Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
For Lincoln O’Neill “adulting” has always been hard.
It’s 1999 and he’s 29 years old.
He already owns multiple degrees but he doesn’t feel like he’s actually done with school.
Lincoln is also a typical nerd, plays video games, lives with his mother and can’t get over his highschool sweetheart that left him ages ago.
Encouraged by his older sister he finds a job as an internet security officer but instead of dealing with hackers and interesting IT problems, he’s in charge of snooping through people’s email, making sure they’re all work-appropriate.
He’s bored and aimless untill one day Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder’s emails get flagged.
These 2 BFF do not care about the company policy but their email are the only entertainment in Lincoln night shifts.
Through the emails he gets to know both Jennifer and Beth and he falls for beth…
I’ve had this book on my tbr pile for a while and after reading tons of excited reviews about it I decided to give it a go.
I expected quirky and sweet and, at first, that’s what I got.
I kept on reading and all the quirkiness and sugary plot quickly evolved into over the top and annoying.
I don’t even know how I ended up finishing it with my permanent eye-rolling!!
The only things I enjoyed about this book were the sweet “office scene” at the very end and the epilogue,
I had issues with everything else.
I understood him up to a point then he was just spineless.
If “fate” hadn’t intervened, “getting the girl” would’ve been impossible for him.
His side of the story was plain boring and frustrating.
She was fun at first but when she finally leaves the boyfriend and she has the chance to speak up and get to know her “cute boy” she does nothing.
Characters and plot were frustrating and annoying most of the journey through.
It felt like the story would never end!
This was “DNF” material from 60% on and even if I read it all, I just can’t give 2 stars.
⭐ 1 star ⭐
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 2,5 /5 Epistolary for half of the book. Overall it was too often prolix and ponderous.
– I listened to the Audiobook –
Plot: 2 /5 might have been interesting if developed differently. Felt “static”.
Hero: 1 /5 Insecure and too much in his head to the point of becoming frustrating and annoying. The ONLY “adulting” step he takes at the end is living on his own, everything else is forced by circumstances.
Heroine: 2.5 /5 fun at first, she doesn’t evolve much either.
Secondary Characters: 3 /5 to the heroine’s BFF( She has the same “page space” as the heroine, if she wasn’t happily married I would not have seen the difference between the two women…not even in chemistry with the hero!), 4 /5 to the overprotective / suffocating mama (felt real, not manufactured), 3.5 /5 to all the others.
MC’s chemistry: 2 /5 They get together at the very end and when they do (at ~90% mark or so) they have a well written kiss. NO EXPLICIT sex scenes.
Recommended to: A lot of Young Adult Romance Readers loved it but I didn’t so I wouldn’t recommend it.
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