Title and Author: Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker
Publication Date: March 29th, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
When I got the opportunity to review Click: An Online Love Story I immediately accepted it. The story seemed interesting and the fact the book is entirely written in email form intrigued me. I’m really glad I agreed to review this book because it kept me very entertained.
Renee is about to turn thirty when one of her best friends – Mark – sends her an email asking Renee to join him and try online dating. After discussing this with her other friend – Shelly – Renee agrees to give online dating a try.
After posting her profile on Choose Jews Renee is approached by several men and goes out in dates with a few of them. Some of those men are sweet, others not so much… Will Renee find the right man for her through online dating?
I liked the characters in this book. It’s easy to relate to Renee and she comes off as real. Renee’s friends are hilarious. Mark is completely OCD or, as Shelly puts it, anal and crazy. I loved him. :)
Shelly is a very interesting character as well. She gets involved with a new man practically every day and she gives nicknames to every single one of those guys like “the cuddler” or “wee man”. She’s hilarious and she’s always trying to get Renee to loosen up a bit.
The title of this book is extremely fitting. Online dating can be complicated but it can also be real and in this book you get to laugh at the situations Renee gets herself involved in.
As I said before the whole book is written in email form and, while that can make everything a little confusing, in this book you can tell exactly who is writing the email. There’s no confusion here but there are a few surprises. :)
All in all I truly enjoyed this book. Lisa Becker provides the writer with an honest view of what online dating is all about. Her writing style is simple, captivating and interesting.
If you like a good contemporary romance you should definitely read this book. It’s a fast read that will keep you entertained.
Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)
* I got this book from Lisa Becker in exchange of an honest review. Thank you! :
I'll post an interview with Lisa Becker later today so stay tuned! :)