Sunday, May 5, 2013

Click: An Online Love Story and Double Click by Lisa Becker Spotlight


Click: An Online Love Story Synopsis - 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 entirely through 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 wades into the shallow end of the dating (cess)pool and endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. And ultimately, they will root for Renee to "click" with the right man.

Double Click Synopsis - Fans of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee and Ethan soul mates? Does Mark ever go on a date? Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles? Will Ashley's judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship? Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. 

Review:

Click: An Online Love Story
Romantic story told via online email,  Renee Greene is rapidly approaching her thirtieth birthday and with it she is still single.  When one of her closest friends suggests they join an online dating site, the results are hilariously charming.  With the help of her friends, Renee manages to find Mr. Right, but there are a few ugly toads along the way. 

I thought this was refreshingly different and realistic.  I could easily imagine the different characters, don’t we all know someone that matches the personalities?  You have Mark who likes to dot his I’s and cross his t’s, Shelley who doesn’t discriminate when it comes to the opposite sex, in fact she embraces it,  Ashley who has an opinion on everything, and our  lead Renee who is a bit unsure and treasures her friend’s opinions.  Wonderfully original.

Double Click

Six months later we pick up where Renee and Ethan  left off continuing their relationship.  Mark finally has a date,  a there is a baby on the way, and a slight change to one of our favorites make for another entertaining story by Lisa Becker.    

I enjoyed the follow up story to Click.  Written in email form, it was just as delightful as the first book.  I think Ethan becomes even more swoon worthy, he is a romantic and very thoughtful where Renee is concerned.  Yes they endure hiccups, but the relationship has a very natural feel to it.  Look forward to reading more from this author.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fantastic review. So glad you enjoyed the Click saga. I don't have plans yet on a third in the series. But upon seeing the Double Click cover, a friend said, “Can't wait for part three, "Right Click"; the story of how Renee becomes a conservative and falls madly in love with a one percenter!" So you never know. ;)
    Best, Lisa Becker

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