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Rainbow Rowell
Dutton Adult, 2011
Audience: Adults, Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf

This was super cute. You know who I kept imagining Lincoln looked like? The cop from Bridesmaids:

I don't know why.

I liked how it took place in 1999 and how the main character was a guy in this romance. I knew more about him than I did the girls, and everything usually happens from the girls' perspectives in books like this. It added something original. Also, I was worried the ending would be just like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, only in reverse. It wasn't. It was so much better. 

It's a good book for older teens who need something other than YA to read.


From Goodreads:
"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 . . . ?


  1. I've been thinking about reading this book for a while now... But I read so much YA that I always end up talking myself out of adult books :( it does sound good though!! And I'm in love with Raibbow Rowell after Fangirl so there's that too!!


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