While I mostly read Young Adult fiction, I love to read a good Chick Lit novel from time to time. I started Chick Lit Time to feature those books on my blog.
Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker
Publisher: CreateSpace / Self-Published
Date of Publication: March 29th, 2011
Source: Received from Author
Buy: Kindle / Paperback (US) / Paperback (Intl)
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.
My Rating: 4.0 / 5
What I thought about it:
Click: An Online Love Story was a very entertaining novel about trying to find "the one" and the necessary, but sometimes very annoying date experiences. It was funny, made me laugh a lot and I really loved the characters Lisa Becker created.
This novel is written completely different than anything I've ever read before: e-mails. Instead of being told the story from a certain point of view, we get to witness the e-mails Renee writes to her friends / dates and receives in return. While I was a little bit skeptical in the beginning about this, I completely fell in love with this kind of narration.
The wonderful thing about reading a novel that is a compilation of e-mails was for me that it totally reminds me of my best friends. Just like Renee constantly writes e-mails with Mark, Shelley and Ashley, I love to write e-mails with my friends just to keep updated and stay in contact. And those e-mails were written so well that you could always see what the characters are like - even just with a few words.
I have to admit that the complete story with all the good and not-so-good dates reminded me of Sex and the City, which - coming from me - is a huge compliment. If Carrie and her friends had ever decided to try online-dating, this is what it would be like.
All in all, Click: An Online Love Story is a lovely story that combines the importance of friendship with trying to find the right partner. Fans of Sex and the City, like me, will devour this novel and hope that this is not the last time that we've heard of Renee and her friends.
Have you read Click: An Online Love Story? What did you think about it?
I just heard that there actually will be a sequel and once Click's Facebook Page has 200 fans, teasers will be revealed.