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Jul 15, 2011

Blog Tour: Book Review - Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker

Click: An Online Love Story by 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, the novel’s heroine reluctantly joins her best guy pal in a journey of online dating.  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

“The book is loosely based on my real-life online dating experiences,” said Becker, who met her husband on a popular online dating site in June 2000. They now live in Manhattan Beach and have two daughters – ages 6 and 4.  “While some of my experiences did inspire the novel, they are exaggerated here for comedic affect.  But I think there’s a story here that many people can identify with,” she added. 
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.

Renee was such a fresh and easy character to follow and relate with.  She seemed to have a great job and great friends, but her dating life seemed to be lacking.  I admired her courage to get online and open herself up to something she had never done, regardless of what her friends thought.  I found some of the situations she got herself into were your typical worst dates, and poor Renee couldn't get any slack.  I loved how she had your typical triangle of friends that all had their own personalities and opinions,but in the end they all loved Renee and only wanted the best for her. 

As far as the story was concerned I thought it was a very light read and a great book for the summer.  At times I felt like there could have a little more substance to the entire store itself with a little less bouncing back and forth between situations, however I am not sure how else you would do a book that is entirely in email format.  I felt each character brought their own piece to the story and without them it wouldn't have been the same, however I felt like there was something missing that I could quite put my finger on.

This was a wonderful story that any young woman in the dating world would enjoy, and over all it was a great book I was able to add to my summer reading list!!

Thank you to the author for letting me participate in the blog tour, and I am looking forward to her next book!

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