Rainbow Rowell, why do you have to toy with my feelings in every single book? Rainbow Rowell has a talent for writing adorable and funny romance novels, and all of them break my heart and then fix it up again. This book was recommended to me by some of my friends who also absolutely loved the book, and this book definitely lives up to the hype.
“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . “
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained and captivated by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ?
★★★★ 4 stars
At first, I thought that the story would be incredibly cheesy and stupid, because from what I heard, Lincoln is a total geek who lives with his mom, is deadly awkward, and still cannot get over his high school break up which was years ago.
I went into the book expecting near nothing, and the book gave me a story that absolutely captivated me. The story gets more interesting with every chapter, and it slowly reels you in. You only get to know about Beth and Jennifer through their emails to each other, and normally, this would’ve ended up with the reader knowing next to nothing about the characters, but somehow, Rowell made it work. Although this did not beat my absolute favorite Rainbow Rowell book, Carry On or Fangirl, it definitely makes a close third. However, what I loved the most about this book was that it doesn’t just talk about sappy love, it focuses on family, friends, growth, and acceptance.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a feel-good, cute, and adorable romance book. To those that are, please read this! I promise you won’t be disappointed. ~K