Review: CLICK: AN ONLINE LOVE STORY 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.

ARC provided by author


Click: An Online Love Story is told from a unique perspective. The book is written entirely through email communication. Renee Greene and her friends are all single and looking for love. Each day brings tales of funny dates and mishaps.

When Renee's best guy friend convinces her to give online dating a try she is understandably nervous. What follows are some pretty funny responses and dates. This was a light and fresh novel that offered a nice break from every day life. Although we aren't experiencing the events first hand it was easy to catch up with the summaries in the emails. Renee was a sweet (and possibly somewhat naive) girl looking for love. Her friends were nice compliments to her and created some laugh out loud moments.

The one big negative I found is that for most of the novel I felt as though I was on repeat: guy emails Renee, bad date ensues, friends laugh about bad date, guy emails Renee, bad date ensues, friends laugh about date, etc. I really think this first book should've been named Click: An Online DATING story. I just wanted something more to happen in the book and I didn't expect to have to wait until the last 20% to get it.

In any case - if you are looking for a creative, light, fluffy read pick up Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker and enjoy!


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