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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review: Click by Lisa Becker


11081111Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds through a series of emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with "My buddies and I were out drinking one night," to the egotistical "B" celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will root for Renee to "click" with the right man. ~ Goodreads

Review:

Told entirely through email exchanges between Renee and her BFF's Mark, Ashley and Shelley as well as Renee's potential on line dates, Click: An Online Love Story, is fun romp through the ups & downs of turning 30 and the online dating world.

I was pretty excited to read Click. That cover is too cute!, but I wasn't sure about the email format. I've read a few books told in tweets or letters and I always feel a little disconnected from the story. So an entire book of emails could be hit or miss.

Once you get past the first few pages though, the characters develop distinct personalities and I almost didn't need to read the To/From to know who the email was written by. Make sure you do though - the email subject lines are pretty funny. 

17698060This is a very fast paced novel, nothing too deep, but very relatable and fun. Renee's forays into the online dating world are hilarious and I had to admire her for picking herself back up and trying again after a few of the more disastrous dates. Her friends are all quite different from each other and are on their own dating journey's but segue nicely with Rene's story.

The ending leaves us with a few potential outcomes and was a bit abrupt (not a cliffhanger though) but luckily book #2 Double Click is already out. Since this is such a quick read, I would download both, grab some chocolate and make a night of it.

Final thoughts: If you're looking for something a little different give Click: An Online Love Story a shot. This is a really quick read filled with humor and friendship. I was surprised at how well the email format worked for me once I got used to it.

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Buy the book! Click: An Online Love Story | Double Click

22 comments:

  1. That does sound like fun. I tried online date in my 30s and it was quite the adventure. My friends and I would have great dinners talking about our dates. It worked differently for each of us but this sounds fun :)

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    1. I bet! The book had some crazy scenarios but I could totally see them happening in real life just based on what my friends have told me about their dating adventures.

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  2. You know I don't read books like these...that being said. I think I have to get this. The whole online world is hysterical to me and I love funny e-mails. Looking forward to those subject lines.

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    1. It's just a cute, funny read. As long as you go with the flow it was a lot of fun.

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  3. Really not a fan of books told in emails, but I do try to stay open-minded, so perhaps I will give this one a try!

    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I haven't had a great experience with them either. It was a tad confusing at first and you do miss a few things from not *being there* but I think she did a good job at giving you the whole picture. I think the humor and friendships still came through.

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  4. Thanks for the great review, Karen. "Grab some chocolate and make a night of it"?!? We must be twins separated a birth. Appreciate the support. Best, Lisa Becker

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    1. Chocolate is the answer to almost every question lol

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    2. Ah Karen! We are indeed kindred spirits. Chocolate solves most problems in my book. ;) Could I impose on you to post your review to Amazon as well? And do you want a copy of Double Click?

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  5. The fast paced and that they developed distinctive personalities and voices even through the email format sounds great. I normally don't do email/letters but sounds promising despite

    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. IT was a fun book. A little different than the norm but I enjoyed it.

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  6. I'm not like, super fond, about e-mail formats but I think it can be done well! I'm glad that this was fun and that the characters had distinct personalities. :)

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    1. Me either. I think the topic lends itself to it though since that's how you *meet* perspective dates.

      It wouldn't have worked if the book was too long or got too serious but the fast pace and humor helped.

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  7. I've been meaning to try this one. So glad you dug it.

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  8. OH! I did not see the cover clearly at first, but yes cute!

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    1. The cover is so adorable. That's what made me want to read it and I don't usually give in to cover lust lol

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  9. These kind of books told this way are usually hit or miss. I am glad this one is a hit! Sounds like fun. Hope you enjoy the next book as much!

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    1. I agree. As I said in earlier comments, the fact that she kept this light and fast paced helped. Too long or drawn out and serious probably would have bored me after a while.

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  10. I reviewed Click when it released and I adored it. The fast pace & humor was so much fun! I have Double Click for review, and can't wait to get to it.
    I'm so happy you enjoyed the story, Karen !

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  11. I think it's probably very difficult to develop distinctive voices in e-mail format but I'm glad the author did a fine job of it here. I'm very curious about this now, I kept waiting for someone to write an e-mail book. :)

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  12. I like that the whole book is written via email, I find letters a fun format for books (although, it doesn't work for audio books!)

    I've just purchased this :)

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