Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: "Click: An Online Love Story" by Lisa Becker

Renee is quickly approaching her 30th birthday and finds herself still single. With no romantic prospects on the horizon, and no desire to become a crazy cat lady, Renee finds herself agreeing to venture into the online dating world with her best male friend, the anal-retentive Mark. As she navigates the often murky waters of meeting that special someone in the vast reaches of cyberspace, she shares her adventures with Mark as well as her uptight friend Ashley and her over-sexed friend Shelley. Told entirely through e-mails, Renee's story is easy to enjoy and impossible to put down.

I've been out of the dating world for a long time, for more than ten years in fact, but back in the day online dating was just starting to become popular and I signed up for one of the more popular sites out there. I don't remember actually meeting someone in person as a result of that site (it wasn't long after I signed up that I met my now-husband) but I did have a few interesting online conversations with men that I met there. Since that time one person who is very close to me, and several more that I am acquainted with, have met their spouses online. It's becoming more and more common, and if you ask me, dating online make a ton of sense in this day and age. I was intrigued by the premise of Click, and couldn't wait to read it.

I got a lot more than I bargained for. Not only was Click a fun peek into the world of online dating, but it was absolutely hilarious. I read it in less than a day and I actually laughed out loud several times while I was reading it. My husband, who I was hanging out with at the time, kept asking me what in the world I was finding so funny. The decision to write it entirely in the form of e-mails was a wise one. Not only did it fit well with the online dating theme, but it made the story a fast and fun read.

I highly recommend Click to anyone who has ever ventured into the world of online dating, to anyone who has ever been curious about it, or to anyone looking for a light and funny summer read. Click will not disappoint. Thank-you to Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours for inviting me to participate in this tour.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Challenges: 2011 100+ Reading Challenge, 2011 E-Book Challenge

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