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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Attachments

Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Adult Contemporary fiction
Publisher:  Brilliance Audio
Release Date: April 14, 2011
Audiobook: 9 hours and 7 minutes
Narrator: Laura Hamilton
Source: Purchased from Audible.com

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Book Description

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 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.

Review

Have you ever bought a book without knowing anything about it?  Nothing at all?  And nothing about the author either?  That was this spontaneous audiobook purchase for me.  I didn't even read the synopsis.  I know it's odd but I do it every once in awhile.  And I have to say I wasn't over the moon thrilled and I wasn't kicking myself for purchasing it.  It was middle of the road for me.  
The women centered in this story are Beth and Jennifer two co-workers who email each other all day about their personal and social lives despite the new office rule of no personal emails.  Completely unbeknown to them the new IT guy is reading every single one of their emails.  Lincoln feeling like the lowest of the low for reading their emails begins to develop a crush on one of them.  
I thought this story was really really great and the narrator was doing a great job.  The storyline development and flow...perfect.  There were several laugh out loud moments and I could even relate to a few of the issues the characters were going through.  So why not a perfect 5 star review then.  Well, two things.  One, the main character Lincoln is an indecisive man with not many friends and not good at speaking or meeting women.  I get it but the whole D&D hang out crowd seems a bit too much for me.  I don't understand why that was in there. It did not help with the storyline and it did not really give me any more insight into Lincoln.  I think it would have just been fine without it and just have him without these temp friends he really does not not like anyways.  Two, the ending.  Endings are soo important to me.  I need a good book to have a good ending to be a good book.  This ending was unrealistic, easy, and quick.  Nothing like the situations we were going through in the book at all.  Why tie it up so nice and neat and quick?  What is the purpose when the book did not flow like that in the first place?   That's why I took of those two stars.  But it was a great audiobook.  Nothing was wrong.  Maybe I am being a bit hard on this book but I had high hopes for the ending.  I was there and I knew everything was going to be a bit off because there was no way a author would be THAT predictable.  

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Recommendations

I would recommend this book to adult readers due to the adult subject matter of relationships.

Challenges

This book is number 23 in my Audiobook Reading Challenge
This book is number 28 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge
This book is number 17 in my New To Me Author Reading Challenge

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