Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Reviewed by Lori Twichell, Radiant Lit
Genre: romance, comedy
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Publication Dates: April 14, 2011
I loved this book. I could rave about this book for hours. Seriously. The writing was brilliant and the storyline was fabulous. I absolutely fell head over heels for the characters and I wanted to know more. The writing completely drew me in and delighted me to no end. I laughed out loud multiple times over and read long passages of this book to my husband. As quiet and reserved as he is in public, even HE couldn’t stop the laughter from exploding out while he was reading parts of the book.
What’s it about? Oh yeah. I guess I should back up and tell you that shouldn’t I? I just wanted to be sure you knew where I was coming from right away. The book is awesome.
Jennifer and Beth work at the same newspaper. They’re also best friends. They share everything together. Unfortunately, they usually use their work email to share it.
Lincoln works at the same newspaper but Jennifer and Beth don’t know him. They’ve never heard of him and they have no clue that Lincoln is tasked daily to read their email. As an internet security expert, it’s Lincoln’s job to make sure that everyone at the company is using their email for a specific purpose: work. Beth and Jennifer use their email for a specific purpose and it’s got little or nothing to do with work. The more Lincoln reads, the less inclined he is to warn them off of using their email even though that’s his job. You see Lincoln has become a silent third partner in their friendship. He has found himself personally invested in their lives. And trust me, he knows how absolutely creepy and strange it is. That’s why he’ll never approach either Jennifer or Beth about what’s happening. It just muddles things further when Lincoln realizes that he’s fallen in love with Beth.
Attachments is an absolutely delightful old fashioned love story wrapped up in modern day technology. In fact at one point, one of the characters makes mention of how much easier life was during Jane Austen’s time without technology.
Now I’ll warn you, it’s PG-13. There’s a little bit of language (not from the main characters) and though people talk about sexual things or adult topics, you don’t experience it firsthand.
It’s an absolutely sweet and delightful summer read. It’s firmly planted on my list of favorites from 2011 and I couldn’t more highly recommend it. I loved this book. Go grab a copy today and read one of the best love stories to come along since Jane Austen herself. Trust me!
*Rated PG-13 – they talk about some things that are more adult in nature and there is some language in a few places.
** Review copy provided by the publisher. THANK YOU!