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Best friends Beth and Jennifer tell each other everything and they don’t care how they do it either. They text and call each other and even email each other all day at work. There’s one major problem with that though. There is a strict policy at their company that prohibits personal emails being sent and received during company time and they are both aware of this rule. Ironically, it doesn’t seem to stop them and they continue gossiping and divulging their deep personal secrets to each other.

Lincoln has been hired as an Internet security officer and has been given strict guidelines that he must report any person who is sending or receiving personal emails on the company’s computers. He’s fully aware that Beth and Jennifer are in direct violation and the ladies could both be fired for their repeat offenses, but he doesn’t have it in his heart to report either woman. You see, after reading all of the ladies’ emails, he feels as if he knows the both of them pretty well even though they don’t work the same shift as him. What he never plans on is actually falling in love with Beth just from what she’s written in her emails to Jennifer. Beth seems like the perfect woman for him, but the problem is she doesn’t even know him.

Does Lincoln try to meet Beth so he can ask her out? Would Beth even be interested in someone like Lincoln? Could a relationship work if there was a spark between them?

I found this to be a fun story and I really didn’t expect to feel so bad for Lincoln. I knew he could lose his job over not reporting Beth and Jennifer, but I also knew how he felt for Beth after he had read all the ladies’ emails. I wanted Lincoln to come up with a plan in which he would bump into Beth somewhere and see if there was any spark between them. This was a good book overall and it definitely helped me to pass the time.

Book Blurb for Attachments

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.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 3.00