Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Review - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Book Summary from Amazon

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.

My Review - 4 Great to the last drop

Sweeeeet, that is my word for this book.  There were 3 star moments, 5 star highlights and many 4s tars so in the end I decided on a 4, great to the last drop.  I don't do chick lit or romance often, possibly once or twice a year but I needed a light fun book and this was the perfect match.  I smiled my way through this one.

I found the characters to be delightful.  For some that may not think Lincolns job exist but it sure does to a degree, I have had to read emails for work, not a comfortable task.  He had his very own soap opera via email.  He fell in love, just how we sometimes fall in love with a character, not so far fetched right.  The journey of reading the emails and following the life of Lincoln was entertaining for sure.  This genre is always predictable, which is what I look forward to when I choose it, you just have to love the complete silliness and joy you get out of it.

We have the overbearing mom that of course the son loves, a momma's boy so to speak.  Lincoln was just sweet, not many women's type but all women will enjoy being around kind of guy.

Think about arguing with a soap opera fan and telling them that they don't 'know' the person and how ridiculous it would be if they met that person for real.  This was Lincoln, he realised how wrong it was when he didn't give them warnings, looked forward to reading the emails and realised he was falling for her.  The sweet parts were when you realised how ridiculous both of them were without knowing about the other, funny.

I loved the modern touch of using emails for a novel, very now. I thought the writing was executed well, overall I think romance genre fans will love this one I think.


  1. I've heard this one is good. Great review. I think I might dig this one.

  2. I'll keep this in mind the next time I need a light, fun read!

  3. I'm glad that this book fit your mood so well. It sounds like a book that I should keep in mind :)

  4. Great review, it sounds really cute. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it!

  5. This was a fun read, wasn't it? And Lincoln is totally sympathetic and not "stalkerish" in any way. I was totally rooting for him. This isn't my "usual" type of book but I enjoyed it and would read more by her. Good review!

  6. I absolutely LOVED this book. I agree that the emails were a nice touch. I just had so much fun with this one. Fab review!

  7. I have this one sitting on my shelf and I can't wait to check it out. It does sound delightful!

  8. Marce - this looks like a great one! I am definitely going to read it. It sounds like my perfect read! Nice talking with you again! Belle

  9. Glad you like it! It was just okay for me,mainly due to its predictability (but I get what you said about you know what you're getting yourself into with this genre!)

    Here's my review!

  10. This looks like a good book! I love a good romance. :)

  11. I found this very sweet too and I love that it has a male protagonist.
    Thanks for sharing your review for the Eclectic Reader Challenge



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