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Click: An Online Love Story
     

Click: An Online Love Story

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by Lisa Becker
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460922637
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
1,197,402
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Becker had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story. She is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there's hope for you!

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Click: An Online Love Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
DeviNair More than 1 year ago
“Click” was an amazing reading experience, an amazing book. It had a different approach of writing a story through series of mails. But with such a refreshing change. You cannot help but love every bit of it. I did not feel confused over any mails or the line. Loved the sync, the flow and the story line with its adorable characters. Not once did it go slack anywhere. The word play, jokes, tongue in cheek humor and slap stick lines are too good. The flirty ways in which the mails are written and the hilarious dare stories are truly amazing. Not one single thing to point out as a flaw. Nothing at all. Every single person should try this series. Not only is this addictive but the out of the way manner in which the story is written is simply too good. It will be difficult to go back to conventional novels after this one. Raised the standards of my expectations so much with this book. Others might suffer unduly.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: I’m torn. On one hand, it is a good story. Interesting, relatable. On the other hand, it was a bit difficult to read. It was all emails. Emails that included the to, from, subject, and time stamp. That got old after a while. I started to skim those, then I got lost. Here’s the thing: It’s an interesting concept. It reminds me of You’ve Got Mail–one of my favorite movies. But, I wanted more personal interaction. I would have rather read about the lunches and happy hours as they happened as opposed to in an email a few minutes/hours later that gave me part of the story. I found it a bit hard to believe that Renee would go to lunch with her friends, go back to the office, and email those same friends about what they had just talked about at lunch. That kind of thing, as well as the multiple remove/reinstate my dating profile emails, made the book hard for me to truly like. And it’s a story that I really would have loved if it had more live interaction as opposed to email recaps. Would I recommend it: I don’t know. I’m struggling with this. I think it would appeal to some readers. And I’m debating about continuing with the series. I have received the other two books, Double Click and Right Click, for review. But I’m not sure if I want to read another book of emails. However, I will probably give Double Click a shot. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: I’m torn. On one hand, it is a good story. Interesting, relatable. On the other hand, it was a bit difficult to read. It was all emails. Emails that included the to, from, subject, and time stamp. That got old after a while. I started to skim those, then I got lost. Here’s the thing: It’s an interesting concept. It reminds me of You’ve Got Mail–one of my favorite movies. But, I wanted more personal interaction. I would have rather read about the lunches and happy hours as they happened as opposed to in an email a few minutes/hours later that gave me part of the story. I found it a bit hard to believe that Renee would go to lunch with her friends, go back to the office, and email those same friends about what they had just talked about at lunch. That kind of thing, as well as the multiple remove/reinstate my dating profile emails, made the book hard for me to truly like. And it’s a story that I really would have loved if it had more live interaction as opposed to email recaps. Would I recommend it: I don’t know. I’m struggling with this. I think it would appeal to some readers. And I’m debating about continuing with the series. I have received the other two books, Double Click and Right Click, for review. But I’m not sure if I want to read another book of emails. However, I will probably give Double Click a shot. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.
Minnie_Medina More than 1 year ago
As the description says this book is compose by a series of emails between friends and possible date-able men. It was at times funny but not that romantic. I would have loved a little more. There where times where I wanted to know what happened but as it is written to be a bunch of emails there was only a recap of what happened. It DID give an inside of what might come to pass if a person starts online dating. I mean can you say prick. That Mike guy was such a pig. I would have liked for Renee to go more deeply with Jason but I guess that wasn't meant to be. But for the type of book the it is for me it was okay. I'm not overly crazy about it but it was funny.
MySecretBookSpot More than 1 year ago
“Click” by Lisa Becker 2 out of 5 stars This book is a completely different concept than anything you’ve ever read.  There is no dialogue…there is no physical character interaction.  There is only a series of emails exchanged by a group of friends as they traverse life, love, and all the pitfalls of both. While I can understand the concept behind this book, it just wasn’t for me.  It is extremely difficult to make an emotional connection with a character when you only see through the words of the emails they write.  I liked Renee.    She seemed funny, smart, witty…all those things that make up a great character.  I found humor in the dating fiascos she experienced.  I just wanted in her head.  I wanted to experience her life as she did, not in a retelling afterward to her friends. For me, I need that connection with the characters in order to really delve into a book.  Even as I write this, I’m at a loss for what to say because I don’t really know who these people are…what truly motivates them…how they really felt in any given moment because I never experienced any of it with them. If you are looking for a shallow, on-the-surface read then this may be for you.  I think this would play out well as a weekly news article or something in that vain.  As a book, it just didn’t come together for me. *I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* Shannon, My Secret Book Spot
eBook_Addict More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this novel from the author, Lisa Becker, in exchange for my honest opinion, and this was an enjoyable read. The main character, Renee Greene, is close to celebrating her 30th birthday, but aside from her best friends, Renee has no one to celebrate it with. When Renee agrees to try online dating with one of her best friends, Mark, she goes through her fair share of terrible dates. As a lot of people stated, Renee and her three friends remind you of the ladies from Sex and the City, except one of Renee's friends is a guy. This book was a little difficult to read since it's written in emails, but it was a good read!
SweetMarie-83 More than 1 year ago
The idea of Click really appealed to me - probably because I’m single and turning thirty later this year. *gulp* Completely different from anything I’ve ever read, Click was told solely through emails between Renee and her friends, as well as men from Choose Jews, the dating site one of her best friends convinced her to join. Renee had a great variety of friends, from the anal to the slutty to the prudish. Through their emails I felt like I got to know each one of them, and by the end I felt like they were my friends. With the story being told through emails, I was surprised at just how well I felt like I knew them. My favourite was Shelley - crude, sassy, tell-it-like-it-is, and hilarious, she was an amazing friend to Renee, always trying to boost her confidence and encourage her. She and Renee seemed like unlikely friends, but she was the exact type of friend Renee needed in her life. Click had this fascinating voyeuristic quality to it, getting to see inside someone’s life through their personal - often very personal - emails. Being the curious person I am, I thought it was a lot of fun getting to read these emails without the consequences you’d experience in real life. The type of guys on the site ran the gamut from crazy to amazing. Renee had a lot of hits and misses (mostly misses) with the dating site, and it was hilarious to read about. A touching and laugh-out-loud funny story about friendship, life, and love, Click is a must read for fans of women’s fiction and romance.
Momma_Frugal More than 1 year ago
Are you a Sex in the City fan? If so, then this book is for you!!! In this book, you will meet Renee, a soon to be 30 yr old and her best friends Mark and Shelley. The interesting thing about this book is the concept on how it was written. It's all in email format. If you are looking for a fun read then this is the book for you. So go grab your favorite adult beverage, kick off your designer shoes, find a comfy chair and read this book! Then when you are done, make sure you email and tell all of your friends on your social media sites all about Click: An Online Love Story! Thank you to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of the book for my honest review.
RabidReaderReviews More than 1 year ago
Renee is a truly endearing character. I read “Double Click,” the second book in the series first so got to know Renee in reverse. She’s kind and generous and while I think the “I must be with someone by 30” panic is ridiculous, there’s no arguing that in Renee’s case it’s genuine. She’s a good Jewish girl. She wants a picket fence and children and love that a family will look to for generations for inspiration. Becker says to the reader, “This is your best friend. You have known her for years and she’s been the nicest person in your life. You want her to find love” and we do! Her friends Shelley and Ashley, neither a big fan of the other, both love her enough to recognize their place in her life. I spent half the novel wanting to smack Ashley but never once thought she wasn’t rooting for Renee. This is the magic that Lisa Becker brings. We know the characters and we’ve had the experiences and we identify with her story. “Click: An Online Love Story” is a story told in e-mail format and has to be one of the best examples of chick lit out there. “Click: An Online Love Story” is funny, heart-warming, real and full of great moments that bond you will these 3-dimensional characters. Will Shelley ever settle down? Will Ashley ever break it off with Evan? Will Mark ever post his online profile? These are things we need to know as the characters live and breathe around us as we read their foibles. The plotline is very straightforward. Renee wants love. Will she find it? Read and find out! “Click: An Online Love Story” is a fabulous novel. I really liked the second novel a lot but this one which sets the base for the characters is a true must read. Pick this one up today.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
Click has a couple things in its premise that are guaranteed to grab my attention and, if done right, suck me into the story. One of those is building the story around computers in almost any way, but especially how our interactions are different with each other because of computer technology. This book does that in two ways, with computer dating and being made up entirely of emails between the protagonist, Renee, and her best friends. The last might spook lovers of dialogue or the flipside, haters of extended narration (and I’d put myself in the last group), but Becker managed to not trip any of my triggers in this regard. That she managed to slip in this joke that appealed to both my computer-geek and language-nerd sides was also a mark in the book’s favor: I’m not certain I want to be with a man that even knows what a UNIX system is. But, I guess UNIX is better than Eunuchs. Ha! Ha! Okay, obviously this situation is making me a bit uncomfortable and as a result I’ve resorted to homonym humor. Renee’s experience reminded me of Beth Orsoff’s book, Romantically Challenged, which is one of my favorite chick-lit books, in that she had to date a lot of frogs before she found a potential prince. And this was the second big attention grabber for me. As with Orsoff’s book, it gave me a chance to compare myself to the frogs and usually (okay, sometimes) come out okay in the comparison. But for the main target audience (which I’m not), you might find Renee’s experiences familiar and everyone will find them funny. I found that once I started reading this book I had a hard time putting it down and although it ties the story up nicely at the end, I wanted to know more about what happened to the characters afterward. Luckily, the sequel Double Click was queued up on my Kindle, so I was able to jump right in. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. ** 
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
Lisa does a very a  job of writing this story, its basically all emails back and forth.  They are emails between Renee and her friend and the online dating sites she is trying.  Lisa does a wonderful job of making you laugh at Renee and her girlfriends, and the cyber dates she goes on.  There are multiple stories you have to follow throughout the book which can be hard to follow, but overall it is a fun and entertaining book.  I give it 3.5 stars.
Annette_Gisby More than 1 year ago
The main reason I agreed to review this book was beacuse over twenty years ago I met my husband through the precursor of internet dating: a lonely hearts in a newspaper and I was eager to see if Renee could find her true love on the internet. One of Renee's friends, Ashley, at the beginning of the book says that it's only desperate people who would resort to such a thing, but I don't think that's necessarily true, as evidenced by my own experience of finding my Mr. Right. I'd never have met him otherwise and we wouldn't have been happily together for over twenty years if I hadn't sent off that ad. The was a fun read about the online dating scene. Written entirely in emails between the characters I wasn't sure how that was going to work, but I was pleasantly surprised. Each email has its own 'voice' of the character, so even if you've missed the headers, you can usually tell who is talking. We learn all about Renee's disastrous dates, about her relationship with her friends and I have to admit I was smiling at nearly all of her friends Shelley's emails. Shelley seemed to have a man for every night of the week and they had some great nicknames from 'The Cuddler' to 'The Firehose'. You laugh with Renee over some of the more disastrous men she's been out with and you feel the pain along with her when some of the men treat her horrendously. The book runs the gamut of emotions and even though you are only reading emails and not prose, somehow it works and you do get to know the characters that way. It's a book about searching for love but it is also one of friendship an support. And no, I'm not going to say whether or not Renee ever finds Mr. Right, you're just going to have to read to find out :) Review copy supplied by author
Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: Amber Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Fairies Meet Renee and her BFF's: Mark the anal compulsive type who over analyzes everything and anything and takes for forever to choose a profile picture. Shelley the fun and as Lisa put it the "Oversexed" type loves men. Shelley seemed to always have a different guy of the night or day or sometimes both night and day and never called them by name. She always gave then nicknames to describe their time together. Every name she gave them made me smile and usually laugh out loud. Shelley’s email usually included the most detail of her and her man’s encounter, some of which made me envious and some made me go ewww. Ashley is Renee's oldest friend and she's slightly stupid and judgemental. As Renee's 20th Birthday approaches, she is still without a man. Follow along on this journey, as Renee's best friend, Mark, convinces her to join an online dating site. This whole story is based on emails between all of these best friends. The story has a great flow, great characters and is sure to pull you right in. I felt like this was the story that just kept on giving. Not only did I love all of the characters, but reading about some of the dates she went on and some of the people she met was just hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud way more than I ever thought I would. I love the connection she makes with some of the guys and how she tells others off, brilliant! I must say since I’m in love with the other characters as well, that I would love reading a story with each of them as the main character. Disclosure: This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an HONEST nad not necessarily positive review.
Island_Reader_Tina More than 1 year ago
~Quickie Review~ 2.5 stars. The Good: Characters (Shelley is a hoot!), pace (very fast! <3), engaging, fun, funny, entertaining, format (loved the emails! Although I would have loved to be privy to phone conversations and "dates" and such :/), Cute. The Bad: Typos, conflict, ending (where is it? Was that the end?!?! Fail!!). I think the Good/Bad sum up my feelings pretty well here. I L-O-V-E-D this book (almost read the whole thing in one sitting. Which is HUGE for me btw!) right up until the conflict and end. I was all set to tag this as a Favorite and give it 5+ stars when the non-end happened. It was so abrupt that it took me a few tries to turn the page before I realized it was done (yes, I had a "Duh" moment. Sue me…). So many loose threads left blowing in the breeze and questions that will never get answered (I HATE that…grr). I stayed up well into the early AM for this crap?!? I can't believe I paid good money and wasted a day on this book. I don't recommend this unless you can borrow it or get it for free. It's not even worth 99 cents imo. So angry and disappointed.
RomanticReadingEscapes1 More than 1 year ago
I was laughing from the very start of this book! Out loud! Lisa Becker managed to grab me and take me right into the friendships of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, and Mark...via email. The unconventional format of the writing really made feel as though I was a part of the conversations going on between these nutty friends. Yes, the book is written completely in the form of emails...and I became a pseudo-participant in the ongoing email-fest between my new book friends. Perhaps, this is why I was able to really connect with the characters so much. Meet Renee. She is your average career girl who is earnestly looking for the man of her dreams. Reluctantly, she agrees to sign up for the online dating experience with her friend, Mark (her self-proclaimed big brother). She has a plethora of experiences that would scare away any woman from ever entering an online dating website, only to keep coming back for more with the hope of finding 'the one.' From the psycho dude, to the crier, to the serial texter, to the snap-snap-snapper. She definitely has her share of dates from Hell, but she always has her good friends for that needed support and encouragement. Just when she feels discouraged, her good friend Shelley is there with comic relief and advice. Meet Shelley. She is easily my favorite character of the bunch. She is definitely the fun girl who carries her smut with class and her one-track mind in this motley crew....she is nothing short of HA-HA-larious! I've decided Shelley is going to be my new BFF (sorry, Lisa M.). She is constantly encouraging Renee and building Renee's self-confidence, good friend that she is. But, she is not without her own share of losers for dates. She absolutely cracks me up with her descriptions and little names she dubs her dates. Meet Ashley. If ever there was a judgmental prude, here she is. Ashley has her own men troubles...her on and off dysfunctional relationship with Evan against the better advice of her friends is a back and forth tennis match. She couldn't be more naive when it comes to Evan. How many times, Ashley? Perhaps, you should lay judgement on your own relationships? Look in a mirror, maybe? There is no love lost between Shelley and Ashley, but they do manage keep it mostly civil out of respect and love for their mutual friend, Renee. Yes, I actually started to like Ashley....a little....toward the end. There are many secrets between these close friends....but secrets always have a way of coming out. Does Renee find the man of her dreams and live her HEA? Does she find him online or in the conventional dating sense? I'm not saying, but I will say I loved the ending of the book....and once again, I would love to see Shelley have her own book. Just throwing that out there...or perhaps I'll send the author an email? Lisa Becker has provided a funny and somewhat realistic view of what I perceive to be the online dating experience with fun and quirky characters. This book will pull you into the pages and keep you reading nonstop. It is a very light and fast read that will put a smile on your face and keep it there. I give this lovely group of friends and their dating adventures 5 stars and recommend it to all those who need a good laugh at the end of a hard day...or any day...and to those who have ever suffered through those painful searches for the ONE....try going online!
jaidahsmommy More than 1 year ago
Since I happened to meet my husband online, I am always looking for more online love stories. Click immediately got my attention and it did not disappoint! Renee Greene is such a lovable character. She works hard and loves her friends, even when they are constantly bickering with each other and she has to keep the peace. I truly wanted her to meet someone worthy of her attention because she was such a genuine person. Renee's friends are also strong characters, complete with their own quirks and back stories. I will admit that Shelley, Renee's best friend, was my favorite. She was always on the prowl for a new "boy toy" to bring home and had no issue with telling Renee all about their adventures. Some of the names she gave these men were absolutely genius. When I first learned that Click was told through emails between the characters, I wasn't sure how this was going to work. How would I be able to connect to them emotionally if I wasn't able to see them in their day to day lives? However, I was actually surprised to find myself loving the email style. It felt more intimate because people will often feel more open with their feelings through email since they aren't standing next to the other person and feeling vulnerable. It is much harder to tell people the truth or upset them when they are staring right at you. I felt it gave the characters a better chance of being honest with each other. I absolutely loved this book. The banter between friends, the horrible dates that Renee endures and the hilarious sexual escapades by Shelley had me laughing out loud from start to finish. I loved these characters. If they were real people, I would desperately want to be part of their group. I highly recommend Click to everyone. Whether you are a lover of Chick Lit or just looking for a quick paced, hilarious read, you are going to love this book.
becx More than 1 year ago
Author Lisa Becker sent me “Click: An Online Love Story” for review. I’ve had this book on my TBR pile for a while so to finally get to read and review it was great. The entire book is written in email format. I actually like reading email conversations in books. They are fast, fun, and creative forms of conversations. It was a surprise that in a 2011 setting the four characters chose to communicate via email and phone rather than texting. While that was surprising, I loved it because..well, I HATE texting. I would rather read emails containing actual sentences than try to piece together a bunch of letters to form a conversation. These four friends are all very different but mesh well together and their friendship was real. Readers will find at least one character that they can relate to. There is Mark, the nerd; Ashley, the judgmental priss; Shelley, the…for lack of a better word…slut; and Renee, the average woman. Of the four of them I found myself identifying with Renee the most. I enjoyed the email mishaps that transpired towards the end of the story, I’m sure everyone could relate to them LOL. The man Renee ends up in a serious relationship with was ironic and funny. I thought the ending was too sudden, it just stops at a random email. I was expecting some Happily Ever After news to be shared. I give “Click: An Online Love Story” 3/5 stars, even though I enjoyed the story I wish there had been chapters of narration sprinkled throughout. I only got to experience the summarized versions of the friends’ lives through emails they sent after the fact. I feel I missed what could have been some hilarious antics had Lisa narrated some of their dates/hookups.
T_Sinns More than 1 year ago
To be completely honest I struggled between a 3 and 4 rating. So I guess 3.5 would work? I have the kindle version. And it was a bit hard to read. The book is set up solely as emails. So you get the To: From: and Subject: line at the start of each new email. But there was no space between the last email and the line starting the next email. I wish spacing between emails was increased. It just makes it easier for me to read lol bad eyes and all. I did tend to get lost among the emails some as each person has their own connections and stories. I mean you have multiple people sending email to multiple people. It wasn't bad just difficult at some places to keep it all straight in my mind. The structure is not normal, as I said before it is all emails. You read how people talk about the events they have during the day, night, morning, lunch etc. You get the left out filling as you are not given detail for detail of what happen. Which makes sense. Nobody is going to write an email to their friend that just had lunch with them and describe everything that happen at the lunch. lol. All in all the story as a whole was very real. The events and situations that came up are how people will and could or would act. I myself find the "BIG FALL OUT" was nothing to get so worked up about and totally made me roll my eyes at the main girl Renee. I mean really she got upset about something that I don't see any reason for her to be so uptight over. But that is the joy of things. Everyone has a different reaction to what life gives them. And love can come in the most unique places and odd ways.
RobinBlankenship More than 1 year ago
I love stories told through emails and frankly there are not enough books written this way. I enjoyed this book greatly. It was fun and fast. There is always something cool about getting to read emails. It is like getting a glimpse in to someone's private thoughts. Renee and her friends are likable characters. It is easy to relate to the characters. Most people have struggled with love and the fear of being alone. Very laid back read. I was able to read this book in a day. I love a fun fast read.
MrsAnderson More than 1 year ago
When I was approached to review Lisa Becker’s “Click: An Online Love Story,” I was thrilled beyond belief that someone had asked me to review their book. This was a first, and it was truly an honor. After learning the storyline, I was very eager to get started, as it seemed to be in my desired genre. My only doubt was that it was written entirely in email form. When I began reading the book, I literally couldn’t put it down. Renee Greene is twenty-five days away from turning the big 3-0. When she receives an email from her best male friend, Mark, asking her to go along with him on the journey of online dating, she discusses it with her sexually vivacious friend, Shelly, who encourages her to try it. Feeling a little bit “desperate” and hoping that nobody finds out about this, especially Ashley, her prudish friend, Renee takes Mark up on his offer and fills out a profile on the Choose Jews website. After going out on an abundant amount of dates with some sweet and some psycho men, their careers ranging from a doctor, a musician, to a wardrobe stylist for a TV show, just to name a few, Renee finally finds her man…only to discover something that could break them up and end her friendship with one of her best friends. I won’t spoil it for you – it’s way too good, but let me say that I was very surprised by the discovery of a certain “cuddler” …(oops, did I say too much?) The title stands for itself! This is truly a modern-day love story that I will never forget, and I could tell that it was clearly written from the heart. Lisa Becker’s comical way of showing us that online love can be real, is truly brilliant! She gives an honest and in-depth view of how it really is in the online dating world, even if you’ve never considered or been in it. As for the email format, I found it easy to decipher who had sent the email, thanks to the wonderful deciphering of the all the characters. The only thing that I would change are the characters ages. I think that having Renee be as “desperate” as she is, she would be all for online dating because she’s still young. If she were 35, then I could see how she being an older person might not be as interested. The next time I am asked what book to read, I will definitely say, “Click: An Online Love Story!” I give this book 4 ½ out of 5 stars.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Stacey: When I was first approached to read "Click: An Online Love Story" by Lisa Becker, the idea seemed cute. By the tenth page, however, I felt like it was anything but. This was quite possibly the most awkward book I have ever read. The entire 284 pages are done as e-mails between several people. It was hard to keep up with who and what was going on even though each e-mail entry was titled with who the e-mails were between but because they kept jumping from one person to another; it became annoying to keep up with. I kept turning the pages hoping for some regular paragraphs or some sort of scene setup, but it never came. This is a book of emotionless dialogue. When I pick a book to read, one of the things that I enjoy is getting to know the characters, how they think, how they feel and how they react in certain situations. I love how the settings enhance a scene and how there is tension and conflict and interaction.you don't get ANY of that in e-mails. You cannot get a sense of tone or emotion from an e-mail. I am sure that this sounded like a great idea when it was proposed, but for me, it was downright painful to read and by the end I had no emotion either way toward any of the characters.
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
Click: An Online Love Story was a much needed change of pace for me. The story is told through emails exchanged between main character, Renee, and her friends Mark, Shelley and Ashley. The friends are rapidly approaching their 30th birthdays (oh, boo-hoo!) and Mark harasses Renee into joining an online dating service with him. From there, the hilarity ensues. Seriously, I smiled through the entire reading of this book. If you've ever exchanged emails with a group of friends (and these days, who hasn't) then you'll know what kind of mayhem goes on. Accidentally replying to the wrong person, who you have scathingly put down. Forwards meant for your eyes only going to the wrong people. The scenarios are endless. And endlessly funny. Through each email, author Lisa Becker was able to give the reader a fabulous sense of each senders personality. To be able to take the journey of online dating through Renee's eyes was really, really fun. I only had one teeny problem. The book ended just a tad too abruptly for me. It wasn't a cliff-hanger or an ending that just left me unhappy, but I wanted to know more of the outcome. The format of Click is addictive. I kept saying to myself "Just one more email" and soon enough, I had read 15 of them. I read the book within a few hours. All in all, Click was a charming and thoroughly engrossing book. A really fun time and an excellent change of pace.
MrsAnderson More than 1 year ago
When I was approached to review Lisa Becker's "Click: An Online Love Story," I was thrilled beyond belief that someone had asked me to review their book. This was a first, and it was truly an honor. After learning the storyline, I was very eager to get started, as it seemed to be in my desired genre. My only doubt was that it was written entirely in email form. When I began reading the book, I literally couldn't put it down. Renee Greene is twenty-five days away from turning the big 3-0. When she receives an email from her best male friend, Mark, asking her to go along with him on the journey of online dating, she discusses it with her sexually vivacious friend, Shelly, who encourages her to try it. Feeling a little bit "desperate" and hoping that nobody finds out about this, especially Ashley, her prudish friend, Renee takes Mark up on his offer and fills out a profile on the Choose Jews website. After going out on an abundant amount of dates with some sweet and some psycho men, their careers ranging from a doctor, a musician, to a wardrobe stylist for a TV show, just to name a few, Renee finally finds her man.only to discover something that could break them up and end her friendship with one of her best friends. I won't spoil it for you - it's way too good, but let me say that I was very surprised by the discovery of a certain "cuddler" .(oops, did I say too much?) The title stands for itself! This is truly a modern-day love story that I will never forget, and I could tell that it was clearly written from the heart. Lisa Becker's comical way of showing us that online love can be real, is truly brilliant! She gives an honest and in-depth view of how it really is in the online dating world, even if you've never considered or been in it. As for the email format, I found it easy to decipher who had sent the email, thanks to the wonderful deciphering of the all the characters. The only thing that I would change are the characters ages. I think that having Renee be as "desperate" as she is, she would be all for online dating because she's still young. If she were 35, then I could see how she being an older person might not be as interested. The next time I am asked what book to read, I will definitely say, "Click: An Online Love Story!" I give this book 4 ½ out of 5 stars.
Literary_Marie More than 1 year ago
Renee is 30 years old, single, and ready to find a lover. Through convincing of her best friend, Mark, she joins an online dating site hoping to find a suitable date. With so many different sites to choose from, she settles on "Choose Jews." The online dating site name alone tickled me. The messages Renee received were even more chuckling. In this technology age, the e-mail format was engaging and addicting to read. It is nine chapters that you can complete in one sitting. It only took me a few hours to read and flip those e-pages anxious to find out if Renee found a love match. Although the story is told entirely through e-mails, the characters are well-developed and each has a personality of their own. Ashley is judgmental and prissy. Mark is anal with a severe case of OCD. My personal favorite was the enthusiastic over-loving Shelley. There's even a twist at the end of the story that involves a friend. I would have preferred the book to be just a little bit longer. Hopefully Lisa Becker has plans for a follow-up book or short story. For your chance to keep updated with news, giveaways, and more reviews, like "Click: An Online Love Story" on Facebook.