Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Review: Click-An Online Love Story

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 e-mails between Renee and her best friends (the anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgemental 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 hie ego, Renee endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and in advertent Reply to All's, readers will root for Renee to "click" with the right man.

Click: An Online Love Story
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 247 (ebook)
Part of Series: -
Purchased: Review for the author
Rating: 5/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)


This book was asked to be read and reviewed by the author. Normally, I wouldn't pick it, considering that it had to do with 30-year-old characters, but it seemed interesting and, between you and me, I can't really say no to authors or tours.

First of all, the writing style was super. We read the e-mails the characters exchange, so there are many events unknown to us, which makes it enigmatic and more interesting. It also makes it easier to read. I didn't know that people exchange so many e-mails in a daily basis not just for work, but for their personal issues too.

Secondly, it was very smart, funny and fast.
Smart, because you can really learn a lot about the others writing style. There weren't some teens exchanging e-mails, but grown-up adults, which meant that we were reading full lenght sentences and not acronyms, which, by the way, I totally hate (no offence). And in case you are wondering, the language was very easy and comprehensible.
Funny, because the conversations were happening among friends, with occasional exceptions of the guys e-mailing Renee, so basically, since the characters knew each other for ages and so well, there were some inner jokes and their full opinion about the events.
And fast, because it was fast. You just read e-mails and nothing else. The first day, I read 100 pages and I believe that hasn't happened to me in a long time.

As for the characters:
Renee is a simple woman, she doesn't want anything important in her life, but she wishes to meet a guy and, if everything goes well, to marry and have a family of her own.
Shelley reminded me of Samantha from Sex & the City, only in L.A. She enjoys life to fullest (life = sex, in this case), she doesn't have the same aspirances as Renee's. She is encouraging and have a solution for every problem/crisis.
Ashley is Renee's oldest friend and she's slightly stupid and judgemental.
And, finally, Mark, who over analyzes everything and anything and takes for forever to choose a profile picture.
There are not descriptions of the characters, so you may create them however you want, or, maybe, identify your friends or yourself in them.

Bottom line, I liked it. It was different and simple. You may lose important events that were happening over a night-out, but by making the characters discussing it, the author success into creating something new and light, which leaves many things to the imagination. Anyway, if you feel you need a break from all the other books, this one is what you need to boost you up.

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