Monday, November 21, 2011

Book Review: Click, an Online Love Story



Click: An Online Love Story

by Lisa Becker
Release date: 29th March, 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 284 (Ebook given by the author in exchange of an honest review)

Summary 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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

What's there not to like? Hardly anything if you ask me. I begun with this book last night and here I am, sitting in front of my laptop after my hours of sweet dreams writing a review that will go like this:

Renee knows that if she wants to be in a relationship she needs to be outside, looking for a guy but... all the good boys are taken, right? Or a gay, of course.
But then one of her best friends, Mark, sends her an e-mail asking her for help: he has decided that one of his New Years's resolution is to try an online dating service but he can't do it alone and it would mean the world to him if they could do it together.
And after considering the pros and cons (with her best friend Shelley -best character of the book, I'll tell you more about her later) she says yes. And then her world goes upside down with so many interesting, fascinating and HA-larious men! Psychos, creeps, liars, ego-maniacs, boring-to-death guys, after-sleeping-with-you-I-don't-remember-your-face guys... you name it the book has one of those. And the good ones too, of course, but the bad ones are la Crème de la crème.

Personal opinion:
This book is about a love story, yes, but it's also about friendship. Let me tell you something: I would LOVE to have a friend like Shelley. There, I said it. It would be so much fun to change e-mails with her everyday. Why? She is just crazy and I love that. She is confident, knows what she wants and goes for it, is always there for Renee when she is feeling down and is loyal. And she likes sex, a lot, and is not afraid to admit it. If you liked Sex and the City you will enjoy this book a LOT.
Seriously, I had to cover my mouth with my hand to stop my laughing from waking up my husband.

The writing was smart, sexy and funny. The situations Lisa Becker creates for Renee to go through are, I'm sure, 100% real and that makes this book even more interesting. The author portraits the flora and fauna of the dating world in a wild ride of a book and, believe me, you will want to ride this stallion without stop.
A winner from beginning to end.

Alaiel's Rating:


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