By Rainbow Rowell
(Plume, Paperback, 9780452297548, 336pp.)
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Categories: Romance - Contemporary
"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 . . . ?
Rainbow Rowell, author of Elanor & Park, is a columnist at The Omaha World-Herald, where she writes about pop culture and lifestyles. She lives in Nebraska with her family.
"Perfectly mixing sweet romance with deliciously tart wit, Rowell's literary debut is a complete charmer."
"Fresh, fun, and charmingly quirky."
--Claire Cook, bestselling author of Seven Year Switch