1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: Review: Click by Lisa Becker

Friday, 10 July 2015

Review: Click by Lisa Becker


Click
by Lisa Becker

Series: Click Series #1
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
Length: 347 pages
Published on 29th March 2011 by author
Purchase: Amazon / B&N / The Book Depository
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Received from author

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 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.

I was lucky enough to recieve a copy of Click for review after mentioning it looked good over on Talk Supe's blog. The synopsis for this book seemed really interesting to me as I met my current boyfriend online, though not via a dating website. 

(If you must know we've followed each other on tumblr for 5 years and spent a lot of that time gaming together too, but we only got in a relationship this February) 

Okay so first things first even though I knew that it was email based, I didn't expect the whole book to be all from email perspectives but it was and wow, it worked so well.

Having the book in email format helped keep it chatty and hilarious, whilst allowing the pacing to be fairly quick due to the fact the main events would've already happened so you're finding out the important details as two friends talk about them. 

I love how each of the characters personalities are very different allowing for you to know easily who is talking in each email, y'know in case you happen to skim the header of the emails now and then.

As this book follows Renee looking for love the book isn't filled to the brim with romance, I think this is what made it so enjoyable for myself as I'm very picky with romances as they're not one of my go to genres. There are a lot of failed dates, or emails, some with hope that lead to heart break, and of course the one perfect man. 

Renee is such a great character, I loved how her confidence grew throughout the book and how her two best girl friends are very different but she still has close friendships with them that work. 

I also related to how she handled a smoker that she went on a date with, that was a big "you go girl" moment for me because ew smoking! 

The last few chapters made my heart do happy little jumps and then over anxiety clenching roller coaster rides. It was crazy how many emotions I felt towards the end of this book, the ending was so great and I can't wait to read the next books.

P.S. If reading explicit sex scenes isn't something you enjoy with romances (they're a bit hit and miss for me as when they're written badly its so obviously written badly, and euphemisms can be dreadful too) then this book will definitely work for you as you're always reading a recollection and gossip session between friends, who at times will want their privacy.

P.P.S. Don't be stupid and read the synopsis for book two 77% of the way through, don't do it. You  don't NEED to know the name of the final man at that point, you can just keep reading a few more pages to find out properly. It doesn't matter how impatient you're getting, stop being a fool.


5 stars / 5 stars
I look forward to reading the other books in the series
Double Click Right click (Click, #3)

3 comments:

  1. I don't read blurbs so I'm cool with the spoilers. It took some time for me to acclimate to the email format of telling the story. but once I got into it, I didn't let go!

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    1. I normally dont but my puppies were making it hard to read so I just thought hey this can't do much harm :') ooops. Such a fun read.

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  2. I usually try to avoid books written in nontraditional format but there are things about this that interest me

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