on April 14, 2011
"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 . . . ?
I know it’s been a minute since I posted anything here, but I was traveling for a bit in January. I finally got around to reading my first Rainbow Rowell book and I get the excitement behind her books. I picked this book up at a used bookstore before I left and was determined to start it even though I wasn’t sure I wanted to carry any books on my trip.
I was drawn into the world that Rainbow Rowell created in the Midwest in 1999, just around the turn of the millennium. We meet Lincoln, a lonely IT guy that is given the tasks of monitoring people’s emails. As he begins to do so he finds himself drawn into the friendship between Beth and Jennifer as seen through their emails. Soon he finds himself wanting to change and falling in love with Beth through her emails and wanting to be the guy for her.
I found myself rooting for Lincoln and the changes he was putting into place to improve his life as well as for him and Beth to be together as a couple. I won’t spoil the ending of the book for you, but if you love contemporary romance novels I guarantee that you will love this one. Let me know what you have been reading lately? Or what’s on your TBR?