Thursday, April 11, 2013
Review: Click by Lisa Becker
Fast 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
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.
This 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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Source: Provided by author for my honest review
Buy the book! Click: An Online Love Story | Double Click