Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker

2 Star

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.

Sabrina-Kate - 2 Star

Click, an Online Love Story was a cute little tale. I enjoyed it for what it was though I have to say it did help going in to reading this book by not expecting a lot because I am not sure that it wouldn’t have disappointed otherwise.

I found that the book was enjoyable for the fact that I have done some online dating so I could identify with the character in this aspect though I found that the story was unbalanced in that it placed a lot more emphasis or gave a lot more detail in certain parts than in others. I think the story flowed ok despite this but I still don’t think that it was something that was properly executed.

Online dating is increasingly becoming  more and more prevalent in today’s society so this story might appeal to a broad audience due to the subject matter, but I did find that there were frequent cultural references that might dissuade some people from finishing it. Personally, I was fine with it but then again, I do know some Yiddish and am familiar with the culture. If you weren’t, I'm not sure it was written in a way that the reader could understand what they necessarily meant which I think it took away from the overall mass appeal the book might otherwise have had.

All in all, the book was cute, a very quick read and I don’t regret reading it but I am not sure that I could actually recommend this one highly.

Thank you to Lisa Becker for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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