Click: An Online Love Story
written by Lisa Becker
published by Lisa Becker
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I’m torn. On one hand, it is a good story. Interesting, relatable. On the other hand, it was a bit difficult to read. It was all emails. Emails that included the to, from, subject, and time stamp. That got old after a while. I started to skim those, then I got lost.
Here’s the thing: It’s an interesting concept. It reminds me of You’ve Got Mail–one of my favorite movies. But, I wanted more personal interaction. I would have rather read about the lunches and happy hours as they happened as opposed to in an email a few minutes/hours later that gave me part of the story. I found it a bit hard to believe that Renee would go to lunch with her friends, go back to the office, and email those same friends about what they had just talked about at lunch. That kind of thing, as well as the multiple remove/reinstate my dating profile emails, made the book hard for me to truly like. And it’s a story that I really would have loved if it had more live interaction as opposed to email recaps.
Would I recommend it: I don’t know. I’m struggling with this. I think it would appeal to some readers. And I’m debating about continuing with the series. I have received the other two books, Double Click and Right Click, for review. But I’m not sure if I want to read another book of emails. However, I will probably give Double Click a shot.
About the book – from Goodreads: 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.