My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a fantastic read! Straight into my favourites for the year 🙂
– So this is one of Rainbow Rowell’s adult novels – before this one I had read Eleanor and Park (5*) and Fangirl (4*). I would now say that Attachments has taken the top spot for my favourite Rowell novel – I enjoyed it immensely and have since recommended it to many of my friends.
– So this story follows a guy named Lincoln who works in IT – Lincoln’s job is to monitor the emails of all of the employees at his workplace (he also works at night – ha). Not long into the job the emails of two women in particular keep getting flagged by the system, so when an email gets flagged it is Lincoln’s job to read it and send a warning (employees are not meant to use their work emails for personal conversations). But a problem arises when Lincoln not only neglects to send a warning – he inherently seeks out the emails of these women and reads them most nights. He becomes wrapped up in their lives and feels like he knows them – that sounds really creepy but it’s actually quite sweet! Completely to Lincoln’s surprise he begins to have feelings for one of the women – although he has never actually met her!
– This was such an adorable story. When I read the blurb I thought it was going to be some weirdly creepy story of some guy stalking women via their emails BUT it’s so much more that than (and only a wee bit creepy ha). This book had me in stiches – it was so incredibly funny and just my type of humour. When Lincoln is reading the emails of the two women we actually have the emails set out on the page which made for a very enjoyable reading experience. I found myself rooting for Lincoln and hoping everything turned out okay. I have not laughed this much at a book in a very long time! The quick wit in the emails of the women reminded me so much of the way I speak with my girl friends – so I could really envisage the events of this book happening.
– 5 out of 5 stars and into my favourites for the year! Definitely at the top of my Rainbow Rowell collection now – I have just got my hands on Landline so I look forward to sharing my thoughts once I have read it.