Saturday, June 16, 2012

Click:An Online Love Story

Click: An Online Love Story, 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.

When I first got this book for review the premise sounded like it would be a cute, fun read. I thought it would be funny hearing the trials and tribulations of online dating. I had no idea at that time that the entire book is just a series of emails between Renee, her three friends and the men that email her through the dating site that she chooses.

While the book is very well written I had a really hard time connecting to ANY of the character's because they felt so one dimensional to me. The emails between Renee and Shelley were my favorite and seemed to contain the most real emotions. Any girl would be lucky to have her as a friend, yes she may be a slut, but she was very supportive and I liked that she wouldn't let Renee get away with putting herself down. I did laugh out loud several times...usually about something Shelley wrote. While Mark is the catalyst for joining the online dating site he quickly becomes a non-factor in the storyline. Ashley is that friend that secretly likes when bad things happen to you and is the Queen of the back-handed compliment. There were definitely times I could relate to the heartbreak that Renee felt when things didn't work out the way that she hoped. But the confusion with the formatting of the story in emails and the lack of any descriptive information just made it hard to engage in the story.

I think some people may find this type of narrative great and it was very much an original way to tell a story for me it just didn't click.

RATING: 2.5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.
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