’s where Beth and Jennifer comes in. Seriously. These two ladies are HILARIOUS BIG TIME! Even though, I only got to know them through their e-mails. Did I also mention that they are really hilarious? Yes, I did. I found myself looking forward on reading their e-mails, like Lincoln. Gee, couldn’t blame that man, these girls are such fun to read.

Lincoln is such a wonderful, lovable character. I fell in love with him in so many ways I could not even imagine. I understand his struggles and insecurities, that’s what made him real. I’m so happy that he fought them and made a stand for himself. There was this one part of Lincoln’s life that I wanted to hug him tight.. (I sound like a creep) But I am glad that Beth came into his life in a very unexpected way.

“I’d know you in the dark,” he said. “From a thousand miles away. There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.”

Attachments is a slow pace book but I assure you that the wait is going to be worth it. Although, I could count the times I almost scream at this book! Because I really, really do want them to be together and hallelujah, did I mention that it was worth it?

“Lincoln?” she asked.
“Do you believe in love at first sight?”
He made himself look at her face, at her wide-open eyes and earnest forehead. At her unbearably sweet mouth.
“I don’t know,” he said. “Do you believe in love before that?”
Her breath caught in her throat like a sore hiccup.
And then it was too much to keep trying not to kiss her.”

All in all, I’m in deep awe. Rainbow Rowell’s writing mesmerized the living soul out of me. I so want to hug her for creating a wonderful, magnificent literary piece!

If you’re looking for a wonderful, heart-warming, amazing read with a cute, awesome guy flagging your e-mails? Well, this book is for you! Go. Read. It. Now.

“Things get better–hurt less–over time. If you let them.”

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What about you? What are your thoughts about this book? Leave a comment!! xo

Links: Goodreads | Book Depository


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