Review: Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker
Author: Lisa Becker
Published: March 29, 2011
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.
Click: On Online Love Story by Lisa Becker is the first book I've read in email form. That's right, the whole book in an exchange of emails between friends. I thought this a unique way of telling a story. For the most part I liked it, but I did miss those little details in stories that don't quite come across in emails. However I think Becker did a great job of pulling off an entertaining story line.
Renee Green is about to turn 30. She makes a pact with her friend Mark to try online dating. As you can guess Renee gets quite a few interesting responses. Renee mainly communicates with her three best friends, Mark, Shelley, and Ashley. They all have very distinct personalities, and at times they reminded me a bit of Sex and the City. The book basically follows Renee on her quest to find Mr. Right. It's full of humor, romance, and perhaps a cautionary tale of online dating.
I enjoyed reading this book. I read it during a period where I needed to read something light-hearted and fun, and it was just the right fit.