Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review of Click: An Online Love Story, by Lisa Becker

Click: An Online Love Story

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. (From GoodReads)

Published March 29th 2011
347 pages

My Review

Click: An Online Love Story was a much needed change of pace for me. The story is told through emails exchanged between main character, Renee, and her friends Mark, Shelley and Ashley. The friends are rapidly approaching their 30th birthdays (oh, boo-hoo!) and Mark harasses Renee into joining an online dating service with him. From there, the hilarity ensues. Seriously, I smiled through the entire reading of this book. If you've ever exchanged emails with a group of friends (and these days, who hasn't) then you'll know what kind of mayhem goes on. Accidentally replying to the wrong person, who you have scathingly put down. Forwards meant for your eyes only going to the wrong people. The scenarios are endless. And endlessly funny.

Through each email, author Lisa Becker was able to give the reader a fabulous sense of each senders personality. To be able to take the journey of online dating through Renee's eyes was really, really fun. I only had one teeny problem. The book ended just a tad too abruptly for me. It wasn't a cliff-hanger or an ending that just left me unhappy, but I wanted to know more of the outcome.

The format of Click is addictive. I kept saying to myself "Just one more email" and soon enough, I had read 15 of them. I read the book within a few hours.
All in all, Click was a charming and thoroughly engrossing book. A really fun time and an excellent change of pace.

Find Click: An Online Love Story at GoodReads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

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