“Every woman wants a man who’ll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.”
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner – they are workmates who never stop sending each other an e-mail despite the fact that someone is monitoring their work e-mails. They have a lot of things to talk about like their weekends or problems in their life and love life which became an interesting and hilarious entertainment for Lincoln O’Neill. He couldn’t bring himself to send a warning note anymore because these two girls would just ignore it.
Lincoln couldn’t also believe that his new job is reading people’s private message. It was kind of rude yet, for some companies, this is mandatory to know if someone is sending information to its competitor or to know if the employee is working properly or not.
Reading their emails every day made Lincoln felt that he already knew them personally. Then one day, he started looking forward in reading the girls’ emails and end up falling for Beth.
How could he introduce himself without sounding like a creep stalker? Is there really a chance for love beyond words?
The title is somehow a way to give the readers an idea on what kind of bond does the two main characters have.
What was it like to be attached to someone you haven’t met personally, but felt like you do, because of the way she talks in her e-mails and texts? Well, it’s like you are craving for a forbidden fruit, literally. It’s like the more she pulls away, the more you want her.
I don’t know what to say about this book because it turns out mushy and overly a hopeless romantic kind of story from the middle part of it until the end. Not my thing. Somehow, two people met in a very practical way but fell in love magically. Rainbow Rowell proved in her novel that there’s “magic” being in love. There’s this invisible string for people who meant to be together even if they have been infatuated with the wrong person.
I like the confused character of Lincoln. I can say that I can relate to his feelings, been-there-done \-that kind of feelings. But young infatuation always feels like this. Also, I like how the author shifted the point of view on every chapter. It makes the reader feel more like the characters and experiencing like they are part of the story itself.
Despite being so magically impossible for finding “the one” nowadays, the book showed some real characteristic that one person could have. Clingy, confused, overly protective, etc. These factors are very important for me as a reader to feel like the story is about me even if I am fully aware that it’s just a fiction.
Whether it’s overly cheesy or not for the other readers, the bottom line is that it’s leaving the reader an impression about love and life.