“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 really loved this book. Lincoln is a lovable guy who clearly has no idea how handsome or amazing he is. He definitely lacks confidence. The description of him made me swoon. I mean…big and handsome…give me that! I found it very endearing that he was jealous when Beth was describing him to Jennifer. Then when he realized it was him that she was talking about, he was ‘her cute guy’ he couldn’t believe it. He just is so adorable it hurts.
Yes, this is a tad bit creepy how they meet and how he is reading the emails and all. BUT, it works. It’s a modern day love story. Lincoln is a bit of a nerd but he’s a cute nerd. He’s still hung up on his high school love- that was 10 years ago. He refuels this ‘finding true love’ area of his life when he ‘meets’ Beth and Jennifer via email. It’s a book about understanding who you are, realizing that your past is your past and you must move on to be happy, and accepting yourself. You have to be happy from the inside out. Lincoln had to accept himself, better himself, before he could meet Beth in person.
I’m always raving about Rainbow Rowell but really, if you don’t read any of her books (you’re crazy) at least read this one. Love stories are the best, especially with a modern twist.
5 out of 5 stars!